Meals 4 Monologues

Saturday 12th February 2022

Casting Society Cares and Actors Pro Expo are hosting Meals-4-Monologues in a Hybrid format. On Saturday February 12th 2022, casting directors and agents from the US will be available online, and those from the UK will be in-person in London.

Donations from performers to support a food drive for regional food banks are welcomed, but not required.

Go Fund Me UK fundraising page
Go Fund Me US fundraising page

To apply register HERE

Actors from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply to either option. Please only apply to the London option if you can travel there!

Please note that an application is NOT a confirmation that you have a slot. Only those contacted and given a specific time slot will be seen. Please do not email us about your application. We will contact you if you have been selected. Successful actors will be notified on Wednesday February 2nd 2022.

Key information for those who are selected:

  • To participate online, you will require a device with uninterrupted internet access.
  • You will have up to three minutes in the room.
  • You should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue that showcases you as a performer.
  • Your online casting profile will be given to the casting directors.
  • You will not receive in advance any details of the casting directors who you will be performing to, but we will send you a list after your performance.
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!
  • If you can, please donate any amount on our Go Fund Me UK or Go Fund Me US

 

Saturday 12th February 2022 – In Person – London

Alice Currey
Alice started her career as a professional sportswoman, representing Great Britain in Sailing, and went on to study Business at Exeter University.

On graduating, after a short stint in the city, she worked as a publicist and manager before starting AK Agents in 2016.

Now, with over ten years experience in the entertainment industry, Alice prides herself on identifying and nurturing talent, developing their career with a focus on the long term.

Andrea Clarke
Andrea clark casting was founded in 2006. since then andrea has worked on award-winning feature films, commercials and short films. she also casts a variety of other projects including video games, corporate films and new media content.

Andrea cast THE BELLWETHER, “the world’s first English language one-woman feature film” starring ALEX RIED, and was casting consultant on BAFTA winning LATE SHIFT.

She has worked major national and international commercial campaigns, including MCDONALDS, LENOVO, HUAWEI and JOHN LEWIS.

Prior to setting up her own company, andrea co-cast the acclaimed feature films including DOG SOLDIERS, KEEPING MUM and THE THIEF LORD, which starred a young GEORGE MACKAY and AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON. as an associate casting director, she collaborated on the casting of blockbusters including HELLBOY, BLADE II and HIDALGO. she was also part of the casting team on MTV’S ground-breaking reality programme THE REAL WORLD.

Andrea entered the industry in 1991 as an assistant casting director for DAVIS & ZIMMERMANN and learnt her trade working with internationally renowned directors including JOHN SCHLESINGER, SIR PETER HALL, BLAKE
EDWARDS and FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI.

Andrea sits on the board of the casting directors association and is a member of BAFTA and the casting directors guild.

Carolyn McLeod
Casting for over 15 years, Carolyn is a freelance Casting Director, who specialises in Film, Theatre, TV and streaming content. She has worked with directors including Paul Schrader, Stephen Herek, Michael Caton-Jones and Sofia Coppola on independent features and projects for Netflix, BBC, Disney, Warner Bros, Hallmark and the Sci-Fi Channel.

She is a Bafta member, she is alsoon the board of the European Chapter of the Casting Society of America and she is the winner of the BIFA 2021 Best Casting Award for “Boiling Point”.

Fiona Keddie-Ord
Fiona (Fi) studied Theatre and Music at the University of Glasgow before going on to the London School of Musical Theatre. What followed was a jolly 10 years of mainly actor/musician productions which she can’t be bothered to list because she very quickly realised that agenting was where she wanted to be…and so came her first birth – Keddie Scott Associates.

Despite the Scottish roots, the London office was the first on the map and that is where Fiona happily resides. Now wedded with twins – a crucial part of any professional biog and consequently, births 2 & 3 – with a daily commute from the suburbs (or currently a daily commute downstairs), Fiona has moved in to the realms of “serious adulting”. A keen (borderline obsessive) long distance triathlete, she mostly gets up at unreasonable times of the morning to train before settling in to the daily joy (and challenge) that is Talent Management.

John Cannon
Having originally trained in Stage Management at LAMDA, he worked as an agent’s assistant for three years; John has been working in casting since 1989; firstly as an assistant at the National Theatre. Then as a freelance for a few years before spending ten years with the Royal Shakespeare Company first as Deputy and then Head of Casting. He has been working at BBC Studios for a little over ten years casting programmes such as Holby, Doctors, Father Brown, Shakespeare and Hathaway also the forthcoming Canterville Ghost and The Sister Boniface Mysteries as well as David Walliams’ Mr Stink, The Boy In a Dress, Gangsta Granny, and Grandpa’s Great Escape.
Marvin Godfery
Marvin originally started in Biochemistry before making the decision to pursue a career working in a field he has always been passionate about, talent management.

