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Pitching Voices: Terri Douglas

Terri Douglas can find someone who sounds just like you. Give her the proper tools—a recording of your voice, for instance—and she could find a voice actor to provide an exact match and then hire him or her to, say, call your parents and have a nice little chat. Fortunately, Douglas uses her powers for good. As a voice-casting producer and manager of the Loop Troop, her own loop group, Douglas is often called upon to find voice matches for famous actors or characters.

Motion Capture Shoot Supervisor

The motion capture shoot supervisor is a specialist working in video game development who is responsible for the pre-production planning and execution of mocap production. He or she works directly with the game designers, animation leads, and other creative staff.

Casting Assistant

The assistant to the casting director, or firm of multiple casting directors, is responsible for supporting the company’s operations through a number of administrative and secretarial tasks, as well as performing research and preparation for auditions.

Casting Director

The casting director, or more often a casting firm, is hired by the producer of a stage show to audition and recommend actors, singers, and dancers, in cooperation with the director, musical director, and choreographer.

Musical Director

The musical director is hired during pre-production by the producer and director, and is responsible only for the vocal and instrumental performance of the cast and accompanying band or orchestra. Few musical directors are as well-known as David Letterman’s longtime collaborator Paul Shaffer, but all are integral to the musical texture of the shows they work on.

Publicist

A large pool of similar divisions work within the entertainment industry to advertise, market, and promote bands, actors, movies, and TV shows to the public. Within this pool is the publicist. This individual may work in-house for a record label or film studio or for an outside publicity firm, but in either case publicists work hard to remain experts in the demographics and popular press of their geographic region or market segment.