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    Don’t Miss CSA’s Free Workshops for Actors With Disabilities

    Beginning tomorrow, Feb. 2, the Casting Society of America (CSA) and the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts bring you a series of free workshops for actors with disabilities.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Jodi Angstreich

    Jodi Angstreich (“Carol,” “The Young Pope”) has been a CSA member since 2009. She talks about working with the legendary Laura Rosenthal, the importance of lists, and why a fun personality can make a casting session so much better.

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    31st Annual Artios Awards Honor Casting’s Best

    The Casting Society of America’s big night honored the greatest casting directors in the biz Jan. 21, including special honorees Danny Boyle, Michelle and Robert King, and Bernard Telsey.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on John Ort

    Casting director John Ort, a CSA member since 2013, talks about the need for preparation, why you should never walk into a room with the intention of impressing him, and the luxury that comes from getting to choose his projects.

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    The CSA Breakdown on Justin Huff

    Justin Huff, a CSA member since 2007 currently represented on Broadway with “The Color Purple,” “On Your Feet!,” and “Kinky Boots”—among others—wants every actor to know the importance of being prepared.

  • Interview

    The Inside Scoop on Bernie Telsey’s Prolific Career

    Backstage chats with the accomplished casting director about finding some of theater and film’s top talent.

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    The CSA Breakdown on Todd Thaler

    Todd Thaler has worked on everything from “Billy Madison” to “Little Children.” He tells Backstage what draws him to a project, what actors should know walking into his room, and why being apologetic can be a drawback.

  • News

    ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Spotlight’ Among Artios Awards Nominees

    The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced its Artios Awards nominations for the year’s best casting in feature film over seven categories.

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    The CSA Breakdown on Kim Miscia

    Kim Miscia, a CSA member since 2003, has been busy this past year working on everything from Fox’s “Gotham” to USA’s “Mr. Robot.” She talks about figuring out guest stars, why sides are mandatory, and training versus experience.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Alaine Alldaffer

    Alaine Alldaffer, the in-house casting director for New York City’s Off-Broadway Playwrights Horizons, has been a CSA member for the last decade when she’s not traveling to Costa Rica for the artist workshop/actors’ retreat she started there in 2010. She talks about how to impress your CDs ...