CAROLINE LIEM has been discovering new talent and has worked with some of the top directors and producers on over 50 feature films and television shows and pilots. Her credits include Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Anomaly, X2, The Perfect Sleep, Devour, Blade Trinity, When Do We Eat?, Boogeyman, Auto Focus, Silent Witness, Life With Bonnie, Two Guys and a Girl, Popular and VIP. At Disney Studios she has enjoyed working in both their feature and television casting departments overseeing such projects as Gone In Sixty Seconds, Pearl Harbor, 102 Dalmatians, Gangs of New York, Annie, and Geppetto. She served as Head of Casting for the award winning late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Caroline has worked with a host of prominent directors and producers including Ryan Murphy, David Winkler, Brett Ratner, Jon Turteltaub, Neal Moritz, Daniel Bigel, Sam Raimi, Stephen Kay, David Goyer, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Paul Schrader, Lauren Lloyd, David Permut, Bonnie Hunt, Greg Yaitanes, Marc Buckland, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard, and Bobcat Goldthwait, to name a few.
The process of booking the job is completely unnatural and can be exhausting. Once the resistance of that process is released, what awaits the artist is the work. There are skills to be mastered, as well as an opportunity to do what you so dearly love, and what you know so innately. It’s about bringing forward what is naturally in you and sharing your best performance each time.
Over the years the same questions keep coming up:
What am I missing in the room?
Why aren’t I nailing this audition?
How can I get on their radar?
That role was perfect for me- why couldn’t I get an audition?
How do I keep myself from being “general” in my read and create a memorable character?
Teaching and private coaching evolved to meet the desires of all these terrific, mindful, talented performers, providing personal brand consulting as well as in-depth, up-to-date coaching for auditions and meetings.
All industry professionals have dreams. Clearly understanding how to package those dreams is crucial. I am dedicated to the success of the actors I am fortunate to work with. My background in casting film, television and commercials gives me a unique perspective on the process expected in the meeting and the audition process. Clarifying realistic and achievable goals, as well as providing a practical system will help any actor who is serious about creating a lasting career as an industry professional.