A Casting Director is the person responsible for selecting Performers for a production. This role is crucial to the overall success of a production. If the Performers hired don’t have the correct experience or quality to play their role they may affect the production. A Casting Director must ensure the most appropriate team of Performers is selected for every role in the production.
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Formal qualifications are not required to become a Casting Director, but experience is necessary. Individuals who want to pursue a career as a Casting Director can complete a degree in theatre or film production, acting or business to increase their chances of employment.
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Many Casting Directors begin their careers as Casting Assistants (CSA) to become a Casting Director. Some complete apprenticeships for Casting Agents and Directors or some complete work experience at talent agencies and production companies.
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A Casting Director can earn as much as £260 per day/ £1,430 per week.
Published: 27 August 2019