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"In Other Words…" Mike Lemon Casting

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We talk with Mike Lemon and Melanie Forchetti of Mike Lemon Casting, one of Philadelphia's premier casting agencies.  Mike started it almost 30 years ago and has only in the past couple of years, taken more of a hands-off approach.  He's still got his hand in the game, but Melanie has been pretty much running things for the last 18 months or so. 

Both started in the business as actors.  Mike's experience was mostly in theater and Melanie had a production background.  Both truly like actors and do their best to help them turn in a great audition.  Mike, quite surprisingly, really did want to be a casting director when he grew up. It just took him a while to figure that out. He stumbled into casting, almost literally, and felt truly at home. He tells us his story of spiritual awakening, too, through his casting.

Melanie manages to work 20-hour days and still care for her very young kinds.  Sounds impossible, but she does.  Come here this fun, funny show. 

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