Marvin has spent nearly a decade working with a range of talent from high profile, leading and award- winning actors, to recent graduates/ up and coming young performers.

Marvin has his own list spanning across Film, TV and Theatre.

Matt Sheppard
Having originally trained as an actor, Matt entered the world of Casting in 2018 assisting Carolyn McLeod CSA, across many projects including: The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Netflix), A Castle For Christmas (Netflix) and the BIFA winning Boiling Point. Matt is currently working at Jina Jay Casting.
Nicholas Portelli
Nicholas Portelli is an agent at Emma Engers Associates, representing clients who work extensively in film, television and theatre, both in the UK and internationally.
Olissa Rogers
Olissa Rogers is currently working as a Freelance Casting Associate to Fiona Weir. She began working in the industry back in Germany in 2008. She worked there until 2016 mainly on TV Series. In 2016 she met casting director, Jeremy Zimmermann, and went to be casting assistant for him on several films until 2018. She then moved on to become casting assistant to Kharmel Cochrane for commercials and TV/Film projects. Other offices Olissa has worked for as a Casting Associate were for Theo Park and Amy Hubbard where she worked on projects e.g. Emmy Award Winning TV Series Ted Lasso, Anthony, Criminal S2 etc.
Rae Hendrie
Rae has been working in casting since 2012 and has been working at Julie Harkin Casting since 2015.

Prior to this, Rae spent 10 years working as a professional actress after graduating from the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. Coming from a performance background herself, she loves working with actors in the casting room to get the best performance through an open supportive approach. Rae is also a qualified primary teacher and comes from the Scottish Borders.

Sharon Henry
Sharon Henry has worked in this industry for over three decades; starting out as a junior agent with JLM Personal Management, she then went onto become a senior agent and eventually the managing director of the company. Following this she was instrumental in the creation of ‘Qtalent’ – the talent management branch of Qdos Entertainment – then in 2014 started her own agency, Sharon Henry Management.

In this time she has developed a strong network of contacts across the industry and her knowledge ensures that she makes a substantial contribution to the entertainment industry across all mediums of film, television, theatre, commercials and radio. Her passions have always been working with young actors and actresses; creating and nurturing their natural talents, as well as working with a great roster of international actors. Sharon is one of the most honest, focused, passionate and vociferous personal managers in the business who is governed by a policy of conscientious regard for the clients welfare as well as the overall spectrum of their career.

Since 2020 Sharon has been a member of the PMA Racial Diversity Group, whose aim is to help create change for all actors of colour in the industry.

Sonia Allam
I founded my own company in January 2019 after spending over 12 years working as an assistant, associate & Co-casting director for some wonderful Casting Directors (Gary Davy, Catherine Willis, Lime Pictures, BBC & ITV). Since working for myself I have been casting various genres for Television and Film. I believe in finding fresh new talent and working to help underrepresented talent get their first shot.
Susie Parriss
Susie has been a casting director for 33 years and last year cast a new TV adaptation of the Henry Fielding novel TOM JONES along with returning TV series:

ENDEAVOUR, AGATHA RAISIN, VAN DER VALK and McDONALD AND DODDS.

Sydney Aldridge
Sydney has been working in casting since 2015 across film, TV, commercials and stage.
Her TV work includes American Presidency, Roosevelt and Lincoln (All for The History Channel), Missile From The East (Sky) and Homeland (Netflix).
 

Saturday 12th February 2022 – Online Room Only

Alexa Magnotto
Alexa runs the casting department at Sound Lounge in New York City. Alexa first received her introduction to voiceover while working at one of the top talent agencies in New York.

After a brief pause to work in theatrical casting, she had an opportunity to go back into voiceover and has been happily there ever since. During the pandemic, she successfully created the Virtual Booth, an online casting technique that allows actors to connect directly with her for personal direction. She has spoken on many panels discussing the importance of casting and the impact it makes on the actors audition.

During her time as department head, she also created a Round Table discussion night which gave actors the opportunity to talk directly with some of the brightest sound engineers in the industry for help and guidance with their at home set ups. A few of Alexa’s clients include Nike, Casper, and a confidential non-commercial experience coming out in 2022 that she can’t wait to share!

