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MrJay10
06-07-2013, 05:04 AM
How long do you usually post casting calls in advance before the actual audition day?

Nick Soares
06-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Good question! My simple answer is - With my low-budgets, we put out casting calls 2-3 months ahead

When we deal with high B actors, we have to sometimes work around their schedule so we let them know 6-7 months ahead of time.

^ This is just what we do, some productions are different

mara
06-07-2013, 08:43 AM
With my low-budgets, we put out casting calls 2-3 months ahead

Nick - do you mean 2 to 3 months ahead of the audition (OP's question) or ahead of the scheduled shoot?

Havey
06-07-2013, 08:48 AM
I would have said a month. But that might not be enough time.

MrJay10
06-07-2013, 10:06 AM
yeah I think I'm going to do it 2 months in advance. The film will only require 12 actors. and 4 of those are extras I'm using friends for.

Nick Soares
06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Nick - do you mean 2 to 3 months ahead of the audition (OP's question) or ahead of the scheduled shoot?

Oh I read it wrong, I thought he meant production. Before casting calls, we will do a few weeks normally. Depending on how big of a roll at times we will spread the word a month before the actual auditions, giving people time to plan and make it.

MrJay10
06-07-2013, 11:02 AM
sweet, thanks!

MrJay10
06-08-2013, 01:32 PM
I made mine for the 27th of July. Now I feel like an idiot because it feels too far away. Would it be smart to change it to like the 13th now or is it too late?

Jimmy
06-08-2013, 02:47 PM
I would say that depends on when you want to start filming. But that is far away :)

MrJay10
06-08-2013, 06:15 PM
yeah it is. It's my first time posting casting calls and doing all the PR stuff, so lesson learned I guess! I'm trying to get the placed I booked for auditions moved to the 13th. 5 Weeks wait seems a lot more logical than 8 weeks lol.