Anyone else belong to Mad Dog Casting?

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    I am a member of Mad Dog and recently recieved a text saying that they wanted to put me forward for a job and was I available on certain dates. I replied back that I was, but have heard nothing else since. s this the way the system works? They check for availability, then put you forward and then you get contacted if and when the 'job' wants you? Would be grateful if there are any other members out there who could confirm/deny this for me? Thanks very much guys!

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    HI there, I'm not with Mad Dog but a few people I know are. They get a lot of work and they're a very busy company so I think that's how they work. I've found that generally you will only hear if you get the job - but they might not know themselves yet...?

    And congratulations on getting sent for jobs from MAddog they have a great reputation.

    This wasn't very helpful was it...

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    No, no-it was definitely helpful...more helpful than nothing anyway! Thanks for that!

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Jeanie Gold

    Actor

    Hi,

    I am with Mad Dog casting agency, and they are one of the best around,it can take up to a week sometimes to hear if you have got the job,if they put you forward for it that is good anyway, so if your unlucky this time, there will be others.

    Best wishes Jeanie

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    I am with Mad Dog too but I haven't heard zip from them since I went down for the registration...maybe they just have far too many skinheaded ugly guys ahead of me in the queue and haven't got round to me yet.

    If your getting asked for your availability it means they are at least putting you up for stuff so keep playing the game, keep smiling and one day your numbers will come up.

    Regards,

    ForbesKB

    07749488764

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Kate Davies-Speak

    Actor

    Hiya, how did you get in touch with Mad Dog? I am going mental just trying to get a reply from an agent!! I have had so much help from people on this site but to no avail! someone please send me an example of an award winning covering letter! I must be doing something so wrong! raaar! cheers!

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    It wasn't through sending stuff off-I think it was in a casting report (I can't remember which!) and they said they were opening a new office so I sent my stuff off and got called in to a registration day in Birmingham and accepted...and I TOTALLY know what you mean about a great cover letter...it's hard!

    Thanks for all your help guys-I appreciate it!

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    Likewise...I heard they were opening their office in Bath too, sent my stuff off but couldn't make the registration day. Phoned them, had a chat and they tranferred my application to the London office and 1 month later I'm in.

    Hasn't been fruitful yet, but here's hoping.

    They recently advertised on www.StarNow.co.uk for more people for the Bath office so either they are really busy in the South West and therefore a good opportunity for you to get some work close to home or haven't got the number they are looking for yet.

    Get in touch, I'm have no doub t they would take you on, but bear in mind, Mad Dog is extras and walk-ons only at the moment.

    Regards,

    ForbesKB

    07749488764

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Lizzie Kempson

    Actor

    I was with Mad Dog casting. Had a few days extra work with them on a couple of films. They are good for extra work but not much else.

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    Do you have to pay to join? I asked them outright and they gave me a nebulous reply about it "depending"...

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    The answer is no, you don't have to pay to join, but an administration and book fee is deducted from the first days work you get from them.

    Their "book fee" is UKP37.50 which is, comparitively speaking, still pretty reasonable.

    Regards,

    ForbesKB

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • John Neville

    Actor

    I am with Mad Dog they are a disgace to the profession, you are lucky if you gbet one job a year, then they take their book fee from it, I used to get a release text, if you weren't wanted, nowadays you get nothing, yet you are expected to keep the dates free. My advice if you are offered another job with another agency TAKE IT, you only have to read the posts on Facebook and see hundreds of complaints about them, When I first joned, it was usual to be paid after 6 weeks, now I am told its 3 months, you might get a text at 11pm to midnight to say you are needed on location at 6am if you have a long drive to get there, Tough thats how they work, I am not making this up read the posts on facebook

    • 5th Feb 2015
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  • Jeanie Gold

    Actor

    Hi, Yes this is the way it works at Mad dog, if you are selected they would let you know.

    good luck, Jeanie

    • 7th Feb 2015
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    I am too. No complaints!

    • 7th Feb 2015
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  • Julian Gamm

    Actor

    I have been with Maddog for 8 months, I get quite a lot of avaliabilty check messages then sometimes nothing and sometimes a release text. As previously stated you dont get much other than extra work. That said it does depend on your look. I worked on Wolf Hall last year which has just started to be aired, I also worked on a Recruitment commercial which was on TV the other day. A lot of the avaliabilty is to gauge interest then they ask for dates to be kept free. Quite often they do not tell you till the night before (as stated above) so if any other work comes up I would suggest taking it. As for pay yeah they take a yearly fee of £37 odd, but they also take a % commision from each job. I worked the recruitment advert on 14/10/14 and still have not received payment yet!

    • 8th Feb 2015
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    I had a very enjoyable day filming for an episode of Man Down about 3 weeks ago.

    • 8th Feb 2015
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    I had a very enjoyable day filming for an episode of Man Down about 3 weeks ago.

    • 8th Feb 2015
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    The "book fee" is now £75.

    • 8th Feb 2015
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  • Tom Murphy

    Actor

    The answer to your original question is yes - like any agency they will put you forward for a job but you hear back from them only if you have got the job. You don't have to pay them a fee upfront but they will ask for one to be promoted on their website - I don't think it's worth it. Basically, they supply extras, which can be quite well paid and gets you on a film set but I'm afraid it doesn't really count as an acting credit. And they are not prompt payers - I'm still waiting for the money from a job I did for them about four months ago, which reminds me...

    • 8th Feb 2015
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    Hi all! I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice please? I've been invited to a registration session with Mad Dog after my online application was successful - I was wondering if anybody could tell me what happens on the day of registration and whether I need to take anything along with me/dress a certain way. My email doesn't say much about what to expect etc and I'm very new to acting, so any tips would be much appreciated :) Thanks very much in advance!

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