Casting Society of America

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  • 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.

  • Interview

    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.

  • Interview

    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.

  • Interview

    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 ...

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Danielle Pretsfelder

    Danielle Pretsfelder, a CSA member since 2011, is currently the manager of talent and casting at Nickelodeon, where she’s working on such projects as “Welcome to the Wayne” and the second season of “Wallykazam!” She talks about making time for others during her downtime, the importance of being prepared ...

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Jason Loftus

    A CSA member since 2007, Loftus tells Backstage about his biggest audition room pet peeves, how much he’s rooting for you, and what anyone interested in casting as a career should know.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Diane Heery

    Diane Heery, a CSA member since 2000, is currently represented onscreen with “Creed,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. She explains to Backstage what makes for a successful audition, what actors can do to impress her, and why she wishes she’d worked on the Harry Potter series.