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.