What does a Talent Director do?

Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

Jobs Roles

  • Review performer information, such as photos, resumes, voice tapes, videos, and union membership, to decide whom to audition for parts.
  • Read scripts and confer with producers to determine the types and numbers of performers required for a given production.
  • Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.
  • Audition and interview performers to match their attributes to specific roles or to increase the pool of available acting talent.
  • Maintain talent files that include information such as performers' specialties, past performances, and availability.
  • Prepare actors for auditions by providing scripts and information about roles and casting requirements.
  • Serve as liaisons between directors, actors, and agents.
  • Attend or view productions to maintain knowledge of available actors.
  • Negotiate contract agreements with performers, with agents, or between performers and agents or production companies.
  • Contact agents and actors to provide notification of audition and performance opportunities and to set up audition times.
  • Hire and supervise workers who help locate people with specified attributes and talents.
  • Arrange for or design screen tests or auditions for prospective performers.
  • Locate performers or extras for crowd and background scenes, and stand-ins or photo doubles for actors, by direct contact or through agents.
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