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Do directors have a say in casting?

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Do directors have a say in casting?#0
Posted: 12/30/05 at 10:08pm
When casting a Broadway show/ Major Motion Picture, does the director of the project have a say in who gets what part? I've always figured they did, but a friend of mine told me that all of that is handled by the casting director. That the director is supposed to work with the cast he's dealt.

Is this true?
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re: Do directors have a say in casting?#1
Posted: 12/30/05 at 10:13pm
No, a director has a lot of say and most have the final say.
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re: Do directors have a say in casting?#2
Posted: 12/30/05 at 10:50pm
At least on Broadway, the casting director is the one who screens talent and puts the best options before the director to make the final decision. Every show and CD/Dir relationship is different, but generally speaking, that is the way it works.
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re: Do directors have a say in casting?#3
Posted: 12/31/05 at 12:12am

Any casting done by the director must first meet the approval of the writers.



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