Chapter 12

Principal Talent



This chapter used to start with what to do after an actor’s been cast, but I’ve come to realize just how important it is for producers and directors to know as much about the actors they’re interested in before they make any offers. It’s not just a question of whether actors are good at their craft, how well they may physically fit a role or whether their rate is within budget. There are other somewhat less obvious factors to take into consideration before an actor is cast that may be equally as significant.

Will your actors show up on time, be prepared, be professional and be team players?

Do they require certain perks, and what are they?

Do they come with an entourage (assistants, their own ...

Get The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.