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Former 'Criminal Minds' Casting Director Shuts Down Acting Workshops

Former Criminal Minds casting director is no longer holding acting workshops.

Following the pay-to-play controversy, casting director Scott David has announced that he will be closing down his Los Angeles acting workshop company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott David lost his longtime job the day after an investigation into the entertainment industry's culture of pay-to-play auditions. Since then, the casting director has closed down his "controversial" acting workshop business.
David tells THR he has not decided whether he will teach classes at ACE Studios in the future, but the announcement noted he’d “chosen to focus on his own career in casting, teaching and coaching.”
Related: Casting Directors Launch Investigation Into “Illegal” Acting Classes This news comes after a petition  urging Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer to “hold these companies accountable for their actions” has passed over 13,500 signatures, while the Casting Society of America established a committee to encourage members to abide by California's state labor laws. Related: Are Casting Director Acting Workshops Illegal? Via THR

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