Dear sweet, passionate, talented actors, let’s have a chat 🍿
Put your feet up, fill up your mug—we hope you’ll stay until the end.
𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮.
Having undeniable talent, working hard at your craft, constantly training and learning new ways to grow & improve are all extremely valuable (and necessary) prerequisites to having a successful acting career.
But actually, there’s more…
First, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that this industry we’ve decided to tackle is 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥.
Like, really, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 hard.
We’ve signed up for long hours, emotionally draining work, a daunting (and sometimes intimidating) blend of personalities and countess “no’s.”
It’s an industry sometimes requires “thick skin,” as they say.
But what that also means is that when we’re in our 11th hour of work, we want to be surrounded by 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲.
Surrounded by nice, 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 people.
Surrounded by people you don’t mind working until the 11th hour with.
𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨.
It matters more than you may think.
Part of our job as casting directors is to surround our creative team and sets with decent people who are pleasant to be around.
No, this does not mean we need (or want) you to shower us with gifts. Nor do we need you to always come in with a smile (you do you).
We just need you to be a decent human.
Being kind, open to new direction, and decent to people regardless of their job title just about checks all the boxes of “decent human.”
Snapping at a casting assistant or being (unreasonably) difficult on set (regardless of your talent), does NOT yield more work.
𝙄𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩, 𝙞𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚.
Word gets around.
𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕤𝕒𝕪.
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