My Name is Cathy Reinking . . .
I've been working as a Casting Director since the early '90s, working on Frasier, Arrested Development, According to Jim, and many other shows and pilots on NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, Fox. I also served as NBC's Manager of Casting, overseeing many pilots including "The Office," and I hold a degree in theatre arts from UCLA, where I graduated magna cum laude. For this last pilot season (Winter 2018), NBC hired me to search for talent in Atlanta/Southeast Area for their line up of new shows.
I've spent 24 years in the trenches of casting, meaning, I've directed and helped thousands of actors get work. I've worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Tessa Thompson, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Kelsey Grammer, Will Ferrell, James Earl Jones, David Alan Grier, Ann Down, Jenna Fischer, Jim Belushi, Marsha Mason, Jean Smart, Michael Keaton . . .I know what writer-producer-directors at the top echelons look for. I know first-hand the standards actors have to strive for in order to book paying jobs in TV, film, and streaming that pay enough money for you to be able to quit your day job. I also see and hear the stupid things actors say, do, email, post and shoot, that can do you harm in your first interactions with folks who have the potential to help you.
Let me help you. I love actors. Genuinely admire and love performers, all are essential elements of our society and civilization. A world void of all actors would be a drab, soulless place indeed.
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