Meeting with BBC casting directors.

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    In a couple of weeks I am meeting with one (or more?) of the BBC CDs to discuss an upcoming project I applied for.

    Has anyone done this before and can tell me what to expect? I plan to go in there armed with monologues, improv brain, good discussion technique and a positive attitude but I'd love some additional pointers from those with experience.

    Thanks guys.

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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Hi Jodie.

    I think some of us might be a bit confused as to what you are going to? Is it a straight forward audition....or a meeting or what?

    When you say it's a project you applied for....what do you mean...or am I being thick as usual?

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  • David Laurence

    Actor

    The most important thing to take is my CV and showreel

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  • Charles Delaney

    Actor

    ...& Mine too !!

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  • Kelly Freemantle

    Actor

    I had a audition with a BBC casting directer for a new sitcom about a month ago. Take ur cv they will ask u what u have been upto etc. just be urself and they will probably read with u and film it . good luck!

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    It is a 'meeting with a casting director' using their words. I applied for a role in a new four part drama they are casting and that was their response.

    I plan to take my CV. My show-reel is still in production so that's a bit annoying. think I'd be okay-ish taking copies of my work that hasn't been edited yet. I can't hurry these guys any more seeing as they are family friends and doing it as a favour.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Hi Jodie

    Firstly good luck with your meeting, and well done for securing it!

    Apart from the obvious - take your CV, be prepared to talk about your training/work 'the project' etc - more than anything be prepared to talk about YOU! They are likely to want to know you as an individual as well as an actress. Above all be completely and utterly honest, do not be tempted to embellish achievements or credits - you will get found out.

    Remember to take a pen and diary with you, know your contact details (including mobile and NI number) off the top of your head, and try to be as relaxed as possible. Look upon the meeting as a learning experience and don't expect anything further from it, thay way hopefully you will be a little more relaxed and anything that comes of it will be an added bonus!

    Also don't forget that should you now be called upon following the meeting, it does not reflect your talent etc, simpl your suitability for that particular role. It is VERY common for Casting Directors to call back people they have seen from previous meets for months if not a couple of years since the meets took place.

    Very best of luck!

    Lee

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