Top Hollywood casting director Lisa London talks about her book From Start to Stardom. Lisa has discovered and/or cast such famous actors and actresses as Jennifer Aniston, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus, Giovanni Ribisi, Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez, Megan Hilty, Ryan Phillippe, Mark Ruffalo, Mariska Hargitay and many others. Although discovering new talent for over 20 years, Lisa began experiencing Hollywood earlier during her childhood years when she accompanied her famous father, television director Jerry London, to the sets. Even then, she had an eye for talent as she watched well-known actors work.
Rochell Goodrich, who worked with Lisa on From Start to Stardom, joins in the conversation about this helpuful book that explains what one needs to know to have the best shot at stardom. Some of the questions answered in From Start to Stardom: The Casting Director’s Guide for Aspiring Actors are:
How do you get started as an actor?
How do you make the most of your headshots and resume?
When and how do you get an agent or manager?
Which is more important, charisma or credits?
What are the steps involved in auditioning?
How do you find resources regardless of where you live?
What does a casting director look for?
Why do some actors get call backs and most do not?