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See Top Industry CDs at Hollywood Screenings of 'Casting By'

13 November 2013 3:46 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

"Casting By," the critically acclaimed documentary about the role of the casting director in the movie-making process, makes its Hollywood debut this weekend at Arena Cinema. To celebrate, the filmmakers have scheduled Q&As with some of the industry's top CDs to follow this weekend's screenings: Nov. 15, 7:45 p.m.: Deb Aquila; Wally Nicita; Robin Lippin; Cathy Sandrich Nov. 16, noon: Gary Zuckerbrod, Marci Liroff Nov. 16, 2 p.m.: Richard Hicks; Jane Jenkins Nov. 16, 7:45 p.m.: Barbara McCarthy, April Webster Nov. 17, noon: Deb Zane; Roger Mussenden; John Papsidera; Julie Hutchinson; Deb Barylski Nov. 17, 2 p.m.: Ronna Kress, Heidi Levitt Nov. 17, 7 p.m.: Risa Bramon Garcia; Caroline Liem For updates and ticket information, visit arenascreen.com »

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Actors Listen Up, Filmmakers Listen In: 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Agent and Manager

17 July 2013 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Below is an article originally published in Backstage that gives actors perspective on working with an agent or a manager.  It's also pretty important advice for filmmakers to be aware of when they're trying to figure out why agents and managers are acting the way they are.  The original article, written by casting director Risa Bramon Garcia and actor Steve Braun, can be found here.  If you're interested in more information about finding an acting agent, check out Backstage's "How to Get an Agent" feature. Conventional wisdom suggests that you need an agent and/or manager to make your acting dreams come true. They sign you and introduce you to casting directors who then introduce you to the decision-makers, and the result is champagne and red carpets. Well, conventional wisdom is all kinds of wrong. Agents are human beings with human limitations who require some understanding. Whether you're looking for »

- Risa Bramon García and Steve Braun

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Four More Network Pilots Get Casting Directors

6 February 2013 12:46 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Four more network pilots have landed casting directors, Backstage has learned. CBS’ new comedy pilot “Bad Teacher” will be cast by Bruce H. Newberg. Based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz film of the same name, the pilot is written and executive-produced by Hilary Winston (“Community”) and also executive-produced by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who were behind the film. The show focuses on a foul-mouthed divorcée who lands a job as a teacher because she wants to scout for a new husband. The casting for the network’s newest drama pilot, “The Ordained,” will be handled by Risa Bramon Garcia, with New York casting controlled by Bernard Telsey. There are plans to begin shooting in March in New York. Penned by journalist Lisa Takeuchi Cullen and executive produced by Frank Marshall (“The Bourne Legacy”) and Larry Shuman (“Devious Maids”), this show centers on the son of a powerful political family who »

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