Join Lindsey Kasabian ’03 for a workshop about casting and entering the professional job market in New York City and Los Angeles. She will offer a brief lecture about her theatre experience at UMD and her decision not to pursue professional acting, but instead find alternative routes to remain the industry. She will offer advice on networking and finding job opportunities in NYC and LA, and she will break down the intricacies of navigating the television business. In particular, she will focus on the casting process and will invite students to participate in a mock casting session. The workshop will also provide students with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.
Registration recommended: https://go.umd.edu/tdpscasting
This event is supported in part by the Elliott Werner Memorial Fund in Theatre.
About Lindsey Kasabian
Lindsey graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Theatre Studies (May ’03). She began her career in New York, New York at William Morris Agency as an Assistant in the Special Services department. She relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2005 to accept a position at the company’s Beverly Hills office in the Television Business Affairs department. The following year she transitioned into a different facet of the entertainment industry – Talent – when employed by 20th Century Fox Television’s Casting Department. Under the expert tutelage of Sharon Klein, EVP Talent & Casting, she developed a passion and aptitude for seeking gifted artists for the studio’s many projects.
In 2010, when just newly promoted to an Executive, Lindsey solely covered “Homeland” – a Fox21 pilot for Showtime. Under her supervision the project landed stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin while elevating the careers of several actors. The show, along with its creators and cast, has gone on to win various awards in recognition by such organizations as the Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Casting Society of America.
While casting, Lindsey oversees a roster of writers, producers and directors for the studio which includes Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Hart Hanson, Chris Morgan, Ron Howard, Michael Cuesta, McG, Francis Lawrence and Len Wiseman. Notable talent that Lindsey has cultivated and placed into the studio’s shows includes Rainn Wilson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emma Roberts, Romany Malco, John Cho, Melanie Griffith, Jason Isaacs, Wilmer Valderrama, Nazanin Boniadi, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Jason Mitchell, Ramon Rodriguez, Chloe Sevigny, Michael Pena, Robert ‘RZA’ Diggs, Jay Hernandez, Regina King, Rupert Friend, Maria Bello, Corey Stoll, Suraj Sharma, Kiernan Shipka and Justin Kirk.
Lindsey currently resides in Santa Monica. In her free time she enjoys dining out, reading literature, watching films, and days spent at the beach or by the pool. Weekend trips to Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and San Francisco (where her sister and brother-in-law own a restaurant!) are quite common as well.