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Casting Society Cares at the 24th Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration!

Casting Society Cares at the 24th Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration!

Thank you to all of the CSA members and casting community who came out the weekend of December 2-4, 2016 for Casting Society Cares to volunteer at the 24th Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration!!  We fed and entertained over 2000 Veterans and their families at the event on Sunday the 4th.

It was a very special day and everyone had so much fun!  Special thanks to Sharon Paz and all our friends at Abrams' Artists Agents of Change for your tireless work. 

It was a privilege to be a part of this wonderful event!  #CSA

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2016 GOVERNORS AWARDS

2016 GOVERNORS AWARDS

The Academy gave legendary Lynn Stalmaster an Oscar for his lifetime achievement as a Casting Director.

Well done Lynn!

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Casting Directors Mixer at AMPAS

Casting Directors Mixer at AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a cocktail party for the Casting Director Branch in June 2016

Many of the artifacts are housed in their library. Definitely worth a trip!

Photos by Marci Liroff

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Austin Television Festival

Austin Television Festival

Historically, most character breakdowns are intrinsically tied to age, gender, race, and ethnicity — which can make casting extremely specific when it comes to finding the actor to embody that character. But times they are a changin’. The concept of “blind casting” comes when a creator has shaped a character in his or her mind, but has not set the physicality of that part (from race and ethnicity to age and gender). Listen as these creators, executive producers, and casting directors discuss this new process, how it both can be freeing and hindering, and the way it is changing the television industry.

Panelists: Jennifer Euston (Orange Is the New Black), Justin Spitzer (Superstore), Brian Michael Bendis (Powers), Brad DeLima (VP Casting, NBCUniversal), Tracy Lilienfield (Grace and Frankie)

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DIVERSITY EVENT FOR TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

DIVERSITY EVENT FOR TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

At a historic gathering in Los Angeles June 4th & 5th, members of the Casting Society of America volunteered their time to provide training and information to transgender Actors, Writers, Directors and Casting Directors hoping to take the next step in their entertainment industry careers. Organized by the CSA Diversity Committee, sponsored by the SAGAFTRA LGBT Committee and facilitated by Ann Thomas of Transgender Talent, LLC, the two day seminar and interactive work session was attended by over 70 transgender performers and filmmakers.

Thanks to our photographer.

Dansby Photography & Multimedia

www.dansbyphotography.com

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