Interview with Emmy Award Winning Casting Director – Chase Paris

It’s not an exaggeration to say that many of your favourite TV shows in recent years have probably been cast by Chase Paris, CSA. He is the co-founder of Feldstein | Paris Casting, alongside Tara Feldstein Bennett, CSA.  Together they have cast shows and films that include: ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Ozark’, ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The

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Creating Dynamic Showreel Scenes During a Lockdown

When you’re given limitations, it’s easy to think your creativity will dry up. But for me, the lockdown has been an opportunity. If anything, the levels have evened up. TV shows are creating content using zoom calls. Suddenly, the stuff we can make in our bedrooms has the same production

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Actor Showreel Questions Answered

Just a quick follow up to my showreels article a few days back. I was asked a bunch of questions on Twitter and in email – the ones that required a longer answer I thought I’d answer in more depth here. As a US actor now also starting work in

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A dialogue with my Inner-Critic

Creativity is difficult. When it flows, it feels easy, joyful. But sometimes, in fact, often – you find yourself competing with the multiple voices in your head. It’s easy to get trapped by the inner-critic in your brain. The critical voice that shuts you down speaks with such a strong

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Showreels from Scratch Service during Covid 19

Hope you are all keeping healthy. I don’t need to tell you how strange these recent weeks have been, because it’s been unusual for everyone! Naturally, there have been some changes to how I am doing business and I am writing this blog to outline them. Initial Consultation Meetings. Traditionally

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Daniel Johnson
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