Talent Professionals


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of casting directors and talent coordinators.

Highlights
Reuben Cannon on a typical casting session 
05:59
Ethel Winant on going to work casting for Playhouse 90
04:22
Danette Herman on her approach to working with talent 
03:10
Eddie Foy III on the art of casting
03:41
Mike Fenton on casting pilots
02:20
Vince Calandra on talent he wasn't able to book
00:48
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
08:42
Vince Calandra on advice to aspiring talent executives - return phone calls and don't book through email
03:11

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on the importance of chemistry in casting
01:56
Reuben Cannon on what makes a good casting director and the craft of casting
06:32
Reuben Cannon on the process of casting
02:10
Reuben Cannon on a typical casting session 
05:59
Reuben Cannon advice to aspiring casting directors
01:46

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on the craft and technique of casting for television and on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:10
Mike Fenton on the responsibilities of a casting director
03:11
Mike Fenton on the qualities of a good casting director
02:51
Mike Fenton on the importance of casting in television and movies, and on the casting director working with the producer
03:50
Mike Fenton on an independent casting director obtaining clients and finding actors
04:01
Mike Fenton on the difference between an independent casting director and one that works in-house for a show
01:40
Mike Fenton on finding actors for projects, and facing pressure to cast certain people
03:01
Mike Fenton on the qualities he looks for in an actor
03:22
Mike Fenton on casting Dinotopia and other mini-series or made-for-television movies
07:29
Mike Fenton on casting pilots
02:20
Mike Fenton on conducting his casting sessions
03:47
Mike Fenton on researching actors before casting them
01:44
Mike Fenton on casting for live television, filmed television, and feature films
02:52
Mike Fenton on using headshots for casting
03:17
Mike Fenton on stunt casting
01:43
Mike Fenton on dealing with producers and networks in casting, and on discovering talent
03:27
Mike Fenton on advice to aspiring casting directors
01:47

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on working with managers, publicists and agents as an executive in charge of talent 
01:38
Danette Herman on her approach to working with talent 
03:10
Danette Herman on dealing with talent for awards shows and how the process has changed
01:52
Danette Herman on how communication has changed throughout the years in her job as talent coordinator
02:00
Danette Herman on advice to aspiring talent executives
01:30

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on the art of casting
03:41
Eddie Foy III on advice to aspiring casting directors
04:17

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on the process of casting
03:19

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on her casting process and on the importance of casting
06:29
Pam Polifroni on her casting process and on diversity in casting
03:19
Pam Polifroni on working with agents and managers as a casting director
01:17
Pam Polifroni on working with budgets as a casting director
03:20
Pam Polifroni on the qualities a casting director needs
01:33
Pam Polifroni on how casting has changed since she started
00:59
Pam Polifroni on her advice to an aspiring casting director, and on how she would like to be remembered
02:21
Pam Polifroni on casting Santa Barbara, and on the process of casting a daytime drama
04:04

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on why casting is important and what he looks for in talent
02:34

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on the craft of casting for television
04:35
Ethel Winant on learning how to cast for television and on dealing with directors and producers when casting
04:26
Ethel Winant on the differences between a casting director and a talent scout
01:53
Ethel Winant on advice to aspiring casting directors
02:06