PREVIEW: You Have A Right To Be Here - With Casting Director Aisha Bywaters CDG!

live broadcast preview Mar 23, 2021

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Aisha Bywaters is one of the most dynamic casting directors in film and TV, working across a whole host of genres and always on the look out for undiscovered talent.

After working alongside Shaheen Baig for 6 years - casting flagship shows like Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders, she set up on her own in 2015, to continue that search.

Today she heads-up her own team, currently casting a brand new 8-part comedy horror for Sky/ HBO, titled The Baby.

In this 90 MINUTE mastermind, we dive deep into Aisha's casting process, discuss what YOU need to do to get on her casting radar, look at why actors so often get in their own way - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Aisha's entry into the industry and how she transitioned from acting to casting.
  • The pandemic, casting - and what we have learned.
  • Self-tapes and why Aisha is obsessed with them.
  • How Aisha unearths new talent for her projects.
  • Mistakes actors make whilst taping - and how easy it is to get in your own way.
  • Why you need to show restraint, when auditioning for day player roles.
  • Vulnerability - and why it's a strength, not a weakness.
  • Why Zoom auditions are probably here to stay.
  • Twitter - and why it's a more viable casting tool than ever before.
  • Reaching out to Aisha via email and how to get it right.
  • Landing your first TV role.
  • The impact of Brexit on working in Europe.
  • IMDb Pro - and if it's worth having as an actor?
  • Roles for working class actors.
  • What to send a casting director, if you don't have a showreel yet.
  • Leveraging your first TV role to get your next.
  • The ONE thing Aisha wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

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