How to Impress a Casting Director

For film, television and theater casting
Hosted by Scott David, CSA

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Scott David

Webinar hosted by: Scott David, CSA

Casting Director

Scott David has been in Casting since 1996. He is a member in good standing of the Casting Society of America. He has worked with many amazing Directors and Producers in Film, Television, Theater and New Media. Scott has great relationships with all of the various agencies, agents, and managers throughout the country. Formerly, Scott was the Casting Director of the long-running CBS hit TV series Criminal Minds. He also consistently works on Indie films throughout the year. Scott enjoys meeting all sorts of actors from all sorts of places! Scott has an appreciation for actors and is totally passionate with his efforts in helping out newer actors. He admires their hard work and diligence in pursuing their dreams. In 2012 Scott founded and is the co-owner of The Actors Link, an Acting and Workshop Studio. Within 2 short years the company has grown and now has 4 locations, with offices in North Hollywood, Burbank, and Hollywood CA and Boca Raton, Florida. His goal is to “link” actors and industry professionals from all over the country. Scott has cast all sorts of projects from; 99 seat Equity Waiver theater, Larger Theater, Web Series, Short Films, Indie Films, to Studio Feature films and is especially fond of Casting Episodic Television and Pilots! Most rewarding is working with Indie film directors and producers in fulfilling their creative dreams. Check out Scott’s Imdbpro page and find out more info! Scott David Casting Director Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Scott David, leading casting director, formerly for CBS's Criminal Minds, who's cast thousands of actors over his 20-year career in television, film, web series and theater! Get tips on landing your next job!

Television is seeing a flurry of activity with hundreds of channels and thousands of shows. Whether it’s network or cable, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon, scripted or unscripted, there is plenty of work to be had in this ever-evolving medium. And, more importantly, the quality of television writing has increased tremendously, so it’s a perfect way for you as an actor to show off your chops.

With the barrier of entry into independent film being lower, the number or produced shorts & features each year continues to climb! This means there are now, more than ever, plenty of opportunities for you, as an actor to hone your skills by auditioning for film.

As an actor, there is no shortage of opportunities to work in television, whether it’s getting ready for pilot season or auditioning in-season. Television acting is one of the most fun and consistent types of work in the entertainment industry but how to do you get there? In addition, with the sheer amount of available independent film productions being produced all the time, how do you find the opportunity to audition, seize it and get the job? Better yet, what are casting directors actually looking for?

Stage 32 Next Level Webinars is thrilled to bring you the opportunity to learn directly from Casting Director, Scott David who has cast thousands of roles in TV, film, web series and theater in his 20+ years in the business. You will have the opportunity to learn directly from a casting director on what the other side of the table looks for when you audition!

What You'll Learn

  • About Scott David - Who I am and how I got into casting
  • Overview of The Casting Process
    • What are the differences between film, television and theater casting?
    • The different types of TV casting sessions and why it’s important to know the tone of the project you are auditioning for.
    • The different types of TV bookings (Co-Star, Guest Star, Lead Role)
    • Castability: The actor’s essence and character type
  • Tips for Auditioning
    • The best (and worst!) way to approach a casting director – what will get you noticed; what “not” to do
    • How to prepare yourself BEFORE an audition
      • a. What paperwork to have
      • b. What to bring with you
      • c. What not to bring with you
    • General Do’s and Don’ts of how to behave and present yourself in audition to get the casting director’s attention. David’s theory: Do 2 positive things: be prepared and be appropriate
    • Voice tips - tone and quality
    • Resume - Do’s and Don’ts for TV actors
    • Headshot - Do’s and Don’ts for TV actors
    • Wardrobe - How to dress the day of the audition
    • What to do AFTER the audition?
    • How to create a Demo Reel that will get an executive's attention
    • Casting in the digital age - casting off tape
  • Tips for Improving your Craft & Marketing Yourself
    • Breaking into the business - workshops
    • The best ways for actors to pitch and market themselves to get noticed
  • Recorded, in-depth Q&A with Scott, one of the industry's leading casting directors!

 

About Your Instructor

Scott David has been in Casting since 1996. He is a member in good standing of the Casting Society of America. He has worked with many amazing Directors and Producers in Film, Television, Theater and New Media. Scott has great relationships with all of the various agencies, agents, and managers throughout the country.

Formerly, Scott was the Casting Director of the long-running CBS hit TV series Criminal Minds. He also consistently works on Indie films throughout the year.

Scott enjoys meeting all sorts of actors from all sorts of places! Scott has an appreciation for actors and is totally passionate with his efforts in helping out newer actors. He admires their hard work and diligence in pursuing their dreams.

In 2012 Scott founded and is the co-owner of The Actors Link, an Acting and Workshop Studio. Within 2 short years the company has grown and now has 4 locations, with offices in North Hollywood, Burbank, and Hollywood CA and Boca Raton, Florida. His goal is to “link” actors and industry professionals from all over the country.

Scott has cast all sorts of projects from; 99 seat Equity Waiver theater, Larger Theater, Web Series, Short Films, Indie Films, to Studio Feature films and is especially fond of Casting Episodic Television and Pilots! Most rewarding is working with Indie film directors and producers in fulfilling their creative dreams.

Check out Scott’s Imdbpro page and find out more info! Scott David Casting Director

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