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
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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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A spokesperson said: "We are not looking for perfect actors or experienced performers -- we are looking for real, authentic people and shall be undertaking street casting alongside this open call."
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Lisa, who has sold 20 million records worldwide, has had secret talks with Coronation Street casting directors.
I'd do it again." Michael, who last year got down to the last two for a Coronation Street casting for the role of gay nurse, Carl, said he was delighted when he got a call asking him to make another trip to Granada's Manchester studios, where the series is filmed.
'We also knew it would be great for street casting we knew we would get great characters in the city.'
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5 SHE was first spotted by a Coronation Street casting director playing a small part in a production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in Manchester.
This led to appearances in Z Cars, Crown Court and the BBC's Play For Today and, ultimately, to Liz being noticed by the Coronation Street casting team.
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Adam Huggins found the foundry and took some dark and grizzly shots of the hard, manual labor involved in making these overlooked -- but vital -- street castings.
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