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CASTING ASSOCIATE

Posted May 19th 2021

THE COMPANY
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 100 countries; multi Emmy-winner, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), the network’s most successful entertainment show launch since 2010; Starstruck, a new sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, from creator Josh Thomas (Freeform); Breeders, a sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); a new series of the iconic British satirical puppet show, Spitting Image (BritBox UK); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.
Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.
As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.
THE ROLE:
▪ First point of call for all incoming casting/advert/voiceover enquiries for Avalon Management clients.
▪ Suggest clients in response to Spotlight casting breakdowns and follow up by phone with casting directors to sell in clients.
▪ Liaising between clients and casting directors to organise all aspects of client castings including time, date, location, who they are meeting, sending through scripts and role details/commercial breakdowns.
▪ If casting is successful, then liaising with client’s manager and the casting director to begin negotiating availability and contract terms.
▪ Negotiating the deal and contract either with the Casting Director (at CAN stage) or Production company (at contract stage).
▪ Liaising with Management assistants to pass across logistics, invoicing and contract admin.
▪ Regular script reading.
▪ Voiceovers: Negotiating the deal as above.
▪ Filming self-tapes with clients in the office. Editing them and sending them over to the Casting Director.
Admin/set-up for department
▪ To work with assistants to monitor and update Spotlight biogs and client entries.
▪ Setting up headshot sessions for clients. Selecting the best shots.
▪ Booking younger clients into Casting Workshops.
▪ To liaise with managers about showreels, voicereels and acting biogs for all clients.
▪ Keeping a record of every casting each client goes in for and recording which Casting Directors they have already seen.
▪ To maintain and update contacts in casting companies.
▪ Attending screenings of new shows/films/plays with clients.
▪ Attending client’s shows with Casting Directors.
▪ Maintaining records of all AV checks and jobs booked.
Building the department
▪ Develop relationships with casting directors and producers.
▪ Build relationships with advertising agencies who look after adverts and voiceovers.
▪ Develop a more proactive approach to the voiceover area of the business.
▪ Guiding younger clients on the best way to approach castings and how to prepare.
THE CANDIDATE:
▪ Demonstrable experience of casting work, preferably with comedy talent.
▪ Contacts/awareness of who the key people are within the acting/casting world.
▪ Excellent communicator.
▪ Good salesperson with the confidence to proactively pursue new opportunities.
▪ Extremely organised.
▪ Great attention to detail.
▪ Capacity to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
▪ Ability to negotiate.
▪ Desire to build up Avalon Management casting division.
▪ Experience of working with talent a must.

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