Monday, April 15, 2013

"Why haven't I been booked on a TV show, commercial or movie set lately?"

"I have decided to write a very clear cut and factual posting with the hopes of answering a frequently asked question received almost daily as a booking or calling service"  

The equation is simple. If you have not been booked, whether it has been in the last few days, weeks or the last month, simply put: you just were not chosen for anything you were submitted for. It is NOTHING personal.

If the casting director chooses, after they receive their breakdown, they have the option to call a booking service to review submissions and book what they may need for their specific media. A booking or calling service is not the casting director, therefore they cannot override what casting does or does not want to do. Booking or calling service’s do not work or report to the productions, nor do they receive the break down of ethnic counts, age ranges, specialty look’s, height requirements, additional specifics etc., all of what a casting director does receive to cast and book a production.

"Cut Above" Casting is the middleman, a respected position within the background-casting world.  

If you like to find out more about what a booking or call in service is click here:

Unfortunately, there is no rhyme or reason in this industry. Some people work more than others, some people work a lot, and then for no reason at all stop getting booked while others don't work for a while, and then start to see an influx of work. I've seen it all, really I have... more success stories then not thank goodness!

I can speak for most booking services when I say we hope everyone gets booked. Since we are a free service to casting directors, they is no additional gain for how many bookings we may produce- once again that is the job of the casting director. But as far as having another set of eyes and ears out there helping you, well heck yeah it’s worth it!

Much success to all and we hope this helps answer that nagging question.

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