Mistaken Identity: Do you know what the Casting Director looks like?

THE BOURNE IDENTITY, unlike the movie, mistaken identity is not life or death… although it can feel like it. Do you know who’s auditioning you, not just their name, but their face? Like the movie, you are at a disadvantage, the c.d.. knows what you look like. Eventhough it’s not necessary to put a face to a name of the person giving you an audition, it’s not in your best interest to assume with blind confidence you know which person is the casting director. Is it the person in the room behind the camera? Is it the person who may pop their head in the room and interrupt your audition? Is it the person that walks through the lobby with a look of self-importance as they head to one of the sessions? Or is it that person on the other end of the phone who rings in after your first take and tells the camera operator something cryptic before your second take? Guess what? It could be any one of these people or none of them. Continue reading