In the performing arts industry, a casting (or casting call) is a pre-production process for selecting a certain type of actor, singer or dancer
for a particular role or part in a script involving a dramatic production meant for an audience.
The casting process somewhat involves a series of auditions before a casting panel, composed of individuals such as the producer, director and/or choreographer. In the early stages of the process, performers often may present prepared audition pieces such as monologues or songs. These audition pieces are usually videotaped, attached with resumes, and head shots and then shared with producers, directors and studio representatives. Later stages may involve groups of actors attempting material from the work under consideration in various combinations; the casting director considers both the talent of the individual actors and the chemistry of their combination.
Character breakdowns, part of the script breakdown, are often provided to the talents, and provide a brief summary of a character (age, gender, race or ethnicity, personality, situations they may be involved in).
An actor may go through several casting calls before receiving a part.
Independent Casting Studios are often used for casting calls so that the castings can take place in various locations.
At Morgan&Preston we have built a network of freelancer talents, as opposed to the ones that have exclusivity deals with Agencies. This allows us to be both cost and time efficient, whilst providing our Clients with timely response to their productions needs.
We have built a network of freelancer talents, as opposed to the ones that have exclusivity deals with Agencies.