Casting Director Job Description

A casting director is an individual who is presented with various scenarios from a production’s director, and who then casts the actors and actresses who will interact with the production, be it on stage, in a film, or on set.

Casting directors are typically responsible for casting plays, operas, television shows, films, commercials, and music videos.

Casting directors often specialize in casting particular types of roles.

For example, many specialize in casting actors for on-screen roles, while others specialize on casting actors for stage roles.

The process for a casting director begins with a director requesting the casting director’s assistance.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Casting Director to come on board and help us with our latest project. We're looking for someone with a lot of experience in the industry, and who can help us find the perfect actors for our movie.

Casting Director Duties:

  • Manage casting process for film productions
  • Proactively recruit and manage film work crew
  • Create casting lists and schedule auditions
  • Conduct auditions, selecting finalists based on talent, appearance, and age
  • Develop project budget
  • Contact production companies, actors, and agents to source casting
  • Seek approval and sign contracts with talent
  • Meet deadlines for casting and pre-production
  • Develop and manage production schedules
  • Meet production deadlines
  • Develop and review casting materials
  • Campaign for casting opportunities
  • Develop and collaborate with casting directors
  • Assist in organizing national, regional, and local casting calls
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry contacts
  • Create and maintain detailed filing systems
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Casting Director Responsibilities:

  • Manage casting call process for acquiring talent
  • Attend casting calls and pre-casting meetings
  • Prioritize casting calls based on budget and scheduling needs
  • Schedule and process talent auditions and filming
  • Hire talent based on skills and audition reviews
  • Manage and maintain a database of talent
  • Work closely with casting directors to incorporate casting calls into current show
  • Act as a liaison between talent and production team
  • Supervise production assistants in the filming and editing process
  • Communicate with actors, directors, and casting directors as needed

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 5+ years experience in casting
  • Knowledge of casting processes and casting materials
  • Knowledge of mold making
  • Knowledge of casting equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to direct casting operations
  • Proven ability to negotiate prices and terms

[Company Name] is an employer that is committed to equal opportunity. We strive to build a team that is diverse and inclusive, by encouraging applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.