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Kerry Barden: what casting directors look for

Kerry Barden: what casting directors look for

It's a well-known Hollywood proverb: 90 percent of directing is casting. A good cast can make a film, a good role can make a star. One person who knows all about this is LA casting director supreme, Kerry Barden. Kerry's worked on too many films to count - from The Help and American Psycho to Spotlight, Pitch Perfect, and Winter's Bone, starring a then-unknown Jennifer Lawrence. Kerry Barden is about to come to New Zealand as part of the Big Screen Symposium, and he talks to Simon Morris about fitting faces to scripts, and when to think outside the box.