Inside the Casting Process, with Blair Hickey from Breakdown Services & CastingAbout


Class will take place on April 12th via Zoom from 1:00 to 3:00 PM PT.



Who are you as a storyteller? What do you have to offer that other people can’t? What is your essence, brand and type?

Being a creative in the biz can be difficult if you can not answer those questions for casting directors. CD’s see sooo many submissions that they look for anything remotely unique. So, if you cannot pull yourself out of the crowd, your chances of getting booked become slim to none. After all, it may be their script but it is YOUR story. 

This class is set up to provide you with all of the keys to being successful during your auditions.

In this course you will learn all about: 

  • The nuts and bolts of the industry,
  • How CD’s go through breakdowns, respond to your materials, and choose an actor,
  • How to communicate with CD’s,
  • Effectively marketing yourself as an actor through sales tools (Ex: Building relationships with people who want to “buy” you),
  • Actors Access, Breakdown Services and CastingAbout, and
  • Motivation Techniques (Ex: “do it right” mindset & “good student disease”)

Class will take place on April 12th via Zoom from 1:00 to 3:00 PM PT with time for a Q&A at the end.

About Blair:

Blair has been a working actor for over 30 years. He graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from Brown University, then started his career in New York on stage and with recurring roles on daytime soaps. Since moving to Los Angeles, Blair has worked primarily in television, including For All Mankind, Insecure, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS:LA, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Ally McBeal, The Practice and Chicago Hope. In 2004, Blair co-created CastingAbout, the online casting and production guide. In 2009, CastingAbout was acquired by Breakdown Services, where Blair continues to serve as a developer and consultant. He’s also a proud husband, the father of two beautiful girls, and a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.

A recording will NOT be available, so please only sign up if you can attend live at the studio. Please add the date to your calendar when you sign up. A confirmation / reminder will be emailed to you 24–48 hours before the class from

There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Workshops are not refundable or transferable. Please do not no-show! If you cannot make it or will be late, email us at at least 24 hours prior to class. If you no-show, you jeopardize your future participation in classes and workshops at Lesly Kahn & Co.