Tag: Casting Directors

Casting Directors Share Their Do’s and Don’ts

Some Casting Directors Do's: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home

Jenna Fischer’s Acting Advice and the Number One Thing Actors Should Do for Their Career

"Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can." - Jenna Fischer

Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler on Diversity: “People are just tired of not seeing themselves reflected on television”

"You have to be more broad in your thinking, which is creating more opportunities for everybody." - Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler

Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann on Trusting Your Instincts

"No one wants to be rejected. But if people reject you then that means it’s not the right fit for you" - Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann

‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold: “I love discovering unknown actors”

"Personally, I'm not interested in casting the most perfectly beautiful woman or someone who ticks all the boxes of what a person is 'supposed' to look like." - Casting Director Nina Gold

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard

"I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—'cute' and 'all-American' are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like." - Casting Director Carmen Cuba

Casting Director Jennifer Euston: “I want to present trained people – actors who truly want to do this as a profession”

"I’ve never been one to find somebody on YouTube and hire them." - Casting Director Jennifer Euston

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting the Young Stars and Finding Actors in Atlanta

"We didn’t settle on any single part, down to the one-year-old in the family that doesn’t speak." - Casting Director Carmen Cuba

‘Feud’ Casting Director Eric Dawson on Finding the Right Actors for the Series

"I would say out of the 150 people, probably 144 of them were auditions." - Casting Director Eric Dawson

Kimberly Hardin on Casting ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’

"The actor either has to learn how to develop their interpretation of who their character is, or study someone who is of that nature already." - Casting Director Kimberly Hardin

‘This Is Us’ Casting Director Tiffany Little Canfield on Casting Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz

"For a casting director, that’s your—the actor that you have loved for decades getting their shot, and then not only taking it, but killing it, as Sterling does each and every week." - Tiffany Little Canfield

Christina Ricci on Why it’s So Hard to Cast Her

"I think in some ways the image I presented of myself throughout the years has caused people to have a hard time casting me" - Christina Ricci

What Should You Write To Casting Directors?

If you are ready to get on the radar of the casting directors and are willing to do what it takes, read on and take action.

Actors and Casting: It’s a Numbers Game

What are you doing to make sure you set yourself apart from the rest of the pack?

Damon Herriman Talks Auditioning in America, ‘Justified’ and His New Show, ‘Quarry’

"It wasn’t lost on me that had they not seen Justified, it was very possible that my first audition may have passed them by." - Damon Herriman on His Audition for 'Quarry'

Casting Director Blames The Hollywood Reporter for ‘Dying’ Workshop Industry

Casting director Will Stewart wrote a now-deleted Facebook post accusing The Hollywood Reporter of writing a "hate piece" and that "workshops are dying" because of it.

‘Modern Family’ Casting Director Jeff Greenberg Talks About Putting Together the Sitcom’s Cast

"He had been auditioning for me for ten years. I had never hired him for anything" - Casting Director Jeff Greenberg on Modern Family Star, Eric Stonestreet

‘Mr. Robot’ Casting Directors on Casting Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin and Christian Slater

"If they looked like an actor they were discounted immediately." - 'Mr Robot' Casting Directors

Casting Directors on the Difficulty of Casting and Why Smaller Roles are the Hardest to Cast

Two prominent casting directors offer some insight on the difficulty of casting and how some casting decisions are left up to people who carry a bit more weight

‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold On How She Discovered Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Emilia Clarke

Gold acknowledges that one of the hazards of her job is that agents constantly want to introduce her to their clients, but each production she works on already know what they are looking for.