A conversational series of interviews with the most influential casting directors in Hollywood and across the entertainment spectrum.
Episode 29 - David Guglielmo
Today we speak with a really talented casting director and an absolute lover of film David Guglielmo. David is a jack of many trades, casting just happens to be one he’s quite good at. While casting he also Directs, writes, and produces. Even referring to himself as a casting producer sometimes. David has worked with a lot of great casting directors as an associate and assistant as well as casting a fair few movies you can see now with nearly ten in various forms of production. We talk about some of his movies like The Standoff at Sparrow Creek which I loved, Hospitality which he co-directed, the horror-comedy Satanic Panic, and the modern grindhouse VFW.
Episode 28 - Stephanie Klapper
Today we speak with a wonderful casting director and such a sincere human being, Stephanie Klapper. Stephanie is based out of NY and has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, and on film. Projects she has cast have won numerous awards, including the Tonys, OBIES, Artios, Pulitzer Prize, Sundance Audience Award, Cannes Prize Du Publique, and Comic-Con awards.
Episode 27 - Susan Shopmaker
Today we get to chat with multiple time nominee and Artios Award winner, Susan Shopmaker. Susan is awesome. With over 20 years of feature film casting experience, she’s worked on projects like John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2016’s Imperium, 2003’s Party Monster, John Slattery's God's Pocket, 2007’s Enchanted, Frank & Lola, Andrew Neel's King Kelly & Goat, and Michel Franco’s Chronic, a Cannes Award Winner & Spirit Award Nominee, just to name a few.
Episode 26 - Jeff Greenberg
Today we chat with Casting Director Jeff Greenberg. the world and were seemingly brought together by fate.
Jeff is one of those rare people born and raised in LA. He also happened to grow up obsessed with being an actor and came into casting naturally working in the theater. Decades later he’s cast on everything from Cheers, Fraiser, Wings, Ugly Betty, News Radio, My So-Called Life, and a ton more.
Episode 25 - Amber Horn & Danielle Aufiero
Today we get to chat with Casting Director duo, Amber Horn and Danielle Aufiero.
These awesome and extremely wonderful casting directors hail from two different parts of the world and were seemingly brought together by fate.
These two have cast together for years, first working together on the Sundance sweetheart Sound of My Voice with Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij - and since then “work has begotten work” They’ve cast on Andi Mack, The OA, The 100, some incredible indie films like Cheap Thrills, Live Cargo, and Battlecreek just to name a few.
Episode 24 - Russell Boast
Today we get to chat with Casting Director and President of the Casting Society of America Russell Boast.
Russell, who hails from South Africa has a very unique intro into the business, from the theater world near Durban, to working with tribes in Africa, and coming all the way to Hollywood to become an advocate for casting directors all of the world.
He’s cast projects like the Chance, and Insatiable, Wicked City, Dark Web and a whole lot more. We discuss the importance of opportunity and being able to see yourself in the media we consume, and giving casting directors the voice to be seen and heard in today’s media landscape.