Q: How is Casting Workbook different from other websites?
A: Even though the Casting Workbook is one of the most extensive talent databases in the world with over 70,000 members, it is far more than just a database. Casting Workbook is also a digital pitching, marketing and courier service as well as one of the busiest online breakdown service in the world where it counts most ... number of roles cast electronically. With well over 100,000 roles cast from our website, your actors have a greater chance to be considered for projects in TV, Film, Commercials or Print.
Q: How do I join?
A: To join the Casting Workbook as an agent, you must fill out our online form and sign our mutual confidentiality agreement. Also, if you are not a current agency member of SAG, AFTRA, EQUITY, TAMAC, EIC or ATA, you must provide two references (name and phone number) or 2 letters of reference from casting director members of any of those groups or from the CDC, CSA, CCDA or the Casting Workbook which will be verified . References must have worked with you previously and be able to vouch for your industry knowledge and professionalism. These letters can be short and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed or mailed to the office nearest you. This is to ensure that Casting Workbook remains the most professional digital casting service in the world.
Q: What are the requirements for joining?
A: Other than the sign up materials, agents are only required to conform to the general code of conduct as follows:
1. The fee charged for The Casting Workbook service to the actor is at the rate specified by The Casting Workbook.
2. An agency cannot advertise The Casting Workbook's services or The Casting Workbook without prior review and written consent by The Casting Workbook of the advertising content.
3. The Casting Workbook is intended for use by agencies whose primary function is the procurement of work for actors in a commission environment.
Q: How do I get breakdowns?
A: Breakdowns are a part of the software provided to the agency for access, submission and pitching of their actor's materials. All services including the breakdowns are free once 10 or more of your roster sign up with the Casting Workbook.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: If you have 10 or more Actors online there is no cost to the agency.
Q: How do I get my actors online?
A: Once you become a member you can sign up people directly at your office by logging into the Casting Workbook. You can enter Profile information, upload Photos and make a payment to activate your clients online. Alternatively, actors can send us their photo, resume, profile information and payment in order to become members of the Service.