Our new physical distancing compliant lobby seating

COVID-19

    Gordon, myself and the entire Milestone Casting Studio team hope you are all safe and healthy. It has been a challenging spring and we hope that you are all healthy and still reasonably sane.  We are eager to move forward and have made some significant changes to the studio, waiting areas and auditioning protocols.  We believe these adjustments to be pro-active and take into account the safety and health of our staff, the actors, casting and clients. 

    We hope you all have been making it through your isolation experiences in a happy and healthy manner and look forward to getting back to business in a comfortable and safe environment for all of us. With that in mind we have made a number of adjustments moving forward.


Chris Miles and the Milestone team


Lobby Protocols

  • Actors must wear masks while waiting in the lobby. We will have masks on hand to provide should an actor arrive without one.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while on site.
  • Lobby seating has been significantly reduced and configured to allow for proper physical distancing.
  • Milestone is still the largest capacity casting studio in Toronto. We have adjusted our waiting areas to accommodate all studios to be allowing for a limited  number of actors admitted in the lobby at any one time.
  • Each studio has a designated number of waiting seats, actors who come early/late will be asked to wait outside and will be admitted only when there is space available.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided in lobby and all surfaces wiped down throughout the day
  • Actors are asked to bring their own pens to prevent possible virus spread.
  • One parent or guardian allowed per child to relieve lobby stress


Casting Protocols

  • All sessions are to be timed to allow a minimum of actors required to wait. Casting lists are to be forwarded to Milestone prior to the session. Also included must be a list of those, aside from casting, who will be in attendance.
  • Actors may check in downstairs and will only be admitted if they are on the list and there are spots open upstairs, otherwise they will be required to wait outside and will be called in turn.
  • Actors will be scheduled individually even for commercial projects.
  • All streaming formats are available for remote casting
  • The number of producer(s), director and in the case of commercials, agency will be limited in the studio.