Survivor casting wants you to keep applications to one format

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Rule number one when dealing with people casting for Survivor; don’t bug the people casting for Survivor by reaching out to anyone and everyone.

We’ve been talking about the Survivor casting season for a number of reasons lately. First off, Survivor season 38 finished filming over a month ago, meaning that SEG is decidedly into post-production phases for David vs. Goliath and Edge of Extinction (the rumored name for the 38th season). The casting team also reached out to the public, providing application tips.

Though there are a handful of people combing through applications and working very hard to reach out to those they’re interested in, some eager beavers have been a bit too aggressive in their tactics after sending in their videos. Jodi Wincheski of the casting team has sent out a message to applicants on social media, asking people to keep things concentrated to just one format.

For example, if you have sent in a video on CBS’ casting websitedo not send in additional videos or emails to other casting team members on social media. This includes Jodi Wincheski, Molly Brescia, Caitlyn Moore, Penni Lane Clifton and Jesse Tannenbaum, some of which have been receiving the same application (or multiple) in different formats through different avenues.

Attention- please read carefully. For all of you who have sent me a video or email in one format, please do not follow…

Posted by Jodi Wincheski on Monday, August 20, 2018

As someone with the infinite casting experience of trying out for Wipeout Canada once, trust me; the more you keep poking at the team unnecessarily, the more they’re going to resent you. Bi Nguyen, a recruit for David vs. Goliath, flew out for casting finals in the middle of February and was cast for a season that started filming in early-April. The path to filming is much longer than you think.

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Most importantly, the Survivor casting team is working in synch with each other, and often discuss candidates many, many times. If you’re in contact with one team member, reaching out to another to “increase your chances of getting picked” will only make you look unprofessional. Some of these people have been doing this for decades; just sit on your hands and cross your fingers.