This article is a quick and easy way to get a few tips and a free template to help you craft your next Casting Call & Character Breakdown for Facebook. As a founder of Mighty Tripod Acting Studio, where we focus on on-camera acting, I am focusing on casting calls for on-camera gigs (short films, low/no budget films, student films, commercials, corporate videos, etc.)
I recently published a similar article, but it was rather in depth, and I was concerned that no one would read it. So, this is the short and sweet version of that same general idea. Enjoy.
If you want to peek at the more detailed article, you can find that here.
I am writing today to encourage you (producer/casting) to create better breakdowns for your projects when casting on Facebook. It’s important do to so because actors need details before they submit to gigs, and you need the right kinds of actors for your project. By taking a bit of time to create a better looking casting call, you are helping yourself and the community.
As I mentioned in my other article, most casting calls on PNW Facebook groups are incredibly incomplete, and many lack even the most essential information, Rate of Pay. Leaving out crucial details is not only unprofessional, it almost guarantees that the most qualified actors will skip submitting.
It’s important to include as much information as possible when you are posting your casting call on Facebook, and that should include character breakdowns that tell actors exactly what you are looking for. Please access the template download below so your next breakdown attracts the best fits for your project.