Casting Directors are now building a database for stand ins.
Catrett-Locke Casting (better known locally in the Atlanta area as “CL Casting”) is the brainchild of co-founders Rose Locke and Jamie Lynn Catrett, who brought their vision to life in 2011 after casting the background for the feature film “The Watch”.
CL Casting is an Extras Casting Company located in Atlanta, Georgia. They point out on their Facebook Page their mission to provide various productions – film, television, commercials, print ads, etc – with the best talent that Atlanta has to offer and to represent said talent under the highest professional standards imaginable.
But What is a Stand In?
A stand-in for film and television is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming, for technical purposes such as lighting.
Stand-ins are helpful in the initial processes of production. Lighting setup can be a slow and tedious process; during this time the actor will often be somewhere else. Stand-ins allow the director of photography to light the set, the camera department to light and focus scenes. The director will often ask stand-ins to deliver the scene dialogue (“lines”) and walk through (“blocking”) the scenes to be filmed. In this way, a good stand-in can help speed up the day’s production and is a necessary and valuable cast member on a film.
Casting Call and Audition Information
CL Casting recently posted the following Casting Call for Stand-ins on their Facebook Page:
Hi everyone. We are currently building a database for stand-ins. Please fill in the below form and then send an e-mail to [email protected] Include 3 pics (head and body) but please make sure they are clear. In the body of the e-mail please insert the below information as well. In the subject box please put your Ht and Ethnicity.