Why Didn’t You Get The Part?

Share this Post Why didn’t you get the part? You did a fabulous audition, you feel really comfortable and confident about it and then you hear you didn’t get the part. Then an agent will ring me and say ‘Oh they thought they did a great audition, can you tell them what to do next time so that they do …

Podcast: Agents (Episode #1)

Share this Post Greg delivers some powerful insights from South America on Agents and their relationships to Casting Directors, as well as how you as an actor can get the best from your working relationship.

What Is The Role You Were Born To Play?

Share this Post I want to pose a question to start you thinking and that is what is the role you were born to play? To which many of you will go ‘I can play any role’. Yes, you can play any role. But what is the role you are absolutely right for? So you hear they’re casting a guy …

Understanding The Agent-Casting Director Relationship

Share this Post As a casting director, I deal with agents all day every day. Emails, phone calls, face-to-face communications, so I know how agents work. You understand the communication between the actor and the agent, but I understand the communication between an agent and a casting director. It’s not rocket science, they’re there to try and promote their clients. …

What Does Your Headshot Say To A Casting Director?

Share this Post Have a look at your actor headshot and think about what it says. Because that’s what it isn’t it? It’s a piece of communication an actor headshot. You like it, it’s a really great shot, your mum loves it, your agent says it’s really powerful. What does it say to me? A casting director. What it says …

How Many Photos Does An Actor Need?

Share this Post How many photographs do you think you need? You need your ‘one’ as your actor headshot don’t you? Because it makes you look professional and probably in that session with the photographer you’re going to end up with say three or four that you pull out. It’s not like the old days where you had to print …

How Does An Actor Impress Their Agent?

Share this Post An agent rang me the other day… no in fact he didn’t ring me because if the phone rings I go ‘What’s that? A phone call?’ I’m a casting director. The phone doesn’t ring. Why? It all happens here. It all happens via email. It’s a digital world. It has changed the whole communications path between an …

Agents In The Digital World

Share this Post It’s tough to get an agent. It’s really tough to get an agent. So therefore a lot of people are without an agent, and yes there is real value in having an agent. But in my book, in a digital age, it’s better to have no agent than have a bad agent. Let’s face it, if I …

When Will The Casting Director Pick Me?

If I was an actor and there were a whole bunch of actors around me they’d be going ‘Ugh, Casting Directors. What a pain.’ And they are. I’m a Casting Director, I’m a pain. The point I’m making is, is it’s so easy to blame your lack of achievement, your lack of progress as an actor, on casting directors. We’re …