The phrase "Casting Couch" has been popularized, and although the practise has diminished, the term remains in use.
Directors and producers rely on the Casting Director to assist them with assembling the perfect cast for their production.
(Luc Besson always operates the camera on films he directs.) See also Society of Operating Cameramen, Steadicam operator.
Fictional Movie(s): Living in Oblivion (1995) AKA: Campy A form of comedic parody where the clichéd conventions of a dramatic form like adventure are deliberately exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness.
Recent innovations in audio-visual synchronization have made this unnecessary, but it still occurs extensively. AKA: Cameraman The person who operates the camera to the specifications dictated by the director of photography.
A director or a director of photography sometimes assumes this role.