RUST CREEK movie

RUST CREEK movie

I couldn’t be more proud of our work on RUST CREEK. As a casting director we read a lot of scripts. The ones that really stand out for me are actor-driven pieces, the story,  where the artists gets to involve her or himself so completely and authentically within the given circumstances. The world will soon see what we’ve been talking about when this thriller premieres in 2019.

Casting Directors: Caroline Liem, Jeremy Gordon
Producer: Stu Pollard
Director: Jen McGowan
Writer: Julie Lipson

Cast: Hermione Corfield, Jeremy Glazer, Micah Hauptman, John Marshall Jones, Sean O’Bryan, Jay Paulson, Daniel Hill.

 

New Year New VILLAGE

New Year New VILLAGE

Look for information soon on your next on-camera and business classes.

the VILLAGE
Business for Actors 
This short-term class includes image, branding/marketing, self-care, creating a cohesive business package with your materials + how to speak and correspond with those you wish to work with in our industry.

8-week On-camera study
I will be 1 of 3 teacher/casting directors co-teaching this very interactive class.

Ongoing classes
A weekly on-camera class continuing your development, practice and expanding your creativity.

A Conversation About Booking

A Conversation About Booking

We’re always striving to get to the next level in our work. It’s a natural part of our growth as artists. There’s a certain level of care and attention required for  development of craft. But sometimes you simply get stuck in a place, a plateau if you will, and find that the caring and candid words of someone who has walked in your shoes, puts it all in perspective.

My ongoing class recently had the luck of timing, his schedule not ours, to meet with Brent Sexton. Our class just spent the previous 4 weeks exploring the expectation and reading sides for co-star, guest star, recurring and series regular roles. Brent was very generous sharing what he encountered at every level of his thriving career and how he met and elevated the challenges along the way.

 

The Casting Room at BGB Studio, Los Angeles

MENASA

MENASA

Casting Society of America recently held a FANTASTIC Town Hall with MENASA artists. Here’s the LINK to the open conversation between casting directors and these terrific artists and audience members. Please let us know your thoughts as we continue the conversation. #InclusionAndDiversity Enjoy!!

Moderators: Russell Boast, President of CSA and Azita Ghanizada, Actress and founder of the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition.

Panelist: Dina Shihabi, Pej Vahdat, Usman Ally, Michael Sanford, Julia Kim, Karina Walters, Venus Kanani, Mousa Kraish.

MENASA Town Hall, SAG-AFTRA Headquarters, Los Angeles

 

One Take Wonders

One Take Wonders

I marvel at how actors can prepare for auditions at the last minute. It takes a certain skill set to disseminate the breakdown, read the script, if offered, prepare the material, and deliver a personalized and thoughtful performance in the audition room or through a self-tape. I’ll offer observations on both.

There is an actor I tape from time to time. She has appeared as a series regular, recurred on several familiar shows, and has tested for countless projects. Whenever I work with her it’s very last minute, usually due the same day, and she has just had the day or evening prior to review the material. She usually tapes it in one shot, and books the role. She’s a one-take wonder. But what does she do?

1. Her confidence is palpable. She’s clear and focused on the performance at hand.

2. There is very clear sense what she wants from the other character, and it is undeniable she will get it. 

3. She draws the camera to her read, as if it is listening in on a juicy secret.

During recent casting, the actors I brought back to producers and those who ultimately booked their roles had certain qualities in common. CLICK HERE for specifics on how each of these actors booked the room in one take!  – Backstage, originally published 07.10.16

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

On January 7 the Casting Society of America’s Inclusion & Diversity Open Call took place in LA. It was eye-opening and simply moving for this Casting Director! Our Casting Team was one of a dozen onsite meeting and reading with performers with disabilities. Approximately 750 people participated and were seen by 50 casting directors and associates in 16 cities across the US. Here’s a video of the day. Scroll down for more information on giving actors with disabilities their due.

Inclusion & Diversity Open Call

As part of a series of events focusing on casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry, Casting Society of America (CSA) Inclusion and Diversity Committee focused on performers with disabilities (PWDs). Performers were given an opportunity to share a two-page prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of CSA casting directors. This was an educational opportunity and a chance for Casting Directors to meet with and learn from the PWD community.

Article written by committee and CSA member Marci Liroff – CSA Is Giving Actors With Disabilities Their Due via @BackStage http://bit.ly/2GuEPzZ

PPALA 2018 – The LA Intensive

PPALA 2018 – The LA Intensive

Pace University has done it again! I am THRILLED to be a part of Year 4 producing, co-directing and teaching this amazing grup! This year’s BFA Acting seniors traveled from NY –> LA immersing themselves in an intense intensive throughout January. Prior to that I co-directed them in their showcase videos. To view their work and learn more about them – click the link… http://bit.ly/2HAnAON

They worked with industry directors, producers, casting directors, seasoned talent and writers; honed their skills on-camera, produced their showcase videos and learned A LOT about self-care, online presence, who they are and what they have to offer as unique and fierce artists. This terrific group is ready to take on whatever comes their way. So blessed to be part of  their journey. THANK YOU!! #TeacherHat

 

For information on each student and their upcoming NY Showcase – http://bit.ly/2HAnAON

 

What a lovely surprise- a thank you video- http://bit.ly/2EVZcc7.

“You’re all pretty!”

 

 

 

Pace University

Pace University

….and so it begins… Final rehearsals for our Pace University digital showcase shoot. This is their first step to bridging their college experience with the film/television industry. They’ll be in LA this January- WATCH OUT!!

 

Always LOVE when my coaching clients soar. Big congrats RYAN PHUONG for your recurring role on YOUNG SHELDON!!

 

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Casting panel at SAG-AFTRA Foundation. A great day with The Inside Game’s Michelle Colt and Michael Colt, Jane Jenkins and Angela Lewis discussing the artist’s unique full potential in terms of acting and casting. #CastingHat

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