PREVIEW: Breaking Into BIG Budget Drama - With 'Bridgerton' Casting Director Kelly Valentine Hendry!

casting directors Sep 20, 2023

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Kelly Valentine Hendry is one of the BIGGEST casting directors in TV - having cast HUGE hits like Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte, Wheel Of Time, The Rig, The Last Kingdom and Gangs Of London - to name but a few.

She's also one of the most SUPPORTIVE casting directors in the game, always on the lookout for new acting talent.

In this 2 HOUR member-only mastermind, Kelly dives DEEP into her casting process, explains EXACTLY how YOU can get on her casting radar for upcoming shows, we look at the biggest pitfalls facing actors when it comes to auditions - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Kelly's entry into the world of casting.
  • Her most recent credits and the lessons she's been learning along the way.
  • Kelly's team and who her casting assistants and associates are.
  • How the team work across multiple BIG budget projects at the same time.
  • Kelly's casting process and where it all begins.
  • The very BEST ways to get on the team's casting radar for upcoming projects.
  • Email addresses for everyone in Kelly's office.
  • How to write an email with IMPACT.
  • Showreels - and what Kelly really wants to see.
  • The major mistakes actors make with showreels.
  • Self-tape strategy and how to get your first request from Kelly's team.
  • In-person auditions and how to NAIL them.
  • The main aim of any director in an in-person audition.
  • What Kelly would do, if she were an actor, looking to audition for her office.
  • Spotlight submissions.
  • Reaching out to Kelly's team on a regular basis.
  • The casting process for 'Queen Charlotte'.
  • Why it's okay to turn auditions down sometimes.
  • Working as a foreign actor in the UK industry.
  • The ONE thing Kelly wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

Wanna work on the BIGGEST shows out there?

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