casting director


Definition of casting director

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

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According to Men's Journal, casting director Sheila Jaffe was having trouble casting a real player who could act. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "John David Washington and Dad Denzel Washington Are a Father-Son Dream Team," 24 Feb. 2019 Barthwell shared that her brother was asked to audition for a dating show after matching with a casting director on Tinder who told him he’d be perfect. Jessi Roti,, "The 'Bachelor' posed pressing questions at Chicago Humanities Fest," 29 Apr. 2018 Tattooed and lithe with short dark hair, Sanchez was among the newcomers handpicked by casting director Ashley Brokaw for a show that featured androgynous, gender fluid, and transgender models, many of whom had never walked before. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Spanish Model Miriam Sanchez Went From Studying Business to Walking Vuitton," 16 Nov. 2018 Establishing a brand-new DNA for the house, one where seemingly everyone is invited to the party, Dolce and Gabbana and their casting director, Décio Santos, have made their collection a tough act to follow. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Can Anything Top Dolce & Gabbana’s Star-Studded Spring Cast?," 23 Sep. 2018 Before his days on Gilmore Girls and Heroes, the young actor constantly received criticism about his smile from casting directors. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Story Behind Milo Ventimiglia's "Crooked Mouth"," 17 Sep. 2018 Working with veteran casting director Avy Kaufman, Layton made shrewd choices for the actors playing the quartet, and selecting gifted players who are not yet household names adds to the story's verisimilitude. Kenneth Turan,, "True-life heist story 'American Animals' is one of summer's freshest and most entertaining films," 31 May 2018 So is the process the Academy is following, wherein the person charged with leading the inquiry of Bailey, casting director David Rubin, is the very same person Bailey beat out for the Academy president gig in a close election last August. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "MeToo Hits the Academy? It’s Complicated," 23 Mar. 2018 That way, writers could see and tackle the problem even before casting directors or producers had their say. New York Times, "Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test," 11 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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