TOPIC: “The top 3 qualities director’s look for when casting actors.”
Casting is the “bottleneck” of the film industry. It’s a place where both sides of the table have only a few minutes to make choices – choices that can affect all of our careers.
The Casting session (the “audition”) can be a terrifying place for any actor. It takes a lot of guts to walk into a small, windowless room and have 5 – 10 minutes to “show your stuff” in front of complete strangers.
But it’s just as tough for the Director and Producers as well! How can we correctly decide, in less than 10 minutes, who is right for a particular part?
In this live chat, we will discuss the top three qualities director’s look for in an actor during the audition:
1) Do they look the part?
2) Do they have range?
3) Can they take direction?
Casting sessions are also a very useful way to improve your script. When you listen to actors performing a scene in the script, you get a real feel for the words and how they flow when different actors read the same scenes. You can see (or hear) what works and what doesn’t. It is from the casting session that many of your script changes will happen.
To sign in to the Monday chat, go to my website http://actioncutprint.com and at the bottom right you will see a blue bar that will say “Live Chat – Monday, Dec. 12 (7pm-9pm PST)“. Just click on that link and sign up to the chat room by either using your Facebook or Twitter account.
So please mark your calendar for Monday, December 12 from 7:00pm-9:00pm PST. I look forward to seeing you there 🙂