Just a quick update about First Refusals, which can be one step before you book a job.
A First Refusal means you are one of the final choices for the client. If you get a First Refusal, you would need to block off certain dates and respond back to ME ASAP to let me know if you are available in case you are chosen. You cannot book other projects on these dates without reaching out to me so I can contact the casting directors and find out if the selection is made or if they release you from the project.
Typically I set in my calendar a follow up date if we don’t hear back. CD’s aren’t known for letting us know who has been released so I email them and ask – unless I already figured it out.
Lately some of the First Refusals we’ve been receiving have needed immediate attention and action. We had one yesterday and two today where the response to my email is needed ASAP, not one hour or three hours after you see my email.
If I ever send a First Refusal to you, please respond ASAP. What we do not know is how soon the end client will make their choice. If you are one of three potential people and two respond in 15 minutes and you take two hours, then you may be eliminated for the project. What I do not know is how many people are final choices.
Please check your email on a regular basis and always respond ASAP.