All posts by Holly Brissonnette


CDG Casting Awards Honors UK’s Best Casting Directors

March 21, 2019 -   -   Casting Directors
CDG Casting Awards

The Casting Directors’ Guild is a professional organization of casting directors in the United Kingdom. This year, the guild makes history as it holds its first-ever CDG Casting Awards. The event aims to honor the vital contribution of casting directors to the success of any production. Inaugural CDG Casting Awards Honors the Industry’s Brightest The Read More...


Ellen Chenoweth Shares Tips on How to Be an Efficient Casting Director

March 7, 2019 -   -   Casting Directors, Industry Tips
Ellen Chenoweth

It’s true, casting directors are the unsung heroes of every production. They’re the backbone of every production. While the job is oftentimes rewarding, the casting process can be a challenge. From understanding the script to get to know the characters to finding the right actor for the role, it takes more than just basic knowledge Read More...


Award-Winning Casting Directors Headlining the Industry Today

February 21, 2019 -   -   Casting Directors
Best Casting Directors

If you are thankful to actors, actresses, and film directors for a sensational blockbuster movie, you should be equally grateful to the film’s casting directors. The result would have been different had they chosen another actor for certain roles. They may seem tough during auditions—inquisitive, callous, and meticulous—but that’s how they know who has a born Read More...


How Holding Online Auditions Helps You Cut Costs

January 21, 2019 -   -   Industry Tips
Holding Online Auditions

As most work goes paperless and digital, so does a casting director’s job. “The biggest change in the business is taped versus in-person auditions,” says Rhavynn Drummer, casting director at Tyler Perry Studios. She says out of every 30 or so people she auditions, at least half are on tape. Previously, we discussed how holding Read More...


Industry Advice: 5 Tips for Organizing Casting Calls

September 5, 2018 -   -   Industry Tips
Organize a Casting Call

Working as a casting director, you’re probably more than familiar with how the casting process goes. But if you need some pieces of advice as you work on your next project, here are some tips for organizing casting calls. Tips for Organizing Casting Calls From bits on deciding on the right venue to choosing the Read More...


The Best Mobile Apps for Casting Directors

September 4, 2018 -   -   Industry Tips
Mobile Apps for Casting Directors

Casting can be a demanding process. It requires so much from you than just the eye for talent and patience. You need to check actor profiles, study each of them, and look into their acting experience and workshops attended. And when a talent catches your attention, how to contact them becomes your next problem. Every Read More...


Must-Remember Tips for Casting Directors

September 3, 2018 -   -   Industry Tips
Tips for Casting Directors

The job of a casting director requires more than just having the patience to sit through a number of auditions. Before you can even organize an acting audition, you need to read the script and analyze it. Then you have to meet with the director of the film, the screenwriter, and the producer to know Read More...


Tips for Holding Online Auditions

August 31, 2018 -   -   Industry Tips
Tips for Holding Online Auditions

Before the actual film production can commence, there is the pre-production process. It is in this stage that selecting film locations and casting are done. While working out shoot locations requires intense planning too, casting can be tedious and physically draining. The casting department has to exhaust all resources they have to look for that Read More...


5 Films with the Best Ensemble Cast That Will Give You a Lesson or Two on Casting

August 27, 2018 -   -   Casting Directors
Films with the Best Ensemble Cast

When asked why you love a certain film, we always go with the plot and script reasoning. Or that the cinematography was astounding or the direction was just one for the books. Rarely do we mention that it’s because our favorite actor is in it and we just really want to see him spit fire Read More...


Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Actor for Your Film

August 20, 2018 -   -   Industry Tips
Finding the Right Actor for Your Film

There’s a reason we call directors filmmakers. It’s inside their minds that the film is first created before it hits our screen. But of course, we should not throw away the fact that they are not the only ones that make the film. There’s the screenwriter, the lighting director, the cinematographer, and of course, the Read More...