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Are casting calls monitored or checked before posting?

30 April 2014 09:27
ATVLONDON
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Well if I choose to use it and the moderators let me then, yes I'm going to use it.  Political avatar or not I'll use what i wish.  Threads going off course again now that you've come on board so I'm not commenting anymore on this thread.
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30 April 2014 09:28
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I've seen some hideous words used in castings before - it was nice of you to point it out to the poster so they could amend it themselves.

As RC said - its often a great insight as to what they are like.

People who were born in the 70's really should be old enough/wise enough to think before they type.

I don't think monitoring CC's would be beneficial though. Last minute cancellations etc are usually filled with last minute castings so if they had to sit pending for a certain length of time by the time it gets "approved" the date of the shoot might be over.


Neil Anderson is off-line
30 April 2014 09:47
stolenfaces
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Quote from ATVLONDON
Well if I choose to use it and the moderators let me then, yes I'm going to use it.  Political avatar or not I'll use what i wish.  Threads going off course again now that you've come on board so I'm not commenting anymore on this thread.



I'm sure we'll miss your ill-informed and irrelevant comments.
I would complain about your offensive and political avatar but as it rather accurately shows who and what you are, I suppose it does serve as a warning sign to everyone to disregard your comments.
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Neil Anderson is off-line
30 April 2014 09:53
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Quote from Chrissie_Red


I've seen some hideous words used in castings before - it was nice of you to point it out to the poster so they could amend it themselves.

As RC said - its often a great insight as to what they are like.

People who were born in the 70's really should be old enough/wise enough to think before they type.

I don't think monitoring CC's would be beneficial though. Last minute cancellations etc are usually filled with last minute castings so if they had to sit pending for a certain length of time by the time it gets "approved" the date of the shoot might be over.



I agree. I think people are quite fast to report inappropriate castings to mods, and the mods are equally quick in dealing with them suitably - whether that is a little advice on wording right through to removing users in extreme cases.
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30 April 2014 10:16
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This is exactly why purestorm is going down hill so fast..... the lovely jess simply made an observation and was polite and pointed it out to the poster.... if it was something the poster did by mistake they will be thankful if they did it deliberately then they will carry on.... jess did not asked to be judged by any or you she asked a technical question about the site, so either give a helpful response or go away



Absolutely.


30 April 2014 12:01
Jackass
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If this is about the use of the word "Black" in a casting call; my stepdaughter (who I adore) is African. I've just phoned her to ask her to describe her skin colour, she said black. I then asked her what was the colour of her cousins' skins, she said black. I then asked her what was the colour of Barack Obama's skin, she said, "Who's he?" Kids huh? Like the term or not, black/white is in full use out there, and is neither racist nor derogatory, it's just a convenient description - and socially acceptable to the hugest majority of all skin colours.

I also asked my stepdaughter what my skin colour was, after a few seconds' thought she said that at first she couldn't remember - then she said pasty white!

If I've got the wrong casting call I'll shut up
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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
30 April 2014 12:12
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Quote from Jackass
If this is about the use of the word "Black" in a casting call



I didn't know what casting the OP was on about but if that is it I'll admit I wouldn't have noticed.  And if I was casting for someowe who was black I'd probably use the same word, as long as it's not being used in a derogatory sense I'll admit I can't see a problem (and I'm 38 so don't know if the generational thing comes into it)
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Neil Anderson is off-line
30 April 2014 12:16
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The original casting disappeared I think, so the current casting which uses the word 'black' is probably not the original wording that was being discussed.
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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
30 April 2014 12:19
RedChecker
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Ah, it was probably 'coloured' then. My dad still uses that, it's awkward at times.
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Neil Anderson is off-line
30 April 2014 12:36
stolenfaces
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Whatever the detail of the original post, the concept of helping people to use suitably appealing language in a casting is not really the same as being politically correct.

I guess the situation is broadly the same as someone who wants to work with a curvy/bigger model casting for a 'fat model'. If the prospective respondent is offended by the casting they are unlikely to apply. [although I guess there'd still be plenty of 'is it payd' responses from unsuitable candidates.... :-)
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