What Casting Directors are Looking For

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What are casting directors looking for?

What Casting Directors are Looking For

You may encounter this phrase from casting directors more than once in your career: "I'll know what I want when I see it." One thing is for sure: They're not looking for a scene-stealer. They're not looking for a prima dona. Chances are, they want chemistry within their cast. They need to see that you're a team player, someone who listens, is respectful of others, and ultimately brings more to the team. Showing casting directors and fellow actors that you can work with them is far more valuable than showing them up.



7/1/2007 11:22:13 AM
Michelle said:

i hate this you guys dont telle me how to act this is a rip off

7/1/2007 2:16:11 PM
jody said:

i agree with you.thats just how i got my part in the schools play called "bats". and guess what i was. i was a police woman , it was great.i loved it

10/10/2007 9:59:51 PM
dinero said:

casting directors can get in the way of getting work you can be a great actor but if you make them uncomfortable they will not have you back and will not say why i think maybe because its there job and they wont risk their next paycheck. you may need to act like you don't want the part but love the visit. be fake like a (tom cruis smile), get to know producers or make your own movies. They want a so nice to see you attitude even if you just put your dog to sleep. you will be judged on how you enter read and exit.

1/7/2009 1:37:54 PM
maegan said:

i really want to be an actor and that really helps thx

8/9/2009 2:45:18 AM
shay said:

HI my name is Shay im 13 and I model 4 Metro 180.I also take acting classies frome thim. I was jest whating you to know there is more then what you sayed about acting. Like never stare off in to space, all was focis on the camera like it is someone you know very well and your talking to thim. Secent is to remimber your lins as fast as posibale and if you cant mimerrise it to macke sher you have the first line ,last line,and all was smile in what ever you do bc that is what gets there atintion.You also dont what to jiter or show that your nervis. It is also good to put some movement in to your act.There is a lot more but that shuld get you started but ather thin that it was grate notes for someone to know.


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