Nina Gold has been working in casting since the 1990s, and points to one huge advantage that she has access to now: the Internet.
‘Space Force’ Casting Directors: “We pride ourselves on bringing in new, fresh faces” and “journeyman actors”
Allison Jones and Ben Harris chat about casting the series, which also included series star Ben Schwartz on how they impacted his career.
‘The Witcher’ Casting Director on Casting During COVID-19: “We are literally having facetime with actors from all over the world”
Sophie Holland, casting director of Netflix’s The Witcher, spoke about how COVID-19 has changed her workflow.
Edward Norton revealed that his breakthrough role in the 1996 film Primal Fear came about from reaching out to Casting Director Deborah Aquila via a fax.
Casting Director Aisha Coley spoke about her experience casting the series and provided some background on how some of the key actors landed their parts.
Casting Directors Mary Vernieu and Jessica Kelly spoke about casting the series and how it offered them the rare opportunity to cast unknown talent.
Jen Rudolph chats about the service, why she wanted to start the program and the benefits of becoming a member.
Bryan Cranston talks about his early career challenges and how that prepared him for his future work.
‘Days Of Our Lives’ Casting Director Marnie Saitta on the Hardest Parts to Cast and Her Advice to Actors
When asked what is the most challenging aspect of casting ‘Days of Our Lives’, Saitta explains that it’s smaller roles that prove to be the most difficult.
David Rapaport reveals that even though they receive hundreds of submissions for even small parts and only have 3 to 8 days to cast an episode
Casting Director Sarah Finn shared a story about a particular Guardians of the Galaxy star who initially wouldn’t audition for the film.
Leah Remini talks about how actors feel about auditioning — and what actors need to hear about auditioning.
Some Casting Directors Do’s: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home
“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
“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
“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
“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