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#1 Glen Alexander

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:06 PM

Am looking for personal reccommendations for good casting director or agency in Los Angeles, I may need a small role but non-extra filled.

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#2 Jim Keller

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

What sort of project? What sort of budget?

For bigger budgets, I've used the folks at Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer (specifically Andy Henry) with great success. 818-623-1818. 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite 410 Valley Village, CA 91607. They're a VERY busy office, though, so they pick and choose their projects.

For smaller budgets, Bonnie Gillespie is very good, and willing to work at a steep discount if it's a genuinely tiny budget and a project she believes in. http://cricketfeet.com/casting/

For zero-budget, I recommend posting a breakdown to your fellow filmmakers saying "does anyone know a great actor who fits this who's willing to work for copy/meals?" I'm sure I'm not the only one who keeps files. (Be sure to include union status when asking.)
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#3 Glen Alexander

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:09 PM

What sort of project? What sort of budget?

For smaller budgets, Bonnie Gillespie is very good, and willing to work at a steep discount if it's a genuinely tiny budget and a project she believes in. http://cricketfeet.com/casting/


Great!
Thanks for that.

It's low-budget but pay is scale but non-union.
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

It's low-budget but pay is scale but non-union.


If there's pay, it'll be much easier to get good people, even non-union (though non-union does seriously limit your talent pool in this town). Also remember that if you can give the CD some money (even just a small honorarium) they'll be much more able to help, because "free" projects are always done on an "as I have time/inclination" basis, and the good CDs don't have downtime for long...

Good luck!
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