There is a saying that goes "95% of directing is casting." So much minutia goes into film production but clearly casting is not an area to cut corners or overlook. If you do not have much experience with casting, Indiewire contributor Mark Tapio Kines delves into the 5 things you must do.
Casting is an under-discussed aspect of the filmmaking process, and I think new directors could benefit from some advice on what to expect, what to look for, and how to behave. These tips are drawn from my own adventures in casting two features.
If you’ve never cast a film before, here’s the skinny on what you need to do: