Category Archives: Casting Interviews

VIDEO: Creative Spark Series: Casting Director, Marci Liroff

Happy Monday!  It’s March already and the year is in full swing. So, today we thought we’d bring you a video, courtesy of Academy Originals, featuring US Casting Director Marci Liroff.  Marci has worked in casting for many years and is a font of information about the biz.  She writes a regular column for Backstage (among other publications) and has cast many, many film and TV projects, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade RunnerMean Girls, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, St Elmo’s Fire, Poltergeist, Footloose, Pretty In PinkThe Spiderwick Chronicles and Gothika to name a few.

In this video, Marci talks about the role of the Casting Director and the creativity involved in doing her job.  It gives a great insight into what a Casting Director actually does and how they see their role in the filmmaking business.  Enjoy.

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors – Second Session (SAG Foundation)

Today, we present you with the last of the pilot season sessions where you get some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Patrick Baca (Alligator Point, Fashion House)
Amy Jo Berman (Independent Casting Director; Former Head of Casting at HBO)
Krisha Bullock (Victorious, iCarly)
Fern Champion (Hatfields & McCoys)
Howard Meltzer (Lab Rats, Life with Boys, Hannah Montana)

Enjoy!

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors (SAG Foundation)

Continuing on our pilot season theme (as it is that time of year), we thought we’d bring you some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Sharon Bialy (The Walking Dead, Vegas, Breaking Bad)
Wendy O’ Brien (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Sons Of Anarchy)
Richard Hicks (Zero Dark Thirty, Game Change)
Seth Yanklewitz (VP of Casting, Fox)

Enjoy!

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Associates (SAG Foundation)

It’s pilot season!  We know you all know this, but in light of it being that time of year (and with a few more hours until the Oscar nominations), we thought we’d bring you some information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this excellent and informative session includes:

Gohar Gazazyan (The Walking Dead, Vegas)
Ty Harman (Warehouse 13)
Mike Page (Arrow)
Troy Daniel Smith (Life with Boys)
Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, The Mentalist)

Grab pen and paper, grab a coffee, get your acting focus head on and Enjoy!