New York Casting Directors Pat McCorkle (Pat McCorke Casting, Ltd) and Stuart Howard (Stuart Howard and Associates) were honored in Times Square today for 35 years of service in the Broadway community. Both prominent and still extremely active casting directors in New York, we wish the two of them an additional 35 years of success!
Imagine what it must be like to get an award for your work. Almost every actor I know has dreamed about their acceptance speech at the Academy Awards’. What about those hard working industry folks who really prefer to shy away from such accolades? I find it interesting that those who don’t ever think about an award are often the ones who deserve industry recognition. Such is the case with Casting Director, Pat McCorkle. On Tuesday September 22, “Broadway Salutes” part of The Broadway League and Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds will honor Pat at this special event. In recognition of her 30 years as a Broadway Casting Director, Tony Voter and contributions made to the Broadway community, she will be among a very select group of Actors, Directors and Designers. Wow. I would like her to receive another honor, that of outstanding teacher. She has been helping actors with their acting craft and auditions for 30 years too!
How bad is reality TV for aspiring actors?
Showtime is bringing The Real L Word: Los Angeles, to life The new 9 episode, one-hour reality series about a group of real-life, well-known lesbians as they lead their glamorous daily lives.
What’s next, Reality Feature Films?
From where I sit, I see many actors, Casting Directors, Agents, Personal Managers, Arts teachers and others constantly involved in their life issues. Their Lack of work, Lack of business, lack of talent, lack of…whatever!The focus always seems to be about what is missing. Its as if we decide to listen to our private negative voice as the only voice of reason. Intellectually, we know what we are doing when we give attention to the “I suck…” voice, yet the decision to pay attention to it is also ours to own. The reason for this one sided argument really comes down to on simple, basic, extraordinary discovery. Fear. Fear rules our every decision. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of not measuring up for whatever reason seems to grip our sensibilities. I have always tried to think of fear as an acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real. It helps me understand that what can sometimes control my decisions, is usually wrong, incorrect, limited. You don’t really “suck” you are just fearful you just might. OK, that it. Did I help anyone? do I really know what I’m doing…?
Congratulations as “Saturday Night Live” has cast Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad as cast regulars.
Jenny’s talent agent is Sharon Sheinwold at Endeavor Agency. Nasim Pedrad’s talent agents are Michael Kives at Creative Artists Agency(CAA).
Los Angeles Talent Agents, SNL
Congratulations to Bruce Vilanch who has signed with the talent agency, Paradigm. He was last seen in the Broadway hit “Hairspray” playing the part of Edna Turnblad.
paradigm talent agency
New York casting director Kim Miscia of the creative casting team of Beth Bowling and Kim MIscia (Bowling | Miscia Casting) will be starting her next TVI Actors Studio workshop in September. Call TVI for details at 212-302-1900.
Both Kim and Beth share the “Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Pilot – Drama for Mad Men (2007). In addition, they both were nominated for an Emmy® for “Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series for Mad Men (2007)”
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