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Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 2nd Edition by Lorene Wales

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Casting, Actors, Extras, and Stunt People

 

 

 

 

This chapter, in addition to describing the duties of casting personnel, discusses the process of casting, from using casting agencies to who reads and who auditions, to how final decisions are made and who makes them. In addition, special circumstances such as working with minors and working with SAG and nonunion actors and extras are examined. Finally, because they are also seen on screen, the stunt department is discussed.

CASTING DEPARTMENT

The casting department consists of the casting director, the assistant casting director (there may be many casting assistants), the extras casting coordinator, extras casting assistants, and in some cases a background coordinator (Figure ...

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