Casting The Actors

Short course


This single day casting workshop is aimed at directors and producers who want help finding the right actors to cast and the path to finding them.  The course is run by Liz Stoll, a casting director with 34 years’ experience including most recently 18 years at the BBC.


Liz will explain the basics of casting from the page to the screen.

This will include:

Initial discussions with directors and producers about the roles and ideal versus realistic casting.

Availabilities, schedules, budget considerations, managing artistic expectations, working and negotiating with agents.

The etiquette of direct approaches to high profile talent – versus via their agents.

Running effective and productive auditions within a limited timeframe including tips and guidance on what to expect and look for in a meeting and how to prepare for this.

Diversity in the casting process and current thinking and expectations within the industry.

Deciding who to select and how to get the best cast together that everyone is happy with, including recasting when someone drops out.

Participants will be able to meet experienced actors with Liz and audition them using pre-selected material.

There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and advice during the day.


Liz Stoll has been a casting director for 34 years of which the last 18 ½ were working in the Drama and Continuing Drama departments at the BBC where she cast series, single dramas, films and drama documentaries. Her first casting position was at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986 followed by Theatre Royal Plymouth which led to casting West End musicals. She then moved into television casting via “The Bill” and various drama documentaries. 

Feedback from Liz’s past training include:

“Liz delivered excellent casting sessions, she generously shared her extensive knowledge which was an invaluable experience for everyone. Liz was engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her, and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn about this specialist industry area.”

Freelance Rate: £200

Corporate Rate: £425

How to apply

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If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903

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