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Become a Film or TV Casting Director

Are you a people person who is always “networking” everywhere you go?
Do you have a great memory?
Have you been told you have a knack for always identifying the right person for a job?
Do you possess excellent communication skills?

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Course Description

Casting Directors organize the casting (selecting) of Actors for all roles in a film. The casting director is responsible for working with the Director and Producer to understand their requirements.

The casting director “finds & discovers” talent, makes recommendations, and handles auditions and casting sessions. Once the film is cast, he or she also oversees contracts and other negotiations and works closely with the director and with actors and their agents.

During this course, you will learn how to:

  • Effective networking and making the right connections
  • The art of Offers and Deal Making
  • Finding the right actors for the right roles quickly and easily
  • Reading with Actors
  • Running Audition Sessions
  • Understanding SAG-AFTRA Contracts and Protocol
  • Value of relationship building
  • Mastering excellent communication skills to communicate like a pro
  • Mastering negotiation skills
  • Learn the organizational skills to juggle projects and keep them all on track
  • Memorizing script details, actor abilities and contact names
  • Building your business
  • Mastering patience and persistence
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Meet our expert

  • Brandon Rodriguez

    Casting director Brandon Henry Rodriguez began his journey as an actor on the east coast. Shortly after booking the lead role in the CBS Movie of the Week, “Vampire Bats,” he landed a recurring spot on the NBC series, “Surface.” Brandon’s success on the east coast prompted his pilgrimage to Los Angeles, where he continued to book spots on television, features, and national commercials.

    Along the way, he uncovered an intuitive understanding of the actor’s psyche, a keen business acumen, and a distinct artistic perspective, prompting him to parlay his experience into the casting world. Since he made the transition into casting, Brandon has worked as an associate for FOX Digital Studios (“Shotgun Wedding”) MTV (“Awkward”), The CW (“The 100”), Legendary Entertainment (“The Thinning”), SpectreVision (“The Greasy Strangler”  “Bitch”), and several network pilots.

    In 2015, he earned his first casting director credit for the independent feature “Day Six.” He quickly established himself in the independent features world, and has continued to accumulate credits on fully-financed independent movies. His casting director credits include “Dog Years,” written and directed by Adam Rifkin, “Desolate,” produced by Jordan Foley, and “Virtual High” (Disney), among others. He is currently casting the feature “The Other Place,” directed by Eric Bress, while concurrently working as an associate on “The 100” (CW) at Aufiero/Horn Casting.

    As a casting director, Brandon is an advocate for actors—his passion for actors and their craft is evidenced by both his approach in the room and the material with which he chooses to align himself. Drawing on his early experiences as an actor, he takes great care to create a safe, creative, and collaborative environment for actors. Ultimately, he is committed to cultivating a mutual quest for verisimilitude.

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