Industry Tips


Finding the Best Talent for Productions with a Tight Budget?

August 12, 2019 -   Industry Tips

Casting for a film is no simple task, even if the production has a studio backing it up. How about casting for a film with a tight budget? It’s not impossible. Like the many independent filmmakers who have gone here before you, finding the best talent even on a tight budget can be done. You Read More...


How Do You Cast Actors in Your Independent Films?

July 25, 2019 -   Industry Tips

We can read your mind out loud: “Auditions!” But if you’ve actually been through the entire casting process at some point, then you probably realized that finding the right actors for independent films is always easier said than done. Even the most experienced casting directors endure a hectic schedule just to ensure the right faces Read More...


Questions Casting Directors Should Ask in Auditions

May 16, 2019 -   Industry Tips
Casting Directors Should Ask

Is it even necessary for casting directors to interview auditionees aside from plainly letting them show off their acting chops? The answer is absolutely. Sadly, many casting directors overlook this and learn its importance the hard way. Regardless of any skill the auditionee has (or not), work ethic and attitude remain at the top of Read More...


What Casting Directors Look For in an Actor

April 25, 2019 -   Industry Tips
What Casting Directors Look For

When you didn’t get the part, we’re sure your friends told you that it wasn’t because your acting wasn’t good enough. This actually rings true from a casting director’s perspective. Many factors are taken into consideration during the casting process. Plain skill isn’t the only/main quality that they note down during auditions. Largely depending on 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...


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...