Casting Director: All about Casting Directors and being Cast
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Learn to Cast or be Cast for television and film productions. Understanding the process is the only to become a pro.
4.9 (8 ratings)
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366 students enrolled
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What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn everything about the Casting process
  • You will learn how to break into the business in the Casting profession
  • You will learn casting terms used and how to slate correctly
  • You will learn how casting works in conjunction with producers and directors
  • Actors will learn what to do in an audtion
  • Actors will learn the mindset of Casting directors in making choices
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  • No prerequisites for taking this course

In the realm of casting, there are so many processes from casting industrials, television, and film to meeting with actors, reading scripts, and negotiating with producers. This class is for anyone planning to work within the casting profession and also gives tremendous perspective to anyone that wants to enter the entertainment industry. In addition to casting agents, it is recommended for actors, talent agents, managers, producers, and all others that work in conjunction with the casting process.  

Industry Expert

Toni Suttie Casting Director

As President of Integrity Casting, Toni Suttie has over 25  years experience in Hollywood castings.   With over 250 feature film, commercial, television, industrial,  live event, and trade show castings, she has  become a sought after expert for workshops, lectures, and speaking engagements  around the country.   Toni is the writer  of the book Slate Please: The Ultimate  Actors Guide to Audition Preparation.   She also has established the exclusive Elite Mentoring Program for  actors.

Her credits include films such as Love Ranch (Joe Pesci, Helen Mirren), Beverly Hills Cop III (Eddie Murphy), and Made in America (Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg).  Corporate video castings include those for  Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, and CompUSA and television castings for The Apprentice, Beverly Hills 90210, and Ellen  DeGeneres Show.  Toni has also  produced and/or cast events for celebrity talent such as Carmen Electra, Andy  Dick, Mario Van Peebles, and Pamela Anderson.

Who is the target audience?
  • Actors
  • Aspiring Casting Directors
  • Those aspiring to work in production
  • Entertainment Industry Enthusiast
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Casting Director - Express
15 Lectures 03:01:54
Course Introduction

Jump right in and hear from Toni Suttie how to present the best talent to your client. Preparing talent for an audition is extremely important.  There are certain questions that should be asked to get the best possible understanding of the talent and their abilities.  In this lesson you will learn how to prepare talent for auditions.  This is essential for presenting the best talent to your client.
Preview 26:14

It is imperative to learn and understand the terminology that is used by casting directors and other individuals that you will be working with.

In this session, all of the responsibilities of the casting director are discussed. There are many items that you must prepare in order to have a smooth operation for directing cast members.

This session talks about casting extras, also known as “atmosphere casting”. This specific type of casting can be very exciting and provide work in a variety of geographical regions.

This session talks about casting for advertising agencies. There are differences in the casting process that must be understood.
Ad Agencies

Creating outstanding relationships is the key to success! It truly is all about relationships. Listen and learn ways to build and sustain relationships in the entertainment industry. 

Casting for feature films. There are major differences for casting for studio films versus independent feature films. In this session, you will learn the differences and how to adjust for either situation.
Independent versus Studio Films

This session will explain the Casting Society of America (CSA) and the benefits the organization has for casting directors. The session will also discuss the contents of deal memos and how to create them.
CSA / Deal Memo

Casting reality shows versus casting for network shows is very different. There are nuances that are associated with the different types of productions.
Reality Shows versus Network Television Shows

Hear the various ways to ensure longevity in the business. There are a lot of ways to grow your career as a Casting Director independent of the size of the market that you are in. In this lesson, you will learn about activities that will help you to expand your career.
Career Expansion

As a Casting Director, you will work with talent agents and talent managers. This session will explain what talent agents and talent managers do in the business. Casting Directors must understand how to work with talent agents and talent managers in order to provide the best talent to clients.
Talent Agent / Talent Manager

Casting celebrities can be fun, but also a very adventurous aspect of the job. When casting A-list celebrities, you have to be creative for meeting people and building long term relationships. Hear methods for casting celebrities.

Voice-over casting is another unique casting activity. This lesson will explain how to conduct a voice-over casting session. The lesson will also wrap-up the program with final thoughts.
Voice-Over and Final Thoughts

Course Conclusion
About the Instructor
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