Talent Directors


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+10% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Talent Directors Do

Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

Other Job Titles Talent Directors May Have

Artistic Director, Casting Agent, Casting Coordinator, Casting Director, Extras Casting Director, Model Booker, Talent Producer, Talent Scout

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Casting Director

When a get a casting job, one of the first things I do is to travel to visit with the producers and director(s) of the project to talk about the look of the project, specific casting needs, and my timeline. Once I have a good idea of what we are looking for, I organize casting calls (meetings) and put out advertisements with various theaters, talent agencies, websites, newspapers, etc. to get local actors to come in and read for the different parts.

Organization Transformation and Talent Consultant ,

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Consulting is essentially coming in to any organization that is facing a small or large scale problem. As a consultant, I get to know the client and help them develop a strategy to address their organizational problems and ultimately making them more productive and profitable. No day is the same because there is always something new going on. Common problems can be mergers and acquisitions, implementing new technology, or develop a training program for a specific department.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Audition and interview performers to match their attributes to specific roles or to increase the pool of available acting talent.
  • Prepare actors for auditions by providing scripts and information about roles and casting requirements.
  • Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.
  • Contact agents and actors to provide notification of audition and performance opportunities and to set up audition times.
  • Serve as liaisons between directors, actors, and agents.

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