Friday, December 28, 2012

Booking: Still Seas - Kingvigor L.L.C.







Don Shirey
Booked: Still Seas
Role: Journalist
Represented By:  Talent Management and Productions
Casting Director: Sarah Newman
Additional Notes: Thank you Sarah Newman for booking Don in the role of Journalist in the feature film Pacific Rim formally known as Still Seas. Kingvigor LLC www.kingvigor.com

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Booking: Body of Proof - Ad Astra Mgt.







Ron Gilbert
Booked: Body of Proof
Role: Christos
Represented By: Ad Astra Mgt.
Casting Director: Jason La Padura /Natalie Hart


Booking: Justified - Ad Astra Management







Peggy Dunne
Booked: Justified
Role: Trisha
Represented By: O'Neil Talent Agency / Ad Astra Management
Casting Director: Cami Patton Casting


Booking: Graceland - Burton & Robinson Agency

Jennifer Keister
Booked: Graceland/Episode #102
Role: Whistler's Sister
Represented By: Burton & Robinson Agency
Casting Director: Lori Wyman
Additional Notes: Thank You, LORI, & ERIN & SARAH of LORI WYMAN CASTING for this great booking for JENNIFER. Prior Jennifer also booked a principal role on "Burn Notice" thanks also to Lori Wyman Casting and we are so grateful to each of you for your inspiring support of Jennifer & the Agency. To see more of Jennifer's work: www.jenniferkeister.com. And please visit the agency's Facebook @ www.facebook.com/burtonrobinsonagency.

Booking: SNAP - Kingvigor L.L.C.







David Bianchi
Booked: SNAP
Role: Officer Daniels
Represented By: Kingvigor L.L.C. Talent Management and Productions
Casting Director: Derek J Marquardt
Additional Notes: Thank you Derek for booking David Bianchi in the Feature Film SNAP, starring Nikki Reed, Scott Bakula, Jake Hoffman and thank you David for being a super actor. Kingvigor LLC www.kingvigor.com

Booking: Malachi IX - Kingvigor L.L.C.







David Bianchi
Booked: Malachi IX
Role: Junior Ruhs
Represented By: Kingvigor L.L.C. Talent Management and Productions
Casting Director: Offer direct from Director Marquette Williams
Additional Notes: Thank you Marquette for booking David Bianchi in the Short Film Malachi IX, starring Patrick Kilpatrick and Ivan Sergei. Kingvigor LLC www.kingvigor.com

Booking: Lay's chips Commercial - Kingvigor L.L.C.







David Bianchi
Booked: Lay's chips Commercial
Role: Paparazzi
Represented By: Kingvigor L.L.C. Talent Management and Productions
Casting Director: Joe Blake Casting
Additional Notes: Thank you Joe for casting David Bianchi and thank you David for being such a strong actor. Kingvigor LLC www.kingvigor.com

Friday, December 21, 2012

Da'VONE McDONALD signs with Innovative Artists Agency!


Da'VONE McDONALD has signed with INNOVATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY for representation across the board. Lead agent is Ian Arougheti, assisted by Sam Leigh. His manager remains Neil Hassman at Hassman Fitzgerald Entertainment. BIG D, as most people know him, has just booked WALK OF SHAME, written and directed by Steven Brill, starring Elizabeth Banks. He recently finished shooting the new Nick Stoller film, shot an episode of "Life & Times of RJ Berger", is in the feature "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas", did a Special Guest Star role on HOUSE, MD, (as a college football player!), and was recently seen in Judd Apatow's "Get Him To The Greek". He's been in "A Midsummer Night's Rave", "Drillbit Taylor", & "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" in which, as bartender DWAYNE, he gets the BIGGEST laughs in the film!!

