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JESSICA SHERMAN, CSA
Jessica is an award winning seasoned Casting Director. She has been involved with casting some of film and television’s biggest projects. A Los Angeles native, Sherman took a passion for entertainment and casting while studying at UC Riverside, and has translated that passion into a successful career.
AMANDA DOYLE, CSA
Amanda Lenker Doyle, CSA is a self proclaimed treasure hunter. Obsessed with all things shimmery and bright, she has dedicated her life to the hunt for gems, jewels...and actors. An award winning Casting Director, Amanda has been working in film and television casting for 15 years. Some of her favorite credits to date include her most recent work on film R#J (Romeo and Juliet) which swept Sundance and SXSW in 2021, film WE BROKE UP streaming now on Hulu, BLACK-ISH & THE MUPPETS for ABC, ZAC & MIA for Hulu and WAYNE streaming now on AmazonPrime. Amanda served as the Treasurer and as an Executive Board Member of the Casting Society of America for 7 years and recently signed on as the new Director of Casting Relations at tech startup, Castability, where she is thrilled to have a new venue to showcase and source actors. Amanda believes that every actor should have an opportunity to shine — and she can't wait to see what beautiful gems she digs up.
CARA CHUTE ROSENBAUM, CSA
CARA CHUTE ROSENBAUM, CSA is a Casting Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Notable credits include THE MINDY PROJECT, THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, and THE LEAGUE. Together she and Erica S. Bream are the Casting Directors for the main stage productions at THE BLANK THEATRE in Hollywood, including The Blank’s prestigious Annual Young Playwrights Festival for which they were awarded the 2018 Artios Award for Outstanding Casting for Los Angeles Theatre. Cara is also an audition coach and passionate advocate for actors. She is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, Teamsters Local 399, The Casting Directors Cut, a mama of 2, and an aquarium lover.
ERICA BREAM, CSA
ERICA S. BREAM, CSA started working in Casting when she was 18 years old. Since then, she has worked on projects across all mediums, including on titles
such as ECHOES (Netflix), TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (Amazon), ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS
(Paramount), 11:22.63 (Hulu) and many others, including the upcoming DOLLY PARTON’S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS (NBC), PANHANDLE (Spectrum)
and THE WINCHESTERS (CW). Notably, Bream has co-cast thirteen seasons of the prestigious Young Playwrights Festival for The Blank Theatre Company.
Over the years, Bream’s work in theatre, short film and television casting has garnered her nine Artios nominations and a win in the Los Angeles Theatre
JEREMY GORDON, CSA
Jeremy Gordon, a Heller Award winning and Artios Award nominated Casting Director, has been a CD & Producer in LA for over 15 years working in the studio/network world as well as the indie world spanning multiple mediums from studio & indie films & TV to digital platforms, podcasts and more. During the pandemic Jeremy was the Casting Director and Producer on the original IGTV series, Quarantine, a first of its kind digital series shot entirely on Zoom (yes, we aired before every single network series did and were literally the only active SAG production in the world at the time) which donated 100% of their proceeds to the SAG AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Disaster Relief Fund. The cast of 10 series regulars includes Spencer Garrett, Alicia Minshew & Justin Chu Cary and celebrity guest stars such as Steven Weber, Bree Turner, Rob Morrow, Reno Wilson
& the late Willie Garson. Past projects include Rob Reiner’s “Shock & Awe” starring Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Biel & James Marsden. Another of Jeremy’s hit indie features, “Rust Creek”, starring Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Micah Hauptman & John Marshall Jones, was a Top 10 Netflix film and is now streaming in over 60 countries.
One of Jeremy’s latest indie films, “1-800-HOT-NITE” starring Cobra Kai’s, Dallas Dupree Young, & BOSCH’s, Dajuan Johnson, is killing it on the international festival circuit
racking up numerous awards with streaming distribution arriving Fall 2022.
