Company needs to come into the 21st Centry
Background Actor (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 30, 2016
I've worked as an extra for over 5 years here in South Louisiana. There are established,reputable casting companies here. All of them use modern forms of communications when booking background. They use email, web sites, texting, Facebook, etc to find and book talent, notify of call times, wardrobe and such. But this company is completely backward. They make you drive to New Orleans to register with them, which is ridiculous for background work, especially since there is My Casting File for talent info and now CURRENT photo's can be taken and sent immediately. If you do get booked with them, rather than sending an email with location, wardrobe, call time etc or use a web site to relay all that pertinent info, they make you call in and listen to a frickin hour long recorded message for each casting you are booked on. Ironic this is, all of those extra hoops they make you jump through doesn't make them more organized or professional, more like the reverse. They need to ditch the answering machine, use email and text and come into this century with their communications.