The Casting Director works with both the Director and Producer to assemble the perfect cast for the film.
As a result, Casting Director musts have in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of new and existing acting talent. He or she is responsible for matching the ideal actor to each role, based on a number of factors, such as the actor's experience, ability, reputation and availability.
Specific duties will include:
- Assist in the organization and administration of casting calls and auditions
- Assist in the recruitment and hiring of cast
The casting director chooses the actors for the characters of the film. This usually involves inviting potential actors to read an excerpt from the script for an audition.