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

 

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 LA Intensive 2017

Pace LA Intensive 2017

It has been my joy to collaborate with Pace University on our third annual LA Intensive. This program has allowed BFA candidates an inside look to our industry. They entered the Writers Room and developed and pitched self-written scripts with Nat Bernstein, uncovered who they are with branding skills provided through The Branding Buddha’s Carla Renata, elevated & monetized their online presence using their unique voice with Larry Shapiro, elevated their acting skills for career longevity with Howard Fine, learned techniques for Self Care with Kehinde Koyejo, as well as perfected their technique for auditioning on-camera for film, television, commercials with myself and casting colleagues and taking a general meeting with executives. All this along with producing their showcase videos that will serve as their reel. I look forward to following up with this beautiful group of artists in the spring. Until then…




 

 

Our Core Teachers Howard Fine, Wendy Kurtzman, Nat Bernstein, Caroline Liem, Larry Shapiro

 

Class

What a terrific group of talented wonderful people I got to work with for 8 weeks at BGB Studio. My next class begins in January.  Looking forward to a wonderful holiday with family then back to the audition room for Pilot Season! #AuditionExperience

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CBS Diversity Showcase

CBS Diversity Showcase

The 8th Annual CBS Diversity Showcase is here! We’ve spent 3 months of collaboration with terrific talent and writers helmed by our fierce director, Rick Najera and the extraordinary Fern Orenstein, VP of Casting at CBS Network. We can’t wait to share our funny!

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Through the incredible efforts of CBS Casting Vice President Fern Orenstein and Rick Najera, outstanding talent from coast to coast has been identified and an impressive 80 actors’ careers have been launched as series regulars or in recurring roles. Our next showcase promises to be another platform for introducing diverse talent and impacting the industry,” Josie Thomas, CBS Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.

OUR ACTORS & WRITERS

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