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Include These Casting Director Skills
- Talent scouting and management
- Auditions and open calls
- Talent booking
- Location scouting and securing
- Casting session supervision
- Contract negotiations/compliance
- Scheduling/calendar management
- Contact database management
A sample cover letter follows, including similar qualifications and experience.
Dear Ms. Bennet:
When I learned of your search for a new Casting Director, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. With my professional experience in casting management and production—as well as my talents in creative project execution and team collaboration—I would significantly benefit your team in this capacity.
From researching talent to meet specified needs and holding casting auditions to securing shoot locations and working closely with directors and producers, my background has prepared me to excel as your next Casting Director. With an inherent passion for talent placement and media production, my communication and organization capabilities position me to thrive in this challenging and creative role.
Highlights of my background include:
Booking talent, preparing casting sessions, monitoring studio logs, supervising staff, and managing extensive talent databases as Casting Director for the Chicago Casting Company.
Holding large open calls with more than 4,000 actors for casting roles of leads, background actors, day-player roles, stand-ins, and photo doubles.
Conducting deep research and generating casting reports on both existing and prospective casting leads for television, film, commercials, and print advertisements.
Meeting with directors, executive producers, unit producers, managers, and production supervisors to identify casting needs and the appropriate “look” of background talent.
Communicating effectively with agents, lawyers, talent managers, and SAG regarding contract specifics and negotiations.
With my experience in production and casting direction, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to achieving success, I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing this opportunity in more detail. Thank you for your consideration.
Julia L. Diaz