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 ultimate reason that casting directors passed on him to star in the teen drama series? Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 In Welcome to The O.C.: An Oral History, which was released in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary, casting director Patrick Rush revealed that the Star Trek star did not get the lead part in the Fox show because of his skin problems. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2024 Selleck got a Pepsi commercial and was noticed by a casting director. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Gill is hopeful that the progress achieved by casting directors — who landed their own Oscar category beginning with the 2026 Academy Awards — can be replicated for stunt performers. Nicole Sperling, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Crittenden died Wednesday at her home in Pacific Palisades after a battle with several cancers, fellow casting director Ilene Starger told The Hollywood Reporter. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2024 Come prepared for the chance to read a script live in front of an audience and receive realtime feedback from some of the top casting directors, producers and entertainers in the business. Essence, 9 Mar. 2024 From there, casting directors release breakdowns — brief descriptions of the characters’ ages and types — either on websites or to a select group of agents and managers. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 In them, Lowes, Diaz and Shondaland executive producer Betsy Beers interviewed makeup artist Sergio Lopez-Rivera, costume designer Lyn Paolo, the show’s composer Chad Fischer and casting director Linda Lowy. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of casting director was in 1922

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“Casting director.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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