There are four options of registration into our actors & extras databse, with following conditions:
Main advantage of full registration is the amount of information available, supplemented by audio – video recordings, bringing higher chance to be selected for commercials, feature films and generally to get bigger roles. Directors are very often choosing talents, on basis of video files.
Tram no. 3, 8, 24 – Get off at station Urxova, walk back towards previous station a bit, turn left to Šaldova street; you will find us here in house no. 24.
Metro – line B (yellow) , leave metro at Křižíkova station and walk cca 5 min away from city centre (Sokolovská or Křižíkova street) – both of them cross Šaldova street, where we can be found at no. 24
GPS: Loc: 50°5’37.953″N, 14°27’19.74″E
It takes 5 – 10 minutes to reach us from the city centre.
For registration in our studio, please pick an outfit, in which you feel good, and that allows your appearance and personality to excel. For full registration, it is possible to bring more options – we recommend casual and business options.
Please, send only quality photos, where you are clearly recognizable. Ideally send 2 – 10 photos, while at least one is photo of face and one of figure (body). You can also add photo from profile (side view) and with various face expressions, such as happiness or sorrow. Low quality photos, where your face is not visible, where you wear sunglasses or you are in bigger group, same as too modified photos in postproduction or photos in low resolution can NOT be used for purposes of database.
We care about ethical approach. Protection of personal information and properly managed contracts for clients, as well as actors and extras are matter of course. That is also reason, why you sign agreement on the registration of personal data (in accordance with law of Protection of Personal Data no. 101/2000 Sb).
If invitation on casting didn’t say otherwise, castings are taking place in our studio on adress Šaldova 24, Praha 8. After your arrival, please take lowest available number and empty form – casting list. Fill in your personal number you picked before and all other required fields. Measures are required for possible costumes. Tape-measures are available in studio. Do not forget to sign the casting list. Hand over completed form to prepared box, and keep you personal number during casting. Until the coordinator or casting director will give you signal, that it is you turn, please wait. Photo and video test follows in accordance with client requirements. In case, you will be chosen, we will invite you to callback or to the realization of project within few days.
Basically, it is second round of casting for small group of pre-selected talents, that clients / directors wants to see again. During callback, it is common, that director / client is present and communicates / works with talents himself.
Talents chosen for callback or for the realization of project, will be contacted as soon as posssible. Exact time always depends on client, we are working with. At the time, when selection is over and chosen talents contacted, we are giving announcement to our social media, so not chosen talents do not have to reserve possible dates anymore.
The best way is to contact management or other members of agency via phone or e-mail. Contact info is to be found on our websites. Another option is line +420 – 222 316 100 or email email@example.com . Please, tell us details about your project, and we will surely find suitable solution, that will fit you perfectly. You can book / rent our studio in the same way.
Work with database rapidly increases the speed of searching for suitable characters, for acting roles as well as for extras. Apart from from basic information and amount of photos, files of professional and fully registered actors, we also provide sample of voice and introduction video. It is fast and easy tool for finding talents based on following criteria:
Information from this database can be obtained by sending request to our company, but you can as well make pre-selection by yourself, from your home / office. It is a great way to get information about the skills and talents in advance. We also offer the option that a member of our Casting – Barrandov team comes to your place with full database.
Casting – Barrandov company provides castings with full service, thanks to fully equipped photo studio. You can also use services of casting director, who will propose talents according to the script, we will call and invite chosen talents for casting, we can provide you with an extras coordinator and many more. Our main income comes from ag. fee from actors and therefore, we can provide you with most of our services for free.
What is the history Casting Barrandov and where it got its name?
Casting – Barrandov, s.r.o. was established early in 2002, when its owners bought it from the Barrandov film studios, including the original actors and extras register. This register contains thousands of actor cards, including such big names of Czech cinematography, such as – Olga Scheinpflugová, Vladimír Menšík, Jaroslav Marvan, Jiří Kodet, Rudolf Hrušínský Karel Höger, Josef Hlinomaz, Vlastimil Brodsky and many other unforgettable faces. To manage and use these data, we had developed a special multimedia computer program that allows you to not only archive data, but also a sophisticated search.
The oldest Czech actor register is continually updated with new faces of all types and ages. There are professional actors, students of acting, extras experienced and fresh graduates of acting schools. We provide with our services not only Czech, but also foreign companies. Since the beginning of its existence, the company Casting – Barrandov was located in the “old cutting room” on the first floor, behind the door no. 217. Outside the company’s headquarters, where it conducted business, the company also used its large studio in Prague 8.
In August 2002, we were affected by floods. We made great efforts to rescue the original paper register, which was archived here. We managed to save most of the actors cards. Each was individually decontaminated, cleaned, dried, classified and archived again. Unfortunately, we failed to save part of the register containing photos.
After this tragedy, the studio was temporarily moved to premises in Prague 7. In 2004, we finally found suitable permanent premises, again in Karlin, Prague 8. They are so large (about 350 square meters), the company management decided to bring together the business part of the company with the studios. Since 1. 9. 2004, we run here two studios, make-up room, offices and facilities. The interesting thing about these areas is that in the past, a movie company owned by a famous Czech actor, Vlasta Burian, filmed rear projection and appended subtitles to films produced.