CASTING DIRECTOR offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude. Ambitious individual who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by developing and motivating skilled professionals.
Managed the development of sets.
Handled all functions related to making sure all actors have the necessary equipment.
Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Mentored and coached actors and actresses resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.
Initiated multiple projects which resulted in many actress and actors moving on to bigger and better roles.
Helped other casting directors find the exact look for their upcoming projects.
03/2014 to Current
Casting DirectorGoat Productions － Los Angeles, CA
Saw day to day operations on different casting calls.
Came up with different mood boards for different projects.
Helped actors and actress find the perfect role.
Chaperones for different productions across the United States.
04/2007 to Current
Casting DirectorSelf Employed － Los Angeles, CAFreelance: Helped other companies with their casting and also managed different actors for different roles.
08/2002 to 12/2006
Casting Director (lower level)Tyler Perry Productions － Atlanta, GA
Helped with day to day casting activities:
Check in Actors and making sure all their information was correct.
Filling important documents on these casting days.
Making sure the casting ran smoothly with getting actors in in out.
Made the calls to these participates on whether they got the part.
06/1999 to 06/2001
Equipment ManagerCW11 － NYC, NYManaged team of 15 of professionals and making sure all equipment was accounted for at all times.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Performing ArtsHB Studios － New York, NY, United States
Member of Drama Club
Academic Achievement Award
Bachelor of Arts: ProductionDell'Arte International － Blue Lake, CA, United States3.9 GPA