So you've written your script, held countless auditions in casting rooms, reviewed audition footage, gone through all stages of pre-production, production and post production, and through it all, you've had a great crew, and made connections with brave intrepid actors. Now what?
One way to boost morale, and make everyone involved in your production feel as if there time was well-spent working on your production is to have a screening, where you can feature your film on some sort of big screen.
The screening can be held anywhere- from a casting facilities common area, to a rented theater, to a casting room (for small events). Especially if you've produced your film on a limited budget, an official screening can convey a sense of appreciation for all of the people that helped bring your creative vision to life with little or no pay. It also provides a way for actors and crew to invite their friends and family to the rented theater or casting facility so that they can showcase their work among loved ones.
Moreover, when holding your casting session, you won't necessarily need a traditional theater screen, as these days your work can be loaded onto your laptop and projected onto a clean flat surface. So the next time you wrap your next project- remember to have a screening- your actors and crew will love you for it.