Amanda Ogen
Amanda Ogen is a Casting Producer for reality television. She has helped cast both unscripted and scripted projects for several major networks and streaming platforms including ABC, Netflix, Peacock, HBOMax, Paramount+, FOX, and more. She holds a BA from Rutgers University. As a new member to Casting Society of America, Amanda is excited to get more involved with Casting Society Cares.
Anne Chapman
Anne’s casting journey began over thirty years ago on Child’s Play and Uncle Buck. She is Virginia based and specializes in independent and small-scale film and television projects. Casting credits include Lincoln, Loving, Big Stone Gap, Harriet, Juanita, Macbeth Unghinged and Gavagai, as well as scores of short films, commercials, PSAs and museum films including over one hundred 35mm student films.

She holds a BA in Theatre & Film and a Masters in Cinema. Anne teaches casting for both VCUarts Cinema and Theatre Departments and was a 2018-2019 University of Cambridge visiting scholar. She has been nominated for Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards three times was the 2015 Film Honoree for the Theresa Pollak Prizes in Excellence in the Arts, is a member of the CSA, BAFTA, BIFA, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a past President of the Virginia Production Alliance and Workforce Development Director for the Virginia Film Office.

Most importantly, having had the benefit of exceptional mentors when she started out, Anne never tires of searching for and mentoring emerging actors. She believes wholeheartedly in helping to illuminate the path for upcoming actors as well as the next generation of casting directors and delights in watching careers progress.

April Webster

Becca McCracken
Becca McCracken has been casting professionally since 2005. She has a robust Casting Career in Chicago and is recognized as a casting director with deep roots in theatre as well as television and film. She spent a decade at Claire Simon Casting where, in addition to casting many tv, film and commercial projects, she worked to build a theatre department to increase access to regional theatre, and Broadway tours for the local actors and never stopped casting for local theatres of all sizes.

She quickly became the Director of Casting for Theatre while also maintaining her work in television/film. Some of her favorite projects include: Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo & Tour), 1776 (Asolo), Rock “n Roll Christmas Tale and Working (Broadway In Chicago), Sound of Music, Showboat, Carousel, West Side Story (Lyric Opera), National Tours, Sister Act & How to Train Your Dragon, Divergent, Contagion, The Watchmen, Justice League, Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Prison Break. She is the resident casting director for Chicago’s LORT theatre, Court Theatre and collaborates with the Lyric Opera of Chicago on the musical included in each of their seasons.

Becca is excited for the upcoming HBO Series, Somebody Somewhere in which she collaborated with Nicole Arbusto to cast, and she delights in any opportunity to collaborate on television and film projects looking for a secret weapon who is an expert in the Chicago market. Becca is an Artios Award winner and a proud member of the Casting Society of America.

Beth Benge
Beth Benge has worked on the Nickelodeon live-action casting team in Los Angeles since 2015. Recent projects include Snow Day, Monster High, A Loud House Christmas, Side Hustle, That Girl Lay Lay, All That, Blue’s Clues & You host search, Good NEWZ Girls musical group, and many more. Beth is a proud member of the Casting Society of America and the Television Academy.
Blaine Johnston
Blaine has worked with ABC on-and-off for the last 7 years. His main focus is Series Regular and Major Recurring roles for television. Some of his recent credits include BIG SKY, CALL YOUR MOTHER, FOR LIFE, MIXED-ISH, EMERGENCE among many others. His independent tv/film credits include YOUNGER on TVLand and a short film Mariachi Madness.
Clifton Guterman
Clifton Guterman is a casting director, director, producer, teacher, and member of the Atlanta performing arts community since 2001. Presently, he is Head of Film & Television Division at Big Picture Casting. Clifton formerly served as the Alliance Theatre’s Artistic Assistant (four seasons), as Casting Director and National New Play Network Producer in Residence at Actor’s Express, where he is an Associate Artist and Teaching Artist, and as the Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director of Theatrical Outfit (eight seasons). He is a member of the Advisory Committee for The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Shulers), the Chair of the Artists Advisory Council of ArtsATL, and a member of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta’s class of 2020.

Clifton has cast over 100 productions in Atlanta (for Actor’s Express, Agnes Scott College, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, True Colors Theatre Company, and others). He has directed locally with Alliance Theatre (Kendeda Festival), The Atlanta Opera, and Theatrical Outfit. As an actor, Clifton has appeared locally with Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, Dad’s Garage, Synchronicity, and Theatrical Outfit. Regional acting highlights: Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, San Jose Rep, Weston Playhouse, Barrington Stage, and The O’Neill Center. He has appeared in numerous Atlanta-shot films, TV shows, commercials, and industrials. Education: BA in Drama, University of Georgia; MFA in Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design. Clifton is originally from Iron City, GA. He, his husband Chad, and son Griffin live in Atlanta’s historic Cabbagetown neighbourhood.