With Jeremy’s “Garrett/Gordon Productions”, alongside producing partner/actor, Spencer Garrett, Jeremy cast and produced the #1 hit scripted podcast, “America 2.0”
starring Laurence Fishburne, Patrick J. Adams, Kate Walsh, Ming Na Wen & Shanola Hampton.
DANIELLE PRETSFELDER DEMCHICK, CSA
Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick, CSA (she/her/hers) is an advocate manifesting change in how the real world is reflected in today’s media. She has been an active member of the New York casting community since 2004. Nickelodeon was her casting home for over 14 years, where she tapped into her love of developing young talent. From live action and animation, scripted and unscripted, long form and short form, and even podcasts, she has and loves to cast it all! Some highlights from her Nickelodeon years include The Astronauts, The Barbarian and the Troll, Blue's Clues & You, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Drama Club, Wallykazam, and Welcome to the Wayne.
Prior to Nickelodeon, she worked in independent film casting. Select credits include Adam (2009), Holly Rollers (2010), New York City Serenade (2007) and Where God Left His Shoes (2007.) She also spent a year at Innovative Artists learning the agency side of the business, learning from the absolute best of the best.
Since her departure from Nickelodeon to open her own casting office in April 2022, some of her favorite credits include American Girl: Corinne Tan, the first American Girl of the Year film, which tells the story of the first Chinese American Girl, for HBOMax and Marvista Entertainment, Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas? for Showtime and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah for Happy Madison Productions. She continues to cast Viacom Kids & Family content, including a collaboration with Alvin Ailey that she is especially excited about. She also has several independent films and consulting projects she can’t wait to share more about!
The co-VP of Advocacy for the Casting Society of America, her work elevating underrepresented communities has been barrier breaking. She has led open calls for Trans & Non-Binary Actors, Performers with Disabilities, MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian), Veterans, Senior Actors, Native American and Indigenous Actors, Black Actors, and most recently, a global open call for Asian Actors (over 7,000 actors submitted.)
A leader in the organization's Equity in Entertainment committee, she serves on the board of both the Casting Society of America and Casting Society Cares, where her focus is on Training & Education. She serves as a faculty advisor for RespectAbility, the talent and casting consultant for GAMUT management, which works exclusively with talent with disabilities, and she is on the Actor's Fund's Looking Ahead Advisory Board. In addition to her work in casting, she is currently pursuing a master's degree in Disabilities Studies at the City University of New York. She is also a trained childhood bereavement group facilitator and serves as a member of the Caring Committee for the Wechsler Center for Modern Aging. She prides herself on being an ally to artists and aspiring talent of all abilities.
SIBBY KIRCHGESSNER, CSA
Sibby Kirchgessner, has cast both comedy and drama for shows like Maron, Baskets, Single Parents, Future Man, Grand Hotel, and most notably VEEP. She has been twice nominated for Emmys for their casting work, winning in 2017 for VEEP, alongside her then casting partner Dorian Frankel. When Dorian decided to retire from casting Sibby partnered with her former Associate Marlise Gunzenhauser, last year they wrapped their first animated series for Netflix (name still a secret) and are currently working on their second season of 9-1-1 Lone Star.
ALLY BADER, CSA
Ally has been working exclusively in casting since 2006. She has worked on a variety of film and television projects, with some recent favorites being Lost Ollie, Single All the Way, and Jane the Virgin. She also spent 3 years with Jane Jenkins & Janet Hirshenson, working on feature films for Rob Reiner, Chris Columbus and Ron Howard.
JESSIE FROST, CSA, CDG
Jessie began casting in 2010 working for acclaimed Casting Director Jina Jay. Exposed to wonderful projects on Film and TV carved the pathway ahead.
In 2017 Jessie began casting independently as-well as alongside Jay. Jessie’s most recent credits include the UK casting for Ruben Ostlund and his Palme d’OR winning film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS.
