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Casting (performing arts)

Pre-production process for selecting actors, dancers, singers, or extras for roles or parts / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In the performing arts industry such as theatre, film, or television, casting, or a casting call, is a pre-production process for selecting a certain type of actor, dancer, singer, or extra for a particular role or part in a script, screenplay, or teleplay. This process may be used for a motion picture, television program, documentary film, music video, play, or advertisement, intended for an audience.

Casting call for black cats, Los Angeles, 1961; seeking cats for Tales of Terror