Every actor in New York City knows the name Bernard Telsey; he’s the renowned casting director behind Telsey + Company. One of the biggest casting companies in NYC, Telsey + Company has been behind such recent Broadway hits as “Kinky Boots,” “Newsies,” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Actors must walk a fine line. Stand out, but not too much. Get noticed, but don’t be annoying. When building relationships with casting directors, managers, and agents, first impressions count.
List the people you’ve met and their positions, the project, the role, what you wore, and what choices you made for your audition. Take short notes on what you discussed if you got into a chat with the director. When it starts getting busy during pilot season, it’ll ...
Casting director Bernie Telsey will be available to answer your questions at a free screening Nov. 5 of "Casting By" in NYC
Backstage would like to invite you and a guest to a free screening of the acclaimed documentary "Casting By" Nov. 5, 9 p.m., at Cinema Village in New York.
Amazon Studios tapped Los Angeles-based Laray Mayfield and Laura Schiff and Carrie Audino for its first ever drama pilots.
Do you think that this business is unfair? OK, but please show me a business that isn't. Don't get me wrong, if I ruled the world every talented actor would be making their living acting, and roles would all be cast according to whomever is the best for ...
I was casting a TV pilot a few years ago, and one of the roles was described as an “Old-World Hollywood agent. He even wears a pocket square in his suit jacket.” All of the lovely actors who came in were dressed to the nines. I brought in an actor ...
The film indicts AMPAS for two crimes: singling out casting directors as the only title-card credited craftspeople denied their own Oscar category and refusing to bestow an honorary Oscar on Marion Dougherty, the pioneering casting director who helped launch countless careers.
“We have a huge pool of incredibly talented people here—singers, dancers, actors, musicians. Why do we do what I refer to as the genuflection to New York?” — Michael Donovan, Casting Director