Casting Directors


Casting Director David Rubin Elected President of the Motion Picture Academy

August 19, 2019 -   Casting Directors

For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elects a casting director to be its 35th president. With over a hundred film credits under his name, Emmy-winning David Rubin replaces former Academy president John Bailey. He’s now charged with helping to lead the film industry’s most prestigious institution through Read More...


What Are Casting Assistants and What Do They Do?

May 2, 2019 -   Casting Directors
Casting Assistants

In larger productions, where the casting process is too much for one person to handle, casting assistants are typically hired to assist the casting directors in the selection of actors, singers, dancers, or models for movies, commercials, musicals, and stage or screen productions. Casting assistants also provide general running duties in the office, including answering phones, sending Read More...


CDG Casting Awards Honors UK’s Best Casting Directors

March 21, 2019 -   Casting Directors
CDG Casting Awards

The Casting Directors’ Guild is a professional organization of casting directors in the United Kingdom. This year, the guild makes history as it holds its first-ever CDG Casting Awards. The event aims to honor the vital contribution of casting directors to the success of any production. Inaugural CDG Casting Awards Honors the Industry’s Brightest The Read More...


Ellen Chenoweth Shares Tips on How to Be an Efficient Casting Director

March 7, 2019 -   Casting Directors, Industry Tips
Ellen Chenoweth

It’s true, casting directors are the unsung heroes of every production. They’re the backbone of every production. While the job is oftentimes rewarding, the casting process can be a challenge. From understanding the script to get to know the characters to finding the right actor for the role, it takes more than just basic knowledge Read More...


Award-Winning Casting Directors Headlining the Industry Today

February 21, 2019 -   Casting Directors
Best Casting Directors

If you are thankful to actors, actresses, and film directors for a sensational blockbuster movie, you should be equally grateful to the film’s casting directors. The result would have been different had they chosen another actor for certain roles. They may seem tough during auditions—inquisitive, callous, and meticulous—but that’s how they know who has a born Read More...


The Responsibilities of a Casting Director

February 11, 2019 -   Casting Directors
Casting Director

If you’ve always thought a casting director’s job is pretty easy, think again. If it was, there wouldn’t even be a need for a separate professional (and sometimes an assistant) responsible for casting in the first place. A casting director’s responsibilities extend beyond contacting actors and holding auditions. The Many Duties of a Casting Director The Read More...


5 Films with the Best Ensemble Cast That Will Give You a Lesson or Two on Casting

August 27, 2018 -   Casting Directors
Films with the Best Ensemble Cast

When asked why you love a certain film, we always go with the plot and script reasoning. Or that the cinematography was astounding or the direction was just one for the books. Rarely do we mention that it’s because our favorite actor is in it and we just really want to see him spit fire Read More...


4 Casting Directors That Helped Shape Hollywood

August 16, 2018 -   Casting Directors
Casting Directors

Behind every great ensemble cast is a casting director who gathers candidates for roles in movies, television shows, and other productions. Before an acting portfolio reaches the table of a filmmaker, it sits on the lap of a casting director first. But it seems like their job description still sounds alien to those who don’t Read More...