at Explore Talent
When entering a Movie Audition,
be polite and brief with your introduction. State
your name and the role you will be auditioning for.
When you enter, never touch anything, except the pages
in your hand and a chair if they ask you to sit. Throw
out your gum before auditioning. There is nothing
worse for a casting director than crackling gum while
he/she is trying to hear your performance. Only smoke
if they ask your character to do so. Never smoke in
the waiting area. Go outside, far enough away that
it doesn't bother anyone. When the casting director
is ready, begin your audition.
When you have finished your
audition, don't wait for applause or critique. All
you will hear is "thank you" from the casting director.
It is their job to be objective during an audition.
Just say thank you to everyone in the room and exit
quickly and quietly. Wait a few minutes to leave in
case they want to see you again. Then sign out, this
lets them know for sure that you have left. Exit with
courtesy and be proud that you have made it through
When seriously in the running
for a major role in a blockbuster feature film, you
may be called back ten times before a decision is
made. In television, the schedule controls the casting,
because in TV, a cast must be completed one week,
so production can begin the following week, and as
new scripts come in, the casting process starts again.
In film, the project stays the same, but the opportunity
to get the best actors possible is a main film-casting
Many times, especially as an
actor becomes more experienced, they may read for
multiple roles depending on the project. If the film
is about six high school kids and you are reading
for one of the girls, you may be asked to read for
more than one girl role. If you know this in advance,
make sure to review all the roles. Many times a casting
director will have you read for a different part on
the spot, without you knowing prior. Stay calm. Just
read the lines and try your best. The director knows
you are not rehearsed for that role and many actors
end up landing parts they weren't even called in for.
You may fall into a group of
actors that will compete for the same roles multiple
times a year. Slowly, as you come back to read and
re-read for the part, they will whittle the list down
to two or three and make their decision usually after
one more read.
The casting directors may also
bring you in to read with other hopefuls up for other
parts, so producers and c.d.'s can see different match
ups and combinations. They have time to do this. In
TV, you usually don't meet your co-stars until the
read through (a roundtable rehearsal of the entire
script with the entire cast, usually a few days before
Hopefully, your auditions will
go well and you will make it far into the running
for your next part. Remember, every audition is exposure,
and every call back is a victory for you. If you're
good enough to be seen again, you're good enough,
period. Good Luck!