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Digital Production Buzz — October 31, 2013

  • How Technology Has Changed Casting
  • Casting from an Actor’s Perspective
  • Find the Right People for the Right Part
  • Casting “The Troll,” from the Director’s Perspective
  • Surviving a Casting Call

GUESTS: Jeff Gerrard, Steffinnie Phrommany, Jane Jenkins, Van Maximillian Carlson, and Jessica Sitomer

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Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Jeff Gerrard, Owner, Jeff Gerrard Casting

Jeff Gerrard is a casting director for feature films and episodic television. Over the last few years, the world of casting has changed as technology makes more and more information about actors available on-line. Jeff joins us this week to talk about the new world of casting and how to find exactly the actors you need for your next project.

Steffinnie Phrommany, Actress

Steffinnie Phrommany is a working actress. Which means that she has figured out how to successfully negotiate the new world of casting. She joins us this week to give us an actor’s perspective on what it takes to get cast. More importantly, she has tips you can use to harness technology for your next casting session.

Jane Jenkins, Casting Director, The Casting Company

What do “Princess Bride,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “When Harry Met Sally,” all have in common? Jane Jenkins, casting director. Jane joins us this week to talk about finding the right people for the right part.

Van Maximillian Carlson, Writer/Director, Oddbox Films

You have a story, you have a script. Now, how do you bring it to live? Director Van Maximillian Carlson, of Oddbox Films, talks about how he went about finding a cast for his film, “The Troll.” He joins us this week to show us his process.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Jessica Sitomer is a former actress who now specializes in helping behind-the-scenes crew find work. But she still remembers the casting process. This week, she joins us to talk about staying cool when everyone around you is looking for reasons to say “No.”

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