The SAG-AFTRA President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement held a Self-Tape for TV Basics livestream on July 2, hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris. The event featured casting director Jason Kennedy (NCIS: New Orleans, Elizabethtown) with Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon and Secretary-Treasurer Camryn Manheim leading the Q&A session.

The 90-minute livestream focused on equipment needed to set up a space for self-taping and helpful tips and techniques for performing on camera, slating and submitting auditions for television.

“When productions start back up, I’m sure there will be a lot less in-person auditions and a lot more virtual auditions, and self-taping will likely be the default for the foreseeable future,” said Kennedy. “So, it’s a good time to get comfortable with how to make a great self-tape.”

To watch the livestream, see below. Also, check out the PTEOE’s Self-Tape Like a Pro with Commercials Casting Director Arlene Schuster workshop and more on the SAG-AFTRA YouTube channel.

Self-Tape for TV Basics with Television, Film & New Media Casting Director Jason Kennedy

You’ve got the script, you’ve learned the lines, but how do you stand out and nail that self-taped audition? Join SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and leading television, film and new media casting director Jason Kennedy for a primer on self-taping for television auditions featuring insider tips from an expert who sees hundreds of self-tapes each week.


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