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Brette has been casting, teaching and coaching for over 20 years. Brette has cast five television series (USA, LMN, Lifetime, History Channel, Investigation Discovery), over 50 independent films, 300 commercials, 100 plays, seven pilot presentations (including “Odd Mom Out” for Bravo) and various new media projects, and was the resident casting director at Washington, DC’s Folger Elizabethan Theatre for ten seasons. Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at most of the major film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Brette is the former Co-Producing Director of Washington Jewish Theatre, Production Manager at Washington Shakespeare Co., and Associate Producer of the Washington Theatre Festival. Brette is working on three indie film projects in development and currently casting lots of commercials and industrials. She's also teaching innovators, executives, and salespeople how to identify their “special sauce”, helping bring their “It Factor" to all these dang Zoom meetings. 


[00:01:02]    Introductions-  Loving working with people

[00:04:04]    Background – childhood dreams- what leads to being a casting director

[00:08:40]    Casting comes into Brette’s life

[00:14:08]    First jobs casting- Live Theater- talking ass cheeks

[00:17:58]    Theatre actors chops- the differences between film, TV and theatre casting

[00:24:04]    The value of the casting Director- Brette moves to NY, - fighting for actors

[00:35:13]    How does the process of casting director work- Thinking Diversity 

[00:42:49]    Most Casting Directors are female- benefits and drawbacks to their personal life

[00:46:16]    Intuition -Gut instinct in casting (and sometimes pussy instinct)

[00:52:32]    How is casting different on different levels of show biz

[00:57:18]    Heroes in casting. Dream casting gigs

[00:59:49]    How did she used to scout talent

[01:05:00]    Russ experience as young actor with meeting agents

[01:08:45]    Is there a difference casting electronically vs in person

[01:15:55]    Personal coaching- the special sauce

[01:31:17]    A found calling- why im here on the earth


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Russ Movies

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