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Hollywood Casting Director Lisa Zambetti is joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

Hollywood Casting Director Lisa Zambetti is joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

Location:

Australia

Description:

Hollywood Casting Director Lisa Zambetti is joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

Language:

English


Episodes

078 When You See Us

11/24/2022
Lisa and Dean sit down with phenomenal actors Marilee Talkington and James Immekus to talk about Access for Actors with Disabilities. Both have had incredible careers in television, film and theatre. But it has not been an easy road. Both Marilee and James are actors with low vision (also referred to as visually impaired) who each have remarkable stories to tell about their journey “to be seen”. What do Actors with disabilities go through in order to train, audition and work in an industry...

Duration:01:07:46

077 American Murderer

10/28/2022
American Murderer, the new film written and directed by Matthew Gentile, stars Tom Pelphery, Ryan Phillippe, Idina Menzel, Paul Schneider, Kevin Corrigan, Shantel VanSantern and Jacki Weaver. Matthew talks with Lisa and Dean about the shocking true story that it is based on, why Matthew cast Tom in the lead role of a real murderer / con man who is still at large, and how he got Jacki Weaver to come to Utah to play the role of the mother. Don’t miss our interview and definitely don’t...

Duration:00:59:15

076 - Blonde Hamlet

10/20/2022
Beautiful, breathy, kittenish, dizzy, bombshell, blonde. So many words can describe Marilyn Monroe and never really capture who she was…or who we think she was. Was she a spoiled, vain, ambitious starlet who played men as easily as she did the ukulele in “Some Like It Hot”? Or a sad, traumatized victim, ever needy, ever wanting for approval, never finding the respect she craved, the child she yearned for nor the man she really loved. The movie “Blonde” starring Ana de Armas directed by...

Duration:00:49:20

075 James Franco as Fidel

9/9/2022
When news broke that actor James Franco had been cast as Fidel Castro in the indie film "Alina of Cuba", a lot of people had A LOT to say about it. Some people (like actor John Leguizamo) were appalled, and some (comedian Bill Maher) were appalled that people were appalled. So why is authentic representation in film and television so important to some and not to others. Lisa sits down with legendary casting director Carla Hool and multi-hyphenate powerhouse actor/producer/casting director...

Duration:00:47:39

074 The Bear

7/11/2022
“The Bear” is so authentic in its depiction of the dysfunctions of the restaurant industry, Lisa and Brian (both former servers) had PTSD watching it. But watch it they did! We have a lot to say about the acting, story and soul of this wonderful FX/Hulu Original show. #InTheWeeds #jeremyallenwhite #beyondshameless #thebear #huluoriginals #fx

Duration:00:50:34

073 The Offer

6/9/2022
We got a show ya can't refuse...all about THE OFFER series streaming on Paramount +, the behind the scenes take on the making of The Godfather movie. Some iconic characters come to life brilliantly in the show, despite some fast and loose re-telling of the facts. Our good friend Patrick Gallo is a delight as Mario Puzzo, Matthew Goode wears the Robert Evans role like a well-cut suit, and I can't even remember what Francis Ford Coppola really looks like because I can only imagine Dan...

Duration:00:59:14

072 Severance Part 2

4/16/2022
Lisa, Dean, Matt and Mj resume their coverage of the brilliant Apple TV+ production Severance. Soak it up peeps ! Meanwhile, here are some links to help you binge on yet more goodies, now that the series finale has aired. In a marketing masterstroke, Apple Books have released a faux expose book by a fictional woman named Margaret “Peg” Kincaid. The book purports too be a tell-all by Peg spilling the beans on what’s really happening at Lumon. Get it from Apple Books....

Duration:00:37:07

071 Severance Part 1

4/14/2022
What show has been mesmerizing Lisa and leading her to an existential crisis? Why the Apple TV series "Severance" developed by Ben Stiller and starring a full on flex of a cast making major pivots in what you have ever seen them do before. Lisa and Dean wrestle the mic from each other to extol the crap out of the microscopic details of this show. Joining them is screen riter Matt Shafeek, who read the original screenplay of Severance and shares with us the major differences in what made...

Duration:00:33:33

069 Edward Hong Part 01

4/9/2022
Our episodes come to you courtesy of our friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order ! ***************** This week Lisa is joined by eclectic actor Edward Hong, who has carved out quite a career in tv, film, stage, commercials and especially voice overs! Eddy’s voice can be heard in the English dubbing of the incredibly popular Netflix series “Squid Game” as well as in all kinds of anime, video games,...

