Q: What do you love most about being a casting director? I love working with actors. Always have. Great Actors have a special gift to share with the world. If all actors/performers disappeared, our world would be a very dark place.Read More I WISH I KNEW: INTERVIEW WITH CASTING DIRECTOR CATHY REINKING
Describing an actor as being “too theatrical” means that the actor is not authentic, and any actor, whether they do plays or have never stepped foot on a stage, can be inauthentic. I hate that the theatre stigma is bandied about so broadly and applied blindly to all theatre trained actors.Read More What Does “Too Theatrical” Even Mean??
And Reinking says the Atlanta talent pool is among the deepest in the U.S., no small compliment from someone who graduated from UCLA’s theater program and then cut her teeth in the shark tank of Los Angeles casting.
I love “Mad Men,” and one of my favorite quotes from that show is said to Don Draper by an ex-lover. “I hope she knows, you only like the beginnings of things.” Similarly, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about acting when you are first getting started, but how can you avoid feeling jaded and bitter […]Read More 5 Ways to Remain Enthusiastic (for actors/artists)
I’ve been a CD for 24 years now. Jeff Greenberg (Frasier, Modern Family) gave me my big break and helped me achieve my dreams. I’ve been in the inner sanctum known as Network TV (before Cable as we know it) and I’ve struggled to make ends meet working in New Media. I truly have seen it all . . . and I’m here to tell you, we are human.Read More 4 Things You Need To Know About Casting Directors
”I’ve come to realize, because of all the hours I’ve spent in that room, that the key ingredients to the Art of Charisma are self-knowledge (with self-acceptance) and balance. In order to tap into the full power of your individual charisma, you absolutely must know who you are and then have the ability to reveal that true self in The Room. If you aren’t brave enough to look deep within in order to truly know and accept who you are, then you most likely won’t be a very good actor.”Read More Discover Yourself