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26.05.2023 - 18:57 / variety.com
Manori Ravindran Executive Editor of International The debate around self-taped auditions has been quietly gaining traction in the U.K., where many actors share their American counterparts’ concerns about the regulation of the popular practice. Variety can reveal that a group of U.K. actors have now launched a set of revised self-tape guidelines in a bid to raise awareness of a model they say is broken and inequitable. The collective argues that self-taping requirements rob actors of the in-studio learning experience and feedback from directors. Under the new guidelines, actors should receive a full script rather than small excerpts; know how many other tapes are being submitted; get sufficient time to deliver their materials; and have transparency on where their tapes will end up.
The practice of actors filming their own auditions and submitting them digitally to casting directors preceded the pandemic, but became routine during the COVID crisis when studios were shuttered. But while in-person meetings returned at least a year ago, self-taping has stuck around, and was even formalized in 2021 with guidelines issued by the U.K.’s Casting Directors Guild in partnership with actors union Equity and the Personal Managers Association. These groups have said that self-taping opens jobs to a greater diversity of candidates, and makes the industry more accessible and cost-effective for those who live outside major hubs like London. Yet the organizers of a new drive for self-taping regulation say the 2021 framework is no longer “fit for purpose.” The actors spearheading the drive — who have requested anonymity for fear of being blacklisted — have consulted with a group of around 200 peers for more than six months. Variety
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