Cheryl Louden-Kubin
Cheryl Louden-Kubin, CSA: Graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY (BA Drama/ English) Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -London, England. Carnegie Mellon Univ.(summer program) Pitts, PA. Cheryl started casting work as an Associate Casting Director with The Casting Directors, Inc. in Miami, and then moved to in-house casting for Miami Vice. Cheryl won a CLIO award (excellence in commercials) for a Pepsi commercial.

Opened The Casting Crew, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida in 1990. Relocated to the Atlanta area in 2000. Opened Atlanta Casting LLC 7 years ago. Since then she’s been doing commercials (Go Health, Moe’s, Great Wolf Lodge, Under Armour, zoo Atlanta to name a few) wrapped an indie horror film (Hunting Souls) completely cast in Atlanta . She’s also worked with HBO, NBC and Netflix but really enjoys indies. Just finished casting a SAG short film The Jump”. She loves actors and the process and feels that her acting background helps her be a better casting director.

Dave Bennett
Casting Director for Shanghai Disney, and proud member of CSA. He has the honor of casting the full entertainment program for the newest member of the Disney Parks family. Projects include the “Grand Opening Gala” (Disney+), and the Mandarin language productions of “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King”. The SHDR cast includes an exciting variety of talented performers from across China and around the world.

Dave came to Disney from a successful two-decade career as a talent agent. He represented actors for film, television, and theatre.

Debby Romano
Debby Romano is a three-time Emmy nominee and Artios Award winning casting director for her work on SCRUBS. With her partner, Brett Benner, they have cast several long running series including LAST MAN STANDING, ONE TREE HILL and COUGAR TOWN. Recent projects include HEAD OF THE CLASS for HBOmax and SHRINKING for AppleTV+. She also cast the pilot and first season of THAT ‘70s SHOW when she worked as a casting director at Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting, which, to this day, is one of the most thrilling experiences she has had.

A native of NJ, Debby always loved film, TV and theater and was thrilled to discover during college that this could be a profession. She moved to LA with no prospects and a lot of hope to pursue a casting career. She interned for Cathy Henderson and was taught all she needed to know to get a paying job from Cathy’s associate Tom McSweeney. She then worked for and learned so much from Susan Edelman and Mary V. Buck, Denise Chamian as well as the forementioned Marc Hirschfeld and Meg Liberman. Debby and Brett started their company in 1999 and have continued to cast vitalizing and challenging projects for the last 20+ years. She loves that this job is different and full of surprises every single day.

Erica Palgon
Erica Palgon of Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond is a Casting Director for all types of films, commercials, voice-over, TV, webseries, and theater casting. She has been casting for 25 years and loves the opportunity to collaborate with so many diverse creative people.

Erica’s film and tv credits: Studio and indie films casting work: The Project, Just Like the Son, Great World of Sound, Mean Girls, Something’s Gotta Give, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Trick, Shortbus, Party Monster, Hudson Tribes, Doomsdays, C Street, Dark, Julia, Hannah Has a Ho Phase (with Kate McKinnon). TV: Sesame Street, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Paramount Network, Viacom, A&E, Lifetime, History Channel, Mind Blown – a Children’s Series for Discovery, ESPY awards, Shorty Awards

Erica’s commercial credits include:
PSA for Michelle Obama’s organization Global Girls Alliance featuring Michelle Obama; Comedy Central promos and commercials for: Amy Schumer show, Broad City, Tosh.0, South Park, The Daily Show, Secret Lives of Pets 2, Burger King, Lowes, Pop Tarts, Twix, Bud Light, McDonalds, Subway, Twizzlers, 3 Musketeers, EHarmony, Kia, Geico, Uber, Dukin, Hotels.com, Dave & Busters…
She has cast for countless top brands in her 25 years in the business: Intel, Milkbone, Nature Made, T-Mobile, Apple Watch, Google, Disney, Boars Head, Kellogg’s, Bengay, Geico, Panera Bread, Certapro, Citibank, Booking.com, Unisom, Target, TV Land/Golden Corral, Whole Foods, Volvo, Buzzfeed/Angry Orchard, Sobe (Superbowl commercial).

Erica expanded her love of collaborating, working freelance for several NYC casting companies. Grey Advertising casting for their top clients: Longhorn, Adore Me, Pantene, Gillette, Pringles, Febreze, Olive Garden, Trulicity, Invesco, TJ Maxx, Abreva, Advil, Hasbro.

She also freelances for Telsey & Co commercial department: cast for Discover, Dunkin, Dollar Shave Club, Uber, GE…and Kipperman Casting commercials: Voice Over: Dunkin’ Gillette/Bic Razor. On-Camera: Macy’s, Applebees, Hyundai, Revlon, Cracker Barrel, MTV Ghosted, Fanduel, Firehouse Sub, Publix, Give a Spit About Cancer Campaign .

