Midterm Study Guide - Casting
Midterm Study Guide - Casting MCA 257
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Date Created: 03/31/16
Study Guide Role of Casting Directors Casting Directors organize and facilitate the casting of actors for all the roles in a film. This involves working closely with the director and producer to understand their requirements, and suggesting ideal artists for each role, as well as arranging and conducting interviews and auditions. What Makes Good Acting You believe it o If an actor seems to be "faking it," he's not doing his job Surprise o An actor's job is to know the breadth of human possibility and the depths of their own possibilities. They must pull from this well and surprise us. Otherwise, they become boring and predictable Vulnerability o Great actors share the parts of themselves that most people keep hidden Listening o You can see whatever is being said to them physically affecting them, as if the words are slapping them across the face Less is more Unions (TV & Film) Casting Society of America CSA Directors o Directors Guild of America (DGA) Actors o Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA) SAG is Film AFTRA is TV and Tape Teamsters o Own union Drives actors from set to set Takes sets from place to place o Casting directors apart of this 817-NY 399-LA Screen Credit TV o Guest Stars Main Titles Handled by casting directors o Co-Stars End Titles/Credits Rob Decina…Teacher Handled by casting directors o Series Regulars (Starring) Network handles this APD – At Producers Discretion Single Card o One name appears on screen Shared Card o Multiple names appear on screen at one time Television Screen Test Process o Series Regulars o Auditions happen in New York & Los Angeles Studio Example, Shades of Blue, NBC Universal o Audition at 11 am o 3 people for each role Network NBC o 2pm o 2 people for each role o Then, call backs with directors and producers Pilot Season o Jan-April Casting and producing happen in this time o May Networks decide what pilots to buy
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