I wanted to cover the topic, “What Does An Actor Do Once They Get An Audition?” From the point of view of a Casting Director, I see your picture and resume and decide to call you in for an audition. I know that each actor has their own process about how they prepare for an audition, but I’m not in the actor’s shoes. So, I thought the best way to cover this topic was to go directly to some of the actors in my Audition Workshops and see what their tips are…
The pre-read with the Casting Director is usually held in the Casting Directors office. You are usually being “pre-read” by the Casting Director because she doesn’t know your work or has not seen you do this kind of part before. This office is often a small room and you usually see a lot of other actors waiting in the lobby.
Holly Powell sits down with Connie Martinson to discuss her new book The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actors Needs to Know.
In this video Holly demystifies the audition process for actors and guides them through her four part workshop.
You can do anything for three minutes. That’s what I tell the actors in my audition workshops. Just like the focused athlete walking onto the field, diving into the pool, or stepping onto the mound, the actor must achieve a certain mental mindset.
Holly Powell formed the idea for her four-week audition workshops back when she was still casting. She had seen the audition world from three sides—as an independent casting director, as senior vice president of talent and casting at the Greenblatt Janollari Studio, and as director of casting CBS New York and then director of casting CBS Los Angeles movies and miniseries.