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Direct Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman

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Chapter | five

Casting: Stick to Fish,

Avoid the Toilet Seats

Once your production staff is assembled and your crew is in place, it's time to put together the motley crew of eager thespians that will bring your characters to life. Convincing people to audition for a film is pretty easy to do. After all, who didn't grow up fantasizing about being a movie star? Everyone wants to be in a movie, right? And that's exactly who will audition for your film — everyone. This is not as great as it may sound.

EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE …

Casting your film is actually a lot like fishing. You throw out a line and hope that you don't reel in a bunch of mullets, sharks, or rusty toilet seats, instead of fish. Let me explain. Mullets are the folks who aren't really ...

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