Careers in Media :Casting Director

by: Manan Sethi

What Does a Casting director Do?

A casting director has many jobs around a movie set, even though most people think they only have one job. The first job which most people think is there only job is to conduct interviews with people who would like to be a part of the cast, based on the actors experience, ability, reputation, availability and box-office appeal. A casting director also works with production accountants to create the budget for the movie. And don't forget they also pay the actors

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What Basic Skills are Needed

A casting director needs a lot of basic skills like...

  • Good communicating skills
  • Amazing memory
  • Be able to organize events
  • Receive and give out directions and orders
  • The ability to pay attention to details
  • Be up to date on new and existing acting talents.
  • Know vast knowledge about actors

The Job It Self

So when you are a casting director there is know exact # of ours you have to do. All that matters is that the job gets done, but you must be able to put in a lot. Being a casting director is an international job as well so you will have to travel a lot. That will cause you not to be at your house so family life might take a toll. Casting directors have a lot of physical demands as well like the fact that you will need to be able to work under high pressure and a tight schedule. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the job will grow by 3%
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There aren't any specific educational requirements for this job, but a majority of the casting directors have a graduate in art, film, English etc.


Casting directors must negotiate with the producer and director about pay.


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