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Hollywood is insanely formulaic, we all know that. What people might not know is how formulaic the decision making behind the scenes is. So our readers put together these simple charts explaining the thinking behind Hollywood's creative process. Hell, they probably break out these exact diagrams in high-level meetings.

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CASTING A MAJOR STUDIO MOVIE ABOUT A TRANS CHARACTER Hold Auditions Audition a single trans actor Hire a cis actor But there are lots of great working

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Is the character's race integral to the plot of the movie? Cast a no white yes person! Is there a Cast a Fine.. big-nam no cast -name more-or-less a w
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