Booking: WALK OF SHAME - Hassman Fitzgerald & Innovative Artists







Da'Vone McDonald
Booked: WALK OF SHAME
Role: HULK
Represented By: Hassman Fitzgerald & Innovative Artists
Casting Director: Wood/Smith Casting
Additional Notes: BIG D is AWESOME!! He's just booked WALK OF SHAME, recently finished shooting the new Nick Stoller film, shot an episode of "Life & Times of RJ Berger", is featured "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas", did a Special Guest Star role on HOUSE, MD, (as a college football player!), and was recently seen (in a great, funny role) in Judd Apatow's "Get Him To The Greek". He's been in "A Midsummer Night's Rave", "Drillbit Taylor", & "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" in which as the Bartender, DWAYNE, he gets the BIGGEST laughs in the film!!

Booking: EBAY - OneWorld Model & Talent










JAKE RENNER
Booked: EBAY
Role: Guard
Represented By: OneWorld Model & Talent
Casting Director: Broad-cast
Additional Notes: OneWorld Model and Talent congratulates Jake Renner for booking an EBAY commercial shooting in January. Other recent bookings by Jake include Cedar Fair and Positec. A native Russian speaker who also speaks English perfectly, Jake is now gearing up for Pilot Season! Congratulations Jake!

Booking: 90210 - Rectangle Entertainment







 KEYE CHEN
Booked: 90210, Episode 515, "Strange Brew"
Role: Young Guy
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: David Rapaport & Lyndsey Baldasare
Additional Notes: Keye (rhymes with "pie"!) is a creative and inventive young actor, skilled in both comedy and drama. He's got a lead role in an indie coming out soon called AVERY & PETE: SUPERSEEDS. He plays Pete, half of a pair of stoner buddies who find pills that grant them superpowers. You can see the very funny trailer here: http://www.superseedsmovie.com/



Booking: THE OFFICE - Rectangle Entertainment and The Levin Agency







JULIA CHO
Booked: THE OFFICE
Role: Manicurist
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and The Levin Agency
Casting Director: Allison Jones
Additional Notes: Congrats to Julia for her Streamy Awards nomination for "Best Female Performance: Comedy" for her work on "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!" She's one of the best young comedic Asian actresses around. She recently shot COUGAR TOWN and DON'T TRUST THE B--- IN APT. 23, as well as a scene with Laura Dern on ENLIGHTENED and the pilot of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD. She worked on two comedy pilots last year: WHITNEY and WORK IT. She also guest starred on FRESH BEAT BAND, HANNAH MONTANA, and I'M IN THE BAND. Julia was seen in a featured role in LARRY CROWNE.


Booking: The lady with the alligator purse - SwensonWilliams Talent Agency










Blake Shelson
Booked: The lady with the alligator purse
Role: Rich
Represented By: SwensonWilliams Talent Agency
Casting Director: Terri Taylor
Additional Notes: Very well done Blake! 2013 is looking really good! Jessa & Sakura SwensonWilliams Talent Agency

Booking: THE MINDY PROJECT - Rectangle Entertainment







JASON SIMS-PREWITT
Booked: THE MINDY PROJECT, Episode #115, "Mindy's Birthday"
Role: POLICEMAN
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy
Additional Notes: Jason is a strong actor, skilled in both comedy and drama. He was very funny in a recent recurring role on HOW TO ROCK as a beefy mall cop. He's got a strong dramatic reel and feature film credits including THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS and DRUMLINE. He just shot roles on CASTLE, 90210, SCANDAL, and the feature REALITE.



Booking: CASTLE - Hassman Fitzgerald Ent.








Julian Stone
Booked: CASTLE
Role: Mike Chilean
Represented By: Hassman Fitzgerald Ent.
Casting Director: Kendra Castlebury
Additional Notes: JULIAN is having a PERFECT 2012 Year End!! He's just booked this CASTLE, just prior shot a SUBURGATORY, before that, MARON (improv comedy), and before that the new comedy MR. BOX OFFICE (yes, he's FUNNY and all were Guest Stars) He's starred in a number of films, plays, did a MULTI YEAR CONTRACT LEAD on GENERAL HOSPITAL (from which he STILL has a huge fan-base), has done a bazillion guest stars, and has an incredibly great resume/body of work...(including starring for William Friedkin at South Coast Rep)!!!