Duration:00:35:50

070 Edward Hong Part 02

4/8/2022
Our episodes come to you courtesy of our friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order ! ***************** Lisa Zambetti: Lisa is back gabbing with Edward Hong…talking about so called “cancel” culture and how complicated it is for us emotionally as fans when our heroes fall — but how vital it is for us to be the first to call their crimes out. Is it possible to compartmentalize behavior vs art…and if...

Duration:00:31:34

068 Oscars Wrap Up

4/3/2022
This episode comes to you today with thanks to our new friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order ! ***************** The idiot savant team are back! Dean and Paul are flying solo (well that doesn’t actually make sense does it ?) Let’s just say without Capt. Lisa as pilot-in-command. The boys cover off on their favourite Oscars moments, what worked .. what didn’t … Paul reviews his favourite part...

Duration:00:50:38

067 The Slap

3/28/2022
Everyone is weighing on the confrontation at the 2022 Oscar ceremony between Will Smith and Chris Rock. While we wish we could focus on the winners (and we will), today seemed like a good time to get some perspective and context about the dramatic, confusing and shocking incident from other people who work in Hollywood. Joining Dean and Lisa to decompress and reflect on Will Smith, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith and what the slap seen around the world means. Thank you to our guests,...

Duration:00:32:10

066 Oscars '22 - Part 3 of 3

3/26/2022
This episode comes to you today with thanks to our new friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order ! ***************** Well folks, here is our third installment of our Oscar 2022 coverage. We've wrung our hands, pulled our hair, paced up and down...but we think we finally have decided who to hand the "ZAMMY" to for excellence in Casting! (tho, if you follow the pod, this won't be a shocker).

Duration:00:30:22

065 Oscars '22 - Part 2 of 3

3/25/2022
This episode comes to you today with thanks to our new friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order ! ***************** Lisa, Dean and Paul continue their casting review of all the Best Picture nominees, counting down to the winner of the "Zammy" (Excellence in Casting) Since the Film Academy doesn't give out that award! Lisa thinks it is almost impossible to compare "apples to orangatans" but there...

Duration:00:36:29

063 Oscars '22 - Part 1 of 3

3/25/2022
This episode comes to you today with thanks to our new friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order !******************************** Aaaand away we go ! Lisa tries to put aside her 'Oscars 'Schmoscars' eye-roll over the awards .. especially as she is now an official card carrying MEMBER of the academy ! (Don’t believe us ? … just hang around for 10 minutes, she’ll drop it … don’t worry. Lisa and Dean...

Duration:00:32:19

064 CODA - Redux

3/22/2022
This episode comes to you today with thanks to our new friends at Plantiva. Learn more at http://www.plantiva.com/killercasting and use the promo code KC25 to get 25% off your next order !******************************** Here in the final week before the 94th Academy Awards, we share this redux of Episode 048 celebrating the wonderful film CODA. Deservedly, it is up for THREE awards. Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for the brilliant Troy Kotsur. If you missed it...

Duration:00:51:49

062 Terry Knickerbocker

2/27/2022
If you liked Part 1 of our interview with acting coach and all ‘round legend Terry Knickerbocker … you are going to LOVE Part 2! We continue our deep dive on transformational roles, covering some legendary performances you might expect( from the Ikes of De Niro) .. but some you may nor even had heard of … (Theres your homework kids) We also discuss on his amazing alumni, not least of all Sam Rockwell, but also brilliant character actors like Yul Vasquez, Abbie Cornish, Chris Messina, and...

Duration:00:38:53

061: HBO's Euphoria and transformative performances with Terry Knickerbocker

2/19/2022
Lisa is ALL in on HBO’s Euphoria, and particularly Zendaya’s stunning transformative performance as a drug addicted teenager careening towards the abyss. We need to talk about it, pull it apart and examine what is making it so amazing. Here with Lisa and Dean to talk about transformative acting is acting teacher extraordinaire, Terry Knickerbocker who has coached many A-list actors. Even if you’ve never seen Euphoria, you won’t want to miss our...

Duration:00:25:12

060 Scream

2/10/2022
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... Sidney ! Lisa went back to the theater for the first time in two years just to see the latest iteration of the SCREAM franchise. She took along horror fan and actress Ashely Arpel Greenbaum to explain all the missing pieces from the previous movies. Its short, its sharp, its a bunch of fun and recorded on location ! Enjoy.

Duration:00:23:17

Hire Survivors Hollywood

1/3/2022
Happy New Year! I am thrilled today to sit down with actor, producer and advocate Sarah Ann Masse. In 2017, Sarah came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein — one of many actresses (like Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd) who said they had also suffered sexual harassment and sexual assault by the producer. She tells me her story of what happened that day at Weinstein’s Connecticut home, the silence and anxiety she endured for years after, and the shocking backlash...

Duration:00:37:40