casting director


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bella Thorne has revealed she was passed over for an acting job at the age of 10 after a casting director accused her of flirting with him., 28 Dec. 2022 In filling the roles, Polley and her casting director, John Buchan, took into account not just acting ability, but also temperament. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Dec. 2022 Her current positions include casting director and lead artistic associate. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Here are some more names to inspire your mental casting director. Vulture, 7 Mar. 2022 Georgianne worked as a casting director and was responsible for casting some popular shows, including The Sopranos and Entourage. Effie Orfanides, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2022 Carla Quílez, a dancer who plays the young Carla in her first film role, was invited to a casting after being spotted by the casting director on Instagram. Caitlin Quinlan, Variety, 21 Sep. 2022 Nor did anyone make her change her name: A casting director suggested it, and Monroe, hungry for stardom, agreed. Sarah Churchwell, The Atlantic, 21 Oct. 2022 The local casting director even started lining up extras of all ages, races and ethnicities for the project. Joey Morona, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 3 Feb. 2023.

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