“Breaking Bad” has finally come to a close. That’s all, folks. You watched it. You enjoyed watching it, and now it’s over. Sadly, however, it’s not over for some people in the entertainment industry who are looking to rip off wanna-be actors — mainly CASTING DIRECTORS.
These PREDATORY a-holes are going to milk this Breaking Bad angle for as long as they can in spite of the fact that 99.9% of them had NOTHING to do with the creation or casting of Breaking Bad, but they use subliminal tricks to make you think they did — beware!
If you happen to know any casting directors, or you’re kissing up to one, or you think that they can get you an acting job, be mindful of their newest Breaking Bad ruse to sucker you into their “acting classes” and “seminars” and “lectures” and “SEMINARS” and all the other bullshit they throw out there to try and get Hollywood dreamers to dish out money.
So many of these casting people are freaking monsters, and the vast majority of them have absolutely no talent at casting. No only do they have no talent, they have no shame either.
If you get involved with a casting director who sends you to anyone who charges you for something like “acting lessons” or “seminars” or they charge you for their own “master classes” etc., — get away from them. They feed off of your dreams. They are almost always failed actors themselves, but like trapped ghosts, they won’t leave the haunted house called Hollywood. Sure they’ve got credits, but those credits represent 50 jobs for 90,000 or more actors.
All of the truly shit casting directors out there are now climbing over “Breaking Bad” and other non network hip shows in social media. They put stuff up on Facebook that depicts anything to do with Breaking Bad and its cast so as to connect themselves to the biggest hit show to come along in a long, long time.
In case I am being too cryptic, please let me explain in detail.
Shady or Shitty casting directors are climbing over the corpse of Breaking Bad to make you notice them. Their hope is that a zillion young kids will want to run to an acting school so they can get a job playing somebody like Jessie Pinkman. It’s like kids who go to a Lady Gaga concert and then want to go for piano lessons. Get the picture?
A lot of young actors hang onto casting directors like desperate Titanic passengers held onto lifeboats. They follow them on Facebook or Twitter or Linked In or whatever with the hope that they will be noticed and the casting director will eventually get them a job.
The casting director will usually post up inspirational stuff to tell their desperate minions things like: “keep on keeping on” — “you have to believe in yourself” — all kinds of motivational and inspirational stuff — but it’s all a crock of dog dooty.
I see casting people who have 5,000 followers on Facebook and they don’t even know who 90% of these followers are — but they’ll gladly take money from them to attend one of their bullshit seminars for $399.00. They should be put in jail.
If you think you’re going to get a job by following a casting director on social media, My advice to you is — DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH! Make real friends instead.
Real casting directors CAST actors for projects for real filmmakers. They don’t have seminars or acting classes. They like your look and your talent so they put you on a list. That is what a REAL casting director does. It doesn’t matter how many projects they have cast. REAL CASTING AGENTS DON’T SUCKER YOU INTO B.S. THAT COSTS YOU MONEY! Sure they get a few jobs for a few people they favor, but for the most part, they’re bottom feeders.
Hey, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be an actor and wanting to take acting classes, but the truth is that you need talent or you need a “look” that does not require talent. You cannot LEARN to be a good or great actor. NOBODY can teach you that and nobody knows what makes someone a movie star.
If you’re not going to make it, don’t let other people line their pockets with your hard-earned money.
99% of all Hollywood actors are unemployed as actors. That is a cold hard fact, and there are two reasons for that sad statistic. 1) There are no jobs 2) Almost all wanna-be actors have no talent. Yes, I know that’s hard to face, but that’s why Hollywood Boulevard is called The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Second or third tier casting directors — who account for about 95% of all casting directors — are bullshit artists who make money — not by CASTING anyone mind you, but by dragging young, aspiring actors into their crab trap of false promises and false praise and false everything.
They set up these totally useless “ACTING SEMINARS” with ads telling you that they’re “filling up rapidly so sign up now” — and after you pay the $500 or whatever shit they‘re flinging around, you get some kind of stupid 4 week (one day a week) programme with a “FAMOUS GUEST LECTURER” who almost always is some essential nobody actor who has a few credits.
It’s always some guy who looks kinda familiar and the poor suckers think he must really be some great actor about whom they should know more — WRONG!
Some of these casting directors even teach acting themselves and when you look up their credits all you see is one episode of Cagney and Lacey from 1980 where they played “waiter #2” — it’s hilarious — it’s sad — but it’s true.
They also love to call themselves “DIRECTORS” and when you look up that credit, it’s usually some short that their brother-in-law financed. Please — believe me.
Anyway, this great actor who is teaching you at the “SEMINAR” is struggling just like the wanna-be actors he’s teaching, and his payment for services rendered to the casting agent might be that he too has been conned into believing that the casting director will get him a gig. Maybe he can play the part of “Waiter #3” in an episode of Big Bang Theory….maybe….maybe…maybe if I just do this one favor for them…maybe.
I am telling you now to be aware of the whole Breaking Bad trickle-down shit that’s hitting the fan as we speak. The show has inspired a lot of young people who want to act more than anything in the world. When young people want something so bad, the wolves come out to feast. In this case the wolves are casting directors who also masquerade as a whole of things — acting coach, speech coach, dialect coach — and of course, casting director.
Also, do not let a casting director’s credits as a casting director fool you. They may have a lot of credits and they might have cast an actor 10 years ago in some commercial and that actor later went on to be Cop #2 in one episode of Breaking Bad, but please — do not fall into their trap.
If you have talent, try to get an agent and get auditions. Most start-up producers don’t even listen to casting directors anyway.
Like I said, there are REAL casting directors who don’t offer anything but a slot in their file for real and established actors, and then there are the assholes who sign you up even if they know that you have no talent. Then, after you think you’re going to be a star, they sucker you into all kinds of things for which you are charged. PLEASE! NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING! And if anybody says, “You have to believe in yourself and make karma come to you,” please punch them in the face.
NOTE TO CASTING AGENTS: STOP CASHING IN ON THE “BREAKIN BAD” CRAZE. STOP TRYING TO ATTACH YOURSELVES TO ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOW. STOP LYING AND TELLING HALF TRUTHS. STOP TRYING TO INSPIRE YOUNG DREAMERS BY THRUSTING BREAKING BAD OR ANY HIT SHOW INTO YOUNG AND HOPEFUL FACES SO AS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION THAT YOU ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANYONE’S SUCCESS IN THAT SHOW OR ANY SHOW THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU. SOME OF YOU ARE REALLY SHAMELESS. MAKE YOUR MONEY CASTING — NOT SELLING SHIT TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ONE PAYCHECK AWAY FROM WORKING THE CORNERS OF SANTA MONICA BLVD.
NOTE: I AM NOT AN ACTOR. I HAVE NEVER NEEDED A CASTING DIRECTOR. I HAVE NO AXE TO GRIND. I JUST KNOW B.S. ARTISTS WHEN I SEE THEM.