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24th Nov 2017
I’m sure at this point in the game we all view ourselves as audition professionals. We’ve had our share of cattle-call auditions and one-on-one readings with the producer or director. But what really works? What tactic lands you that big job?
While auditions truly are subjective, there are some things you can do to make sure your headshot is always one of the few that remain on the casting desk until the very end.
1. Do your research on the show or network you’re auditioning for.
And if you’re lucky enough to also get the information of the director or casting director you’ll be auditioning for, study up on them as well. LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook… Nowadays, no one is truly anonymous. I remember one audition where, on my way out the door, I mentioned a UFC fighter I knew the casting director liked thanks to an Instagram photo I’d seen. That was the last thing he had to remember me by, and I booked the job.
When researching the show, especially if it’s a show that’s been around for a season or two, most casting directors will ask, “Have you ever seen the show before?” Even if it’s just one episode, watch it! It shows them that you already understand the background and mood of the show, and are more prepared than others who have not.
2. Dress the part.
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