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Casting Society Sets Town Hall On Ageism Against Actors

The Casting Society of America will tackle the age-old problem of ageism at a town hall for senior actors on June 10 in New York City as part of its ongoing “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting Initiative.”

According to the Csa, the event’s goals are for actors and casting directors “to better understand the practical issues they encounter in their respective professions; to share goals and aspirations, and to discuss how Csa might better and more consistently work to increase audition opportunities and advocate for senior actors.”

Said casting director Stephanie Hobrook, who will be one of the panelists: “Now, more than ever, I feel a responsibility to do my part in ensuring that our multicultural and multigenerational society is reflected truthfully and collectively on screen. Inclusion in casting is about helping provide opportunities to actors of all ethnic backgrounds and ages, sometimes by helping open the eyes
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