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 Runner, Mean Girls, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, St Elmo’s Fire, Poltergeist, Footloose, Pretty In Pink, The 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.