Many talent fear the audition process -- and those along the way -- only because they lack understanding. At least once a week, I hear a talent tell me that a certain casting director never books them. It's a conclusion that makes perfect sense from where the talent sits; but that perspective doesn't make it fact. Here, casting director Ken Lazer, spells it out for you in his words.
In today’s casting session, I had an actor say to me after the audition: “Thanks, I hope you’ll consider me for the job!”
I wanted to remind everyone that it’s not up to Casting Directors whether or not you book the job. It’s up to my client and their client as well.
My job as a casting director is to present the best talent choices that fit the description of what my client’s needs for their project are.
So the next time you look fearfully at your agent . . . at the casting director . . . at the ad agent sitting in during callbacks . . . stop and remind yourself that they don't make the decisions. They are there to support you as a possibility that will please the person who is signing everyone's paychecks!
That said, it's not a bad idea to thank them for seeing you. It is their room and time, after all!