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...
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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.
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. (posted 01/10/19)
Moderators: Russell Boast, President of CSA and Azita Ghanizada, Actress and...
Nancy Bishop, head of the CSA London Branch, talks about casting out of Europe.
CASTING DIRECTORS, AGENCIES, EXECUTIVES AND THESPS EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTORS WITH DISABILITIES
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. (posted 11/13/18)
The nationwide event got more than 50 casting directors t...
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...
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
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.”
“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
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.
Peter Golden and Howard Meltzer, the two governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, review what makes an Emmy worthy performance.
Peter Golden and Howard Meltzer, the two governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences discuss what makes an Emmy winning performance.
"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 ...
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”...
'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."