How to choose a fake audition for a movie
Auditions are supposed to be a way to gauge whether or not an actor is up to the task of playing a part.
But according to the new report from the UK’s National Audit Office, there are plenty of instances where actors and producers are not properly vetted to ensure they’re up to speed on the craft.
The audit found that in a wide range of auditions conducted by a number of major Hollywood studios, actors were not fully vetted to their ability to deliver a film.
“Auditions have become a way for producers to gauge interest and enthusiasm and assess whether or to produce films, but this process can be a very valuable tool in helping to assess an actor’s commitment and skillset,” the audit report said.
In one case, an actor who had been working in Hollywood for years and was asked to play a supporting role was asked by producers to audition.
He told the company he was ready to go, but was not asked to do any physical testing.
A second actor was then offered a part and given a script, but the actor was not tested for his ability to read the script.
One of the auditors who reviewed the cases said the lack of testing in this particular instance was “extremely concerning”.
“This highlights a lack of understanding and commitment on the part of the producers and directors as to how a large part of their time is spent in casting,” she said.
In another case, a production company was asked for an actor to play the lead role in a film and the actor did not pass a physical test.
While the production company did have to test the actor for the role, it was not clear whether the actor passed the physical test, the audit found.
There were also numerous instances where an actor was given a lead role without testing, including one case where an actress was given the role of a nurse in a movie, but did not know whether the role was real or not.
Auditors found there were other instances where auditions were given to actors who had not had the experience to properly prepare for a role, such as actors who were not up to date on their craft.
The report said producers could be “very well placed” to identify actors with potential for problems and provide training.
Its also important for producers and producers to ensure that actors are properly trained and that their skillset is up-to-date.
This could mean training with actors that have been trained in the arts, including theatre and acting, or with the latest technology in a production.
It’s also important to ensure there are adequate auditions to be held in the theatre and to ensure a proper audition is conducted to ensure the best performance possible, the report said.(ABC News: Alex Damerick)The report also called for the Australian Government to improve auditing processes and make sure that actors and directors understand the skills and qualifications of the actors they are auditioning for.
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