GENIUS PRODUCED is currently seeking a CASTING ASSISTANT.
Genius Produced is a multimedia production company and studio committed to creating cutting edge content developed for film, television, gaming, education and corporate. Our studio is located in the heart of Culver City, CA. For more information on Genius Produced, please visit www.geniusproduced.com.
Casting Assistants hold an administrative role in the process. They support and report to Casting Directors and the Development Team. They work with the actor’s schedules, schedule auditions, construct casting lists, do interviews and auditions with potential cast, and do any additional research or administrative work that may be needed throughout the process.
We are looking for a Temporary Casting Assistant whose primary job is to support our Development team with all aspects of their casting responsibilities and become acquainted with their constantly changing and time-pressured goals of providing performers for a spectrum of our projects. Expected length of role: 1 month.
Handle casting related phone calls during the day and if needed, after hours.
Acquire knowledge of all office systems including but not limited to phones, casting programs, computers, etc.
Communicate accurate project information to talent and check talent availability as required.
Effectively serve as a member of the Development team, report to the Senior VP and the Development Coordinator for all casting needs
Retrieve documents and files when requested.
Sort and distribute communications to talent, and in house staff in a timely manner.
Produce weekly status reports on all projects currently casting.
Cast projects as assigned under supervision of Senior VP and Development Coordinator.
Attend Production Meetings, set visits, and make deliveries and pick-ups as needed.
Conduct auditions via Zoom meeting platform.
Maintain active sides for auditions.
Job Requirements / Qualifications Needed
High school diploma required. College graduate preferred
Must have previous casting experience
General knowledge of the Entertainment Industry
Must have familiarity with casting services such as LA Casting, Actors Access/Breakdown Access, Backstage, etc
Interpersonal skills – having the ability to work with many different personalities
Ability to work productively on multiple projects simultaneously in a potentially stressful and noisy office environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with superior attention to detail, and the ability to organize and express ideas clearly
Quickly grasps new concepts and ideas and the willingness to learn new technologies
Work Conditions –
The schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5 pm.
This job will use computer, keyboard, monitor(s), telephone, copier, scan/fax machine as well as other office equipment. Job is primarily performed sitting at a desk.
May occasionally lift, push, or pull material or boxes/materials weighing up to approximately 15 lbs.
Job requires repetitive use of hands and wrists on a keyboard and viewing a monitor. Movement consists of occasional reaching, twisting, turning and bending to side and above to perform job duties.
Work is compensated at $15/hr and will take place on site at Genius Produced in Culver City, CA.
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