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The Casting Director's Master Class: On Screen with Todd Thaler
Todd Thaler, casting director, Todd Thaler Casting
Todd Thaler's casting credits date back to 1986, but he started as a "go-fer" for Woody Allen's manager/producers. They soon promoted him to oversee background casting, a position he held on the next 14 of Mr. Allen's films, starting with "The Purple Rose of Cairo."
His principal casting credits include Luc Besson's "The Professional"; Todd Field's "Little Children"; Sidney Lumet's "Running on Empty"; Ed Harris' directorial debut "Pollock"; Barbra Streisand's "The Mirror Has Two Faces"; James Foley's "Perfect Stranger"; Stacy Cochran's "My New Gun" and "Boys"; Irwin Winkler's "Night and the City"; John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and Glory"; Gavin O'Connor's "Tumbleweeds"; John Turturro's "Mac," "Illuminata," and "Romance & Cigarettes"; James Mangold's "Heavy" and "Copland"; and Wayne Wang's "Because of Winn-Dixie," "Maid in Manhattan," and "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers."
He has also cast many projects for television, including Peter Berg's short-lived drama series "Wonderland" and the NBC comedy "Ed," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. For the past decade, he has been teaching at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School.
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