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In Win For Casting Directors, Australian Film & TV Academy Inaugurates Prize Category

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At a Monday luncheon ahead of the main prizes today, the inaugural AACTA Award for Best Casting went to Allison Meadows for period drama Riot. While the category was a combined race between film and TV professionals, it marks an important step forward for the industry, says Kirsty McGregor, President of the Casti...

(posted 01/10/19)

Casting Society of America Artios Awards Nominations: Full List

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Click here to read the full lists of nominees.

(posted 01/10/19)

The Best Cast Films of 2018, According to Casting Directors

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Hollywood's top casting directors explain why "Black Panther," "Roma," and "Eighth Grade" are amont the best-cast films of the year.

(posted 01/10/19)

CSA's Inclusion and Diversity Town Hall 2018

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Thank you SAG-AFTRA Foundation for taping the MENASA Town Hall. Enjoy this open conversation between casting directors and these terrific artists and audience members. Please let us know your thoughts as we continue the conversation. 

Moderators: Russell Boast, President of CSA and Azita Ghanizada, Actress and...

(posted 01/10/19)

How to Avoid Getting Into a Shady Casting Situation

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Nancy Bishop, head of the CSA London Branch, talks about casting out of Europe.

(posted 11/26/18)

CASTING DIRECTORS, AGENCIES, EXECUTIVES AND THESPS EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTORS WITH DISABILITIES

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Among those attacking the problem is Casting Society of America president Russell Boast. He spearheads the CSA’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee, which on Jan. 7 organized the Open Casting Call on Disability.

The nationwide event got more than 50 casting directors t...

(posted 11/13/18)

THE ART OF CASTING - TUESDAYS IN NOVEMBER

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Every Tuesday in November, starting today at 5:00pm on the west coast / 8:00pm on the east coast, David Rubin and Juliet Taylor are joining TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the art of casting in 14 classic films. 

Their conversations introduce each film and then, following each film, they do a re-cap of the film’s casti...

(posted 11/06/18)

Media Access Awards Recognizes Disability Representation on Screen

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CSA’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee accepted the SAG-AFTRA Disability Awareness Award. 

Sasha Alpert and Megan Sleeper received the Casting Society of America Award

(posted 11/06/18)

Casting Society To Sponsor Town Halls For MENASA Actors

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The Casting Society of America will sponsor town halls in Los Angeles and New York for actors of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian decent “to effect concrete change in how actors in these historically underrepresented communities are afforded access to job opportunities.”

(posted 10/13/18)

Indie Casting Director Julia Kim Says ‘Asians Actors Are On The List Now’

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“It’s that golden nugget, that diamond in the rough, that you’re looking for. You set up 30 people for the day, and you find one person that nailed it or brought you something that was magic in the room.” - Julia Kim

(posted 10/10/18)

The CSA announces an Open Call in support of 'Help Refugees'

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Casting Society Cares, the non-profit charitable arm of CSA, is proud to be hosting an Open Call where actors will have the chance to perform monologues in front of CSA Casting Directors, and support the "Help Refugees"charity, which benefits women and children in Dunkirk and Calais.

(posted 10/10/18)

The Year The Networks Finally Embraced Diversity

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Network television is changing behind the scenes, too, in important ways that are leading not only to this transformation in onscreen representation, but to the authenticity of the stories being told.

(posted 10/10/18)

What Makes Emmy-Worthy Casting, According to the TV Academy’s Governors

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Peter Golden and Howard Meltzer, the two governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, review what makes an Emmy worthy performance.

(posted 10/10/18)

What Makes Emmy-Worthy Casting, According to the TV Academy’s Governors

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Peter Golden and Howard Meltzer, the two governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences discuss what makes an Emmy winning performance.

(posted 10/10/18)

The Crown Season 3: New Clues About Casting Charles, Camilla, and Anne

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Artios Award winner CD Nina Gold does lots of research when casting Netflix's TV series,  The Crown.

(posted 02/13/18)

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Casting Director on Listening in Auditions

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From the moment casting director Sherry Thomas and her associates at Bialy/Thomas read Bruce Miller’s pilot script for dystopian drama (posted 08/29/17)

Why It's So Important Hollywood Is (Finally!) Normalizing Interracial Love

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"The issue with the phrase 'diversity in Hollywood' is that it points to these occurrences on screen as something different or special," says Russell Boast, Vice President of the Casting Society of America. "There's been a kind of glamorization of diversity, where creators think that having it means it has to be a plot point. But sometimes that ...

(posted 08/11/17)

Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Finding Kids for Netflix Hit ‘Stranger Things’

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Casting director Carmen Cuba boasts a great set of credits, including “The Martian,” “Magic Mike” and “The Knick.” One of her specialties is casting the right children — as she did on Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things,” as well as the upcoming films “The Florida Project”...

(posted 08/10/17)

Disability Advocates Stage Capitol Hill Summit on Hollywood Inclusion

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'Empire' casting pro Leah Daniels-Butler was among those on hand to discuss low representation of disabilities on the screen and how to effect change in an industry that "breaks down barriers and opens doors quicker than anyone else." 

(posted 08/04/17)