Casting Society of America (CSA) and IMDbPro (http://www.imdbpro.com), the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, are collaborating to present CSA’s Actor of the Month written interview series. The new monthly series will feature a CSA member speaking with an emerging actor about their career and accomplishments, the casting process and trusted dynamic between an artist and casting director, and the many ways actors leverage IMDbPro tools and services to achieve their professional goals.
The first interview in the series is now live and additional pieces will be posted monthly at https://www.castingsociety.com/media/actor-of-the-month.
CSA’s Actor of the Month series will feature up-and-coming actors nominated by CSA members in recognition of their talent, potential, and personal stories, while also sharing insight into the craft of casting. Casting Director Jessica Sherman (Bates Motel) chose and interviewed Ryan Shrime (The Night Shift) as the first selection. You can read his interview here:
“Collaborating with IMDbPro on CSA’s Actor of the Month reinforces our joint commitment to finding new and creative ways to celebrate the entertainment industry, while highlighting the important work of both our casting director members and the talented acting community,” said Casting Director Jessica Sherman. “As the first profile in our series, Ryan Shrime shares how he evolved from ‘High School Brat #1’ on All My Children to an actor/writer/producer with more than 50 IMDbPro credits to his name. After seeing his work and speaking with him about his career, I see him poised to continue his breakout career growth.”
“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting casting directors in their work to discover new talent, we are thrilled to deepen our relationship with CSA and offer additional visibility for the important relationship between casting directors and actors,” said Matt Kumin, Head of IMDbPro. “Through our collaborations with CSA and other industry organizations, we are always excited to hear from casting directors who discovered emerging talent on IMDbPro for career-defining roles, and our goal with this series is to spotlight actors about to break through, using our products and services.”
CSA members and other entertainment industry decision-makers use IMDbPro to discover new talent and projects and stay informed about industry news and trends.