Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE ANY COST TO JOIN?
Star Casting charge an annual admin fee of £35
(admin fee to create and manage your online personnel profile)
WHAT PHOTOS DO YOU NEED?
You can provide headshots yourself as long as they fit our requirements.
CLEAR HEAD AND SHOULDERS AGAINST A PLAIN WHITE WALL.
Your pics will be used for Star casting website and your profile page,
If you require additional photographs we can arrange this with our star casting team at our Leeds based studio at £60 a session.
CAN YOU GUARANTEE WORK FOR YOUR ARTISTS?
Like every other agency we cannot guarantee work, though we will put you for forward for
Every casting that we feel suits you, we can’t notify you every time we put you forward, though we will keep you up to date if you have been chosen and have been successful.
Be patient, your chance will come..
WHERE ARE THE JOBS – LOCATION WISE?
Jobs posted can be anywhere NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST, though we try and source work within your local area to save on travel fees etc.
WHEN DO WE GET PAID?
Star Casting pay their artists as soon as we get paid by our clients, please be aware some clients can take up to 8 weeks to pay.
HOW DO WE GET PAID?
Star Casting pay by BACCS direct into your bank account.
HOW MUCH NOTICE WILL I GET FOR JOBS/AUDITIONS?
Example Soaps, an artist can get up to 2 weeks notice when work has been agreed,
Some auditions can be 24 hours prior, and again can be NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
CAN I WORK WITH OTHER AGENCIES?
SUPPORTING ARTISTS – can work with other agencies as long as both agencies are not in
The same region.
ACTORS – we require sole representation
IM UNDER 16 CAN I STILL APPLY, AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH TIME OFF SCHOOL?
If your under 16, you will require a child licence, this can be arranged by Star Casting,
All we need from yourselves is a letter from your school which grants you/your child
Permission for the time period required whilst filing, copy of birth certificate, with a
Clear recent headshot
WHO LOOKS AFTER MY CHILD WHILE FILIMING?
If the child’s parents are not available to chaperone their child.
Star casting can organise professional chaperones.
Self tapes are the best and easiest way to submit you for auditions and jobs.
On most occasions we can send you a script from the client regarding the audition piece.
TIPS FOR SELF TAPE
There are some simple tips that will give you the best self tapes,
1 – Find a brightly lit room to record in, one with white walls will be ideal.
2 – have a friend to operate the camera / phone for you, or use a tripod or flat surface
3 – please record your self tape in landscape
4 – please don’t send us a long winded tape, just to the point
5 – introduce yourself example – Andy Martini Star Casting for the role of Mcbeth, then from the script deliver your lines to the camera,
6 – If the script has other actor’s lines, maybe have a friend feed you those lines and you
deliver your lines to camera the best you can
Always send your self tapes to us at Star casting, one of the best ways to send over to us, as
The file could be quite big is http://wetransfer.com/
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SELF TAPES VIA YOUTUBE AS IMPORTANT STORY LINES CAN BE
WILL BEING ON SPOTLIGHT HELP ME GET MORE WORK?
http://www.spotlight.com/ please visit the spotlight website
please remember if joining spotlight to put Star casting as your agents.
WHAT IF I NO LONGER WANT TO BE PART OF STAR CASTING?
If you choose to leave Star Casting, simply let us know in writing 2 months prior.
Please see our TERMS & CONDITIONS for more info