Hunter McCormick
Hunter is a Casting Associate who has been paving her way in the industry for the past 6 years. She graduated from Elon University in 2016 with a BFA in Acting and BA in Arts Administration. Shortly after, she began working under Christal Karge (Justified, The Pacific) and Marisa Ross (How I Met Your Mother) in Chicago. During that time, she worked on a variety of television and film including: Empire (Fox), The Chi (Showtime), Chicago Med (NBC), Soundtrack (Netflix), The Thing About Harry (Freeform), Hala (Overbrook Ent./Apple TV) and more. Now, she works with Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting in Los Angeles on the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Station 19, for ABC, and All Rise for OWN.
Jessica Fox-Thigpen
As Owner of Fox Casting, Jessica Fox-Thigpen specializes in casting scripted projects for film, television, commercials, and now, scripted podcasts, with the recently released There Be Monsters starring John Boyega and Darren Criss. Other projects include over 120 combined episodes of the hit TV series’ Swamp Murders, Your Worst Nightmare, Dead Silent, To Catch a Killer, Live to Tell and recent feature films to include His Killer Fan, A Totally Awesome 80’s Christmas, A Unicorn for Christmas, Black Balsam and Home Safe.

Jessica and her team utilize the top online casting tools to reach the widest pool of available talent. By nurturing relationships with more than 1,000 agencies across both coasts, Jessica and Fox Casting can bring the best principals and leads for any project.

Jessica honed her casting eye in the mid-1980’s with Mick Dowd Casting in Los Angeles, where she helped secure talent for commercial campaigns. Accounts included Oscar Meyer, Discover Card, Toyota, 7-Up, Miller Light, Bud Light, AT&T, Oil of Olay, Six Flags, Cheerios, Maybelline, Ford and Cheer. She also assisted with casting the Orion Pictures film Hoosiers starring Gene Hackman.

After spending the next 20 years as Co-Owner of Travis Fox, Inc., Jessica helped individuals foster a world-class mindset in their business and personal lives. She produced live entertainment and multi-media products, working with clients like Honda, Goldman Sachs, T-Mobile, Huddle House, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo and Bell Atlantic. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and four younger children. Her oldest son is an Air Force Special Forces veteran who recently graduated from Georgetown Law.

Karlee Fomalont
Karlee Fomalont, CSA, is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where her acting training made for a seamless transition into the world of casting. She began her career at CBS Primetime NY and ABC Primetime NY, where she cut her teeth working on numerous pilots.

She then transitioned into independent casting, working on projects such as “The Get Down,” Baz Luhrmann’s ambitious Netflix series, and Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed drama “The Post,” for which her team was nominated for an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. In NY independent casting, she has worked with a number of top casting directors in the city, and is currently the Associate at Rori Bergman Casting where she has been for 5+ years, working on major studio feature films, independent films, cable and multiple streaming TV shows.

In addition to her work with Rori, Karlee casts short films and features independently, most recently including Amazon Studios’ feature film “I’m Your Woman” starring Rachel Brosnahan slated to premiere this fall.

Kate Sprance
Kate Sprance is a casting associate in NY. She has been fortunate enough to work for many wonderful casting directors including Cindy Tolan, Ellen Chenoweth, and currently Ellen Lewis. While working for Ellen Chenoweth, Kate was the casting assistant on ‘Men In Black III’, ‘The Ides of March’ and ‘The Bourne Legacy’. In the nine years and counting working with Ellen Lewis, Kate was the assistant on ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’, associate on ‘The Drop’, the HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’, the HBO Pilot ‘Vinyl’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘Silence’, ‘The Post’, the Netflix limited series ‘Godless’, ‘Ready Player One’, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’, ‘The Irishman’, and the upcoming ‘Killers of The Flower Moon’. She co-cast with Ellen, ‘Bad Education’ and the Netflix limited series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. Kate is a Jersey girl and attended Muhlenberg College.
Kelly Knox
Kelly Knox began his casting career in commercials and music videos. He worked on, to name a few, the campaigns for “Most Interesting Man in the World” and “Progressive Flo”. Kelly was head of casting (2017-2019) at Brat Tv, the famed digital media network with over 20 million viewers. Knox has worked with Oscar-nominated and award-winning directors and producers including David Fincher, Mark Burg, Damien Chazelle, Nate Parker, Chuck Russell and Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah.

