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Jeff Ward

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I first met Jeff through a second cousin who was in LA from the east coast and took me out to dinner with his golf buddies. One of that golf foursome was telling me all about his grandson who was studying at NYU and looking to move to LA once he graduated. When that grandson got to LA we had brunch and Jeff has been one of my ...

Associate Amanda Lenker Doyle interviews her CD's Alexis Koczara & Christine Shevchenko

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Associate Amanda Lenker Doyle interviews her CD's Alexis Koczara &  Christine Shevchenko

Associate / CD Q&A Series: Associate Alice Merlin interviews her CD Angela Demo

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Associate / CD Q&A Series: Associate Alice Merlin interviews her CD Angela Demo

This is the third entry in a new series that we will be bringing you entitled Q&A: Associates Interview their CDs.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating by contacti...

Associate / CD Q&A Series: Associate Charley Medigovich interviews her CD Carmen Cuba (The Martian, Red Oaks, The Knick)

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Charley Medigovich: How did you get your start in casting?

Carmen Cuba: As a kid I was part of a theater group in Albuquerque, NM (La Compania de Teatro de Albuquerque) and in it I worked in all aspects of theater—sound, lig...

A TOWN HALL CONVERSATION with Casting Directors and Actors with Disabilities

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This is the first event in the CSA’s “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting Initiative,” a series of conversations and workshops designed to effect concrete change in how actors in historically underrepresented communities are afforded access to job opportunities.

Q & A: Associate Chris Redondo interviews his CD Richard Hicks

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This is the first entry in a new series that we will be bringing you entitled Q&A: Associates Interview their CDs.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating by contacting Laura at the office with your suggestions.

For our first installment, Chris Redondo interviews CSA President Richard Hicks!

Santa Fe Panel

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Read about the CSA casting panel at the 2nd annual film industry tune up, as part of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

30th Annual Artios nominations announced in the press

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Artios Nominations for 30th Annual Artios were announced in the press.

2015 Artios Submissions are open!

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In case you somehow missed the email from 9 am this past Monday...Links to the Rules and Criteria and where to go to submit are enclosed.

Lynn Stalmaster, Pioneering Casting Director, Now in Spotlight at 86

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Stalmaster, who helped to bring to light everyone from William Shatner to Christopher Reeve to John Travolta, is an honored guest at this weekend's TCM Classic Film Festival.

The Hollywood Reporter December 11, 2013

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"Why Do These Women Get No Respect?"

Santa Fe Film Fest

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Santa Fe Film Festival’s First Annual Film Industry Event “Tune Up” announces Emmy-nominated Casting Director, Artios-winner, and CSA National Board of Directors member, Kerry Barden.

2013 Artios Winners Announced

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The 2013 Artios Awards were held in Los Angeles and New York on Monday, November 18, 2013.

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO RECEIVE 2013 SPOTLIGHT AWARD AT LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL

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The CSA Festival and Panel Committee is proud to announce that it is sponsoring an award to Bryce Dallas Howard at the upcoming Lady Filmmaker Festival in Los Angeles.

CSA Announces 2013 Artios Honorees

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We are happy to announce this year's 2013 Artios Honorees.

An open letter from Director Miguel Arteta

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This is a letter that Director Miguel Arteta wrote after watching the HBO documentary, "Casting By."

An open letter from Director Miguel Arteta

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This is a letter that Director Miguel Arteta wrote after watching the HBO documentary, "Casting By."

CSA Casting Director Panel at Comic-Con

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First-Ever Casting Director Panel at COMIC-CON 2013, covered by the New York Times !

Casting Director Panel at Comic-Con

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First-Ever Casting Director Panel at COMIC-CON 2013, covered by the New York Times !

2013 Artios Date Change

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The 29th Annual Artios Awards has been changed to November 18th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in New York City.

CSA Panel at Comic-Con

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The CSA Festival & Panel Committee is excited to announce the following upcoming panel at Comic-Con on Friday, 7/19/13, 2:20pm - 3:20pm...

Is it time to get rid of ‘Pilot Season?’

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CSA member Carrie Audino is interviewed in this KCRW Which Way LA? segment.

http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/2013/05/is-it-time...
							
							

CASTING BY press

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Casting By Reviews, Trailer, and information

2013 Artios Rules now on website

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2013 Artios Rules are now available on our website.

Click here to download them.

By Law Change re Associate Language passed

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The By Law change, which gives Associates serving on the CSA board a full vote, rather than one-half vote each, has passed. 

Big Sunday

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Click above to see a photo of Big Sunday

Profile of Alyssa Weisberg & April Webster

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http://www.empireonline.com/features/bad-robot-portfolio/p3

2013 Artios Date Set

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The 29th Annual Artios Awards will be held on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in New York City.

Lora Kennedy's Artios Speech

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Everyone enjoyed Lora Kennedy's 2013 Artios speech so much that we asked her for permission to reprint it here.

Casting Directors: When Will Oscars Recognize the Impact We Have on Films?

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This is a great article published Jan 14th on The Wrap.

Casting Directors: When Will Oscars Recognize the Impact We Have on Films?

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This is a great article published Jan 14th on The Wrap.

New York Times - Daniel Swee

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Daniel Swee featured in New York Times

Fox Searchlight Screenings December

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Fox Searchlight Pictures December 2012 Screening Schedule

The new CSA website is here!

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The new CSA website is here! Our exciting new features put you in touch with the best in the business. 

The new CSA website is here!

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The new CSA website is here! Discover all the new features we’ve built for you. 

2012 Artios Award Winners

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The 28th Annual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting were celebrated last month in Los Angeles. Here's the complete list of nominees and winners!


New York Artios Awards Cancelled

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The 2012 Artios Awards were cancelled in New York City this year due to Hurricane Sandy. 

On TV, a New Refuge for Stage Actors

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When NBC announced last week that it planned to cancel the original “Law & Order,” many people lamented the effect on New York theater actors, for whom a spot on the show has long been a résumé staple. 

The Karma of Participation

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'From the Board' offers up thoughts from current Board Members. In this installment, we hear from Nancy Foy.

Casting By

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“CASTING BY” -- KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IT!

-- A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ALL ABOUT CASTING and THE LEGENDARY CASTING DIRECTOR MARION DOUGHERTY