New book puts spotlight on film casting
'The Casting Handbook' has been created by authors Jennifer Granville, Head of Enterprise for the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts and Director of the Northern Film School at Leeds Met from 2006 - 2012, and Suzy Catliff, casting director for many TV and film projects, theatre director and lecturer.
The book, which is published by Routledge, explains the casting process from beginning to end and covers everything that training and early stage producers and directors need to know whilst also providing a helpful guide for actors, students and those interested in this aspect of the industry. It includes interviews with actors, agents, directors, casting directors and producers; case studies; exercises and a fact file of useful templates and contacts.
Producer and former West End theatre, film and television actress, Jennifer Granville explains: "Casting is a crucial creative element of any production and yet the craft and skills needed to put together a successful and exciting cast are often overlooked. Many film schools don't teach students how to go about casting in a professional way - so we decided to write this book".
Jennifer's screenplays have won the La Femme, 21st Century and Latino Screenwriting Competitions and Suzy's credits include casting director for BBC1 drama Casualty, Silent Witness and she assisted on the feature films 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'The English Patient'.
The launch event will take place at the Actors' Centre in Covent Garden.