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.
This one (1) hour seminar will guide you into making the most of your audition time. Learn practical tools that you can use to live truthfully in your audition and book the room! Lead by the directing team at Truthful Acting Studios. This seminar is available twice during our General Casting Call event. Seating is limited and is only available by a first-come, first-served basis.
How to Participate
Leading up to each event, actors will be reserving time slots for their auditions. Students should comb through the directory of auditioning actors and take note what time and which forum potential actors for their films will be auditioning. Student volunteers are needed to organize each audition forum, operate cameras, and help with set up and tear down of the event. Students interested in volunteering should contact the Film Program Area Coordinator, Lisa Mills [firstname.lastname@example.org], for more information.
Actors interested in participating in this event can find additional information on how to participate here.
The 2017 General Casting Call will take place on
Saturday, September 9th on the UCF Center of Emerging Media in downtown Orlando from 10am to 6pm. Event has been postponed due to the impending landfall of hurricane Irma. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16th Saturday, September 23rd.