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Casting Worshops: THR Investigates

L.A. City Attorney Ramps Up Probe Into Pay-to-Play Casting Workshops

After a casting director is questioned by a city investigator — and reportedly accused of potentially breaking the law — workshop owners and her attorneys ask former students to write character references.

Prominent TV Casting Director: “Workshops Are Dying” After Pay-to-Play Investigation

Will Stewart, who worked most recently on 'Scandal,' deleted a Facebook page advertising his own casting workshop classes.

L.A. City Attorney Investigating Casting Workshops Amid Pay-to-Play Controversy (Exclusive)

Casting group announces that an investigator working for City Attorney Mike Feuer has called "several casting directors and associates," urges all members to attend special town hall about the issue being held tonight.

Prominent Casting Director Blasts Pay-to-Play Audition Practices: “More Like a Speed-Dating Scenario”

Casting veteran Marci Liroff (whose film credits include 'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial' and 'Mean Girls') decries the embattled industry's educational value and advertising practices.

Casting Director Group Probes Pay-to-Play Workshops Amid Controversy

Only weeks after claiming its hands were tied, the Casting Society of America acknowledges debate over potentially illegal workshops, establishing a committee to ensure members abide by the law.

‘Criminal Minds’ Casting Director Out After Hollywood Reporter Story on Pay-to-Play Workshops

Scott David has been a controversial figure for his simultaneous ownership of casting workshop business The Actors Link.

New Hollywood Economy: Pay-for-Play Auditions for Actors Gain Dominance

While these workshops are a gateway for those hoping to secure a coveted role (with "students" landing jobs everywhere from ABC to Hulu), critics say they flout a law that no one enforces: "It's so easy to exploit" actors, says casting director Billy DaMota.