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Talent Director

Job Summary

Responsible for auditioning, casting, and supervising talent during a TV, film, movie, or theatrical production. The talent director negotiates salaries, works alongside the director to make better casting choices, and contacts agents who represent talent.

Primary responsibilities

  • Audition and select talent to perform in musicals, movies, plays, films, or TV series.
  • Read scripts to find the best fit for each role.
  • Negotiate contract agreements with performers.
  • Submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors
  • Work with talent agents to book actors.
  • Provide actors with scripts and schedules for shootings.
  • Find actors housing if necessary.
  • When deciding cast, review photos, resumes, voice tapes, and casting videos.
  • Hire and manage workers to assist with production.
  • Attend productions to seek out talent.
  • Arrange for screen tests.
  • Hire extras in bulk for scenes.
  • Ensure performers have makeup and costume attendants on set.
  • Compile talent files for future use.

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