Monday Myth Debunkers: Not Booking Means You’re Not Doing Great Work.

We always say bookings, pins and callbacks should be taken as positive feedback—that your hard work is paying off and getting noticed. ⁠

But what if you’re not booking. And not getting pinned. And not even getting called back?⁠

Are you doing something wrong?⁠

𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺.⁠

First, don’t put pressure on yourself about callbacks. ⁠

Most offices don’t have callbacks for anything under a series lead, majoring recurring guest or lead role in a film. ⁠

It’s so much easier to cast off tape vs. finding a date/time that works for everyone who needs to weigh in on casting decisions. ⁠

So not getting a callback may entirely be because there are not any callbacks to be had. ⁠

Second, you likely won’t know if/when your tape is being sent forward to the creative team (producers and director). It’s very possible that your self tapes are consistency being sent through as one of our selects and they just felt someone else was a little more right for the role. ⁠

What does that mean for you?⁠

It means, unfortunately, you won’t know unless your agent asks us. ⁠

It also means that not getting the job doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong. ⁠

In fact, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.⁠

And not getting chosen for a specific role means more chances for us to pitch you for something else (maybe even something better!)⁠

At the end of day, always remember the important saying: “𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲,”⁠

Meaning, make the goal to put out good work and making fans with the casting office vs. booking the role. ⁠

More good will come from that vs. placing unrealistic expectations on yourself.⁠

In time, the hard work will pay off. ⁠

𝙄𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨.⁠

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