DoNotPay.org was founded in 2001. 


The site was created to inform and educate actors everywhere about the casting director pay-to-play

racket in Los Angeles, and help to put an end to the rampant greed and entitlement by many in the casting profession.


After three decades of abuse and exploitation by casting directors, in 2018, 18 casting professionals including 9 members of the

Casting Society of America were prosecuted  for charging a fee for an audition.


Nearly every major workshop company in Hollywood facilitating the scheme is now gone.


All CSA members prosecuted and convicted in these recent cases are still members of the organization, although their bylaws

explicitly require expulsion.  The CSA leadership  has ignored its ethical and professional responsibility in failing to discipline these casting directors. 

Casting directors will continue to struggle for true recognition by the industry - and the Academy - until the Casting Society of America

recognizes its ethical lapses and makes the changes necessary to restore respect to the profession and craft of casting.