It may come as a surprise to most people as to what a casting director actually does, even if you've considered yourself a professional talent for a number of years. It may interest you to know a casting director does not "rep" you; a talent agent represents talent.
If you are paying close attention, you can spot the next trend. They come in waves of police shows, brides, unusual people, survivalists to psychics. So the question here is: Have we simply become one uber-sized casting department or are we still producing story and television?
In this very candid interview, Erin talks with me about the need for more racial diversity in entertainment awards nominations and winners, why film and television casting should reflect the American scene and how people can speak up to improve diversity in media.
Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.