casting director
noun Date: 1922 a person who supervises the casting of dramatic productions (as films and plays)

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  • Casting (performing arts) — In the performing arts, casting (or casting call) is a vital pre production process for selecting a cast (a meaning of the word recorded since 1631) of actors, dancers, singers, models and other talent for a live or recorded performance. Casting… …   Wikipedia

  • Casting Society of America — Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1982, the Casting Society of America (CSA) is a professional society of about 350 casting directors for film, television, and theatre in Australia, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. The …   Wikipedia

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  • Casting — Cas|ting 〈[ka:s ] n. 15〉 Sy 〈kurz〉 Cast I 〈unz.〉 alle bei einem Film mitwirkenden Schauspieler II 〈zählb.〉 Auswahl der Schauspieler für einen Film [engl., „Besetzung“] * * * Cas|ting, das; s, s: 1. [engl. casting; zu: to cast, ↑ …   Universal-Lexikon

  • casting —   the process of selecting and hiring actors to play the roles and characters in a film production, and be brought under contract; the lead roles are typically cast or selected by the director or a producer, and the minor or supporting roles and… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

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