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The Art of Film Acting by Jeremiah Comey

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More on the Audition

You’ve got one of two things to do in that audition: get the job or be remembered.

Richard Dreyfuss

The Casting Director

Who are casting directors? There are no specific qualifications. I know a casting director who is a film producer and a writer. Some casting directors are ex-actors. Some start as secretaries or mail clerks with little or no experience in theater or film. Many are bright college graduates with degrees in theater. Casting can be an end in itself or a way toward directing, writing, or producing. A casting director should be able to distinguish between good and bad acting. As basic as that might seem, it may come to you as a shock that many casting directors and film directors cannot distinguish between ...

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