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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'

‘The Walking Dead’ Casting Director Sharon Bialy Reveals the Secrets to Casting the AMC Show

The Walking Dead has changed things up a bit this season. The cast finally has the needed diversity it was missing from the first four seasons. Casting director Sharon Bialy shared her thoughts on the hit zombie show. Bialy dished about what goes on behind the scenes, “Everybody reads on The Walking Dead. This way the writers can see what they bring to the audition and start to think about how they want to write for that character later on, ’cause they’ve already heard the voice in their head and how they handle the language. It really illuminates the role ... Read more

Lawrence Gilliard Jr.’s Great Story on His Audition for ‘The Walking Dead’

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. started his career on The Wire playing D’Angelo Barksdale.  Because another actor from the series was already on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Gilliard was convinced he wouldn’t be able to land the part of Bob Stookey. “Scott [Gimple, the showrunner] told me, ‘You know, we’ve got Chad [Coleman] on the show, so I said, ‘No more Wire people.  We’ve got enough of The Wire, because you see too many Wire people on the show and you start thinking of The Wire.’  So he’s like, ‘No more Wire people, and then I saw your tape, and I said, ... Read more

Book Review: ‘How To Audition On Camera’ by Sharon Bialy

How many times, as actors, have we wished that we could get an hour with a casting director, to pick their brain about what they look for, their pet peeves, and the tips they would offer. That's exactly what this book is.