Keep virtual castings and auditions an industry practise

Keep virtual castings and auditions an industry practise

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Zebedee Talent started this petition to CASTING DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION and

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic all casting for modelling, acting and commercial work have been done virtually, with the shift in practise being wholeheartedly welcomed by the disabled talent community. The process of recording a self-tape and submitting it to your agent, or participating in a Zoom casting has made the industry wildly more accessible for disabled people. When a job is secured through virtual casting, appropriate arrangments can be made while knowing that there will be a rate at the end. 

As we begin to return to 'normal' life in the UK, virtual castings are quickly disappearing. The return to last minute, in person castings affects disabled people at a disproportionate rate. Issues such as transport, inaccessible studio spaces, caretaking schedules, parking and locations are majorly holding back disabled talent. Not everyone is returning back to this 'normal' life, as they never led a wholly accessible life before. 

Virtual castings allow for arrangements to be made that give equal opportunity to those who need representation in the industry. Please sign this petition if you want casting directors to make this permanent change in the circumstances in which they can. 

 

Best wishes,

Zebedee Talent

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