Are Musical Theatre Casting Directors The "Best Crossover Performers" For Film, TV And New Media Productions? Bernard Telsey Proves It True. Period.
I Met Bernie Telsey At The Artios Awards Show Celebrating The Casting Society Of America & He Is Hot. (Yes devastatingly handsome and I get that often actually so we are similar in that respect)
As a casting director though he and his group are scorching.
Actors are to put their strongest and most impressive credit at the top. Bernard Telsey's Resume has his credits listed in the following order
Well we all know now what Bernie considers his and staffs(below listed) "Core Competencies" to be(the harmonized combination of multiple resources and skills that distinguish a firm in the marketplace)
A few quotes from a recent article on Bernie titled "A Day in the Life of a Casting Director: Telsey + Company Take on New York’s TV Scene" done by the OBSERVER:
"It’s still the profession that someone can’t put their finger on what we do.”
---yep and we will never get what Eddie Van Halen does either
"Our job is to try to get inside the imagination and inside the brain of the people we’re casting for”
---from Steven Spielberg "Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view and I dream for a living. "
“But that’s the great thing about TV now- It’s in the prime. I’ve been casting for a long time now, and sure, television always took a theater person or a film person, but now it’s like a swinging door. It’s no longer ‘Oh, she’s only in theater,’ or ‘Oh, she’s too fancy, she only does feature films.’ Everyone does television now.”
Bravo Bernie Don't Stop What You Are Doing - The World Needs You.
Telsey + Company Staff: Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Abbie Brady-Dalton CSA, Cesar A. Rocha CSA, Karyn Casl CSA, Kristina Bramhall, Adam Caldwell, CSA, Josh Einsohn, CSA, Conrad Woolfe, CSA, Rachel Nadler, Rachel Minow, Rikki Gimelstob, Rachel Dill, Ryan Tymensky, Rebecca Scholl, Scott Galina, Madison Sylvester, Lauren Harris, Laura Wade, Ally Kiley, Rose Bochner, Jaime Jaget, Kristian Charbonier