central casting
noun Date: 1957 the department of a movie studio responsible for casting actors especially viewed as a source of people who are stereotypical of their role in appearance, behavior, or nature <
a politician right out of central casting
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  • Central Junior Television Workshop — The Television Workshop offers free training for young people from all backgrounds in performance skills for television, film, radio and theatre. It is open to anybody between the ages of 7 and 21. Entry to the workshop is by an audition process …   Wikipedia

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