A Brief (or Casting Brief) is a description of the kind of person that is required for a particular role. It’s almost like a job description. Some of the requirements that might be included are:
- Hair or Eye Colour
- Look / Subculture
- Special Skills
- Acting Experience
- Pay Rates
- Expected Dates – Length of Shoot
For a large film or TV series, there is a casting consultant who reviews the script to work out what roles are needed for each scene. They will then create a brief for each of those roles and send those briefs to a talent agency like MCTV.