PREVIEW: How To Land Auditions For The BBC - With BBC Casting Director Emma Sylvester!

casting directors May 31, 2023

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With over 3000 roles cast in-house by the BBC each year, EVERY actor needs to be on the casting team's radar.

Emma Sylvester is an integral part of that team, currently working as casting director on Father Brown.

Emma's also cast Casualty and Doctors too.

In this 2 HOUR member-only mastermind, Emma pulls the curtain back on her casting process, explains EXACTLY how to reach out to her to secure auditions, shares why you MUST take a proactive approach to ensure acting career success - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Emma's entry into the industry - and her transition from actor to casting director.
  • Working at the BBC and Emma's favourite shows to cast.
  • Why Emma loves giving actors their FIRST TV credit.
  • The BBC casting department - and EVERY casting director there right now.
  • 'Father Brown' - and why continuing drama is such a fertile sector for acting work.
  • Emma's casting process and how she puts together her ideas list.
  • Why YOU MUST email Emma to let her know you exist.
  • Getting that email right and giving Emma the info she needs.
  • Why headshots are so important for Emma.
  • What to do if you don't have a flashy showreel.
  • Nailing your auditions and self-tapes - and the pitfalls to avoid.
  • Having the confidence to ask for what you want.
  • Balancing parenthood with an acting career.
  • Landing work at the BBC WITHOUT an agent.
  • Why you're BRILLIANT just the way you are.
  • The ONE thing Emma wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

If you're looking to audition for the BBC - this is a MUST-WATCH!

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