Casting Society of America

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    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.

  • News

    4 Honorees Announced for 31st Annual Artios Awards

    The Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards, held in a bi-coastal ceremony Jan. 21, will honor Danny Boyle, Michelle and Robert King, and Bernard Telsey alongside the best casting directors in the industry.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Will Cantler

    Will Cantler, a CSA member since 2005, tells Backstage about working on everything that doesn’t involve singing, why actors need to read the play, and the importance of not being needy.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Jillian Cimini

    The casting director of “Fun Home,” now on Broadway, Cimini is also at work on casting the tour of “Cabaret,” and explains her No. 1 criteria for a good day of auditions.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Susanne Scheel

    The “Rock the Kasbah” and “Wizard of Lies” associate casting director talks about her process, what all actors should know before auditions, and why having a long memory helps.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on David Caparelliotis

    A CSA member since 2003, David Caparelliotis is keeping busy this season casting Off-Broadway productions with directors ranging from Joe Mantello to David Hyde Pierce.

  • Advice

    The CSA Breakdown on Stephanie Klapper

    Stephanie Klapper talks to Backstage about how great it is when the stars align during a casting session; her slate of exciting upcoming projects; and how important keeping a journal of actors one likes is to being a successful casting director.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on James Calleri

    James Calleri talks about working with his partners, Erica Jensen and Paul Davis, what makes a great audition, and where they find new talent.