PREVIEW: Playing The Long Game - With Casting Associate Seth Mason (The Casting Office LTD)!
May 15, 2020
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Seth Mason is one of the TOP casting associates in UK TV - working alongside casting directors Victor Jenkins and Andy Brierley of 'The Casting Office'.
Seth's most recent casting credits include, Silent Witness, The Split, and The Spanish Princess, as well as upcoming David Tennant drama Des, and upcoming drama Leonardo, starring Poldark's Aidan Turner.
ln this 90 MINUTE chat, we dive deep into how the team work at 'The Casting Office', what YOU can do to get on their radar, and Seth gives members of Act On This, some 1-2-1 career advice!
During the broadcast, we discuss:
- Seth's career so far, and the many casting directors he's worked alongside.
- The inner-workings of a casting office.
- Why you should never be worried about emailing casting directors/ associates.
- Showreels - and why length is so important.
- Mixing drama and comedy in a showreel.
- The main pitfalls actors fall into at audition.
- Why less is so very often MORE in screen acting.
- Self-tapes and how to stand out for the right reasons.
- Making a great FIRST impression, when introducing yourself to a casting associate/ casting director.
- How NOT to p*ss a casting director off, with your correspondence.
- Diversity in casting, and how Seth is pushing hard for it.
- Headshots and what makes a great one.
- Getting those first TV credits, and moving from 1-2 line roles, into something more substantial.
- Why you should focus on 'booking the room' and not the part.
- The power of saying "no" to roles.
- Why it's ALL about playing the long game.
- And MUCH MUCH more!
Seth is an absolute superstar - there is SO MUCH value in this chat!
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