Hello! It can be a bit confusing and overwhelming knowing what to do about contacting Casting Director’s so I’ve put everything below that could help.
We welcome being emailed and read everything that comes in, but the sheer volume means we can’t reply to everything.
We especially like emails with links rather than attachments and love it when you are writing with news, or a specific project, rather than a general send out and a link to your spotlight page is perfect, preferably with a showreel.
If you think you are right for something we are casting it’s best to get your agent to make the first approach but if you do not have representation we are happy to receive an email with your spotlight link. We watch tons of TV shows, films and Theatre productions – we love a bit of standup too. The email is [email protected]
Please do not feel you need to write an essay, a short paragraph is all that is needed. We rarely do generals, so there’s a better point in writing for a particular project than something generalised.
We are on Instagram and Twitter but invitations to see your work, or make contact through dm’s for work will not be read through that format. We can’t stress enough that social media is not the way to submit yourself for projects. If it was, Spotlight would be out of business. What it works brilliantly for is getting information out there and we do sometimes use it for specific casting calls but all information about how to submit will be contained in those posts. Sliding into DM’s of people you want to work with but dont know , is not advised.
At the moment we do try to do a Q and A on Friday’s on Instagram – the post to signal we are doing that opens 24 hrs before, so you can submit questions.
For more information on the casting process, we think Spotlight has a great resource of podcasts and videos We often do workshops and classes and information on those will be sent out via Instagram and Twitter and the relevant places mailing lists.