The book explores:
•how to prepare a breakdown
•where to source actors
•how to prepare for a casting session
•how to make casting decisions
•how a cast is put together
•how deals are done
•ethics and the law, with special reference to casting children
•how a casting director contributes to the initial development of the script
•how the casting works from fringe theater to Hollywood blockbusters
The Casting Handbook considers actors’, producers’, agents’ and directors’ relationship with a casting director, the day to day work that is casting, and how approaching it in a professional and informed manner can make the difference to the final product.
Including interviews with actors, agents, directors, casting directors and producers; case studies; exercises; and a fact file of useful templates and contacts, this book offers a thorough induction into the casting process, suitable for students and early career professionals in any media. Read more or order a copy.