Casting directors, producers, and even network execs are also waking up to the talent on the sites. CD Bonnie Gillespie of Cricket Feet Inc. said a New York actor who regularly posts his audition videos on YouTube told her about the site last year. “He can’t fly in for auditions but always wants me to see him for films I’m casting,” she wrote via email. “I think it’s a great use of a free resource. Most online audition footage services are very expensive for actors. For example, one upload of an actor’s two best takes of an audition can cost $50.
“As fun as video-surfing is on YouTube,” Gillespie added, “I think we’ve yet to unlock its full potential for actors and electronic auditioning.”
In other news… I have a phoner later today for another potential casting gig, plus gotta set up some meetings between directors and name actors to take place over the next little bit. It’s funny, I remember this time last year being my busiest as well, yet somehow I hear everyone talking about how “dead” it is. Yeah… okay… if you say so!
Gotta get my names list together for the new Wild Card Productions project (so so so freakin’ cool, this one), since the breakdown will go out on Wednesday and we have our phoner tomorrow.
Meanwhile, gotta attend
FOUR FIVE kiddo parties in THREE FOUR days, while Keith bounces around town with STILL MORE auditions. Wow! Summer break, indeed!