He also cast PureFlix’s film “God’s Not Dead: We the People” (2021 Isaiah Washington, William Forsythe, Francesca Battistelli). Kelly was nominated for an Artios award for casting Nate Parker’s “American Skin” (2020 Theo Rossi, Omari Hardwick, Beau Knapp, AnnaLynne McCord) which won the 2019 Venice film festival best film sconfini award. Kelly is currently casting the feature “Madeguys” (2022 Mickey Rourke, Frank Grillo, Heather Graham, Ethan Cutkosky). He just signed on to cast the franchise “Transcendents”, produced by Brian Rogers (Godzilla, Harry Potter). He is a proud member of the CSA, Casting Society of America.

Kendra Castleberry
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, KENDRA CASTLEBERRY is a Head CD at Castleberry/Murphy Casting. A TV, film and theatre enthusiast from a very young age, Kendra studied directing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before making the move to Los Angeles. Past casting credits include Facebook Watch’s Limetown, ABC’s Take Two, CBS’s Zoo, NBC’s Grimm, ABC’s Castle, CW’s Star-Crossed, as well as numerous other series, pilots and TV movies. Kendra also has a passion for charity work; she is a big fundraiser for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and volunteers frequently around town. A proud member of the Casting Society of America, Kendra is a co-chair of the CSA Equity in Entertainment Committee.
Kimberly Skyrme
Kimberly Skyrme is a CSA Casting Director | Producer | Director , in short; a STORYTELLER.

Her work as a Casting Director includes Independent and Hollywood Feature Films, Television Series, Government Agency Videos and Commercials.

Kimberly’s casting collaborations include: Regional Casting Director for STARZ original ’The Girlfriend Experience’ and Netflix original ‘House of Cards’ – Seasons 1-3. Additional Series include; The Domesticators, Wayward Girls, Bennie’s starring seven-time, Emmy-award-winning Actor, Ed Asner, Oscar Nominated Actress, Cathy Moriarty, with Joe Esteves and Tonye Patano.

Additional regional casting collaborations; ‘Unsolved Mysteries’, ‘Deep Impact’, ‘Hearts in Atlantis’, ‘Beloved’, ‘The Pelican Brief’, ‘True Lies’, plus numerous Independent Feature and Short Film Projects. Selected Commercials and Government Projects include, ‘Enfamil’, ‘McCormick’, ‘Washington Post’, ‘UMD-UC’, ‘Bud Light’, ‘USDA’, ‘FBI’, and ‘DNI’.

Kimberly Directed, Produced, and Cast proof of concept shorts for series ‘Ward 8’ and ‘The Domesticators’ as well as proof of concept short for the Feature Film ‘Metronome.’ As the Casting Director, and Producer, of the feature film ‘TRI’, she had the pleasure of screening at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York. The film continues to screen nationally, and internationally, in cities that host Triathlons.

She is currently Casting, Producing, and Co-Directing, ‘Unorthodox’, screenplay by Writer and Co-Director, Judah Ray. Kimberly is Casting, Producing and Directing ‘Christmas in New England-Ruby’s Snowman’, ‘Christmas in New England-Bells will be Ringing’ and the feature length version of ‘Metronome.’ Additionally she is Producing/Casting ‘The Hive’ by Writer/Director Paul Lingas and Casting ’One Lucky Moon’, a Musical Comedy by Director/Writer Peter Bogdanovich.

Kimberly’s professional memberships include the Casting Society of America, New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Film & Video, Women in Film Arkansas, Nashville Women and Film and Television, Tennessee Women in Film and Media, Independent Film Arizona as well as The Immediate Past President of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI). Additionally, she is a founding member of Television, Internet & Video Association (TIVA-DC) and The Peer Awards. She is on NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund Committee.

Her thirty year dedication to the art of non traditional casting has earned her a stellar reputation in the industry. Her acting and directing skills enhance her ability to communicate the specific language used between actors and directors, which create exceptional auditions that showcase the talent of the actors she works with in the audition room and now directs on set.

Kimberly frequently lectures, Nationally and Internationally, about “The Casting Process,” “The Collaboration between Directors and Casting Directors,” “Independent Film Production,” and “The challenge of being a Women in a Male Dominated Industry.” Her philanthropic work includes; Advisory Board Member of the Chesapeake Film Festival, the Franklin International Indie Film Festival, Women in Film Arkansa(WIFA), Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), New York Junior League, and Junior League of Washington DC, as well as serving as an Advisory Board Member at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, in Washington, D.C.

Linda Lamontagne
Linda Lamontagne got her start in live action television including “Roseanne,” “Cybill”and “Capital News” in the early 1990s and less than a decade later she made a full-time pivot to voiceover for animated comedies and films. Crediting “Family Guy” as the title that truly turned the tide for her, she then went onto such projects as “Invincible, “Centaurworld”, “Undone”, Ultra City SMiths, “Fairfax”, “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” franchise, “The Angry Birds” movies, “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Tuca & Bertie,” “American Dad” Robot Chicken and “Bojack Horseman to name a few.
Lisa Zambetti
Lisa is a casting director for tv, film and video games. Before becoming a casting director, Lisa spent over a decade in NYC as an actress on Broadway and Off, writer, director and producer for many award winning theatre companies.

