We surveyed 290 casting directors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical casting director. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a casting director?



Working as a casting director typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a casting director?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a casting director typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a casting director?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a casting director. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for casting directors.