What do Casting Directors do?

Casting Directors are entertainment industry professionals who manage talent casting calls in order to find and select the right people for roles in a production.

What is the difference between a Casting Director & a Talent Agent?

Talent agents are not paid by the production and instead earn a commission (usually 15%) of a performer’s gross earnings on the work their clients have done. Talent Agents send their clients to auditions, negotiate contracts on their behalf, etc.

Casting Directors are paid by the production to find the best actors for roles. They may or may not also cast the Background Performers on a film, and may charge Background Performers (who are not members) a registration fee. Casting professionals do not take a percentage of the performers’ gross earnings.

Montreal Casting Directors

ACTRA Montreal does not in any way endorse any particular Casting Directors. To be added to the list, please contact ACTRA Montreal by e-mail at montreal@actra.ca.