How Long It Takes for a Casting Director To Contact You After an Audition

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Have you ever wanted to know how long it takes for a casting director to contact you for a call back, screen test or a booking?

Recently, actors on Reddit answered this question and shared some amazing insight into the film industry and what actors should do after an audition. Here's what they said:

1 hour to 3 years

One user explained, "Anywhere between an hour and three years. Like others here have said, as soon as you walk out of that room, you're onto the next audition. It drives my non actor friends crazy because they will ask me how my auditions went and I will have to sit and think for an awkwardly long time to remember enough to give them an answer. Also always remind yourself: you cannot get into the casting director's head. You will only drive yourself crazy. You will or will not book it for any number of infinite reasons. Just keep going."

No set rules

Another user said, "There's no guarantees but typically you hear back within 48 hrs IF you hear back at all. Although there are many stories of people hearing back months later - that's rare though. Outside dates are when they are shooting the whole episode/project, and they narrow down the exact dates you would be on set later on in the process."

Never be hopeful

Another actor commented, "The best practice is to never be hopeful. :P The audition was your job and you did your best and the rest is out of your control. Just forget about it and be happily surprised if you ever hear back. (Easier said than done I know.) From my few bookings: I was booked 2 business days later, and the other I was "pinned" for the role by the time I got home after the audition." What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.