street-casting

street casting

The act or instance of casting an amateur for a role in television or film, whether literally on a street or sidewalk or in organized events. I heard they're running a huge street casting for that new soap opera. We've found a huge amount of talent through informal street casting events.
See also: casting, street

street-casting

n. selecting amateurs to be performers or models. I do a lot of street-casting. Almost everybody can act a little.
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Having previously done street-casting for Hail (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011, produced by Michael Cody), I'm assigned the task of filling the more 'difficult' roles--criminals, pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, drug addicts, gangsters.
In the process of street-casting, I was submersed in the many facets of Phnom Penh for a month, visiting gambling rings, crack houses, brothels, nightclubs, family homes, temples, orphanages and factories.