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Right For The Role with John Frank Levey

Right For The Role with John Frank Levey

Update: 2023-04-15


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S02E04: Discover the secrets behind the casting director's creative process in our fascinating conversation with John Frank Levy, a veteran LA casting director with over 35 years of experience and author of Right for the Role. We dive into John's illustrious career, passion for people and their stories, and how he transitioned from directing theatre to casting. Listen as we discuss the importance of community in successful productions and share insights from John's travels to Australia.

As we explore the ever-evolving world of casting, John reveals the impact of the digital revolution on the casting process and the significance of talent, personality, dedication, and preparation. Learn about the effects of self-taping on actors and the essential role of human connection in storytelling. We also delve into character development, branding, and understanding oneself as an actor to deliver captivating performances.

Finally, join us as we discuss the challenges of typecasting, finding the right role, and navigating the Australian acting community. John shares his thoughts on his book, Right for the Role, and the difficulty of entering the American market without an American accent. We wrap up by touching on John's plans for retirement, appreciation for Australian actors, and his upcoming travels to LA and New York. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the casting director's creative process!

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Right For The Role with John Frank Levey

Right For The Role with John Frank Levey

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