How does a casting director get hired?
By reputation. Selling themselves and working with them and getting rehired.
How does the process work?
Ad agency hires the director
They will send scripts, usage, when it’s shooting, the boards, and conflicts, character breakdowns.
CD sends them out to agents-- to their favorite agents (about 10).
Agents send a list with pictures and CDs send back a list of who they want to see/ self-tape.
CDs send the auditions to the ad agency and the director.
Ad agency and directors send back a list of callbacks.
The client decides who gets the role.
Commercials are 50% unions 50% nonunion
Qualities of actors you love to have in the room:
Mistakes actors make in callbacks: They go into the callback putting too much pressure on themselves.
“You don’t go in asking for the job, you go in the room doing the job.”
Go in knowing you got the callback so you’re right for the job.
Advice for beginner actors:
Self tapes are here to stay and every actor needs a good self tape setup.