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Following the Casting Path

October 18, 2017

Follow the Casting Process All the Way to Success

There's a famous scene in one of Hollywood's most beloved films, The Wizard of OZ, where Dorothy and Toto are on their way down the Yellow Brick Road and they come across the Scarecrow:

Now which way do we go? 

Pardon me, this way is a very nice way.

Who said that? 

[Toto barks at scarecrow] 

Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk. 

[points other way]
It's pleasant down that way, too. 

That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way? 

[points both ways]
Of course, some people do go both ways.

Navigating the entertainment industry along your "yellow brick road to success," can be quite challenging especially when you have a variety of people telling you to go in all different directions.  Choose your Scarecrows wisely and remember, just like Dorothy, the power of success lies within.  If you do your research and truly understand the casting process, you will be better equipped to navigate your way to the top.

Children In Film defines the casting process as the way in which a young performer with a dream, passion or goal goes from simply having that goal to actually becoming a working, paid performer.  The casting process works in a very specific way, from the inception of the project all the way to the finished product; Understanding this will be a true window in to what you need to do, who you need to know, and how you need to go about tackling your goals.

Have you ever wondered what the first step to launching a career in entertainment is?  Are you curious as to how parents are able to get their kids into an audition?  Have you received multiple chances to audition, but have not yet booked a final role?  Perhaps it is time to study the casting process or to give yourself a little refresher.