They are the unsung heroes that carefully piece together what will literally be the very faces of your next favourite, binge-worthy comedy. As an integral part of the creative team, Casting Directors are often responsible for breaking the careers of major stars. What exactly makes someone stand out in an audition? How has the landscape of casting in comedy changed over the years? How do casting directors ensure that diversity and equality are represented in the process? On this panel, we ask some of comedy’s biggest Casting Directors the dos and don’ts of auditioning and what goes into building film and television’s most iconic and hilarious ensembles.
Allison Jones (Casting Director)
Jeanne McCarthy (Casting Director, McCarthy/Abellera Casting)
Sherie Hernandez (Head of Casting, Kapital Entertainment)
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