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Watch: How 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter' Got Their Casts

Watch: How 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter' Got Their Casts
"Breaking Bad" and "Dexter" both came as an end last month. Last night, the SAG Foundation provided an unusual angle from which to look back at the series -- by way of their casting directors. Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas of "Breaking Bad" and Shawn Dawson of "Dexter" appeared in conversation with moderator Michael Bofshever (who played Jesse Pinkman's dad) to talk about the casting process for both shows. Among the interesting topics touched on are the differences between working on a series from the pilot versus joining it in process, the need to accurately reflect the makeup of the populations of Albuquerque and Miami in the cast and guest stars and the search for an actor with cerebral palsy to play Walt Jr. They also talk about how casting works in general, and offer advice to actors on auditioning for casting directors. Note: The video, below, was recorded off
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Watch: How 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter' Got Their Casts

  • Indiewire
Watch: How 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter' Got Their Casts
"Breaking Bad" and "Dexter" both came as an end last month. Last night, the SAG Foundation provided an unusual angle from which to look back at the series -- by way of their casting directors. Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas of "Breaking Bad" and Shawn Dawson of "Dexter" appeared in conversation with moderator Michael Bofshever (who played Jesse Pinkman's dad) to talk about the casting process for both shows. Among the interesting topics touched on are the differences between working on a series from the pilot versus joining it in process, the need to accurately reflect the makeup of the populations of Albuquerque and Miami in the cast and guest stars and the search for an actor with cerebral palsy to play Walt Jr. They also talk about how casting works in general, and offer advice to actors on auditioning for casting directors. Note: The video, below, was recorded off
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Udk Promotes 'Glee' Casting Director Alex Newman

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Udk Casting has promoted staffer Alex Newman to casting director. Newman, who has spent almost a decade with the company, was given the title of casting director after serving as a co-casting director. She joins the ranks of Robert Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Shawn Dawson, Eric 'Stephen' Souliere, and Liz Dean.Alana Balden also joined the company as a casting assistant. The company, known formally as Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting, has worked with a variety of networks. Its current credits include FX’s “American Horror Story,” Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” CBS’s “The Mentalist” and “CSI,” and Showtime’s “Dexter.” Newman will cast “Glee,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season, and the CW’s “Supernatural," which was renewed for an eighth season in May.
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Kushner, Carsey to Be Honored at Artios Awards

Playwright Tony Kushner, producer Marcy Carsey, and casting director Ellen Chenoweth will be honored by the Casting Society of America at this year's Artios Awards. The nominees for this year's awards—to be presented Nov. 1 in dual ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the American Airlines Theatre in New York—were announced today. Kushner, Carsey, and Chenoweth will be presented with special awards. The complete list of nominees follows.Big budget feature, drama"Avatar," Margery Simkin and Mali Finn (initial casting)"Inglourious Basterds," Johanna Ray and Jenny Jue"Nine," Francine Maisler"Sherlock Holmes," Reg Poerscout-Edgerton"Shutter Island," Ellen Lewis and Carolyn Pickman (location casting)Big budget feature, comedy"Couples Retreat," Sarah Halley Finn and Randi Hiller"Date Night," Donna Isaacson"Julie and Julia," Francine Maisler"The Proposal," Amanda Mackey Johnson, Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, and Angela Peri (location casting)"Valentine's Day," Deborah Aquila and Tricia WoodFeature,
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2010 Emmy Nominations Include a Few Horror Favorites

Per usual, horror didn't make a particularly strong showing during the announcement of the nominees for 2010 Emmys, but a couple of fan favorites made the cut once again and several stars that we call our own were recognized as well.

Here's a list of the horror-tinged shows that were recognized (with a few others whose fanbase includes a lot of our readers and staff members thrown in for good measure).

For the full rundown of all the talented nominees, visit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and be sure to watch the live broadcast on NBC on Sunday, August 29th at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt.

Outstanding Drama Series

"Dexter" • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

"Lost" • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios

"True Blood" • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding
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