Lisa has worked on many network comedies, dramas; feature as well as indie films and has also done major video game. Lisa became head casting director on CBS’ long running show “Criminal Minds”, as well as co-casting director on the spin-off “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”. Most recently Lisa was co-casting for the FX pilot “Reservation Dogs” (with all indigenous series regulars) written and directed by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo. Lisa is an active member of the Casting Society of America where she serves as the Co-Chair of the Artistic Development Committee. In addition to casting, Lisa is a successful podcaster.

Her podcast “Killer Casting” www.killercastingpod.com which is all about curating the best shows/movies to watch, and breaking down the acting, writing and production elements. As an acting teacher, Lisa has taught for many college and university programs including University of London, USC, UCLA, Cal State East Bay, San Jose State University, Wright State, Whitman College, and The Actors Studio MFA program in NYC. Lisa has an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory @ the Denver Centre.

www.lisazambetticasting.com

Michael Cassara
Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director) recent credits include PUNK ROCK GIRL! (by Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki, upcoming/world premiere), Rock and Roll Man (upcoming), An American In Paris (international tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), Spamilton (NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/current tour), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwartz), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last three editions/cast albums), and many more.

Regional credits include productions for Gulfshore Playhouse, Asolo Rep, Denver Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ogunquit Playhouse, Argyle Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, and many others. Resident Casting Director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013, and previously for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) from 2007-2019. Native Clevelander, member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University.

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Nickolo Doro
Nickole Doro is a Casting Director with over 20+ years of casting experience. Growing up in a small town she had no idea that an occupation in Casting existed. When she started interning in a very busy casting office she knew all the years of binge watching TV and Movies paid off. Over the years she started her own company with partner Shayna Sherwood, Doro/Sherwood Casting. Together, they have been nominated six times for the Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards, and one Emmy nomination for Children’s Programming Casting. Her love of finding and nurturing the undiscovered talent is what she enjoys most about being a Casting Director.
Rachel Imbriglio
Rachel Imbriglio is an associate casting director. Her casting credits include the upcoming Monster miniseries for Netflix, FOX’s 911 and American Horror Story, Hulu’s Light as a Feather and My Dead Ex, Shudder’s Deadwax, ABC’s Imaginary Mary and Castle, and Mutt & Stuff and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters for the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft. She is also an independent Casting Director for features such as Up on the Glass and a variety of short films and new media projects. Outside of casting, she works as a filmmaker and writer. Her pilot, Deadweight, was a 2020 Quarterfinalist for Screencraft. Rachel holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Boston University, and was a 2019 Heller Award nominee. She lives in West Hollywood with her rescue dog Maggie May.
Rachel Reiss
Rachel Reiss CSA is a senior casting director at Liz Lewis Casting Partners where she casts Film, TV, Commercials, Animation and VO nationwide.

Rachel’s career started primarily in TV where she cast shows for numerous networks including the Food Network, Bravo, Lifetime, Oxygen, A&E, Spike, HGTV, and Discovery. At Liz Lewis Casting Partners, she has focused more heavily on scripted projects. Her recent credits include Get Rolling with Otis on Apple TV, and films A Year and Change, All Wifed Out, Lady-Like, The Painter, The Girl Who Left Home, Who is Christmas Eve and King of Knives. She has cast hundreds of commercials and voice-overs, including many that have been recognized with Clio Awards and Cannes Lion Awards. Rachel was honored as the 2019 Heller Awards Recipient for Best Northeast Commercial and VO Casting. She has also cast numerous web series and podcasts.

Rachel is a proud Boston University alumni and sits on the Board of Directors for the Casting Society of America.

Rosalie Joseph
Rosalie came back to CBS December of 2019 as the Senior Casting Executive. She began her executive career at CBS and in between that time and present, she has been an independent casting director and the Vice President of Primetime Casting at ABC. As an independent , she cast pilots and series for CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Hulu, Lifetime, Freeform and E Networks as well as theatre and film and received an Emmy nomination.

As a network executive, she worked on hundreds of pilots, series, specials and MOW’s. Rosalie serves on the Casting Society of America’s Committees of Equity in Entertainment, Training and Education and serves on the Board of Casting Society Cares. In 2019, the Casting Society of America created the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award to honor her philanthropic work both inside and outside the entertainment industry. The first award, presented to Rosalie at the CSA Artios Awards, will be presented annually to a Casting Director or Associate who actively works in philanthropic and humanitarian causes.

