In an effort to better facilitate the learning of effective casting and to help students find talented, trained professional actors to appear in their films, the Film Program at the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design has partnered with Truthful Acting Studios to host a General Casting Call at the start of every Fall semester. Actors will have the chance to audition for dozens of student directors with films heading into production; students will be able to participate in a real casting session and learn effective casting skills under direct guidance from UCF faculty and the directing team from Truthful Acting Studios, Marco DiGeorge and Robb Maus. At the end of the day an informal postmortem will be held for actors and students to talk/learn about the casting process and their experiences during casting sessions. This will be followed by a Casting Meet & Greet to provide time for everyone to mingle and discuss upcoming projects. The SVAD Film Program is excited to offer this annual event to enhance the relationship between its filmmakers and area actors.
When Can You Audition
Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 with morning and afternoon audition time slots available (10AM – 4:30PM), then the postmortem and “Meet & Greet” immediately following. Once you have received confirmation of your audition time slot (see below), please be sure to arrive on time. If you have not arrived at least 15 minutes before your confirmed audition, your time slot may be given to an actor on the waiting list.
(After your audition be sure to return for the postmortem at 4:45pm, followed immediately by the Casting Meet & Greet at an estimated time of 5:20pm.)
Where is the Audition
The auditions will be held in the Nicholson School of Communication building on the UCF main campus. Enter the NSC building through the main lobby entrance and you will be guided to the audition forums. Parking is available only in the student parking spaces (indicated with green signs) in lot H4, next to the Theatre building. Please print and display this parking pass on your dash when parking during the event.
What You Need to Bring
Nothing. You will be asked to do a cold reading of no more than a couple of minutes worth of material. You may be asked to make adjustments. You do not need to bring physical head shots or a resume with you as you will be asked to upload digital versions of them to our database when you make your reservation. Alternate sides will be provided for children and teenagers.
How To Audition
The UCF Film General Casting Call will begin taking Audition Time Slot requests on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00am. We stop taking submissions Friday, September 9th at 8pm. To submit, follow the steps below:
1) Find an Available Audition Time Slot
Use the Audition Calendar to find three available audition time slots that you would prefer.
2) Register and Submit an Audition Time Slot Request
All actors can register their headshot, resumes, and contact information into our casting directory. Actors who wish to attend the Film General Casting Call event must also submit a request for an Audition Time Slot. Time slots are limited so do not delay in requesting yours. Once all the available slots are filled we will close the audition sign up and anyone who missed out will have to wait to until next year’s UCF Film General Casting Call.
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