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Booking: The New Normal - Shelley/Golden Pineapple Management










Timothy E. Goodwin
Booked: The New Normal
Role: Crew Member
Represented By: Shelley/Golden Pineapple Management
Casting Director: Susie Farris


Booking: MODERN FAMILY - Rectangle Entertainment and Defining Artists Agency







NORMA MALDONADO
Booked: MODERN FAMILY Episode #414, "Twist Plot"
Role: MARTA (Guest Star)
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Defining Artists Agency
Casting Director: Jeff Greenberg
Additional Notes: Norma has played everything, from upscale professionals, to working class mothers, to maids in comedy AND drama. She recently shot the role of a grieving mother in THE MENTALIST. She guest starred as a judge on FLASHFORWARD, guest starred as a mother of a gang member on THE CLOSER, guest starred as a suburban wife on LOVE BITES; played John Hamm's maid on MAD MEN, and had a lead role in the short SPOTLIGHT as a Hollywood publicist. She plays Jeff Daniel's housekeeper on Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series THE NEWSROOM and was recently seen on BREAKING BAD.

Booking: MONDAY MORNINGS - Rectangle Entertainment and Storm Talent







PHONG LE
Booked: MONDAY MORNINGS Episode #109 "Family Ties"
Role: HYUN KIM (recurring)
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Storm Talent
Casting Director: Gary M. Zuckerbrod with Associate Kamala Thomas
Additional Notes: Phong continues his recurring role of Hyun Kim. A very talented young Asian actor with a current look, Phong also co-starred on 2 BROKE GIRLS. Also skilled in martial arts!

Booking: SOUTHLAND - Rectangle Entertainment







CASEY KRAMER
Booked: SOUTHLAND Episode 3X7552 "Heat"
Role: Angry Woman
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: John Levey
Additional Notes: Casey recently shot the HBO film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring MICHAEL DOUGLAS and MATT DAMON about the relationship between Liberace and Scott Thorson. She played DORA LIBERACE. Casey won the 2012 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Performance for her brilliant work in Theater Banshee's production of DOLLY WEST'S KITCHEN. The LA Times also called her "one of the most versatile actors in the business." Casey is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, presently headed by Al Pacino. Earlier this year, Casey got great reviews for The Rogue Machine's production of THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM. More at: www.therealcaseykramer.com.

Booking: MARVIN MARVIN - Omnipop Talent Group






TOM FONSS
Booked: MARVIN MARVIN Episode #114 "Big Time Klerg"
Role: Concessions Guy
Represented By: Omnipop Talent Group
Casting Director: Barbara Stordahl & Angela A. Terry

Booking: CRASH & BERNSTEIN - Omnipop Talent Group






KURT LONG
Booked: CRASH & BERNSTEIN
Role: NEWS ANCHOR
Represented By: Omnipop Talent Group
Casting Director: Suzanne Goddard-Smythe

Booking: ROADTRIP AMERICA - OneWorld Model & Talent








GUSTAVO SOLIS
Booked: ROADTRIP AMERICA
Role: RED CLOUD
Represented By: OneWorld Model & Talent
Casting Director: Craig Campobasso Casting
Additional Notes: OneWorld Model and Talent is pleased to announce that Gustavo Solis has just been cast as RED CLOUD in the TV mini-series RoadTrip America! Some of Gustavo's other bookings this year include commercial projects such as Harley Davidson (twice), Yamaha and Volkswagen Passat. Congratulations to Gustavo for this new booking from all of us at OneWorld!

