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Sunday, December 1, 2013

"We decided to go another direction"

  • I hate it when a director or casting agent tells you, "we decided to go in another direction." What does that really mean? Why don't they just say thank you and you were not cast or just post the cast list. Either your name is on it or it isn't.

    • You and 3 others like this.
    • Angel Matuszak Novie Next time when they say that, tell them they need to use a GPS, cuz the right direction leads to YOU!
    • Bruce Henderson I think it's used to try to soften the blow--i.e., "you were great, but we actually want a 7ft tall Inuit man in drag for the role as we now conceive it, AFTER dragging you to call backs." In academic hiring, we often say "there just didn't seem to be the right fit."
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    • Bruce Henderson I think it's used to try to soften the blow--i.e., "you were great, but we actually want a 7ft tall Inuit man in drag for the role as we now conceive it, AFTER dragging you to call backs." In academic hiring, we often say "there just didn't seem to be...See More
    • Art Lynch Actually I have been cast several times and called within the cancellation period to do just that. Usually is a face audiences recognise (on Star Gate Atlantic it was two guys from the Sopranos) or that another person was cast in another role who was shorter and they decided at the last minute I was too tall. Never take it personally, it usually means you did well enough to get the job but they really did change their mind for reasons that have nothing to do with you.
    • Art Lynch Do not get me started on academic hiring...Bruce you are a far far better man than I...and you started a good deal sooner. Adjunct city for 16 years and counting for yours truely. And Nancy...you are talented (always have been), tunacious and shine through. Three call backs is a real compliment...if that helps.

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