casting director

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Definition of casting director

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

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McKay, teaming with Armstrong, producer Kevin J. Messick, and casting director Francine Maisler, championed veteran Scottish actor Cox for the role of the cruel but brilliant tycoon, who suffers a stroke at the end of the series' first episode. Hugh Hart, Fortune, "An Inside Look at ‘Succession’s’ Corporate Melodrama With Adam McKay and Kieran Culkin," 8 Sep. 2019 The northern talent pool also offers Hollywood casting directors and producers a wealth of diversity. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Canada's 15 Emerging Actors and Actresses," 7 Sep. 2019 Pascal worked with her daughter, casting director and producer Jamie Stewart, to find the perfect set of identical actresses through nationwide casting calls. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Sweet Valley High," 16 Aug. 2019 On Instagram, models, casting directors, designers, stylists, and editors have been commenting on Westling’s inaugural post as Nathan with nothing but hearts and stars. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Introducing Nathan Westling, the Male Model About to Take Fashion by Storm," 19 Mar. 2019 More than 300 actors and wannabe actors showed up for the auditions overseen by casting director for Ohio and day players, D. Lynn Meyer. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland.com, "Many Ohio actors ended up in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’," 9 Aug. 2019 According to casting director Fern Champion, Russell wanted the late Anna Nicole Smith for Tina. Susan King, chicagotribune.com, "25 years after ‘The Mask,’ behind-the-scenes team recalls making the Jim Carrey classic," 5 Aug. 2019 Casting Cox as the patriarch was an easy decision: McKay, Armstrong and casting director Francine Maisler (up for an Emmy for her work on Succession) all had his name on their wish lists. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Media, Money and Murdochs: How 'Succession' Became the Perfect Show for the Trump Era," 31 July 2019 Attention casting directors: Marisa Tomei has got the TV bug. Michael Schneider, chicagotribune.com, "Marisa Tomei wants to star in a TV sitcom of her own after channeling Edith Bunker," 3 July 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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