Casting Director Workshop Instructions and Guidelines
Please contact TVI to get the member link to access the online workshop.Please PRINTOUT AND SAVE a copy of the workshops for which you registered as a reference to manage your workshop account. This printout will also have your name and phone number as you entered it. KEEP THIS INFORMATION as it will be the only way for you to manage your workshops and make additions, changes or cancellations. Reminder: If a workshop is full, check periodically as there are always cancellations up to the day of the workshop.
The workshops are open to members at $15 per workshop and non-members at $30 per workshop. The membership has to be paid in full (no payment plans left and contract signed and received at TVI office) in order for the member to sign up for the member price.
TVI reserves the right to remove any actor from the workshop. A TV membership does not guarantee placement in the workshop. Member must be in good standing (no payment plan, class or membership defaults). WORKSHOP REGISTRATION WILL BE CHECKED ON A DAILY BASIS. IF YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST. If you are unsure if you are allowed to sign up for the workshops, please call TVI first. There is no limit to the number of workshops you may register for, but you may only register for a casting director ONCE from the current list. Members are not allowed to sign up for $15 workshops past your membership expiration date.
Recommended payment is through Paypal which handles all our workshop transactions. You do not need a Paypal Account to register. Once you have registered for the desired workshops and click the Paypal link, you will be directed to the payment page. On the Payment page you will see the credit card logos and the statements “Don’t have a Paypal account?” Follow the directions here and you can pay using a major credit card, debit card or an e-check. (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express).
You may pay in cash at TVI Actors Studios. Cash must be received at the end of our business day at 8pm on the day that you sign up for a workshop or you will be automaticaly removed from the specfied workshops. If you registered on a Friday you have until 6pm on Friday to pay, on Saturday or Sunday you have until 8pm on the Monday following to pay in cash. Payment is required at the time of registration. You must pay in full for the workshops you register for either online with payment Paypal or in person at TVI by the end of the business day on the day that you register. These rules will be strictly enforced with no exceptions.
Cancellation Policy: No Refunds
Cancellations must be made 48 hours (2 days in avance) in order to receive a workshop credit. After 2 days if you cancel or do not attend the workshop, regardless of the reason, no credit will be available. Workshop Credits will be automatically kept in your TVI Workshop account. Workshop credits may be applied to workshops only and are not valid towards classes, showcases, seminars or programs. Class credits may not be applied to workshops.
Actors must be completely checked in (headshot/resume given to receptionist) at least 10 minutes before the start of each workshop. The workshop will start on time (if the workshop starts at 7:30, do not check in at 7:30, please check in by 7:20 at the latest). Otherwise, you will not be allowed in the workshop. If you are running late you must call ahead to inform TVI. However, you will not be allowed in to workshop if you are running more than 15 minutes late. The Wait List will be activated and places sold 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
Wait List / Stand By List
First come, first served. You may call on the day of the workshop at 11am (not before, as the list is not available) to add your name to the stand by list. The list will be honored in order 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the workshop.
Guest Cancellation / Substitution / Postponement
All of our guests are prominent industry professionals. Occasionally a workshop may need to be cancelled, postponed or the guest substituted. If this occurs a make up class may be offered with another guest from that same office. If you cannot attend the make up date TVI will extend a workshop credit. We strive to avoid these situations and rectify them in the best way possible.
Please note that workshops are not a job interview or an audition. The presence of a casting director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment. The intent of these workshops are as a learning experience.