Cast Away Cancer
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 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 is a Casting Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Notable credits include The Mindy Project, The People vs OJ Simpson, Sorry For Your Loss, and The League. 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, a mama, and an aquarium lover.
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 ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), COLONY (USA), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), REVOLUTION (NBC), STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (Paramount), 11:22.63 (Hulu) and many others. Notably, Bream has cast eleven 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 category.
Jeremy Gordon, a Heller Award winning and Artios Award nominated casting professional, has spent the last 15+ years casting feature films, television shows, web-series, podcasts, short films and commercials at both the indie and network/studio level.
One of the most respected industry publications, Backstage, named Jeremy one of Los Angeles’ “Power Casting Directors of Tomorrow”. He is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), where he also spent two years on their Board of Directors. Additionally he is a member of the Television Academy (The Emmys!).
Jeremy is extremely active on Social Media as a huge advocate for actors in pulling back the curtain to demystify the world of casting. He is widely available to actors who need help and have questions. Jeremy started the Facebook group, Casting Directors For Actors, which is known internationally and boasts over 115,000 members.
Some of Jeremy’s favorite projects include “We’re The Millers,” for which he received an Artios Award nomination, “Think Like A Man,” Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” and “Shock & Awe”, John Singleton’s pilot, “Snowfall,” AMC’s “Hell On Wheels” and the instant indie feature hit “Spork”.
Jeremy is an actor’s Casting Director. He loves actors, he loves the rehearsal process and he loves working with actors. He regards actors in the highest light. “Without smart, professional and talented actors, where would I be as a Casting Director? Anything I can do to help move towards the end goal.....I’m all for it.”
Recently, Jeremy teamed up with veteran actor and producer, Spencer Garrett, to form Garrett/Gordon Productions. Together, they are seeking to foster bold and challenging storytelling for independent filmmakers across all platforms and genres. The all-star podcast, which is available on all major podcast platforms, “America 2.0” was their maiden voyage.
You can view Jeremy’s credits on IMDB: www.imdb.me/jeremygordon
Born and raised in South Africa, Russell’s extensive career in the movie industry began when he was hired to work with Producer Lloyd Phillips, and Director Martin Campbell on “Beyond Borders” starring Angelina Jolie. He is the CEO of Manwiller/ Boast Casting with Debi Maniller ("24 - The Series) and has worked with almost every studio and network in town with an extensive list of credits. Russell is also the former Co-President of CSA, and is a Professor and the Head of Casting at Chapman University.
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 longtime partner Dorian Frankel.
How it works
We want to thank all of these incredible Casting Directors who are generously donating their time to this cause.
One of these casting directors will randomly be assigned scenes in batches of 5. They will be ranking actors from 5 to 1 in Believability, Creativity, Personality, Specificity, and finally Castability. Learn more about our Method here. Get real data on your work, while helping contribute to this important cause!