casting director


Definition of casting director

: a person who supervises the casting of dramatic productions (such as films and plays)

Examples of casting director in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The filmmakers credit casting director Laray Mayfield (known for her work with David Fincher) for getting the ensemble together. Radhika Marya, Fortune, "‘Antebellum’ tackles the past head on in an effort to ‘move forward’," 17 Sep. 2020 Creative leadership and team: At least two creative leadership positions and department heads (i.e., director, cinematographer, casting director, editor, producer, makeup artist, and more) must be from an underrepresented group. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "How the Oscars' Best Picture Inclusivity Requirements Will Work," 9 Sep. 2020 Schull, who landed the lead role of Jody, was a student at the San Francisco Ballet School when she was scouted by a casting director. Alexia Fernandez,, "Zoe Saldana and Center Stage Cast Reuniting to Benefit American Ballet Theatre's Crisis Relief Fund," 25 Aug. 2020 There's some interesting work that has to be done by the casting director for the roles, but casting the British actors will certainly be much easier. Rosy Cordero,, "Mexican Gothic author Silvia Moreno-Garcia shares what fans can expect from Hulu limited series," 24 Aug. 2020 Now that Baker and his collaborator Sardar Khan have met their fundraising goals, the next step, Baker says, is to meet with their writers and casting director to discuss plans for moving forward with a quality pilot. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Racist attacks hit 'The Office' star Leslie David Baker for planning Stanley spinoff," 15 Aug. 2020 Producer and casting director Brooke Goldman was one of the 43 passengers aboard Delta Air Lines flight 1076 from Palm Beach International. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Holy Moly, Look How a Bird Flattened This Plane's Nose Cone," 8 July 2020 The reunion brought together not only the cast, but many members of the crew and writing team, including casting director Jen Tomasick and members of the hair and make-up teams. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Watch Even Stevens cast reunite for show's 20th anniversary," 18 June 2020 Director Ava DuVernay, producer Lynette Howell Taylor, makeup artist Linda Flowers, and casting director Debra Zane were elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors for the first time. Fortune, "A Global 500 CEO on leading through crisis," 11 June 2020

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2020

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“Casting director.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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