Casting Director: All about Casting Directors and being Cast
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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.
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.
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|Section 1: Casting Director - Express|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Casting reality shows versus casting for network shows is very different. There are nuances that are associated with the different types of productions.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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