Friday, October 14, 2011

Booking: SERIAL - Adam Seid Management

Rollin Blanton
Booked: Serial
Role: Victor
Represented By: Adam Seid Management
Casting Director: Sean Williams/Kirsten K. Eustace

Booking: AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Artistic Talent

Riley Schmidt
Booked: AMERICAN HORROR STORY Episode 107 "Rubber Man"
Role: Rubber Man
Represented By: Artistic Talent
Casting Director: Eric Dawson - Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting
Additional Notes: Riley is currently shooting a multi episode arc as Rubber Man on American Horror Story. Check out his red carpet interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCFJ-ULNEI4

Booking: ATTACK OF THE 50' CHEERLEADER - Artistic Talent

Jason Etter
Booked: ATTACK OF THE 50' CHEERLEADER
Role: Ryan
Represented By: Artistic Talent
Casting Director: Jan Glaser
Additional Notes: Jason is a great young actor who had a recurring on As the World Turns and co-star on Law & Order SVU. He has also shot principal roles in several feature films; Step Up 3D, Revolutionary Road.

Booking: LIFE'S AN ITCH - Gen Kiyooka - Affinity Artists











SOFIA MARIE GONZALEZ
Booked: LIFE'S AN ITCH (Feature Film)
Role: Angel
Represented By: Gen Kiyooka
Casting Director: Lanelle Scott
Additional Notes: [ANGEL] 20, 30 Sexy! Confident, Feisty, FUNNY, Smokin Hot babe! Think Sofia Vergara! Would love the accent too! Oh and did I mention she must do yoga and be good at it? Too much to ask you say?...NO! I know she's out there! 1 day shoot. http://www.sofiamariegonzalez.com/

Booking: Austin & Ally - Schiowitz Connor Ankrum Wolf, Inc.

Eileen Galindo
Booked: Austin & Ally #109 "Club Owners & Quincineras"
Role: Trish's Mom (Guest Star)
Represented By: Schiowitz Connor Ankrum Wolf, Inc.
Casting Director: Carol Goldwasser

Booking: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT CHEERLEADER - Lauren Ito @ Ballistic Talent










Mercy Malick
Booked: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT CHEERLEADER
Role: Sophia Long
Represented By: Lauren Ito @ Ballistic Talent
Casting Director: Jan Glaser; Casting Assistant: Maggie McLean
Additional Notes: Mercy is excited to be working with fellow Stanford University alum Roger Corman on this project. She also stars in the newest "Old Navy" commercial!

Booking: Kinect Disney adventures - Pacific Talent and Models

KOBI ALEXANDRA
Booked: Kinect Disney adventures
Role: daughter
Represented By: Pacific Talent and Models
Casting Director: Armstrong Casting
Additional Notes: oh Kobi..add another booking to your RES girl!!!!

Booking: Key n Peele - Pacific Talent and Models

walter Harris
Booked: Key n Peele
Role: Mailman(comedic)
Represented By: Pacific Talent and Models
Casting Director: Sherie Hernandez
Additional Notes: Walter is on a booking role right now! Tying up loose ends to finalize another offer :)

Booking: PRIME SUSPECT - Ballistic Talent










Andrea Wright
Booked: PRIME SUSPECT Episode #109
Role: Annie Murphy
Represented By: Ballistic Talent
Casting Director: Linda Lowy & John Brace; Casting Associate: Jamie Castro; Casting Assistant: Lisa Zambetti
Additional Notes: Andrea also recently shot the role of "Gabby" for an upcoming episode of "HUNG"

Booking: NEW GIRL - Erich C Smith-Affinity Artists Agency











Nancy Lantis
Booked: NEW GIRL Episode #109 "Injured"
Role: Woman Barfly
Represented By: Erich C Smith-Affinity Artists Agency
Casting Director: Anya Colloff / Michael Nicolo

Booking: THE MENTALIST - Pacific Talent and Models/Midwest Talent management

CRAIG TSUYUMINE
Booked: THE MENTALIST #409 The Redshirt
Role: Newscaster
Represented By: Pacific Talent and Models/Midwest Talent Management
Casting Director: UDK
Additional Notes: YAY! Props To Midwest Talent Management..Mireille is Fabulous!!!

Booking: HOLLABACK - Symbiotic Talent Management

Masasa Moyo
Booked: HOLLABACK (Feature Film)
Role: Clare
Represented By: Symbiotic Talent Management
Casting Director: Michael Lee
Additional Notes: Masasa is an amazing actress with top notch VO abilities to boot! She recently booked at shot the new webseries, FETCHED starring Collette Wolfe and Smith Cho!

Screening: NONE IN THE OVEN Webseries

This is the episode #2 "Coffee" in the Webseries "None in the Oven". Stars Kristen Sullivan and Mark Bloom. Kristen also writes and produces.

