The casting director can be simply termed as “Middlemen”. Movies are not made instantly, it goes step by step and each step has its own importance. One of the important parts is played by a casting director which makes that movie an awesome and unforgettable.
We always give all the credit to directors for successful movies, but we forget the important person involved in it, a casting director who is equally responsible for making a masterpiece.
A Casting director is the one who actually figure out all the weakness and strengths in an Actor, he is the one who finds out each and every single thing about an actor and then finalize and convince the director that a particular actor is perfectly suitable for his upcoming film.
It is not necessary that the one who is selected by casting director as a hero or heroine is always accepted by the director; it may happen that the directors find them unsuitable for the particular role.
The process or the work of casting director does not end here he would provide the actor many small roles in many movies and if you are good at it you would surely get a great movie. The work of an actor would surely pay out the efforts of the casting director as they are the one who have brought them to the film world. The actor’s job reflects the casting director job too.
It is presumed that the best actor or best actor an industry can get if a casting director is doing a perfect job and is actually screening all the positive and negative points of an actor based in all the necessary grounds. All the activities of a casting director are the phase of pre-production of a film.
The profession of a casting director is not easy, but is really very entertaining, interesting and also demanding, if you want to become a casting director you have to start from low, aim high network and also have some luck in the way.
To become a casting director you have to understand the industry, you’ll probably have to study at a two- or four-year college that offers classes in film and theater arts, such as acting and directing, including business management as a part of it. Casting directors need to know how to negotiate all the contracts and understand the complexities of working.
Along with this a casting director also takes acting classes that would help upcoming actors to understand the real art of acting and all the process in acting and eventually casting director easily understand a real actor and recognize the best one.
With their skills and experience, they quickly and easily find the right actors for the roles, which mean knowing the actors and keeping good relationships with talent agents.
Along with they have a good communication skill, convincing skill, negotiation skill because they want to be a horse of a long race in this new highly advanced generation.