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Casting Agent Courses

Casting Agents, also known as talent agents, find actors, singers, dancers, models, and extras to work in films, stage productions, television, commercials, and other screen media. Actors, models, and performers will send you portfolios and performance samples for you to review and consider, you’ll then spend time interviewing and screening potential candidates.

As a casting agent you will also develop relationships with casting directors and other studio executives who initiate ‘casting calls’ for upcoming productions. You’ll then represent your performers by trying to secure an audition for them.

It’s an extremely busy occupation and you’ll spend lots of time on the phone, in meetings, and answering emails, so you’re going to need outstanding time-management skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Casting Agents earn?

At this time, there are no clear figures for the salaries for casting agents in Australia, though you can expect a salary in the range of $1,888 per week ($98,176 annually).

What are the job opportunities for Casting Agents?

Casting agents sometimes work independently, but are usually employed by talent agencies.There are no clear employment figures for casting agents in Australia at this time.

How do I become a Casting Agent?

Casting agents need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to network and develop professional relationships. You’ll also need to be highly organised and have a good understanding of the film, stage, and television industry in Australia.

You could launch your career as a casting agent by completing a Diploma of Screen and Media and gaining a supporting qualification in business administration or leadership/management.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.