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Casting, Celebrities, and Archetype Theory

Charles Peirce dives into the strategies of good casting and how the public responds to star power. Casting is one of the obvious essentials of any film, and like all aspects of the process worth examining: the assumptions that define it and the possibilities of how it might be used to best advantage. Casting’s key Read MoreRead More

Casting In Tarantino Films

Nicolas Edelbach reviews Quentin Tarantino’s casting decisions and how often times second choices have struck cinematic gold. Amongst the many things Tarantino films are known for, his casting choices are often a hot topic. For instance, did you know Inglourious Basterds almost didn’t get made because Tarantino could not find an actor to play Hans Landa? Read MoreRead More

Francis Ford Coppola’s Handwritten Casting Notes for The Godfather

This is the hand written list of possible casting choices for Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather. Laurence Olivier as Vito Corleone? Dustin Hoffman as Michael? Those are two of the intriguing options director Francis Ford Coppola was apparently mulling over when he jotted down these notes while preparing to make his classic 1972 film The Godfather. Read MoreRead More

13 Ways to Cast A-List Actors in Microbudget Films

Dan Mirvish explains how he casted  Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George and David Harbour in a his microbudget film Between Us. 1. Choose Castable Material. One reason I chose to adapt an Off-Broadway play in the first place is I knew I’d find good, castable material that no one else was turning into a feature. I Read MoreRead More

The Making of Zeebox’s Quirky New Ad Campaign

What goes into creating an Ad Campaign? This article from Ad Week runs down the process the ad agency Mother used to create a series of ads for Zeebox. View Playlist on YouTube Article from Ad Week below: IDEA: Cookies and milk. A prom queen and her limo. A slow-running teenager and a horror-movie monster. Read MoreRead More

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