“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
Browsing: Casting Directors
“If they looked like an actor they were discounted immediately.” – ‘Mr Robot’ Casting Directors
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.
Greg Orson, casting director for The Vampire Diaries, has canceled his late April 29 and 30 acting workshops that were scheduled in Georgia.
Casting Directors on what their looking for this pilot season: “That 30- to 35- year-old leading man. For a lot of those guys, we started to go to London and England”
“There were many times that I would go into auditions and a casting director would say, ‘It’s really great. Really love what you’re doing, but we’d love you to come back with a jean miniskirt and high heels.” – Brie Larson
The casting directors are asked how they cast their projects, where they locate new talent, and their thoughts on making casts more diverse.
“Auditions are like a blind date for the casting director and the actor. The audition starts the minute you walk in the room” – Casting Director Bernie Telsey
Casting Directors Sherry Thomas & Gohar Gazazyan Discuss Casting ‘Gotham’, Self-Taped Auditions and More
“We look for somebody who can elevate the material, which is very important when you’re looking at so many actors for a specific role.”
Isidora Goreshter recently recalled that her audition for the ‘Shameless’ was by far her worst ever.
‘The Good Wife’ Casting Director Mark Saks on What He Looks For in Auditions and Mistakes Young Actors Make
Mark Saks, the casting director for ‘The Good Wife’, speaks about what he looks for in actors he casts for the show and mistakes he frequently sees at auditions, especially those made by young actors
Watch: A Conversation with Casting Directors Eyde Belasco (‘Transparent’) and Tracy Lilienfield (‘Grace and Frankie’)
Belasco and Lilienfield speak about the details behind casting decisions and also share anecdotes about casting the two series they are nominated for
Some top agents of young talent speak about how social media has revolutionized the way they discover new talent
“It doesn’t have to be Broadway. It can be some little old dive theater in East Village or in Brooklyn” – Louie Casting Director Gayle Keller on finding actors
Would you pay $149 to attend a half-day way workshop with Debra Zane, the casting…
Few casting directors are widely recognized for their efforts in shaping the direction of the television series or movies that they work on.
Interview: Gary Marsh on Breakdown Services, Why Actors Shouldn’t Get Them and Tips on Using Actors Access
Gary Marsh of Breakdown Services gives out some fantastic tips for those of us using Actors Access that you’ll definitely want to start using right away.
To make it in Hollywood, you’d be mistaken for thinking that talent would be the…
SXSW Casting Directors Panel: Why Acting Ability May Only Account for 7% of Why An Actor Lands a Role
While the South by Southwest Festival is known for its many film premieres, like many…