ALYSSA WEISBERG, CSA
Alyssa has been passionate about all things casting for over 30 years (well, actually, since she saw ‘Tootsie’ in 1982). Feature Film credits include ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” (Artios Award – Zeitgeist Award), ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ (Artios Nomination – Big Budget Studio Feature Drama), ‘Game Over, Man’, ‘Fun Mom Dinner’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Tomorrowland’ (Artios Nomination – Big Budget Studio Feature Comedy), ‘Super 8’, ’Star Trek Into Darkness’. ‘Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol’, ‘Star Trek’ (Artios Award – Big Budget Studio Feature Drama), ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘The Watch’ (Artios Nomination – Big Budget Studio Feature Comedy). Short films include ‘All’s Fair (Artios Award - Short Film) and ‘Ollie Klubershturf vs the Nazis (Artios Award - Short Film), which she also produced.
Aside from casting the pilot episodes of ‘Lost’, for which Alyssa won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Dramatic Series, television credits include ‘No Activity’, ‘Ginny & Georgia’, ‘Guilty Party’, ‘Chad’, ‘Workaholics’, ‘Son of Zorn’ and ‘Happy Together’.
Alyssa is a member of the Casting Society of America and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
ORLA O'CONNOR, CDG
Orla O’Connor is an independent Casting Director based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been Casting Television and Film for two decades both Nationally and Internationally and has a comprehensive knowledge of the finest acting talent emergent and established.
Born and raised in the vibrant City of Derry, with its thriving cultural scene, Orla’s passion for the dramatic arts began at an early age. She moved to Edinburgh to study Drama & Theatre Arts (BA) at Queen Margaret University College. She then went on to work with one of Scotland’s largest theatrical agencies where she gained an invaluable insight into the inner workings of a professional actors’ agency. A few years later, Orla moved into casting. Working alongside Victoria Beattie – one of the UK’s most inspiring Casting Directors – she honed her craft.
Orla remains committed to outstanding scripts, consummate acting and like-minded producers, directors and performers. For this, she thanks her mother, who took her so regularly to the theatre from early childhood.
Her most recent credits include The Diplomat for World Productions; Six Four, a Gregory Burke / House ITV Production and Loss and Return for Jed Mercurio / Hat Trick and ITV/Britbox.
Other credits include seven series of Shetland (Silverprint/BBC); Recipes for Love and Murder - UK Casting (Mnet South Africa); Group (Pirate Prod/BBC); Deadwater Fell (Kudos for C4); The Flu that Killed 50 Million (BBC)Vitello (Sellout Pictures); Molly and Mack Series 1 & 2 (CBeebies); The Loch (ITV), Iona (Bard Entertainments); Mountain Goats Series I (BBC); Eve Series 1-3 (CBBC), Rubenesque (SKY); Katie Morag Series 1 & 2 (CBeebies); Pan (Warner Bros/Scottish CD); Miller's Mountain (BBC); What We Did On Our Holidays (Scottish Casting Associate/Origin Pictures); Bob Servant Series 1 & 2( BBC).
RICH MENTO, CSA
Rich is an award-winning casting director and producer, who counts himself fortunate to have successfully worked in film, TV, theatre, and new media, in both New York City and Los Angeles. Select film and TV/digital casting
credits include: Remember Me, Warm Bodies, The Wackness, The Step Up Movie Franchise (all 5 films!), Dear John, Chloe, Safe Haven, Youth in Revolt, Cedar Rapids, Take Me Home Tonight, and No Strings Attached. He’s worked for Blumhouse Productions, casting both their first horror/comedy series, “12 Deadly Days” and as Casting Producer on the pilot of their first horror game show, “Hellevator.” He’s cast music videos
(including U2’s “Song for Someone” starring Woody Harrelson), short films, new media and interactive/gaming projects for both Electronic Arts and Bad Robot, and consulted for Krafton/PUBG, WWE Studios, FiLM INDEPENDENT, Universal Pictures, as well as for The Park Avenue Armory in NYC on MASSIVE ATTACK v. ADAM CURTIS. Recent theatrical
releases include Ashes in the Snow, based on the “New York Times” best- selling novel Between Shades of Gray, and The Mortuary Collection, a horror
anthology. Rich is also a former Co-President of the Casting Society of America, and lives in Los Angeles with his partner, filmmaker Josh Levy.
