Creative and resourceful casting director with over 10 years of experience in casting union and non-union background artists/extras for television, film, commercials and music videos. Highly proficient in working with internal and external producers, directors and writers to understand the project and determine casting needs, timelines, etc. Recruit, audition, and manage a portfolio of actors for specific casting needs and general searches. Prepare and implement production casting schedules for supporting and minor roles. Determine availability of actors and make appointments for auditions/readings. Handle incoming talent material and correspondence by actors and talent agents, reviewing information and providing follow-up correspondence when appropriate.