The holidays are in full swing and it’s crunch time to get all your projects in place as we prepare for 2023!
As we’re sure you’re reflecting on all the projects you’ve created and cast, we wanted to do the same when it comes to helping you double-check the steps you’ve taken to make your projects shine.
We’ve curated a list of all the top tips and advice that we’ve provided throughout 2022 to make sure that you and your projects get the best possible results all year long.
Supporting Your Project
Casting Networks understands that when creating a project (especially your first one), you want to be sure that it not only gets seen but that you take all the steps necessary to build it out and get it approved. To help our team green-light your projects as fast as possible, we put together the following articles to help you understand some of the most common issues you may encounter during the submission process.
What to Do if Your Project Is in Limbo (August 24): If you’ve noticed that one of your projects has not been given the green light, you might be wondering why. We’re here to get you through it and show you what you have to do to get your project moving.
5 Reasons Why Your Project Wasn’t Posted (October 20): Projects don’t always get approved on the first try, and that can be for a number of reasons. Here are the five most common reasons why projects are rejected and how to make sure they appear on the Casting Billboard every time.
Project Creators – Here’s Why You Need to Verify Your Account (December 16): You’ve just created an account as a project creator for Casting Networks and have verified your email. But before you are able to create your first project, you’ll need to take one final step. This article explains why Casting Networks requires account verification before projects may be posted.
Creating Your Project
When it comes to your latest project, it’s all about the details. Creating the project means more than just filling out some boxes, and you want to guarantee that all those details are front and center so that you’re getting many high-caliber submissions from top actors. Here’s a quick roundup of all the ways we were able to help you achieve your goals.
How to Create Media Requests That Get Results (May 23): Media requests may not seem all that complicated, but knowing what to ask for and how to ask for it is a skill that you can sharpen. Let’s take a look at best practices for media requests to help you fine-tune your approach and get exactly what you need.
Check Off This Casting Call Checklist Before Posting Your Next Project (June 15): Before you post your next project, run through our casting call checklist to be sure you’ve got everything your project needs to run a successful casting call and get your project in front of the performers you want to attract.
What to Ask For in a Self Tape (July 14): Self tapes solidified their place in the casting process during the pandemic, and there is a right and wrong way to do them. In this article, we walk through the do’s and do-not’s of what to ask for in a self tape.
What You Need to Know About Adding Sides to Your Project (September 27): When you’re creating your project, it can be confusing knowing when and where to add your sides. That’s why we’re going to help show you the best places and ways to add them.
Five Ways to Get More Submissions for Your Project (October 13): After working hard on filling out your project’s information, submitting it for review and getting the green light, it’s finally been posted to the Casting Billboard. However, your project isn’t receiving as many submissions as you’d hoped. Let’s help your project get back on track.
Project Creators: Here’s Who to Release Your Projects to (October 27): When it’s time to release your project, you will have the ability to send it to actors all over the world. But should you? Here’s how you can release your project to the right actors in the right locations for the best results.
Casting Your Projects
Once your is project approved, the real fun begins – casting! And Casting Networks has got you covered on this front as well. Below are various articles detailing everything you need to know about casting your project as well as a collection of do’s and don’ts so that everyone can feel safe and respected throughout the process.
How to Create a Casting Call That Gets Results (April 12): How can you write a casting notice that sends all the right signals to actors? Crafting a polished and professional casting call is simpler than you think when you follow these five best practices.
How to Use Casting Networks to Find Talent That Are Perfect for Your Project (April 13): The stronger your casting call is, the better response you get will be. This article covers the how-tos of creating a successful project on Casting Networks along with some tips and tricks to help you find the best actors for your project.
How to Create a Safe Casting Experience for Actors Before They Audition (May 13): In a business where auditions rely heavily on trust, project creators have a responsibility to keep their production environments safe. These are some best practices for communicating your commitment to safety, beginning with the casting call.
4 Common Casting Call Mistakes for Project Creators To Avoid (June 8): These four common pitfalls can make your project look unprofessional and convince performers to dismiss your project, leading you to miss out on some great talent.
Things To Know Before Choosing a Union Actor for Your Project (August 2): Before you start posting your project’s union actor roles, here’s a quick guide to help you learn and understand what they do, what they cover, and what you’ll need to know before you work with performers affiliated with them.
What Happens After I Hold an Audition for My Project? (August 17): As a project creator just getting your feet wet in the casting process, you may not be sure what you need to do next. Here’s a quick snapshot of what comes after the audition to help bring your project to life.
Project Creators: Here’s How to Get Self Tapes from Actors (September 16): If you’ve had difficulty obtaining self tapes from your actors, we’re here to help. Here’s why you haven’t been able to receive self tapes and how to make sure you get them every time.
Everything You Need to Know about Casting Age Ranges (September 23): Casting the right age range for your role can be tricky. This is why it’s important to understand how to properly cast age ranges for your roles.
How Adding Special Skills and Attributes Helps You to Cast and Be Cast (November 21): If you’re a project creator looking for actors with interesting skills and abilities, you can save time by setting up your Role Descriptions in a way that brings those performers to you.
Bonus: How to Hire a Production Crew (August 10): In order to bring your vision to life, you’re going to need a team of professionals to help you execute your masterpiece. And we’re not talking about the actors. Here’s what you need to know so that you can crew your project.
As we wrap up our list of articles crafted to make your projects the very best, Casting Networks wants to wish you a very happy, healthy holiday season. We’re looking forward to helping you to make 2023’s projects the best yet!
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