Stephanie Holbrook
Stephanie Holbrook is a Casting Director with extensive credits in both Film and TV. She has numerous film credits that have premiered at the Major Festivals.. In the last few years, Stephanie cast Human Capital, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Prior films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival are The Wolf Hour, Abe, and The Lifeguard. Stephanie also cast The Kindergarten Teacher and Madeline’s Madeline, both at Sundance and for which Stephanie earned Artios Awards, given to her by her peers.

Past film credits include My Friend Dahmer (Tribeca 2017), Equity, Christine, and The Eyes of My Mother (all Sundance 2016), Life Of Crime, Applesauce, Ghost Team, Ratter, Ava’s Possessions, The Abandoned, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, The Happening for M Night Shyamalan, Book of Love, Ordinary World, Three Generations, Catfight (Toronto International Film Festival), Landline and Thoroughbreds (both Sundance films). Throughout her career, Stephanie was on the casting team for Glass, Isle of Dogs, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Moonrise Kingdom, We Own The Night, The Squid and The Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Margaret, Failure to Launch, The Village, Lady In the Water, among others.

Stephanie is Casting Director for The Sinner on USA Network (recently finished the 4th Season), and is co-casting Servant for M. Night Shyamalan, part of the first slate of series produced for Apple TV and in pre-production for its 4th season. Was also a Casting Director for two additional Streaming Series, Clickbait for Netflix, Outer Range for Amazon and the pilot of Shyantaram for Apple TV. She is currently casting an additional Apple Series. A member of the Casting Society of America, Stephanie is a multiple-nominee and multiple-winner for Excellence in Casting.

Stephanie Klapper
Stephanie Klapper (Stephanie Klapper Casting) is a New York-based Casting Director whose work is frequently seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, and on film. Projects she has cast have won numerous awards, including the Tonys, OBIES, Artios, Drama Desk, Pulitzer Prize, Sundance Audience Award, Cannes Prize Du Publique, and Comic Con awards.

Frequent and long time collaborators include Primary Stages, Mint Theater Company, New York Classical Theatre, american vicarious, La Femme Theatre Productions, The Peccadillo, Masterworks, Resonance Ensemble, 24 Hour Plays, Voyage Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Capital Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Ford’s Theatre, Kansas City Rep, The New Theatre, The Philadelphia Orchestra, as well others in New York City, in the regions, and abroad.

Stephanie is also a frequent teacher and guest lecturer many colleges and universities around the country. She is passionate about working with creative teams to develop new works. In addition to casting and teaching, she is a member of New York Women in Film and on the New York Board of the Casting Society of America and She is passionate about continuing to expand and champion for diversity, equity, equality and inclusion in the business. She loves working with emerging artists to help them develop their careers.

Sunny Boling
Sunday Boling began her career in the feature casting office of 20th Century Fox assisting Christian Kaplan on Dude, Where’s My Car?, Ice Age, Behind Enemy Lines and more. She then worked for CDs Sheila Jaffe, Debi Manwiller, Eyde Belasco and Francine Maisler before launching Morman Boling Casting with Meg Morman. Feature credits include Hard Luck Love Song, Dramarama, Unlovable, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Hello My Name is Doris, Hunter Gatherer and Waitress.

Recent TV and streaming includes Ish Hashuv Meod, The Dead Girls Detective Agency, Betrayed, Relationship Status and Sneakerheads. She has been nominated for 7 Artios Awards for excellence in casting and has won twice. Sunday is currently the Vice President of Membership & Governance for the Casting Society of America.

Tineka Becker
Tineka Becker is an independent casting director, based in Los Angeles. Formerly the Manager of Feature Casting at Paramount Pictures, she has worked with some of the top casting offices in LA. Since going out on her own, her independent projects have premiered at Sundance, LAFF, Marché du Film @ Cannes, The Hamptons, Palm Springs, Mill Valley, Cinequest, Outfest, Frameline and many other festivals. She has cast projects for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Netflix, Amazon, ABC, CBS, 20th TV, MTV, YouTube Red, Voltage Pictures, the Weitz brothers’ Depth of Field, Steve Carell’s Carousel Television, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, and many more.

She is grateful to have three independent features that all released during the pandemic and are currently available online and VOD: The Artist’s Wife starring Lena Olin and Bruce Dern… Breaking Fast, a Muslim, Arab, gay Rom-Com… and The 11th Green starring Campbell Scott… as well as the Netflix docu-series Heist. Her indie The Big Bend premiered this past fall at the Austin FF and is headed to the Santa Barbara FF in March. Tineka was born in The Netherlands, reared in the States, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s theater program.