內容簡介top The Casting Handbook 簡介 Casting is a crucial creative element of any production - and yet the craft and skills needed to put together a successful and exciting cast are often overlooked. The Casting Handbook explains the casting process from beginning to end and covers everything producers and directors needs to know ?as well as proving a fascinating and illuminating read for actors. The book explores:how to prepare a breakdownwhere to source actorshow to prepare for a casting sessionhow to make casting decisionshow a cast is put togetherhow deals are doneethics and the law, with special reference to casting childrenhow a casting director contributes to the initial development of the scripthow the casting works from fringe theatre to Hollywood blockbusters;The Casting Handbook considers actors? producers? agents?and directors?relationship with a casting director, the day to day work that is casting, and how approaching it in a professional and informed manner can make the difference to the final product.Including interviews with actors, agents, directors, casting directors and producers; case studies; exercises; and a fact file of useful templates and contacts, this book offers a thorough induction into the casting process, suitable for students and early career professionals in any media.