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Ep. 17: Championing Actors: A Casting Director Roundtable on Zoom!
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In this special bonus episode of The Acting Podcast, Risa and Steve spoke with an incredible group of Casting Directors (in a Zoom roundtable) who are sharing challenges, open calls, and calls for reels on social media, and doing Instagram Lives, all with the intention of being in collaboration with actors and to keep their own artistry alive during these challenging time. Erica Bream, Jason Kennedy, Ramani Leah, Seth Caskey, Cara Chute Rosenbaum, Andrea Bunker, Becky Silverman, and Ryan Glorioso are all offering generously to artists all over the world in ways to bring actors’ unique voices to our collective work right now. We were so moved by what they had to say about the gorgeous, brave work they’re seeing from thousands of artists around the globe, and we hope this episode will bring inspiration and encouragement to you and artists everywhere!
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“We may have different job titles and we may be a part of the process, but we’re all human beings. We’re all collaborating and doing this together. So just remember that we’re all people and we’re there for you.”
- Seth Caskey, CD
“I just grew up at a time where I couldn’t name one female director…or not a single woman would get on stage to accept a producer award at the Oscars…representation matters because if you don’t see it, you don’t know that you can do it. Being a woman on the other side of the camera was not something that I ever saw.”
“Then the desperation went away and I had an ease in audition rooms that I’d never had before because I had a life outside of wanting someone to pick me.”
“It happened entirely because I was following the path that was put in front of me without a tremendous amount of judgment around it. And I’m a judgy motherfucker…if I can do this, anyone can.”
“Walk into every room, and everything you ever write, and everything you create, and just make it you, just authentically you. And most of the time, the people who’ll respond to it will love it because you’re being yourself and there’s only one of you in the world. And it feels amazing when you put yourself forward and people reward you for it.”
Guests & Resources:
Andrea Bunker (BIG LITTLE LIES, SHARP OBJECTS, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS) IG: @andreabunkerla
Erica Bream (ALTERED CARBON, 11.22.63, STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS) IG: @ericasbreamcast
Seth Caskey (GLOW, SIREN, DON’T LOOK DEEPER) IG: @sethcaskey
Jason Kennedy (NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, ELIZABETHTOWN) IG: @kennedycasting
Ramani Leah (BATES MOTEL, 11.22.63) IG: @topramani
Becky Silverman (CRIMINAL MINDS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, DAY ONE) IG: @bsvogue99
Ryan Glorioso (Location Casting for LOOKING FOR ALASKA, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, 13 REASONS WHY) IG: @ryglo
Cara Chute Rosenbaum (THE MINDY PROJECT, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON) IG: @ccrcasting
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