While it may not feel like it, technology has made it much easier to connect with casting directors and companies. Whether they’re posting casting notices, advice for actors, or even just hot takes about what they’re currently watching, these CDs are totally changing the game via Twitter. And hey, there’s no harm in liking their tweet about their cat to get your name in their notification box! So to get started, here are nine casting directors and companies in Los Angeles city you should be following on Twitter.
If you want to get cast in commercials, you have to check out Danielle Eskinazi’s Twitter. While casting commercials for some of the largest brands out there (think Nike, Toyota, Bud Light, and McDonald’s, to name a few), she also gives great advice to actors on her Twitter nearly every day.
Not only does she cast hits like “Stranger Things,” “Magic Mike,” and “The Martian,” Carmen Cuba cast spells…on Twitter. Cuba tweets about some of the hottest TV shows and frequently posts opportunities for queer artists and artists of color, making her a must-follow on the platform.
More than most networks, ABC Casting is incredibly active on Twitter, posting casting news about their shows and workshops and contests for burgeoning actors and writers to join. Follow them for opportunities to become involved with ABC.
This casting director casts a superhuman amount, namely for “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” and teen hits like “Riverdale,” “You,” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Follow him on Twitter for the latest casting news about his projects.
The former VP of casting at HBO has cast over 150 projects and has now founded Audition Polish, a membership-based audition coaching program. She posts audition advice nearly every day, in addition to live and web classes.
Working with some of the most successful directors in the world like Stephen Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and Christopher Nolan is no sweat for Marci Liroff—just like Twitter. In addition to being a Backstage columnist, Liroff frequents the platform, answering questions from actors and fans alike and giving super helpful advice.
The current president of the Casting Society of America and casting director for Manwiller/Boast, Russell Boast is active on Twitter, posting news about all things CSA, open casting calls (like those for his diversity and inclusion initiative with CSA), and his new show, “The Fix.”
Part of the casting department for award-winning shows like “The Mindy Project” and “American Crime Story,” Cara Chute Rosenbaum tweets out advice for actors all the time (remember: don’t include a montage of clips in your demo reel). Follow her for advice about getting into the audition room and nailing it, in addition to commentary about her experience with Whole30.
A casting director for Bialy/Thomas Associates, Russell Scott has helped cast huge projects like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Better Call Saul.” His Twitter is incredibly active, posting political commentary and Housewives takes in addition to open calls for projects the company is working on.
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