Why do I need to register
if I am signed with an Agent?
As a Casting Director, we get requests from clients to submit talent for
If this happens to be 8pm on a weeknight
or on the weekend, how can we submit you if you are not in our database?
No worries, we will always use your
agent. There is no benefit for us to work with a represented talent
directly. Agents are very helpful to us as well as you, the
talent, in the casting process.
Registering with Casting Directors
will only help you to be sure you are considered for every possible
piece of work that might be a fit for you. Unfortunately, in not registering with us, you may be
overlooked in job opportunities.
Do's and Don'ts of the
biz...the proper etiquette of business
is often overlooked. Here are a few tips for those of you that may
be new to the industry. We hope it helps.
Do: come prepared with
headshots and resume's ALWAYS!
Do: be on time!
Do: follow direction
Do: always follow through
and keep your commitment (never cancel on one job for a better job...
very unprofessional and word gets around)
Do: be sure you fill out
proper paperwork for payment at the shoot or plan to send invoice
directly to client (if not working through an agent).
Do: communicate with
Assistant Directors when you need to leave set for anything...be accountable.
Do: bring a current
original work permit for under age talent.
Do: bring a book or
something to work on when booked on shoot.
Don't: bring more than one
person with you if you are a minor talent. Otherwise, adult talent
should not bring anyone else into auditions as space is usually limited.
Don't: talk about money on
the set, EVER! (especially to other talent... not cool)
NOW FOR THE FUN DON'TS...
Don't: bad mouth any
one at any time... you never know who you may be talking about or to
(producers or directors son/daughter/friend, etc...) and it just
makes you look unprofessional!
Don't: burn any bridges
(it is like they say, its about who you know).
Don't: be difficult to
work with (we want to work with talent that is low maintenance)
Don't: talk to famous
talent or directors/producers unless talked to first, while on a set.
You never know if they are in concentration mode and you don't want to
be a nuisance.
Don't: talk on cell
phones or leave the set unless given permission. Nothing worse
than being yelled at for that... yikes. Turn off the phone... no
Overall, just be easy to
work with, fun and professional and you will build a great
reputation for yourself. We hear about everything that occurs on
the set....good and bad.
We want to see you