How to Make a Casting Director Happy
Want to see a casting director be this happy (see photo).
Please read on...
Finding it strange that when posting a very specific casting notice, with very specific instructions, the results coming in are all different ways, not at all resembling the instructions. Not the correct types, and unlabeled files that just say "photo" or "resume," or "reel." Well, whose photo or resume or reel is it?
YOUR NAME should be the file name of any materials sent in for ANY job.
This is your first chance to make an impression. Please read all the instructions and then follow them. It makes both of our experiences (the applicant and the recipient) richer in the end. Remember, we want you all to be the perfect candidate, because it makes our jobs as casting people all the more rewarding!
Also, if we are asking for people over 80, please don't send if you are 20, etc. DON'T worry... there are lots and lots of projects. Your turn will come :)
Thanks so much. Happy Friday!
Heidi K. Eklund is the owner of Hudson Valley Casting and has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years.