Casting Director Stuart Aikins: Advice for Actors Part 9 (LA vs. Vancouver)

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Stuart Aikins is a Vancouver-based casting director with 35 years of experience casting across Canada, including Vancouver casting for the hugely popular Twilight series (New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). He is the recipient of an Emmy Nomination and a Casting Society of America (CSA) Award for Best Mini-Series Casting. In July 2011 he sat down with students at Biz Studio’s Summer Intensive.


Q: What is the contrast between LA and Vancouver?

A: In Vancouver there might be three people in the audition room who look like you. In LA there might be 45. You are no longer special. There’s a huge amount of competition, it’s harder place to develop a career.