Talent Professionals


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Reuben Cannon on a typical casting session 
Ethel Winant on going to work casting for Playhouse 90
Danette Herman on her approach to working with talent 
Eddie Foy III on the art of casting
Mike Fenton on casting pilots
Vince Calandra on talent he wasn't able to book
Who talked about this profession

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on moving from production into talent coordinating on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on advice to aspiring talent executives - return phone calls and don't book through email

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on the importance of chemistry in casting
Reuben Cannon on what makes a good casting director and the craft of casting
Reuben Cannon on the process of casting
Reuben Cannon on a typical casting session 
Reuben Cannon advice to aspiring casting directors

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on the craft and technique of casting for television and on the Hollywood Blacklist
Mike Fenton on the responsibilities of a casting director
Mike Fenton on the qualities of a good casting director
Mike Fenton on the importance of casting in television and movies, and on the casting director working with the producer
Mike Fenton on an independent casting director obtaining clients and finding actors
Mike Fenton on the difference between an independent casting director and one that works in-house for a show
Mike Fenton on finding actors for projects, and facing pressure to cast certain people
Mike Fenton on the qualities he looks for in an actor
Mike Fenton on casting Dinotopia and other mini-series or made-for-television movies
Mike Fenton on casting pilots
Mike Fenton on conducting his casting sessions
Mike Fenton on researching actors before casting them
Mike Fenton on casting for live television, filmed television, and feature films
Mike Fenton on using headshots for casting
Mike Fenton on stunt casting
Mike Fenton on dealing with producers and networks in casting, and on discovering talent
Mike Fenton on advice to aspiring casting directors

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on working with managers, publicists and agents as an executive in charge of talent 
Danette Herman on her approach to working with talent 
Danette Herman on dealing with talent for awards shows and how the process has changed
Danette Herman on how communication has changed throughout the years in her job as talent coordinator
Danette Herman on advice to aspiring talent executives

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on the art of casting
Eddie Foy III on advice to aspiring casting directors

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on the process of casting

Lori Openden

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Lori Openden on how she learned to become critical of performances from her early experiences of casting Barney Miller, and on how she would find talent
Lori Openden on what she likes about casting
Lori Openden on changes in the casting industry over the years from the time she worked on Hill Street Blues to current day
Lori Openden on the audition process and when the network typically weighs in
Lori Openden on what she looked at when hiring casting executives and her team at NBC
Lori Openden on differences between being a casting director and a network casting executive
Lori Openden on chemistry and lack of chemistry between actors and how it can help or hurt a show
Lori Openden on the process of auditioning kids
Lori Openden on the hardest type of role to cast - leading men
Lori Openden on the differences between a character actor versus leading man

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on her casting process and on the importance of casting
Pam Polifroni on her casting process and on diversity in casting
Pam Polifroni on working with agents and managers as a casting director
Pam Polifroni on working with budgets as a casting director
Pam Polifroni on the qualities a casting director needs
Pam Polifroni on how casting has changed since she started
Pam Polifroni on her advice to an aspiring casting director, and on how she would like to be remembered
Pam Polifroni on casting Santa Barbara, and on the process of casting a daytime drama

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on why casting is important and what he looks for in talent

Lynn Stalmaster

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Lynn Stalmaster on becoming a casting director, and what was gratifying to him about the process
Lynn Stalmaster on what he learned about casting during his time as an actor
Lynn Stalmaster on his learning process when he became a casting director
Lynn Stalmaster on what he looks for in an actor's training
Lynn Stalmaster on the casting director working with the director
Lynn Stalmaster on getting to know actors
Lynn Stalmaster on experiences he's had with difficult actors, and on the importance of the script
Lynn Stalmaster on working along side other casting directors
Lynn Stalmaster on working with agents
Lynn Stalmaster on what can turn him off of an actor
Lynn Stalmaster on hiring casting associates
Lynn Stalmaster on his typical involvement with a show once it was cast
Lynn Stalmaster on how influential networks were in the casting process
Lynn Stalmaster on the particular challenges of casting movies made for television
Lynn Stalmaster on how the casting business has changed over time
Lynn Stalmaster on the process of casting a project, and on what a casting director looks for
Lynn Stalmaster on the secret to working with so many varied personalities and celebrities
Lynn Stalmaster on advice to aspiring casting directors
Lynn Stalmaster on advice to actors meeting with a casting director

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on the craft of casting for television
Ethel Winant on learning how to cast for television and on dealing with directors and producers when casting
Ethel Winant on the differences between a casting director and a talent scout
Ethel Winant on advice to aspiring casting directors
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