C&J Casting offers standard taping sessions for the following:
Actors requested to self-tape for projects outside of C&J
Scenes intended for demo reels
Pricing is $25 per 15 minute interval. Each package includes the filming and lighting composition of your audition, as well as provides you with a reading partner for your scene(s). This also includes editing and delivery. We accept cash, check or credit/debit card.
The most important aspect of having C&J tape your audition is that you get the experienced eye of a C&J Casting Director or Casting Associate – someone who is dedicated and trained to ensure you are giving your strongest audition possible. We offer basic guidance and notes in all our “Self Taping” sessions.
We ask that you come as prepared as possible, with scripts, and any special instructions from your agent or casting director as to slates, filming, labeling and/or file size/format/delivery.
We're available 9a-4:30p most weekdays and weekends by appointment, provided that we are not casting. We will however try our best to work within your schedule. And of course, the more notice we receive, the easier we will be able to accommodate you.
To schedule a Taping Session:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “SELF TAPING” in subject line. Be sure to include a few appointment time options when requesting a taping as well as the approximate length of time your taping requires. (i,e. If you have 3 scenes you may want to request a min of 30 mins to 1 hr)
C&J offers workshops throughout the year for both beginner and seasoned actors of all ages. Please click the button below to see workshops we currently have scheduled. We will continue to open our workshop tab as new workshops become available.
If you have a suggestion of a workshop topic and/or would like to be put on our mailing list for future workshops, please email us at email@example.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I FIND AN AGENT?
There are a lot of great agencies in the SouthEast. C&J does not make personal recommendations. We suggest you do a Google search for Agents in your area and check out their websites or social media pages to find out their submission policy. We also suggest you talk to your fellow actors to get recommendations from them.
On your search remember your agent is your partner, and you should try to interview with several people to see which agency is the correct fit for you.
DO I REALLY NEED AN AGENT?
We highly recommend you have an agent, it is extremely difficult and unlikely for a casting director to reach out to individuals without representation.
CAN I BE REPRESENTED BY MORE THAN ONE AGENT?
It is up to each individual agent whether or not they would allow you to have multiple representation. It has become increasingly rare that you can multiple agents in the same market.
WHAT SHOULD MY HEADSHOT LOOK LIKE?
For Commercials your headshot should be friendly, smiles are a nice way to say “I can sell your product”.
For Film your headshot should be more dramatic/serious, more like the characters you would be asked to play.
Your primary photo should be a close up, but it is also great to have additional photos on your actors info page that a 3/4 to full body.
Everything is about the eyes in a headshot
Whether it is landscape or portrait is all personal preference of the Casting Director
Ultimately, your agent will have the most say on how they would like your headshot to look, so if you have an agent make sure to consult them first.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY HEADSHOT FOR A CALLBACK?
Your headshot should be current and we should be able to tell it is you from the picture. We prefer your name be on the front of your headshot and your resume attached to the back. If you do not currently look like your headshot (hair color or style change) please attach a current photo to your headshot.
DO I NEED TO BRING HEADSHOTS TO AUDITIONS?
You should always have headshots available, most of the time we do not need headshots for the initial round of commercial casting. However for callbacks, clients will always want a headshot and resume.
For Film we always want a headshot, whether it is the initial round or a callback.