Placing Faces

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Today we speak with a wonderful casting director and such a sincere human being, Stephanie Klapper. Stephanie is based out of NY and has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, and on film. Projects she has cast have won numerous awards, including the Tonys, OBIES, Artios, Pulitzer Prize, Sundance Audience Award, Cannes Prize Du Publique, and Comic Con awards.
Today we chat with Casting Director Jeff Greenberg. the world and were seemingly brought together by fate. Jeff is one of those rare people born and raised in LA. He also happened to grow up obsessed with being an actor and came into casting naturally working in the theater. Decades later he’s cast on everything from Cheers, Fraiser, Wings, Ugly Betty, News Radio, My So-Called Life, and a ton more.
Today we are going down under in part 2 of a 2 hour international edition where we talk with Casting Director, and president of the Casting Guild of Australia, Kirsty McGregor. Kirsty cast movies like 2016’s beautiful award magnet Lion, 2010’s Animal Kingdom, 2014’s the Rover, the TV series Top of the Lake and 2019’s Bad Mothers as well as dozens of other projects.
Today we sit down with Casting Director and Voice Over Director Marsha Goodman
Today we chat with Denise Chamian. Denise’s casting work is full of fantastically entertaining projects, such as Minority Report, A Cure for Wellness, Deja Vu, The Maze Runner movies, the Transformer movies, Smoky Mountain Christmas, Eyes Wide Shut, Big Fish, The Man in the High Castle, the list goes on and on.
Today we sit down with Casting Director Robert J. Ulrich
Today we’re starting a special set of 3 episodes all geared around the Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America’s celebration of Excellence in Casting.In our first of those three episodes, we’re going to be talking with up and coming casting duo Amanda Lenker Doyle and Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington.
Itunes Stitcher youtube Today we sit down with Casting Director, Baker, Organizer and head of a Cause For Entertainment Jessica Sherman. Don’t let Jessica still being so early in her career fool you into thinking she’s not up to much. With 6 films and shorts out in 2018, 6 in 2017, one of which, Sleight, caught an audience award nomination at Sundance the year before. A TV show in production, and 7 other projects slated… She’s working, a lot. I think she’s one to keep an eye on. Show Notes:Jessica Sherman Cause for Entertainment walk for breast cancer Motel Strain Durand Gomez Webster Hughes Bronx Tale Godfather Ashram 8 Abrams Spielberg Impossible- Ghost Protocol Wars: The Force Awakens Trek: Into Darkness Robot Cumberbatch Ehrin Farmiga Highmore Latimore Gabriel Esposito Dillard Weissmueller Reid Rekhi Keeley Leo Hilmar Ross Taylor Schreiber Headey Feldman Webber Loureiro Vasconcellos Gods of Thieves Mirren and Outro Music"Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
The second episode of a special set of 3 episodes all geared around the Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America’s celebration of Excellence in Casting.On this episode, we’re chatting with casting GREAT Alexa Fogel.You may know Alexa for projects she worked on like Oz, True Detective, The Wire, Pose, Ozark, Generation Kill, NYPD Blue, The Deuce and Atlanta.
A brief introduction to the Placing Faces Podcast hosted by Charlie Chappell. In this series we’ll be interviewing and having conversations with the most influential casting directors in Hollywood and across the entertainment spectrum. So tune in every Thursday for a new episode and a better understanding of how your favorite films, television series and theatrical productions get the faces that we all know and love.
On our premiere episode we sit down with Casting Director, Teacher, and Lover of Animals, Marci Liroff.
Today we get to chat with Casting Director and President of the Casting Society of America Russell Boast. He’s cast projects like the Chance, and Insatiable, Wicked City, Dark Web and a whole lot more. We discuss the importance of opportunity and being able to see yourself in the media we consume, and giving casting directors the voice to be seen and heard in today’s media landscape.
Today we chat with Sara Isaacson. Sara is enthusiastic, energetic, assertive, and earnest-- and talking with her was such a treat. She offers a great look into the world of getting a job in casting, moving up the ranks of assistant to associate to casting director, and what actors need to do to be ready for auditions. Sara’s projects include Fringe, Bates Motel, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Midnight Texas, Scream the series, the Mentalist, and more.
Today we’re sitting down with the delightful Leah Daniels Butler, casting director on projects like Precious, The Paperboy, Shadowboxer, and the Butler, as well as TV shows like Star and Empire, Leah is a warm, frank, and enthusiastic fan of films, TV, and the actors in them. She talks taste, keeping up with evolving technology, and how she finds the perfect ‘real’ people to create Cinderella stories, taking fresh talent from first audition to well known actors.
Today we sit down with Director first, casting director second, teacher third, Risa Bramon Garcia.
Today we sit down with Casting Director and stunt woman, Angelique Midthunder.
Tonight is the night of the Artios Awards, and today we're talking to Jen Rudin, casting director and writer of 'Lucy In The Sky' which is nominated for the short film category. Listen in as we discuss her book, her work, and cycling as a casting metaphor, only on Placing Faces.
Today we’re going to be talking with Jeremy Gordon. Jeremy is one hard working casting director who has worked on big shows and movies, like Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Shock and Awe, LBJ, We Bought a Zoo, V, The Last Airbender, and some fantastic indie features, such as Obscure, Rust Creek, Twisted Blues, and Spork.
Today we sit down with Casting Director Lisa London. Lisa is an enthusiastic advocate for actors, and it’s no wonder with her upbringing as a Hollywood local and industry native.
Today we sit down with Casting Director Corbin Bronson
Today we sit down with Casting Director, Art Aficionado, and Restaurateur, John Papsidera.
Today we get to chat with multiple time nominee and Artios Award winner, Susan Shopmaker. Susan is awesome. With over 20 years of feature film casting experience, she’s worked on projects like John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2016’s Imperium, 2003’s Party Monster, John Slattery's God's Pocket, 2007’s Enchanted, Frank & Lola, Andrew Neel's King Kelly & Goat, and Michel Franco’s Chronic, a Cannes Award Winner & Spirit Award Nominee, just to name a few.
Today we get to chat with Casting Director duo, Amber Horn and Danielle Aufiero.
Today we sit down to chat with the extremely prolific John Frank Levey. John has been the long-time casting director of shows like ER (of which he did the full 331 episode run), The West Wing, Shameless, Animal Kingdom, Third Watch, the Adventures of Brisco County Jr., and the 7th season of Growing Pains, notable for casting a very young Leonardo DiCaprio.
Today we’re excited to sit down with Jane Jenkins. She’s a delight, both to talk to and listen to, and it’s probably safe to say that she’s had a hand in casting at least one of your favorite nostalgic movies in her incredible career. Her early career working at Zoetrope lead to collaborations like that of her and her partner at The Casting Company Janet Hirshenson. Jane worked on movies like The Princess Bride, A Beautiful Mind, Beetlejuice, Dune, Apollo 13, Mrs. Doubtfire, Ghost, Hook, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Labyrinth, Willow, and a whole lot more.
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Oct 10th, 2018
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Jul 23rd, 2020
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