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Free Casting Space for LA Filmmakers

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At Hollywood Casting and Film, we provide casting space, and professional cameras/lighting at absolutely no cost to filmmakers. In return we'll ask that you:

* Invite 5 actors from the HCandF database for each hour that you occupy a casting room. Actor invitations must be sent out 18 hours before your casting session. 

* Agree to create all roles on our website that you are casting. HCandF uses an “instant upload” system, where filmmakers tag the names of actors with audition videos.Therefore, all roles must be created on our site before your session.

* Agree to be courteous to actors and HCandF Staff, keep food and drink out if the casting rooms, and handle all camera/lighting/recording equipment with care.

* Attach sides to all of the roles created for your project.

* Avoid no-shows! Or if necessary, give us at least 24 hours if you must cancel a session.  

First time casting with us? Please create a free filmmakers account by clicking here. Before setting up a casting session, please email book@hcandf.com and specify the name of your project, and the dates/times you wish to hold your casting session between Monday-Saturday, 10AM - 6PM.  

Getting Started

Book a Room

Book a casting room after you've created a project

Actor Scheduling

Submitted Actors

view a list of actors who have submitted for a role

Remote Requests

View remote audition requests for your projects

Review Saved Schedule

Review schedule for actors you've invited

Filmmaker Admin

Review Auditions

Review Audition Videos to make casting decisions

Review Projects

review projects and roles you created

View Actor Profiles

Find actors by searching our database

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Filmmaker FAQs:

Still Have Questions? Here's a Filmmaker FAQ that may help!
A: Yes, while we do require that you invite actors from our database, you will also be able to invite actors from other websites as well.After creating your project, we'll send you a detailed video tutorial explaining how to invite actors from our website, and how to schedule actors from other sites to your casting session.
A: During your free casting session, we'll provide you with a camera, equipped with Zeiss lenses to record your auditions.After each and every take, audition footage will instantly start uploading to the web.You'll receive an email from us a few hours later notifying you that the videos from your casting session are ready to view.
A: We're one of the best reviewed casting studios in Hollywood, with a 4.5 start rating on Yelp! Filmmakers love us because we're personable, we have an actual phone number you can contact us with, and our response time in answering emails and assisting filmmakers to set up free casting sessions is unparalleled.
A. You can bring your own camera to your casting session to concurrently shoot auditions with our in-house camera provided to you. Since our cameras are connected with our instant upload system these cameras must be running at all times.
A: Yes, as long as you're willing to abide by our guidelines, you can schedule multiple days for your casting sessions.
A: Yes, we're happy to host callbacks at our studio.

Filmmaker FAQs:

Still Have Questions? Here's a Filmmaker FAQ that may help!
Q : I am setting up a free casting session with Hollywood Casting and Film for the first time, and I know that you require that I invite actors from your database.  But will I be allowed to invite actors from other websites tomy audition?

A: Yes, while we do require that you invite actors from our database, you will also be able to invite actors from other websites as well.After creating your project, we'll send you a detailed video tutorial explaining how to invite actors from our website, and how to schedule actors from other sites to your casting session.

Q: How will videos be recorded and uploaded during our free casting session?

A: During your free casting session, we'll provide you with a camera, equipped with Zeiss lenses to record your auditions.After each and every take, audition footage will instantly start uploading to the web.You'll receive an email from us a few hours later notifying you that the videos from your casting session are ready to view.

Q: How does Hollywood Casting and Film compare with other casting studios?

A: We're one of the best reviewed casting studios in Hollywood, with a 4.5 start rating on Yelp! Filmmakers love us because we're personable, we have an actual phone number you can contact us with, and our response time in answering emails and assisting filmmakers to set up free casting sessions is unparalleled.

Q: Can I bring my own camera to record auditions during a casting session?

A. You can bring your own camera to your casting session to concurrently shoot auditions with our in-house camera provided to you. Since our cameras are connected with our instant upload system these cameras must be running at all times.

Q: Can I schedule more than one day of casting?

A: Yes, as long as you're willing to abide by our guidelines, you can schedule multiple days for your casting sessions.

Q: After my casting session in complete, can I schedule callbacks?

A: Yes, we're happy to host callbacks at our studio.