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What is a Casting Director?


In the performing arts, casting means selecting the actors, dancers, singers, or other talent for a live or recorded performance. It typically involves auditions before a panel that may include the production's producer, director, and choreographer. In the early stages of the process, the candidate performers may present prepared audition pieces such as monologues or songs. Later stages may involve groups of candidates attempting material from the work under consideration in various combinations; the casting panel considers both the talent of the individual actors and the chemistry of their combination.

Casting calls may go out to the public (typical for community theatre), to professional and semi-professional local actors (for supporting roles in theatre and film) or to specifically selected actors (for leading roles, especially in films).

Major productions that need to fill hundreds or even thousands of roles may use a casting director and a specialized staff; the last word remains with the director and producer.

At least in the early stages and for extras, casting may be geographically decentralized. This may be because the production will be shot or staged far from studio centers, or to tap a specific market. Casting of celebrity performers may follow strictly personal channels, e.g. direct contact with the director.

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The Acting Website an Acting website with casting notices, acting resources, fundamentals etc. The Acting website has sections on getting started, resources, monologues, agents and more. The Acting Website is a Great site with a directory of web links for thousands of casting directors, agents, drama schools What is a Casting Director? In the performing arts, casting means selecting the actors, dancers, singers, or other talent for a live or recorded performance. It typically involves auditions before a panel that may include the production's producer, director, and choreographer. In the early stages of the process, the candidate performers may present prepared audition pieces such as monologues or songs. Later stages may involve groups of candidates attempting material from the work under consideration in various combinations; the casting panel considers both the talent of the individual actors and the chemistry of their combination. Casting calls may go out to the public (typical for community theatre), to professional and semi-professional local actors (for supporting roles in theatre and film) or to specifically selected actors (for leading roles, especially in films). Major productions that need to fill hundreds or even thousands of roles may use a casting director and a specialized staff; the last word remains with the director and producer. At least in the early stages and for extras, casting may be geographically decentralized. This may be because the production will be shot or staged far from studio centers, or to tap a specific market. Casting of celebrity performers may follow strictly personal channels, e.g. direct contact with the director.