THE CASTING NETWORK LIMITED is an established and respected agency for supporting artists, owned and supervised by Lesley Gogarty (formerly Lesley Reid). This agency has nothing to do with the organisations CastNet, Shooting People or Talent Circle & Casting Network.
If you are an actor/supporting artist, before submitting your details to the agency (online applications only) please ensure you are applying to the correct organisation for your needs!
THE CASTING NETWORK is a recognised agency supplying supporting artists for all media, and also provides a Casting Director service that utilises our unrivalled experience in the Industry.
Agency Founder, Lesley Gogarty is the most experienced crowd casting specialist in the country, and has trained and worked in the Industry since 1978.
The Casting Network was established in 1999 and is respected by producers and professional artists alike, for negotiating the best rates of pay possible, in a highly competitive and over-subscribed market.
PROVISION OF LOCATION ASSISTANCE AND CROWD 2ND ADs
On productions that have in excess of 1000 crowd days, the agency can provide a member of staff to perform many of the duties of a Crowd 2nd AD including the organisation of costume fittings and liaising with the costume and hair & make-up departments, the signing-in of artists in the morning when the call exceeds 50 people and, where practicable, we can also sign the crowd off at the end of filming.
The Agency is now part of the POP Platform of agents & can supply chitless payment and initial instruction on how quick and easy it is to access booking sheets and to wrap out all artists at the click of the mouse. An APP is currently in development which will be available soon.
IMPORTANT: PAYMENTS FOR SUPPORTING ARTISTS
The Casting Network authorises the POP BACK OFFICE to invoice for all artists; payments on our behalf and for the fees to be transferred directly into the POP Client Account.
On all productions, 10% will be added to all invoices that are not paid within 30 days.
PRODUCTIONS FILMING IN THE LONDON AREA AND AT RECOGNISED STUDIO WITHIN LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES
Many traditional and contemporary directors now prefer to audition their background artists in order to reassure themselves that these artists can take direction, and that still look like the photos that they submit for agency brochures and websites!
On productions that have specific requirements or minor parts, we highly recommend that an audition is arranged before filming commences to ensure these specific requirements are approved by the director as early as possible in the filming schedule.
In addition to our own resource of over 5000 artists, THECASTING NETWORK now has access to 10,000 artists on the POP portal who live all of the UK.
New resources in Scotland and Wales are planned for later this Spring.
CASTING DIRECTOR SERVICE
If you need to organise a casting for small, specific roles in film and television productions, channel idents, commercials, photographic or virals THE CASTING NETWORK has the experience and the contacts to do this for you. Just give us the brief and leave the rest to us.