When a director first gets a script, you read it through several times to get a feel for what the story is about and who the characters are. As you read the script, you will get an impression of the characters. You then have a meeting with the Producers and the Casting Director to share your ideas of the characters.
This is an important meeting for the Director, because it is where you find out what the Producer(s) are thinking and if you are on the right track. Remember: television is a Producers medium and they have the final say in everything – including casting!
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