Viewings

  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Not sure if I'm missing something here but can anyone tell me why viewings aren't in date order? There doesn't seem to be any logic to their order.

    Cheers

    • 11th Aug 2008
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    Hi Toni,

    You can sort the list by clicking on "last viewed you" at the top of the list.

    • 4th Aug 2008
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Ah, cheers.

    • 4th Aug 2008
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    Actually, I've noticed a thing: I used to get viewed by most of the jobs I submitted for (I'd say about 90% viewed me), but in the last two months that's gone way down - now I'd say only about 30% are viewing me. I've not changed anything - wondering if it's the quality of the work coming through to this site, but I sometimes think that CD's of commercials in particular put the word out to CCP, etc but never take these applications seriously, and only really ask to see people from agents they already know. Anyway, that's the way it goes - so you just keep having to plug away.

    • 5th Aug 2008
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Hi Samantha, I think you're right re viewings. Not sure if my agent's getting them but will ask her when we speak next.

    Meanwhile, we just keep on plodding :-))

    T

    • 5th Aug 2008
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  • Kevin Patrick Buxton

    Actor

    Good aternoon Sam, and others. Funny you should mention this, re wondering if casting d's do actually look at this sites sub's. I would love to hear from anyone on this site who has indeed managed to secure one of the "bigger offerings" that you see from time to time. i.e the £3,4000 plus commercials etc. If nothing else it would serve as a nice boost to the rest of us, and give some reason for carrying on ! and go towards building confidence in such sites as this.

    Cheers chums, and all the bst as always.

    • 5th Aug 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    Hey Kevin how are you doing? This is probably not quite the answer you were looking for but I DO think it is of interest! Last week I completed the filming of the Green Man Soup advert that was on this site about 2 weeks ago.....but I never even got viewed here!!! Instead, I ALSO applied via another web-site which did NOT say that the employers' details were "withheld at company's request" ! FAR FROM IT ! I had the personal name and e-mail address of the CD involved and so contacted them directly! Today I notice that there are many jobs being advertised here on CCP for Xmas where again the employers' details are being kept secret for some reason! WHY?!! The same jobs are being advertised fully and publicly on the Equity web-site with the company's own web-site attached as a link and which contains ALL the contact details and touring arrangements therein! Why must users of CCP be exclusively kept in the dark I wonder?

    • 7th Aug 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    Any other Equity members noticed this as well?

    • 7th Aug 2008
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    Well, fancy that! Today submitted myself for an ad (paying in four figures!) via another casting site, although my feelings re: CD's on this site are exactly the same - and guess what? Got a casting for it tomorrow! So maybe I should just eat my words because sometimes they DO actually look at submissions from these sites. The casting actually came to me via my agent, but I'm sure it's from the submission I made, rather than them (I'll ask them another time). So, keep going everyone; sometimes it works!

    • 7th Aug 2008
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    So why am I paying CPC twenty quid a month for them to withold vital information on jobs?

    I am also restricted by this silly playing age thing.

    What other casting websites are recommended? Maybe I should try a few others as well as this one.

    • 7th Aug 2008
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    yes i've noticed that too, it's very annoying. why are the details witheld?

    • 7th Aug 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    Des, I think it is ESSENTIAL that you join other web-sites as well as this one! Although I picked up a nice, unexpected £400 from a corporate job advertised here on Monday morning this week, your real, well-paid casting jobs do lie elsewhere. CCP is made up mostly of lo/no pay or small commercial type jobs as far as I can see and I've been a member since 2003. It IS a really excellent WEB-SITE, beautifully put together and maintained and very user-friendly, but after several telephone discussions with the good people who run CCP I am in no doubt that the site is run by energetic young business entrepreneurs with NO experience or knowledge of what actors really want /need! Take this damned annoying "playing age" fiasco for instance! They've changed the criteria now for what someone's playing age can be to make it more closely resemble the age you LOOK like; mine is down as 35. But NONE of us has a specific playing range of JUST a set 12 month period! I am not eligible to ONLY play 35 year olds, I have an "Equity playing range of 26-40". What CCP could really do with is a Forbes/Blake/Tracey/Alan Brent type character in their midst to make sure the actor's viewpoint is also represented at the same time and not just worry about offending prospective employers all the time. This would also tackle the incredible situation for instance of not being allowed to join Voicespro.com, a sister site, because they think that actors and voice-over artists are totally separate and never the twain shall meet! Grrrr!

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    The voices thing annoyed me too - there seems to be a lot of illogical thinking here. I do think the site is one of the best but these quibbles really grate - esp the acting age. I've spoken to the CCP people and emailed them but there seems to be no way forward. Never mind, I've had some really good jobs from the site but I would agree, join other sites too.

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Joyce Howard

    Actor

    Yes, I would also like to know why we cannot know who we are applying to.

    Can we please be told?

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    I just rang up the co. I mentioned in my earlier posting and they say that it is CCP who demand their identity is kept secret, not them, as "unsuitable" clients keep applying for certain jobs ie according to CCP!

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    What constitutes unsuitable I wonder? Curiouser and curiouser to quote Alice :-))

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    I know what you mean! Surely CCP have strict vetting procedures for people who are able to apply for professional jobs in the first place?

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Morna Young

    Actor

    Everything mentioned here annoys me too! Typically, if my playing age is set as 24 (my real age) then the castings either end at 23 or start at 25. Another one (although correct me if I'm wrong?) is that there's not a search engine in the past submissions area - to see if you've applied to someone before etc (does that make sense?). And as for knowing who we're applying to - it seems absolutely necessary?! I'm slightly baffled by that! Xx

    • 8th Aug 2008
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    I'm now cross, too! I didn't know about the voices thing and I've spent a lot of money and done a considerable amount of hard work this year with professional v/o producers to produce a really good voice reel - and EVERY voice producer/advertising exec says they prefer to use ACTORS for voiceovers - there should be no distinction. Voiceover work is a skill that actors should have and we shouldn't be denied work especially if those in the business want us. I'll be on the case... As for playing age, I think that's always been an issue with castings of all sorts from time immemorium - what is a 42 year old Mum supposed to look like? What is a 17 year old Goth supposed to look like? It always has been and always will be subjective...

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Hi Samantha

    Re what someone looks like at a particular age - you've only got to watch 10 years younger to see how people regard age and looks :-))

    • 8th Aug 2008
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