- 1 Is it unprofessional to email a casting director?
- 2 How do I contact casting directors?
- 3 Is it OK to contact casting directors?
- 4 Should I cold email casting directors?
- 5 What should a casting director tell?
- 6 How do you thank a casting director?
- 7 How do you know if your casting went well?
- 8 What should a one to one casting director ask?
- 9 What to say when a casting director says tell me about yourself?
- 10 What can you say about yourself in a self tape?
- 11 How do you introduce yourself to a casting director?
- 12 How do I make my audition stand out?
- 13 What are the main types of auditions?
Is it unprofessional to email a casting director?
If you’re new to acting, or think you’d want to act, don’t email casting directors you don’t know and ask them how you can get an agent. Most casting directors are terrifically supportive and loyal to actors, but you must first have great work to show them before asking them to suggest representation.
How do I contact casting directors?
CONTACTING CASTING DIRECTORS
- Do your research. In the first instance find out how each particular casting director prefers to be contacted.
- Be relevant. This ties in with your research on each individual casting director.
- Keep it brief.
- Be discerning.
- Be professional.
- Bonus Tip:
Is it OK to contact casting directors?
You definitely can reach out to casting directors, and though you won’t always get a response, in my experience most of them are happy to receive emails from actors. Being a freelance actor is a genuine alternative and some actors do really well dealing directly with casting directors.
Should I cold email casting directors?
If a casting director has their email address listed on IMDb, cold–emailing them is acceptable. This means you have to research them first and find out why you would be the perfect fit for them and the projects they are casting.
What should a casting director tell?
When you make a real, human, personal connection with a Casting Director, that’s memorable.
- Ask them how they’re doing?
- Comment on something they’re wearing.
- Make an observation about what’s going on in the room…
- Talk to them the same way you would to another actor or a friend.
How do you thank a casting director?
How do you know if your casting went well?
So, here are some of the things that might mean that your audition went well.
- The Director Stops What They’re Doing to Listen.
- The Director Makes a Special Request.
- The Accompanist Reacts Positively (A Very Good Sign in an Audition)
- You Felt Good About Your Performance.
What should a one to one casting director ask?
Ask for an opinion on your headshot/showreel (keep in mind you may need to have a link ready and not all CDs will look at them, this can be time dependent) Perform a short piece of text/song etc. Have a nice chat about who you are as a performer and where you see your career going.