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Poll: Do you think it’s fair for actors to be asked about their social media following during the casting process?

Actors say the trend for castings performers based on their social media following means talent can be overlooked. Photo: Shutterstock
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Last week, The Stage reported on the rise of castings based on performers’ social media followings, with many claiming the move is depriving genuine talent of work. The Casting Directors’ Guild has also called the “growing trend” within the entertainment industry of interest in an actor’s online following “disheartening”. This week we’re asking: Do you think it’s fair for actors to be asked about their social media following during the casting process?


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