Episode Nine: Casting in the Wild West
This week on Film Method we talk about the world of casting from both the casting director’s and the actor’s perspectives. Lost‘s Eric Lange joins us as well as actor Lindsay Hollister (Boston Public, Get Smart) and casting director Bonnie Gillespie to give advice to new filmmakers about the importance of hiring a casting director. In these ever changing times of new technology you have to be prepared to roll with the punches, as an actor or a filmmaker. The panel also discusses dos and don’ts of actor self promotion.
Bonnie Gillespie is an author, producer, and casting director. Her books include Casting Qs: A Collection of Casting Director Interviews, Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business, and Acting Qs: Conversations with Working Actors. Bonnie specializes in casting SAG indie feature films and regularly produces the Cricket Feet Casting Actors Showcase. She is co-founder and co-host of Hollywood Happy Hour. Her weekly column, The Actors Voice, is available at Showfax.com. Bonnie Gillespie has twice been named a Top Film Casting Director in Back Stage West’s “Best of Los Angeles” Issue and has been interviewed on BBC Breakfast, on UTV-Ireland’s Gerry Kelly Goes to Hollywood, and on Judy Kerr’s Internet series, Acting Is Everything.
To learn more about Bonnie click on one of the links above or visit her Cricket Feet website.
After Graduating with a B.F.A in Theatre Performance from Miami University of Ohio, Lindsay moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. Soon after she was cast as Christine Banks in Fox’s hit show Boston Public. After four episodes, David E. Kelley submitted Lindsay for Emmy consideration in the category of Outstanding Guest Star. This lead to numerous other Guest Appearance on such shows as ER, Strong Medicine, Any Day Now, Popular, and the opportunity to originate the character of Susan Adamson on NBC’s popular daytime series Days of Our Lives.
Since then, Lindsay has continued to Guest Star in Television having gained most recognition from her roles on Nip/Tuck, Law and Order: SVU, CSI: NY, Joan of Arcadia, Cold Case, Big Love, Desperate Housewives, Scrubs and My Name is Earl. Recently, Lindsay appeared opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway the Warner Brothers film, Get Smart.
For more information about Lindsay check out her IMDB page.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Eric graduated from Miami University with a B.F.A. in theatre. After moving to Los Angeles, Eric began working on an extensive list of commercials, selling everything from burgers to beer. Since then he has been seen on television guest starring on shows such as Entourage, Monk, ER, My Name is Earl, The West Wing, CSI, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, CSI: NY and Burn Notice, amongst many others. Most notable is possibly Eric’s recurring character Radzinsky on ABC’s Lost. Currently, Eric is starring alongside Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman in the HBO Film, You Don’t Know Jack, playing the impassioned attorney who convicts Jack Kevorkian. When not acting, Eric composes music and checks his e-mail.
For more information about Eric check out his IMDB page.
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