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SOLD OUT!   The Casting Director's Master Class: ON SCREEN with Todd Thaler

This Master Class focuses on film, and is presented by casting director Todd Thaler. It involves participation by audience members and an opportunity to read sides from film scripts (provided by the teacher).


Todd Thaler
Todd Thaler's credits as a casting director date back to 1986, but he started in the industry in 1980 as a production assistant for Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe, Woody Allen's personal managers and producers. He was soon given the responsibility of casting extras, which he did on 14 of Allen's films, beginning with The Purple Rose of Cairo.

As a casting director, his recent credits are: Luc Besson's Arthur & The Invisibles trilogy, James Foley's Perfect Stranger and Todd Field's Little Children. Other credits include Joe Roth's Streets of Gold; Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty; Stacy Cochran's My New Gun and Boys; Irwin Winkler's Night and the City; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; Luc Besson's The Professional; Gavin O'Connor's Tumbleweeds; John Turturro's MAC, Illuminata, and Romance & Cigarettes; James Mangold's Heavy and Copland; Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie, Maid in Manhattan, and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers; Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces; and Ed Harris' directorial debut Pollock.

He has also cast several movies and series for television, including the NBC comedy Ed, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Each spring, he teaches NYU/Tisch School of the Arts undergraduates at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School.

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