Casting

Casting

RTS Headquarters
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Mon, 29/11/2021

Skills needed

  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to seek out talent and make creative decisions
  • Excellent organisational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Strong research skills and methods
  • Confident talking to people from all backgrounds

Job roles

  • Casting researcher
  • Casting assistant producer
  • Casting producer/director

Duties include

  • Calling potential talent or agents
  • General administration
  • Fact checking and background checks
  • Research
  • Liaising with producers and other departments
  • Creating briefs and character profiles
  • Preparing budgets

Useful links

Casting reality TV | Tips in 60 seconds

First Dates: The art of casting

Face to face with casting director Andy Pryor