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Inside The World Of Casting Calls

We’ve all seen it. The beautiful slim busty blonde that isn’t so smart, or the black man who is bound for prison. These are the typical roles we find on the small and large screen. But how do they choose the actors who play these roles?

We take a look at the world of casting calls and the flyers that bring in the talent.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Jenny Jaffe, writer, comedian and founder of the teen mental health non-profit project UROK about her experience with casting calls as detailed in her piece for Vulture, “The Terrible World of Casting Notices.”

Guest

  • Jenny Jaffe, writer, comedian and founder of the teen mental health non-profit project UROK. She tweets @jennyjaffe.

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Inside the world of casting calls. (Michael Cory/Flickr)
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Inside the world of casting calls. (Michael Cory/Flickr)

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