CASTING BY Premieres TONIGHT – HBO 9pm. This engaging film shines a spotlight on casting and casting directors. Everything you ever wanted to know about what we do and how it came about. PLEASE WATCH IT!!!
My latest Backstage article is up. This month’s tip- Self-taping- read on…
With shorter production, tighter budgets, and more out-of-state shoots, a taped audition may become your first—and sometimes only—connection with casting directors, producers and directors. A self-taped audition may be submitted when you’re out of town, on-set, facing scheduling challenges (you have too many appointments!), or you’re a casting office favorite—but they haven’t seen you play this type of role. The turnaround time for your self-taped audition is quick, with just days to read the script, make your strong specific choices, tape, edit, and send it in. How do you make sure we see and hear you while showing your personality and sharing your best performance and–receive a call-back or booking? When my clients cannot get to my studio to tape and coach their auditions, they self-tape. Click here for your 8 Tips for Self-Taping Your Audition.
Beautiful night supporting friends and connecting with our casting community for CASTING BY at Los Angeles Film Festival. Click here to read more about everyone involved in creating this extremely entertaining love letter to the casting director and Marion Dougherty, who revolutionized the role of casting director in film and television.
With Kate Lacey, Producer
The 8th Annual CBS Diversity Showcase is here! We’ve spent 3 months of collaboration with terrific talent and writers helmed by our fierce director, Rick Najera and the extraordinary Fern Orenstein, VP of Casting at CBS Network. We can’t wait to share our funny!
Through the incredible efforts of CBS Casting Vice President Fern Orenstein and Rick Najera, outstanding talent from coast to coast has been identified and an impressive 80 actors’ careers have been launched as series regulars or in recurring roles. Our next showcase promises to be another platform for introducing diverse talent and impacting the industry,” Josie Thomas, CBS Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.
OUR ACTORS & WRITERS
“Actorfest is the premier industry event for performers, delivering the contacts, opportunities, and skills that a performer needs to build their career.”
I’ll be joining many of our fave industry professionals this weekend for a day of information for artists of all levels. Hope to see you at the Meet & Drop where we’ll have a quick one-on-one Q&A- have your questions ready!
The interactive 3-D graphic novel I cast with dream team and creators Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin is here!
Anomaly, an epic science-fiction adventure, will be available simultaneously as a 370-page hardcover book and as a stand-alone tablet app narrated by some of the best-known actors in science fiction and video games. The hardcover book will be the longest full-color, original graphic novel ever published.” via ExperienceAnomaly
Your teachers, mentors, friends, casting directors have trained you, taught you, listened to you, and brought you back over and over again because you’re terrific in the room. But there are always some things you wish they’d told you sooner. Check out my article for 10 Things You Wish You The Casting Director Had Told You Sooner…
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“The clearest, most cogent and best advice ever from a casting director, and I’ve seen and heard them all.” Charles A
“Thanks, Caroline. Good points – I’ll remember them at when I go into my next audition.” Jenny R
“I really am happy I read your article. You’ve shared some valuable insights. One point you mentioned that stood out in my mind is what art we nurture outside of the business. It’s inspired me with a whole new offshoot of ideas and merging a couple of things. I’m happy that I discovered your article today, since it just broadened my outlook…Thanks!” ER
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