Booking: AUCTION WEBSITE COMMERCIAL - LB Talent and Meridian Talent






ERIC SATTERBERG
Booked: AUCTION WEBSITE COMMERCIAL
Role: Assistant Director
Represented By: LB Talent and Meridian Talent
Casting Director: Broad-Cast

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Booking: GO ON - Rectangle Entertainment and Gen Kiyooka/Affinity Artists Agency







FERNANDO RIVERA
Booked: GO ON Episode #111
Role: VALET
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Gen Kiyooka/Affinity Artists Agency
Casting Director: Susie Farris
Additional Notes: Fernando has been called a young Latino Paul Rudd or Justin Long. He's been booking one role after another! He's recently done roles on SUBURGATORY, NEW GIRL, SOUTHLAND, and SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER. More at: www.fernandoriveraonline.com

Booking: SCANDAL - Rectangle Entertainment and Gen Kiyooka/Affinity Artists Agency







JASON SIMS-PREWITT
Booked: SCANDAL Episode #208
Role: SOLDIER
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Gen Kiyooka/Affinity Artists Agency
Casting Director: Linda Lowy & Will Stewart
Additional Notes: Jason is a strong actor, skilled in both comedy and drama. He recently appeared on 90210 and CASTLE. He has a recurring role on HOW TO ROCK, playing as a beefy mall cop. Very funny scenes! He's also got an impressive dramatic reel and feature film credits including REALITE, THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS and DRUMLINE.

Booking: SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER - Rectangle Entertainment







ROBERT MAFFIA
Booked: SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER Episode #5023
Role: DETECTIVE
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Peter Pappas
Additional Notes: Robert originated the role of Luther in Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre's production of SUPERIOR DONUTS, both in Chicago and on Broadway. Last year he performed at San Diego's OLD GLOBE theatre, playing Steve Heidebrecht in the Pulitzer Prize winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Robert has guest starred in such varying roles as a maintenance man (on CSI: NY), a strict father (on COLD CASE), an upset husband (McBRIDE), and a sleazy lawyer (THE GUARDIAN). Recent film credits include TENTACLE 8, JESUS IS BACK, and SNATCHED.

Booking: CARESS CARPETS BY SHAW - Acuity Ent. Mgmt.






LUKE DONALDSON
Booked: CARESS CARPETS BY SHAW
Role: Lead
Represented By: Acuity Ent. Mgmt.
Casting Director: Big Picture Casting
Twitter: @lukeadonaldson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AcuityEM

Sharon Bialy Q&A -- Casting Director of THE WALKING DEAD and BREAKING BAD


Very pleased to bring Kabookit readers a Q&A with casting director Sharon Bialy. Sharon casts AMC's "Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" -- the latter is up for the SAG Awards 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series'. Sharon is also a recently published author. Her new book "How to Audition on Camera" is must read for any actor (and a brilliant GIFT idea)! Available on Kindle, iTunes, and Nook!

Follow Sharon on Twitter: @SharonBialy.


You are currently casting the pilot for “Under the Dome,” what is that process?

Sharon: The process begins with the script, breaking down the characters and discussing the main roles with the creators of the show. We begin with lists of actors we know and think are right, including "name" actors, then release a breakdown, and then get innundated with calls and submissions, go through ALL of the breakdown and begin to set up days and days of actors to read and schedule callbacks for the producers. On a big pilot like Under the Dome, we try to concentrate on three - four roles and then move into the next three to four roles. That process takes a while and we try to get in the room with a lot of actors and not spend all day on the phone . The process changes constantly as we get feedback from our producers on tone and type.

Is it easier to cast a show such as “Breaking Bad” once you’ve gotten past the first season?

Sharon: It' is much easier to cast a show after the first season because if it's a respected show, such as Breaking Bad, actors want to be a part of it, without regard to the small budget the show operates under. You also really get in a groove with the show runner and the writers and producers so you understand their aesthetic and they trust yours and allow you to take chances on actors that no one has every seen or heard of.

Do you use regional casting directors when doing regional projects such as “The Walking Dead?”

Sharon: Yes, we use regional casting directors. On The Walking Dead we work with the Fincannons (mostly Lisa Mae) and they are fantastic. We talk often, watch all their tapes, and they have a great eye for talent and have contributed greatly to the show (actors like Iron E. Singleton and Melissa McBride are all from the area- and started out as guest stars and became series regulars).

