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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 3. Casting

Casting

MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT CASTING is 90% of a director’s job, and there is some truth to that statement. No matter how great the other elements of your film are, if the acting is poor, or if an actor is wrong for a particular role, your movie will be crippled forever. In my view, after the script, casting is the most crucial element in filmmaking. You have to pick the right actors, whatever it takes.

Developing Character Descriptions

BEFORE YOU CAN SEARCH for actors, you need basic descriptions of all your main characters, so that you can post/advertise them in the appropriate places (Internet, newspapers, local theaters, etc.). A few ...

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