An interesting article has been posted over at Variety regarding casting directors. With all of the casting discussion going on right now in regards to the Game of Thrones pilot, I thought it was worth pointing it out. Give it a read to get an idea of how the pros do it, then come back here for some more arm-chair casting discussion!
Winter Is Coming: The article illustrates some of the challenges a casting director faces. This series will certainly have a fair share of them. From casting a great dwarf actor, to finding a bunch of talented young actors, and lastly, an issue that hasn’t been brought up much although it is integral to the series, that is casting characters who start out as minor, background characters but later become full-fledged major parts. Theon is a great example of this. There will be a lot of tough decisions for this production once the casting gets underway, I hope whomever they choose as the casting director is up for the challenge.