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How to Become a Film or TV Casting Director

Harley Oxford
Course summary
12 Months Access
195 GBP
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Course description

How to Become a Film or TV Casting Director

If you have aspirations to become a casting director for TV or film, then this great-value online video course, led by an experienced actor, will be perfect for you. Casting directors play a key role in productions by working closely with the director and producer to understand and fulfil their casting requirements.

What Does This Involve?

A casting director has many responsibilities, including finding and discovering talent, making recommendations and organising and implementing auditions and casting sessions. Once a TV or film production is cast, he or she then oversees contracts and other negotiations, and works closely with the director and the actors’ agents.

How Does The Course Work?

Video-based eLearning is the perfect solution for busy people who wish to explore the world of casting directing in a time and place of their choosing. With a full year to complete the course content, there is ample time to complete the training and revisit video lessons whenever necessary.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anybody who has a desire to learn more about this subject is encouraged to do this course. The course has no entry requirements.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate.

Training Course Content

Key Learning Points

Absorb and reflect on the 4.5 hours of entertaining and engaging video training to find out what it takes to succeed as a casting director.

  • Begin with the comprehensive introduction.
  • Find out what’s involved in the process of becoming a casting director.
  • Get insider tips on finding an acting studio.
  • Learn what’s involved in reading with actors and running an audition.
  • Discover the art of offers and deal-making.
  • Learn about the crucial value of relationship building.
  • Focus on the difference between getting a child and an adult into the business.
  • Get insider tips on getting to New York and LA.
  • Learn what to do once you have an audition.
  • Take a look at the roles of agents and managers.
  • Explore the influence of the digital world on the acting business.
  • Learn the pros and cons of IMDB and IMDB Pro and union and non-union.
  • Get to grips with headshots and resumes.
  • Focus on casting for TV and film.
  • Take a closer look at casting for studio and indie films.
  • Find out about the talent payment process.
  • Learn why it is crucially important to get organised.
  • Take a closer look at what a casting director actually is.
  • Focus on the process of auditioning to booking and completion.
  • Consolidate your new skills with the useful conclusion.

Units of Study

  • Digital Influence
  • IMBD vs IMBDPro
  • Union vs Nonunion
  • Headshots and Resume
  • Headshots and Resume
  • Casting for Television
  • Casting for Film
  • Indie Films
  • Studio Films
  • Talent Payment
  • The Importance of Being Organized
  • What is a Casting Director
  • Process of Auditioning to Booking to Completion
  • Personal Story
  • Conclusion

Course delivery details

  • Location: Online course
  • Course Access: 12 Months
  • Go at your own pace.
  • There are no time limits for this course.
  • This course is compatible with all modern devices and browsers.
  • On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.
  • We are here to help if you have any problems.

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Harley Oxford

Harley Oxford

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