Savannah Casting Director’s Advice for Aspiring Movie Actors, Oscars

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Ahead of the 94th Annual Academy Awards, WJCL 22 News spoke with a local casting director about breaking into the business. start. “There’s a ton going on right now in Savannah. It’s just thriving here,” Forchetti said. “There is so much work going on that you should be prepared to be booked.” For people with a broader vision of landing a speaking role, she told WJCL 22 News that there are growing opportunities for the local acting community. Forchetti said Georgia’s film tax incentives help attract those opportunities. “I think this year we’re going to see a huge increase in productions looking for more than just extras – looking for speaking roles,” Forchetti said. “For example, I’m doing a TV movie right now and I had a producer contact me for some speaking roles.” “It happens all the time. A lot of times they rewrite a scene while they’re here and then all of a sudden they need a cop who can handle some lines. And so I think that opportunity really increases here. in Savannah. It’s exciting,” Forchetti said. She recommended looking for work on the film commission’s website. Here are the web pages for the Georgia Film Commission and the Savannah Film Commission. write down all your clothing sizes in one place Write a resume Be honest about your availability Have your COVID-19 vaccine card handy, if you’re vaccinated “You’re going to want all this stuff ready, so when you receive the email, you can just submit all your stuff to them for consideration,” Forchetti said. “Your acting career is a journey and, of course, dream big. Dream about getting an Oscar because it will take you far, but don’t. forget about setting small achievable goals. Monthly goals. Annual objectives. It may seem small at the time, but I think they can stand for something big. WJCL 22 News spoke to Caroline Molloy, an actress who lives in Hilton Head.S he was propelled to a bigger role after being hired as an extra on Baywatch and she found herself on set for about three months. Since then, she’s appeared in movies like Love Simon. She’s been working here,” Molloy said. “I think the pandemic is actually helping actors a lot because there aren’t a lot of in-person auditions anymore. is self-recorded.” Molloy is represented by Halo Models and Talent Group in Savannah. She said having an experienced agent is also a big help for people who are primarily interested in speaking roles. “There are so many mistakes newbies make. What to wear, to a casting, how to follow a casting director, what to bring to a casting, what to expect,” said Halo director Stephanie Andrews. .

Ahead of the 94th Annual Academy Awards, WJCL 22 News spoke with a local casting director about breaking into the business.

Mélanie Forchetti, casting director at Forchetti Casting in Savanesaid looking for work as a film extra is a great place to start.

“There’s a ton going on right now in Savannah. It’s just thriving here,” Forchetti said. “There is so much work going on that you should be prepared to be booked.”

For people with a broader vision of landing a speaking role, she told WJCL 22 News that there are growing opportunities for the local acting community. Forchetti said Georgia’s film tax incentives help attract those opportunities.

“I think this year we’re going to see a huge increase in productions looking for more than just extras – looking for speaking roles,” Forchetti said. “For example, I’m doing a TV movie right now and I asked a producer to offer me some speaking roles.”

“It happens all the time. A lot of times they rewrite a scene while they’re here and then all of a sudden they need a cop who can handle some lines. And so I think that opportunity really increases here. in Savannah. It’s exciting,” Forchetti said.

She recommended looking for work on the film commission’s website. here are the Georgia Film Commission and Savannah Film Commission webpages.

Forchetti offered these tips for people considering applying for casting calls:

  • Gather some recent photos of yourself
  • Record all your clothing sizes in one place
  • Write a CV
  • Be honest about your availability
  • Have your COVID-19 vaccine card handy, if you are vaccinated

“You’re going to want all of those documents ready, so when you get the email, you can just submit all of your documents to them for consideration,” Forchetti said. “Your acting career is a journey and, of course, dream big. Dream of getting an Oscar because it will take you far, but remember to set small, achievable goals. Monthly goals. Yearly goals. It can seem small at the time, but I think they can stand for something big.”

WJCL 22 News spoke with Caroline Molloy, an actress who lives in Hilton Head.

She was propelled into a bigger role after being hired as an extra on Baywatch and ended up on set for about three months.

Since then, she has appeared in films like Love Simon.

“I really think there’s (acting) work here,” Molloy said. “I think the pandemic is actually helping actors a lot because there aren’t a lot of in-person auditions anymore. Everything is self-recorded.

Molloy is represented by Halo Models and Talent Group in Savannah.

She said having an experienced agent is also a big help for people who are primarily interested in speaking roles.

“There are so many mistakes beginners make. What to wear, to a casting. how to follow a casting director, what to bring to a casting, what to expect,” said Halo director Stephanie Andrews.

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