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Among the Back Stage readers who voted for her, actor Adrienne Marquand says, "I know a film was cast by her before I even see the credits. Her amazing work speaks for itself." But many actors who voted for her say it's more than just the projects she casts that makes her the casting director they love to audition for.
"She is so nice, easygoing, and really helpful in the audition," says actor Perry Smith. Smith also appreciates how efficient her office is. "It's nice to go to an audition and not see lots of people waiting." Actor Tom Musgrave says, "She is so supportive."
Jones says it's necessary to be encouraging in the audition room. "I have found that so many directors and producers in the room say nothing, and this can be deadly," she explains. "It's very difficult to audition for comedy in the vacuum of a small room, but it's the only way most do it. I want to make sure some connection is made, and for actors to know how great they are."
Jones advises actors to remember that "less is more" when auditioning. She also wants them to not worry so much: "I do not judge on line readings, so don't over-think it."
Allison Jones, 601 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
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- Mary Vernieu, 19 Anchorage St., Marina del Rey, CA 90232
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