RAMANI LEAH, CSA
Ramani has been in casting for nearly 15 years. The bulk of her career has been in television, while also working on a few studio and award-winning independent films. As a co-founder of The Casting Directors Cut, she considers herself an “actor's advocate” and enjoys helping actors in and out of the casting office.
LINDSEY WEISSMUELLER, CSA
Lindsey Weissmueller has been working as a casting director for feature films and television for over 15 years. Some of her recent credits include: Netflix's THE G WORD for Michelle and Barack Obama's Higher Ground, Netflix's Emmy Nominated comedy series SPECIAL, Tru TV's comedy series ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, SEARCHING (starring John Cho and Debra Messing) which was a $1M budget Sundance darling that grossed nearly $100M worldwide, Amazon Studios’ AVA (starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Common and John Malkovich), Red Hour's PLUS ONE (starring Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid) which won the Audience Award at Tribeca 2019, Blumhouse's street magic thriller SLEIGHT (Sundance 2016) and IFC Midnight's CARNAGE PARK (Sundance 2016).
This year you can expect to see Lindsey's casting work in Sony's SEARCHING 2 (starring Storm Reid and Nia Long), Netflix's Comedy Feature PLAYERS (starring Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis, Liza Koshy and Joel Courtney) and A24’s Larry Charles Musical Comedy F***ING IDENTICAL TWINS.
Lindsey is deeply passionate about working with actors, drawing out performances that connect them to their characters on a personal level.
ANGELA YOUNG, CSA
Angela Young is a Los Angeles based Casting Director who has worked in Film & TV Casting for 10+ years. Angela is 1st generation Chinese-American-- born in Boston, and raised in Los Angeles. She is the first in her family to work in entertainment. Angela started her career as a casting intern while studying at UC Riverside, where she received a B.S. in Environmental Science, and a Minor in Film/Media Cultural Studies. Angela has had the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest Casting Directors in the business, and continues to grow as a young professional. A few of her credits include: Horizon (Kevin Costner’s saga of western films), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Artios Award winner – Zeitgeist), Surface (Hello Sunshine/AppleTV+), Lisey's Story (Bad Robot/WB/AppleTV+), Locke & Key (Netflix), Clarice (CBS), Sacred Lies (Facebook Watch), Colony (USA), Happy Together (CBS), The Toys That Made Us (Netflix), and more.
JENNY JUE, CSA
Jenny is an independent Casting Director based in Los Angeles. She has received Casting Society of America Artios Award nominations for her work on the indie films Kaboom (Dir. Gregg Araki) and My Son My Son What Have Ye Done? (Dir. Werner Herzog). In 2009, she won the Artios Award for Inglourious Basterds (Dir. Quentin Tarantino). Other projects include two feature films for Dir. Bong Joon Ho, Snowpiercer and Okja, and the upcoming Netflix series The Brothers Sun.
MIKE PAGE, CSA
Originally from Boulder, CO, Mike has been working in Hollywood since 2004. Starting out television before jumping over to scripted, he gained additional experience working in production on ABC's Brothers & Sisters and in pre-production for the feature film Twilight. Casting credits include working on hit shows such as Weeds, Community, Arrow, Raising Hope, My Name is Earl, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, The Defenders, The Ex List, Alcatraz & Fringe. He has also worked on several short films and independent productions that have gone on to win numerous awards at various film festivals. From January 2014 thru January 2020, he oversaw casting at TNT & TBS and later for TruTV and HBO Max as Director of Casting, working on pilots & series such as Animal Kingdom, Claws, Wrecked, Angie Tribeca, Love Life, Station Eleven, Search Party, etc. In January 2020, Mike partnered with fellow casting director Arlie Day to form Day & Page Casting. Since partnering they have cast numerous projects including the feature films Paulie Go!, The Man in the White Van, Bromates & The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry amongst numerous others. They have also recently cast several scripted podcasts, specials for Amazon and the AdultSwim pilot "Eggland."
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