Lewis Baumander is a well-established fixture in the Canadian Film +TV industry. He’s been in this industry for over 48 years working as both a successful Director and Acting Coach. If there’s anyone in this country who knows what Casting wants and has a quantifiable and verifiable way to transmit this knowledge to actors, it is Lewis Baumander.
Lewis is the owner of LB Acting Studio and sister studio Casting Central where Casting Directors such as RDC, Forrest and Forrest, Buchan Knight, Lewis Kay Casting and Gloria Mann have come to rely on Lewis and the studio to attend to their Casting needs.
Lewis and his team have successfully moved LB Acting Studio and Casting Central onto the virtual space. Casting Central has designed the go-to system for these high-level Casting Directors. If you have received instructions for a virtual audition from any of the above, then know that Lewis has had a hand in writing them. Casting Central has conducted hundreds of hours of virtual auditions since March 2020. No one else in the country has that kind of “in the Virtual Audition Room” insight.
Lewis founded the LB Acting Studio where he teaches weekly group classes and coaches actors individually daily. He is a go-to coach for Canada’s top tier talent agencies including Noble Caplan Abrams, AMI, OAZ, and many others. He has conducted workshops for numerous ACTRA conferences and maintains an active relationship with the Association.
He has been an On-Set Acting Coach (Scary Stories, Titans, Degrassi and The Strain), amongst the highlights and currently two series for which he has signed NDA’s. Lewis continues to work with Canadian’s most notable actors on both their audition prep and pre-production coaching. Some of these actors include: Shamier Anderson (Awake, Goliath, Race, Brutal with Halle Berry), Keeya King (Van Helsing, Batwoman, Handmaids Tale), Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim, Glow, Condor) and Kate Drummond (Wynonna Earp, and Nowhere - where she won Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards).
Lewis continues to work with actors on Riverdale, Frankie Drake, The Flash, Orange is the New Black, Arrow, and dozens more. Hundreds of actors, each year have been cast from coaching done by Lewis and his coaches.