FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MAILING LIST!
Hello & welcome to our FAQ page!
First off, THANK YOU so so So much for joining us!
We are so excited to finally have this method of finding unique talent in Vancouver! It has been our dream for years to have a more streamlined way of reaching out, so this is a bit of a dream come true!
Hopefully the points below will help you understand, who this is for, what we are looking for and how it will all work.
Please also note that this process is new to us so there may be a kink or two! Feel free to let us know and we will do our best to get it sorted.
Although we do a massive body of work, Vancouver Casting is only made up of a few key players. We do not have a “Social Media” person, or someone dedicated to running the Newsletter, Blog and Facebook/Twitter posts. Most of our Social Media posts etc. are handled by me, Deborah Barnes. Your questions are important to me, so hopefully you will find them answered here!
I am setting up this page so that you can get answers to your questions quickly, as I may not be able to get back to individual questions as quickly as you would like!
PLEASE READ THROUGH AND SEE IF YOUR QUESTION IS ANSWERED HERE. If not, you can send me an email at Blog@VancouverCasting.com, and I will get back to you when I have the chance! I will also update this FAQ page with new questions that come up, so feel free to check back whenever you like!
WHO SHOULD JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST?
We will send out a Casting Call to everyone on our email list. If the specs fit you, just click on the link provided and submit yourself! If you have a friend, family member or know someone who fits the specs, you can share the Casting Call directly with them and they can also submit. ‘cause sharing is Good Karma! J
I ALREADY HAVE AN AGENT, SHOULD I STILL SIGN UP?
But! We never want to bypass your agent! If you submit yourself on one of our CALL OUTS, and we bring you in, you MUST state your Agency and Agent’s name on the Casting Sheet. This is the fair and ethical thing to do. Your agent works Hard for you! It could be your agent hasn’t submitted you for the project for reasons unknown to us, or they May have submitted you already and we didn’t bring you in. (Unfortunately, we can’t bring Everyone in! There are only so many hours in a day!) You can always ask your agent about this if you are unclear. You can also SHARE any callouts with your friends!
DO YOU STILL USE AGENTS?
Talent Agents are our absolute FIRST PLACE TO GO! So your Best bet is Always to get yourself an agent!
For every project we do, we send out a breakdown asking the agents to submit their best talent. We do this BEFORE we do any kind of social media campaign. It is only if we can’t find what we are looking for that we spread the net out to Social Media.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE YOU USUALLY LOOKING FOR?
UNIQUE, ETHNIC OR WITH SPECIAL SKILLS!
Here are just a few of the types of people we have booked on our jobs: Balloon Artists, Extreme Athletes, Santa Clause's, Magicians, Skiers, Skateboarders, Sushi Chefs, Pro Wrestlers, Dentists, Triplets, Musicians, Singers, Tibetan Goat Herders (YUP!), Parkour Athletes, Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers, Yoga Instructors, Hula Hoopsters, Bakers, Cooks, Mountain Bikers, Inline Skaters, Octogenarians, Redheads, Tattoo Artists, LGBTQ...the list goes on and on, but you get the gist!
OTHER TYPES OF PEOPLE WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR:
People who have a visible ethnic look. This could be Afro Canadian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indo Canadian, First Nations, Latino. This would also include those of you who look a little ethnically ambiguous – there is a delightful mix of ethnicity there!
People who are in an older demographic between 50-100+ in All ethnic categories
Families – whole families who are able to audition TOGETHER – all ages and ethnicities
IS THIS JUST FOR ACTORS?
IT'S FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION FOR A COMMERCIAL
As a matter of fact, we are getting asked more and more to bring in the guy on the street, people who have not spent a lot of time in front of the camera. This can sometimes give the commercial a fresh unscripted quality, as unexpected things can happen with the newly initiated!
Also, many of the talent we are looking for, spend their lives full time in other pursuits. Ie: Dentists, Clowns, snowboarders, elite athletes, etc… Most people with a special skill are not also actors. We bring them in Because they are at the top of their game in another field!
CAN I JOIN YOUR ROSTER?
Sorry! No Roster Here!
Vancouver Casting is a Casting Company comprised of Casting Directors and their Associates. Our prime focus is to Look for talent to audition for our commercials. The closest thing we would have to a “roster” would be our email list. We send out emails ONLY for our own projects, and would love to have you join us!
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW!
We have met some Amazeballs people through ourCasting Calls! It is truly mind blowing how incredibly talented the people in our city are!!
The toughest thing for us, has been to Find these folks!
It’s not like all Clowns, Sushi Chefs, or Ethnic Groups all hang out in one little spot where we can just go and ask if they would like to audition!!
Thank goodness we have had Facebook and Twitter so far to get the word out!
Together we have built a strong Facebook community who are willing to share our posts and get the word out to the people that need to hear it! This is going to take that power right up there to the next level!
I will be posting much much more about this topic…stay tuned! (and please sign up!!)
PS…you will also be getting great posts from industry insiders, motivational articles and videos, updates for our workshops and much much more. This is the Beginning of something UBER FanTABulous!
PPS...we will Never ever Never share your email with anyone. And this is SO not about trying to sell you anything. (but we Will let you know about our once a month workshops!) We respect you and your "inbox"!
Come join us for the ride!!
Co Owner Vancouver Casting