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How to Hold a Casting Call

Practicing Film

One thing I’ve been learning a lot about lately is casting.  We (the film group I’m now a part of) have been putting out casting calls in order to find trained actors for our films who are willing to work for free.  And it turns out that it’s easy to find such people, because actors need demo reels that show how well they can act.

I went to a seminar a few months ago about how to direct actors, and the instructor said that 85% of direction is casting the right people. If you just cast your non-actor friends, you’ll need like five rehearsals before you can get them play the part well enough.  And casting the right people isn’t just about finding people who can act—it’s about finding people with a good attitude, who will help and not hinder your production, and who are reliable and professional.

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Ultron And Scarlet Witch Bring The Snark In An All-New ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Clip


Just yesterday we were checking out two new clips filled with heretofore unseen footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Marvel has already dropped another clip. This one gives us our first chance to hear Elizabeth Olsen’s Russian accent as Scarlet Witch, and it hints at some major plot points, like (spoiler alert) Ultron obtaining some Vibranium (presumably with assistance from Ulysses Klaw) with which to coat himself and become an even more difficult foe. We have to wonder if this scene takes place in Wakanda.

More importantly, this scene says exactly what we think every time a villain takes a time out to explain the intricacies of their not-so-secret plan.








Where does Ultron end and James Spader even begin?

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