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How to Become a Casting Director

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How to Become a Casting Director

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How to Become a Casting Director

  1. 1. How to Become a Casting Director
  2. 2. How to Become a Casting Director Cherin Perelman spent more than a decade as a certified public accountant before participating in local casting in New York City as a casting director. Cherin Perelman currently works for Beverly Hills Casting in California.
  3. 3. How to Become a Casting Director Although few educational requirements need to be met before becoming a professional casting director, a person could potentially benefit from several courses, as is the case for many other jobs in the entertainment industry. In addition to theater and directing courses, aspiring casting directors should take business management classes. That said, real world experience and networking are arguably the most effective means of getting an official casting director credit. An internship with a casting agency is a great place to start, though an assistant position with a casting director would be ideal. As with most positions in the entertainment industry, you will need to work your way up from the bottom, gaining experience bit by bit as you continue acquire important phone numbers and e-mail addresses . The Casting Society of America provides a comprehensive list of agencies and offices where the long journey can begin.
  4. 4. How to Become a Casting Director There are several personality traits and skills that can help an individual progress through the ranks, including curiosity and patience, as well as a desire to meet new people. These and other traits come into play when an actor is cast in a role after he has auditioned for a different part in a film or television series; casting directors must be able to identify the roles in which such talent can truly succeed.

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