Tag Archives: Casting Directors

Elusive audition feedback

Does your agent or manager get feedback from CDs about your child’s auditions? Do they pass it along to you? Is it ever worthwhile?  We assume any feedback is better than silence, but generic comments or false compliments aren’t very useful … Continue reading

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The Real Disney

You hear the radio commercial promising your child could be the next Big Disney Star. Just show up for an open call audition, and Oh, by the way, bring your credit card.  They aren’t selling auditions, because that would be … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA warning about casting workshop scams

The Los Angeles City Attorney is now joined by SAG-AFTRA in trying to stop casting workshop scams. Rather than going after the CDs or the workshops, where the Guild has no authority, they may be going after the actors themselves … Continue reading

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Investigating Pay-to-Play

It’s illegal to charge for a job interview in California but actor workshops have always skated right on the edge of legality. They are technically not job interviews, because CDs will tell you they don’t hire from workshops. Parents of actors, … Continue reading

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Are you a considerate stage parent?

We can all share a casting office horror story. Parents who try to psych out the competition before other children go into the audition rooms.  Moms or dads who talk loudly and disrupt another child’s focus as they are mentally preparing … Continue reading

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Book out!

It’s that time of year when there are no auditions and you can go on vacation and travel worry free without missing a thing. Is it?  If you are going away, make sure you book out for the duration of … Continue reading

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When workshops are scams

Some actors think all actor workshops are scams. If you want to differentiate between those that could be useful and the planned scams, Bonnie Gillespie lays it all out for you in her CD Workshop Caution blog post.  Her target are … Continue reading

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