VIDEO: Creative Spark Series: Casting Director, Marci Liroff

Happy Monday!  It’s March already and the year is in full swing. So, today we thought we’d bring you a video, courtesy of Academy Originals, featuring US Casting Director Marci Liroff.  Marci has worked in casting for many years and is a font of information about the biz.  She writes a regular column for Backstage (among other publications) and has cast many, many film and TV projects, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade RunnerMean Girls, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, St Elmo’s Fire, Poltergeist, Footloose, Pretty In PinkThe Spiderwick Chronicles and Gothika to name a few.

In this video, Marci talks about the role of the Casting Director and the creativity involved in doing her job.  It gives a great insight into what a Casting Director actually does and how they see their role in the filmmaking business.  Enjoy.

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  1. Something I learned from hearing another director talk about casting is that it’s frustratingly easy to lose a part even though you did marvelously at the audition for reasons you can’t control…They talked about how they wanted to cast this one woman who blew them away, but she had to look like the protagonist’s mother… and the lead they cast looked far too different for it to be plausible, so they had to go with someone else who wasn’t as strong of an actress, but looked the part more convincingly. It’s all about compromises I suppose.

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