Monday Myth Debunkers – Casting Directors Are Not On Your Team.

Well, ok, we’re not on your management team. ⁠

But we ARE the people who want you to trust us and who want you to book the job.⁠

Let’s repeat that again: ⁠

We actually (desperately even) want you to do well and book the damn job. ⁠

Actors: TV/film may have stereotyped us into snack-obsessed-audition-ruining-heathens…⁠

But here’s the truth about how we advocate for you:⁠

🎦 We’ll cut up your reel—scour the internet for footage to find something, 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, that will sell you to that one producer or that one network exec that is on the fence. ⁠

🎦 We’ll spend our 11th work hour watching that obscure indie you were in 7 years ago and offer to buy the assistant editor lunch in order to cut the part out that shows your “edgy” side in hopes it will seal the deal. ⁠

🎦 We’ll bring you back in, just to workshop your scene (for as long as it takes) because we know you have it in you.⁠

🎦 We’ll search every source (for way too long) to find the perfect shot of you that will help sell you for the role even more. ⁠

🎦 We’ll chase after you (like, literally run) the second our director says something along the lines of “I really liked her, I just wish she had…”⁠

Do you know how many times we will incessantly watch a self-tape that we think is amazing?⁠

We’re kind of obsessed with actors.⁠

…and we don’t do it for the recognition.⁠

(Because #letsbereal, there is none.)⁠

We do it because somewhere, at some point during our lives, an actor moved us. ⁠

Maybe it was during a play or a movie or a scene from our favorite TV show. ⁠

Something inspired us and we fell in love with what you do, how you do it, and the passion that drives you. ⁠

𝕎𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕖𝕒𝕞.⁠


A team is not just a group of people who work together. ⁠

A real team is a group of people who trust each other. ⁠

#teamwork #themoreyouknow#TheCastingDirectorsCut#mondaymythdebunkers#castinglovesyou

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