PARENTS/GUARDIANS UNDERSTANDING CASTINGS
We are also aware that parent/guardians may require help to understand how the casting side of things work and we do this by providing them with clear and concise breakdowns of the whole process as well as having some parent/client workshops for self-tapes and understanding the industry. We believe transparency and understanding are key!
HOW TO BECOME PART OF Encore Studios Casting?
Encore Studios Casting represents young talent, age 3-21 years, from all over the UK. We represent young talent globally and we are affiliated with Encore Stars Academy.
HOW TO JOIN OUR AGENCY WITHOUT BEING PART OF Encore Stars Academy?
Firstly, it is advised that any person wishing to be part of our casting agency is also part of Encore Stars Academy as this way your strengths and weaknesses can be assessed on an ongoing basis and you can work to improve as a performer. Nevertheless, we appreciate some young talent may live too far away for weekly attendance and in this case, you can still be considered.
If you would like to join our casting agency then mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can complete our online form and send it to us with an uploaded photo of yourself (a recent headshot is best in the first instance) as well as a short ident (short video of you speaking to camera) telling us your name, age, height and where you live as well as a brief explanation of why you want to be part of our agency.
Once we have received this we will then contact you. You may be required to do an audition with us. Thereafter, you will be notified of whether we are able to take you onto our agency books. We will only consider taking on clients who we believe we will be able to find work for within the industry.
I AM ALREADY PART OF Encore Stars Academy
Encore Stars Academy students can opt in to be part of the Encore Studios Casting .
Encore Studios Casting Agency Memberships include the following:
*Each client will have their headshots taken by a professional photographer. These headshots will also be suitable for their Spotlight page.
*Our clients’ parents or guardians complete their child’s Encore Studios Casting Membership Forms and the client will have their measurements and personal attributes detailed. This, along with renewal photos, will be completed annually.
All Encore Studios Casting members will be invited to a self-tape workshop.
Our clients’ parents and guardians will receive Newsletters relating to casting updates and opportunities, where relevant. Parents will also receive opportunities to attend self-tape workshops to help their child.
We pride ourselves in nurturing young talent and ensuring our clients are given the best possible opportunities.
WHO ARE WE INTERESTED IN HAVING AS OUR CLIENTS?
Our Encore Studios Casting agents like to meet all young talent (from 3 years old up to 21 years old) who are on our books as well as potential new clients, within this age range, from all over the UK.
WHEN DO YOUR BOOKS OPEN?
For hopeful clients out with Encore Stars Academy , our books open twice a year (normally in April and October) . It is imperative that we meet with any potential client to assess their likelihood of gaining work within the industry.
Casting auditions happen around the UK and abroad. In many cases, you need to be available for castings at very short notice and are willing to travel to Edinburgh, Manchester, London, etc. In some cases, self-tapes are required at the initial stage, however, in many cases, you will be required to the audition to be seen in person by the casting directors.
We cover all types of work including TV, films, theatre, radio, commercials and photographic.
On many commercial shoots, parents/guardians are required to chaperone. If a particular job has a long length of commitment time, the production may supply a licensed chaperone. Chaperones are not required for clients age 16 years or above. Please note, most casting jobs take place throughout the week and this could result in your child having to take some authorised time off school.
NO GUARANTEED WORK
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees of work. If an agency guarantees you work, then you should be very mindful of checking their reputation. Our advice would be to avoid any such agency!
We will submit clients for any castings if they meet the specific criteria. It is important to understand that we only submit for jobs that are relevant.
There are no fees to be part of Encore Studios Casting and it is by invite-only. It is necessary, however, that all of our clients complete a photoshoot with us (at least once per year) with our approved photographers. These shoots are charged at a very reasonable rate.
It is very important to us that our clients are shown at their best. Our agency photographers ensure they capture the clients’ perfectly, giving them the very best chances when submitted for work. As well as this, our photographers ensure they meet with our specification and style of photography for our website and comply with Spotlight specifications.
Encore Studios Casting receives a commission on all fees (except expenses).
It is the policy of Encore Studios Casting to act as a sole agency to all of its clients – unfortunately, you cannot be with another agency whilst represented by us.
I WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF ENCORE STUDIOS CASTING AGENCY
Please complete the online form or email email@example.com to request an Information Pack along with a form to be sent to you.
We look forward to hearing from you.