6 Timelines—When to Start and What to Do Before Jumping in

“The funniest thing is that all the things every director goes through, I thought I could shortcut, but there was no getting around those issues.”

—GEORGE CLOONEY

Announcements, Auditions, Callbacks and Contracts (AACC)

The casting process can be broken down into four parts: announcing the project with a casting breakdown, auditions, callbacks, and the offering of contracts. It might be two weeks or two months from announcing to offers. Commercials tend to take the shorter route along with television shows, which move through the entire process very quickly. When it comes to feature films, however, one of the biggest traps is failure to allow enough time for casting and callbacks ...

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