Booking: ONE TREE HILL - Rectangle Entertainment and Ideal Talent Agency







MANU INTIRAYMI
Booked: ONE TREE HILL Episode #910
Role: Billy (recurring)
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Ideal Talent Agency
Casting Director: Fincannon & Associates / Debby Romano & Brett Benner
Additional Notes: This is Manu's sixth episode of ONE TREE HILL so far this season! Tune in for a very interesting story line when the show starts airing midseason. Manu also just completed the lead role of Ben in the indie feature BENJAMIN TROUBLES, playing a former drug dealer with a good heart. Manu is best known for his role of ICHEB in STAR TREK VOYAGER'S final two seasons.

Booking: PRIME SUSPECT - Ballistic Talent










Linc Hand
Booked: PRIME SUSPECT Episode #109
Role: "Irish Thug"
Represented By: Ballistic Talent
Casting Director: Linda Lowy & John Brace; Casting Associate: Jamie Castro; Casting Assistant: Lisa Zambetti
Additional Notes: Linc also just shot a great episode of "EAGLEHEART" opposite Chris Elliot

Casting Q&A: iCARLY & VicTORIous (Nickelodeon) - Krisha Bullock, CSA

We've got another great Casting Director Q&A. Krisha Bullock, CSA has taken time out of her VERY busy schedule and provided insight into the casting process. Krisha is currently casting Nickelodeon megahits iCARLY and VicTORIous.




VicTORIous & iCARLY:
Created by Dan Schneider

iCarly Stars: Miranda Cosgrove
VicTORIous Stars: Victoria Justice
Casting By: Krisha Bullock, CSA



How many headshots do you see in a given week?

Krisha Bullock: Since everything is electronic now a days, we see thousands of headshots a week.

Casting Directors work long hours. What is a typical work week for you?

Krisha Bullock: It varies from week to week. We get last minute scripts over the weekend, so the first half of the week is long and busy. We have sessions, bookings and paperwork, as well as prepping for the next week's episode. Yes, C.D.'s work long hours.

Can you give us a brief overview of how the casting process goes, for a given episode of something like "iCarly"?

Krisha Bullock: We put out a breakdown; sort through thousands of submissions; schedule sessions (of around 20 actors per role;) put all auditions on tape for Producers; cast off tape and call and book talent. Then our office is in charge of first calls, (call times, etc.) making cast lists and contracts for all our talent.

Being "discovered" is a buzz word many actors use. In your experience, is discovery something that happens on first sight/read, or is it more of a process of getting to know an actor through perhaps multiple auditions and ultimately matching them to a particular role?

Krisha Bullock: Exactly, the latter. Perfectly put. Discovery is a process, sometimes you can get an immediate feeling about someone new, but it still takes time to find the right role/project for them.

Is it harder to cast child actors than it is to cast adult actors?

Krisha Bullock: Not really. As long as the Actors receive proper training and have good representation, it is the same for us.

As "iCarly" and "Victorious" get more popular is it harder or easier to cast the shows?

Krisha Bullock: Easier, Actor's come in with a knowledge of the tone of the show and representatives submit clients with more credits, given the amount of exposure they'll aquire being on one of our shows.

What sort of research should actors do before coming in to read for a role with you?

Krisha Bullock: Watch our show. Understand multi-camera versus single-camera. It's not so much the research as it is the preparation. Understand the material and be fully prepared.

Is there a mistake that you see Actors make time and time again that is easy to fix and/or avoid?

Krisha Bullock: Being unprepared, not taking enough time with the material and not understanding the multi-camera enegery and volume requirements. It all goes back to research. Not being prepared = throwing away your audition. We are very forgiving of many other mistakes. However, unpreparedness is inexcusable and a waste of everyone's time.

Watch iCARLY and VicTORIous:

Booking: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - Peter Santana - Madeline Group

Ric Maddox
Booked: The Bold and the Beautiful
Role: Veteran
Represented By: Peter Santana
Casting Director: Christy Dooley

Booking: AWAKE - Ballistic Talent










Damion Poitier
Booked: AWAKE Episode #103, "Gemini"
Role: "Uniform"
Represented By: Ballistic Talent
Casting Director: Cami Patton & Christal Karge; Casting Assistant: Danielle Parks
Additional Notes: Damion played "Duprez" on 7 episodes of "TRUE BLOOD" last season, & also played "Luther" on a recent episode of "JUSTIFIED"

Booking: DMV: LICENSE TO THRILL - Ballistic Talent










Mercy Malick
Booked: DMV: LICENSE TO THRILL
Role: "Antonia"
Represented By: Ballistic Talent
Casting Director: Dea Vise
Additional Notes: Mercy plays "Andy" in the upcoming feature "DUKE", opposite Richard Roundtree & Carmine Giovinazzo