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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Casting Brief

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you are born to stand out? - Ian, What a Girl Wants (2003)

What goes on when a director brief's the casting director?
What are the questions that could get asked?

Here is a clue to what happens at the briefing session, directors (starting off), Assistant directors (D.A's or A.D's involved), to casting directors read on to find out what you should prepare for at the Casting Brief and actors as well should also know so that they are not wasting time doing auditions that are not suited to them. In the meanwhile actor's looking for work do check out Facebook links to pages that have Posts on Casting / Modeling Jobs.

The briefing to the casting director would happen only after all parties have read the scriptscreenplay, or storyboard. Everyone should know what they are getting into before this meeting or call. Notes should be made and breakdown lists have to be kept ready before this meeting. This prep before this meeting could be as short as a few minutes like in the case of advertising, to a no of days like in the case of feature films.

Once the prep is done the meeting is called for, both parties should have done their back work or there will be more of these meetings. These are some of the questions that should get asked at this meeting, these are not in any particular order

Question 12: Any specific scene that the director wants to audition the characters on?

Question 13: Any specific props required for the audition?

Question 14: Any specific costume  / look required for the audition?

Question 15: Will there be call back for actors?

There could be more questions asked basis on the answers that you get, but these questions should cover call the basics that need to be asked at the first briefing. 

Each of these questions has a explanation to them which will be posted in the following blogs, when posted these questions will get converted to links to each.

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Ans:- Oggieling... 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Casting / Modeling / Acting Job Information Pages & Sites - Links

A lot of actors would ask me my email id to send their pictures, but let me tell you that 2 in 100 directors look at people pictures and would remember to call you when required, whats better for a actor to do is to follow casting directors or pages that post about work on  acting or modeling.

So I have listed a few links here to get people started, most of the links are for India, you can hit Like on their Individual pages or just bookmark this page to check for job postings..

Also check out the other pages related 
Media Job Posting Pages India & International
Tips When Applying For Work 
Careers In Filmmaking Pre Production 
Careers In Filmmaking - Post Production
Webpages blogs magazines etc
Film festivals / advertising awards

Casting / Modeling Job Information Pages & Sites - Links



Aks Model Management

Aryan Casting Director


AD's  / Film's / TV

Audition India

Bas Ek Chance



Cast It Talent

Casting Networks India


Casting Raj




Castings World

Chennai Spears


Desithrill . Com


Eskimo Vie Models

Fade in 3i Entertainment

Fame Street



Glamour Calling

Glamour Hub 

Glamour world Casting



International Management of Model & Artist

Inega model management

Irfan Archana Casting Director's

Model Book Online

Model Agency

Fashion Models Actors Singer Dancers Film Music

Super Model 2012

Pure Model Management

Purple Model Management

Rajshree Casting Agency



Shaun Model Management - K.L.

Shanoo -YRF Casting


International Model Management & Casting

Talent Promoterz

Toabh Talents

The Models Portal

Twiran Castings

Vivo Talentos Agency

*do let me know if any logo's or websites have changed and I will have that corrected.
** logo's taken from each company's / persons Facebook page.
***while adding each page make sure you check the authenticity of each as I am not responsible for any page.
****some page could go offline or be irrelevant.

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