The Casting Society of America has announced nominees for the Artios Awards’ feature film categories with CD Francine Maisler snagging the most nods with four for her casting in “Into the Woods,” “Captain Phillips,” “Birdman,” and “12 Years a Slave.”
For casting directors Francine Maisler and Bernard Telsey, finding talented performers to sing and act Sondheim and Lapine brought them nothing but joy on Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods.”
The Oscar-nominated star of “12 Years a Slave” and the upcoming “Non-Stop” tells Backstage about her time at Yale School of Drama, the cross-country reads that nabbed the role of Patsey, and her approach to auditions.
For Casting Director Francine Maisler, it was important to have authentic actors playing the Somali pirates in "Captain Phillips."
In casting "12 Years a Slave," CD Francine Maisler challenged actors' types to deliver memorable performances.