The Basics

Beau Bonneau Casting casts Union and Non Union Principals and Extras for projects shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How do I register with Beau Bonneau Casting?

We are a commercial casting agency, which means we do not represent individual talent. If you are wishing to audition for something that we are casting, we would recommend that you sign-up and create an actor account on Casting Networks.

How do I submit for Beau Bonneau Casting projects or know when you are looking for someone like me?

If you are SF Bay Area local, like us on Facebook and bookmark the Current Castings url for some Principal and all Extras Casting announcements with email submission instructions.  We also post projects on the Casting Networks database, a.k.a.  Not everything we cast is open to public submissions and the majority of auditions for Principal roles go directly to local talent agencies.  For agency info, continue reading.

How does a Casting Agency work?

Casting Agencies are hired by Production Companies and Advertising Agencies to screen the right “types” based on a breakdown designed by our client. Talent breakdowns differ with each project and are very specific stating such needs as:

  • Demographics (e.g. age range, gender, ethnicity)
  • “Types” (e.g. business, alternative, athletic)
  • Skills (e.g. playing an instrument, dance, etc.)

It is the responsibility of the Casting Agency to seek out the best talent that fit the criteria of the breakdown. The Casting Director selects and schedules talent for auditions, oversees the audition process, and ensures that the director and production company view the talent and types that they need for projects. It is the clients of Casting Directors’ that select who gets the job, NOT the Casting Director. There are many layers to the decision making process. Once you are called in to audition, booking the job is up to you!

All talent (from actors, models to extras) are “potential” employees that may be hired by the clients of Beau Bonneau Casting. Beau Bonneau Casting is not a talent or modeling agency and does not receive a percentage of your earnings.


Productions typically like to hire professional actors & models and often request that Casting Agencies only consider talent represented by a Talent Agency (especially when casting children) and/or Union talent (members of the SAG-AFTRA Actors Guild). Talent seeking Principal auditions/work opportunities should try to obtain a Talent Agent. Beau Bonneau Casting cannot advise you about talent agencies – finding the right agency is a personal decision. Non-represented talent will be considered for Extra work and may occasionally be called for Principal auditions.


Due to the pandemic, we are not currently holding auditions or callbacks in person. We are casting through audition tapes and remote zoom video, through Casting Networks.