casting director


Definition of casting director 

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

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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 At least 25 photographers, agents, stylists, casting directors and other industry professionals came forward about Demarchelier. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "#MeToo: A timeline of 2018’s sexual harassment scandals," 16 May 2018 Pem’’ Farnsworth, widow of TV technology inventor Philo Farnsworth; producer Sheldon Leonard; and casting director and network executive Ethel Winant. Lynn Elber,, "Something new to binge-watch: TV’s rich history of itself," 15 May 2018 The interior design grad student turned model made a lasting impression on casting directors, racking up one great show after another. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Meet the Top Models of Fall 2018," 12 Mar. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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