casting director


Definition of casting director 

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

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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 Ngor and Sophia ultimately made it to America in 1980 where he was discovered by casting director Pat Golden. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Murder of 'Killing Fields' star Haing Ngor still haunts detective: 'I didn’t have any answers'," 26 June 2018 It’s camera operators and production designers and casting directors and the like. Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Magazine, "I Live in Los Angeles and Everything You Assume About Me Is True," 7 June 2018 But the cast director Iris Sowlat has assembled here isn't always up to the kind of subtle, precisely paced performance this material requires. Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader, "The Days Are Shorter, but this play feels longer," 18 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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