Is there one actor in particular that you are proud to have discovered?

Sharon: There are many. And I don't believe that we "discover" actors if they already have an agent and a manager. We provide an opportunity and when we believe in an actor we fight for them.

What is your favorite part of casting?

Sharon: My favorite part is being in the room, working with and directing actors. My other favorite part is when you call the agent or actor to tell them they got the part in a series. We all woop and holler and sometimes we "do a little dance". Everyone has worked so hard... it's a good thing to celebrate getting a job in this town.

What one tip would you give an up and coming actor?

Sharon: Do something else. Unless you just can't. Then remember to enjoy the process and not just look to the outcome. It's the journey that counts.

Booking: SAMSUNG - LB Talent and Meridiant Talent






ERIC SATTERBeRG
Booked: Samsung
Role: British Guy
Represented By: LB Talent and Meridiant Talent
Casting Director: Yumi Takada

Booking: ARROW - Brad Mellesmoen

TATYANA FORREST
Booked: ARROW Episode #115 "Team-Ups"
Role: Pretty Girl
Represented By: Brad Mellesmoen
Casting Director: Coreen Mayrs & Heike Brandstatter
Additional Notes: This is Tatyana's first role in a network television show, congratulations!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Booking: HOUSE OF LIES - Rectangle Entertainment







EDEN MALYN
Booked: HOUSE OF LIES, Episodes #201, 206, and 208
Role: ZANNA (recurring)
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Felicia Fasano
Additional Notes: Eden has been recurring as Zanna, a cute office assistant. She's very funny and a very talented young actress. She's done a lot of improv comedy and creates super funny characters. In addition, she's great with drama. She did incredibly powerful, emotional acting Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (see reel). Also has a lead role in the cult horror film DEADHEADS (Best Comedy, Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011).

Booking: TOP OF THE ROCK - Rectangle Entertainment







JIM CANTAFIO
Booked: TOP OF THE ROCK
Role: DOMINIC COSTA
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Nick Anderson
Additional Notes: Jim was seen in two episodes of AWAKE last season. He is a veteran of several Clint Eastwood films, including CHANGELING and MILLION DOLLAR BABY. He's played cops, detectives, and working class characters on a number of episodics, including KILLER BODIES, SOUTHLAND, BROTHERS & SISTERS, and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Originally from Chicago, Jim is also an accomplished theater actor.

Booking: THE MENTALIST - Stage 9 Talent

SHAINU BALA
Booked: THE MENTALIST Episode #514 "Red in Tooth and Claw"
Role: Bodega Clerk
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Eric Dawson

Booking: Untitled SpikeTV Show - Stage 9 Talent

SUZANNE PETRELA
Booked: Untitled SpikeTV Show
Role: Mary
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Jessica Hughes

Booking: AUSTIN & ALLY - Stage 9 Talent

Russ Marchand
Booked: AUSTIN & ALLY
Role: Jet Deely
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Carol Goldwasser
Additional Notes: This is Russ's third appearance as Jet Deely on "Austin & Ally"

Booking: HAPPILY DIVORCED - Stage 9 Talent

NIKKI CRAWFORD
Booked: HAPPILY DIVORCED Episode #219 "The Biggest Chill"
Role: Monica
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Marc Hirschfeld

Booking: REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL - Stage 9 Talent

MICHELLE HARO
Booked: REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL
Role: Girl at Orgy
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Rachel Tenner

Booking: SOUTHLAND - Stage 9 Talent

EXIE BOOKER
Booked: SOUTHLAND Episode #3 "Babel"
Role: Police Translator
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: John Frank Levey, Melanie Burgess

Booking: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Stage 9 Talent

CHAUNCEY JENKINS
Booked: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Episode #814 "Ring Up"
Role: Businessman
Represented By: Stage 9 Talent
Casting Director: Ross/Silverberg Casting