Handle the coordination of various casting department and administrative responsibilities including pilots, casting sessions, scouting and screening talent, talent showcases, workshops, outreach programs, and administrative / reporting as a member of the New York casting team.
Maintenance of contents of shared G-drive for Casting adding and updating files
Knowledge of new technology and maintaining equipment including HD cameras, lighting, computers (Mac and PC), BlackMagic
Administrative duties ongoing; Casual SAP buyer; maintain inventory/office supplies, handle purchase orders
Interviewing, hiring and training interns every 3 to 4 months; also Casting Assistant temps including training, budgeting, approval
Cover pilots during pilot season direct casting sessions, create lists, schedule
Cover casting sessions in Executive Directors absence
Suggest talent for particular roles and for general meetings; participate/read (as needed) in generals with new talent
Prescreen actors for roles in series and pilots
Observe casting sessions whenever work load permits
Release breakdowns in NY for each project
Maintain master lists for each project and distribute master lists to appropriate personnel after each casting session for each individual project
Scout talent by attending theater-- from Broadway productions to theater festivals, university showcases, and film festivals
Manage annual NY Talent Showcase event (oversee All event logistics and All production aspects: including but not limited to scheduling, budget, research, interview, hire and manage staffing of producers, directors, coordinators, volunteers, catering, makeup, other vendors; manage event location/logistics, create timelines, create contact lists, invitations, handle legal aspects/contracts, review submissions, liase with actors, scene selection, work with Executive Director on talent decisions.)
Reporting - NY Weekly, Comedy Strategy & Theater Strategy reports
Special Initiatives and Outreach (Latino, A/PI outreach partners), On-Camera Workshops including: University Outreach, ABC Workshop Week, etc.
Develop strong relationships with NY agents and managers
Stay current on talent and industry trends
Work closely with Executive Director in creating master lists and suggesting talent for our LA Executives to meet
Minimum of 3 years of casting experience in progressive roles. Prior experience at a studio, network, agency or related.
Strong computer/technical skills
3 plus years of casting experience in progressive roles. Prior experience at a studio, network, agency or related.
Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.