Filmmaking 101: How to Cast a Bankable Actor in Your Film
What you'll learn
- Learn how to cast a bankable star in your indie film
- Learn how to navigate those gatekeepers that are there to stop you.
- Learn how to talk to agents and managers when trying to book talent.
- Learn how to make actor's interested in your projects
- Learn the essential dos and don'ts when negotiating the deal.
- Understand basic filmmaking concepts
Join over 115,000+ students learning from our courses!
Content is king, but casting is key. Filmmaker, Shane Stanley shares his casting tips to secure talent that will elevate your project's value and perception but also reveals the essential dos and don'ts when negotiating the deal.
Regardless of budget and your experience, there is no reason you cannot get talent attached to your project that you'll need to get it off the ground and surrounded with a cast you've always dreamed about.
What people are saying about our other courses:
THIS COURSE IS AMAZING!!! I'm learning SO FREAKIN MUCH from it, and it's totally blowing my mind. Thanks so much to Gil and Alex for putting this course together. I'm a director working on my first horror film, which has a bit of action in it, and this course is totally giving me rocket boots. If you have more courses from Gil, please let me know and TAKE MY MONEY! - Colby R Rice
Excellent content. But you'd better pay attention or you will miss something. This course is packed with loads or useful and well explained stuff. - Mr Mick Farmer
Instructor is clearly in command of craft and engages with questions, simple explanations and familiar examples. Video and audio are excellent. - Bill Halford
Meet Your Instructor:
Multi Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and author Shane Stanley has worked in almost every capacity on and off the set with hit shows like ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and SEINFELD and producing films like Sony Pictures’ GRIDIRON GANG a #1 box office hit starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Shane recently released his book What You Don’t Learn In Film School, which covers filmmaking from concept to delivery and has already landed on required reading lists at several universities across the country.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you are fresh out of film school, a new videographer who wants to create his/her own content this is the course for you . Join over 115,000 students that have already taken IFH filmmaking and screenwriting courses.
If you've got the dream.
If you've got the drive.
If you've got the passion - but you're missing the knowledge and experience...this course will help you take your indie film or series to the next level.
Enroll NOW and learn how to cast bankable actors and sell your indie film! Let's get started!
Who this course is for:
- Independent Filmmakers
- Webseries Directors
- Film Students
- Film Producers
- Film Directors
IFH Courses is a creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality online courses covering all avenues of the filmmaking, screenwriting, post-production, and social media/marketing crafts. Think of it as the ultimate online film school. We bring together industry-leading experts from all disciplines so you can learn from the best. Filmmakers, Screenwriters & Content Creators are our passion!
Our expert instructors will teach you skills that will have an immediate positive impact on your career or business.
You'll find his approach to our courses a bit raw and real. That's because I care about my students, fellow artists, and filmmakers. He has seen and personally made many missteps over the years and he wants to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the newcomer and he hopes Indie Film Hustle can help you navigate the shark-infested waters of the film industry.
We also are the founder of Bulletproof Screenwriting, Filmtrepreneur, IFH Academy, and Indie Film Hustle TV, the world's first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, and content creators. Think Netflix for Filmmakers.
Shane Stanley is a multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and author who grew up in/around “the biz” in Hollywood. As a childhood actor he had appeared on-screen in over 100 projects, including with Hollywood legends June Lockhart, Lloyd Haynes, and David Arkin. By age ten, he was comfortably running an Arri 16mm camera, a flatbed-editor, and Moviola.
Along with his father, Lee Stanley, Shane produced The Desperate Passage Series. The docu-drama series ran on KTLA with world-wide syndication from 1988 to 1994, was nominated for 33 individual Emmy Awards, and won 13 statues. Two episodes of the series went on to become successful feature films, Gridiron Gang was acquired by Sony Pictures and became the #1 box office hit starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Shane served as Vice President of Sheen/Michaels Entertainment where he produced several motion pictures starring Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino, Thomas Hayden Church, Donald Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Sean Penn, John Travolta, and of course, Charlie and Martin Sheen. During that time, he also began writing and penned several episodes of Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries, edited motion pictures, and created an original television series for Jeff Sagansky, former Head of CBS, before producing Dream Chasers for Discovery Channel - a television adventure program filmed in several different countries in the aftermath of 9/11.
In 2004, Shane made his directorial debut with his own screenplay, A Sight For Sore Eyes. The film was honored with the Special Jury Award at WorldFest Houston, won two Telly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Film & Television, as well as winning top honors at the International Family Film Festival along with Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia. It went on to win dozens of prestigious awards and was invited to screen at Cannes in 2005.
Shane has also directed countless music videos, many of which have aired on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown, including two that went #1 and another that made the network’s list of Best 100 Music Videos including “Go That Far” with Bret Michaels. The Michaels’ video was used for the television series Rock of Love, where Shane also served as a consulting producer.
Stanley has also produced and directed national television commercials including campaigns for Morongo Resorts, San Manuel, Westgate Las Vegas, Kimberly Clark, Snapple, Virgin Airways, Sony PlayStation, and mega-hit gaming franchise “Call of Duty.” Other credits to his name include The Untold Story and Mistrust, starring two-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Seymour, that premiered on Showtime.
At the end of 2020, Shane completed the action-thriller, Break Even which he directed and also produced with Adam Kane (Prodigal Son, 24: Live Another Day, UnREAL) starring Tasya Teles (The 100), James Callis (Blood & Treasure), Golden Globe® nominee, Joanna Pacula, and Steve Guttenberg. Currently, Shane is in post-production on the film Double Threat, an action-comedy starring Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence, Dawn Olivieri, Kevin Joy, Andrea Logan, and Mo Gallini. The film was conceptualized and successfully executed during the height of the pandemic; positioning Stanley as the go-to resource on COVID safety and protocol on film sets.
His book, “What You Don’t Learn in Film School” covers filmmaking from concept to delivery. It has landed on required reading lists at several universities across the country and is endorsed by some of the most respected names in Hollywood including Producer, Neal H. Moritz, (Fast & Furious, S.W.A.T., 21 and 22 Jump Street) and Paul Williams, Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award Winner and Hall of Fame songwriter.
In addition to his Emmy Awards, Stanley has received 11 Telly Awards, 2 CINE Golden Eagles Awards, 5 Aurora Awards, 4 WorldFest Remi Awards, and 28 International Film Festival Awards. He has spoken at several prestigious film and art institutes around the country including The Screen Writers Expo, the world’s largest tradeshow for screenwriters, alongside Oliver Stone, Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter franchise), and Adam Herz (American Pie) about the secrets of marketing to today’s youth.
He is on several advisory boards for film schools and art programs across the country and is a contributing columnist for Student Filmmakers Magazine and No Film School as well as a regular lecturer on Stage 32, Film Courage and Indie Film Hustle. Recently, Shane was chosen by several prestigious universities to represent filmmakers to testify before the US Library of Congress to help amend a 1978 copyright law that makes traditional learning difficult for film school students during the COVID/virtual learning era.