The broadcast networks are starting to pick up drama and comedy pilots for next fall. But who will cast them? No deal with casting directors for the pilots ordered since the beginning of the year have
closed as casting directors and TV studios are in a bitter standoff. The issue at hand is who will pay for casting directors' assistants and associates, with casting directors demanding that the
studio pick up the tab.
In the past, TV studios would sometimes cover those costs on a case-to-case basis but this time, casting directors have banded together to demand that this
becomes a standard industry-wide practice. The TV studios have refused, and the two sides are now at a standstill.
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