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An hour-long podcast where we talk with casting directors about their careers, the films they help to make, and how the faces we all know and love found the limelight. 


Episode 04 - Risa Bramon Garcia

Episode 04 - Risa Bramon Garcia


Risa’s career is an exciting one, from directing 200 Cigarettes, The Con Artist, and more, to her Casting work on shows such as The Affair, Masters of Sex, and Roseanne and movies like SLC Punk!, Speed, Twister, Natural Born Killers, and a film very near and dear to my heart, Benny and Joon.

We met up with Risa in North Hollywood at The BGB Studio, where she and partner Steve Braun- along with their staff- work with actors to develop each person’s unique voice. Risa is a wonderfully open, blunt, and honest person who both loves what she does and comes at it from a pragmatic point of view.

She started out surrounded by incredible creatives including Shel Silverstein, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Lanford Wilson, and the effects of that sort of New York theater sandbox training ground is clear in her approach to the industry now. The funniest thing to me being, she thought that was normal.

She was a great deal of fun to talk to, enlightening to listen to, and I hope that you’ll enjoy her candor as much as I did.


Show Notes:

Risa Bramon Garcia

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305405/

Charlie Chappell

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3584890/

200 Cigarettes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137338/

Paul Rudd

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0748620/

Gabby Hoffman

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000451/

Kate Hudson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005028/

Dave Chappelle

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152638/

Sam Rockwell

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005377/

Janeane Garofolo

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000413/

Fool for Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool_for_Love_(play)

Sam Shepard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Shepard

Ed Harris

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000438/

Will Patton

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001599/

Kathy Baker

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000834/

Curt Dempster/ Ensemble Studio Theatre

https://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/curt-dempster/

Lanford Wilson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933730/

David Mamet

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000519/

Christopher Durang

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0243837/

Wendy Wasserstein

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913715/

Horton Foote

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285210/

Vincent Canby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Canby

Billy Hopkins

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394119/

Desperately Seeking Susan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089017/

Janet Maslin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Maslin

Richard Greenberg

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0338575/

John Patrick Shanley

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788234/

Shel Silverstein

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0799060/

Christine Baranski

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004724

Harry Yulin

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950867/

Greta Gerwig

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1950086/

Jordan Peele

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443502/

Duplass brothers

Mark Duplass

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0243233/

Jay Duplass

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0243231/

Timothée Chalamet

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3154303/

Sharon Chatten

https://sharonchatten.com/

Steve Braun

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0105853/

Gary Oldman

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/

Viola Davis

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205626/

Allison Janney

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005049/

SEAL Team

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6473344/

The Affair

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699110/

Benny and Joon

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106387/

Johnny Depp

https://www.imdb.com/name/

Mary Stuart Masterson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000524/

William H Macy

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000513/

Aidan Quinn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001644/

Julianne Moore

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000194/

Oliver Platt

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001624/

21 Jump Street

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092312/

Edward Scissorhands

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099487/

Jeremiah Chechik

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0154819/

Heidi Levitt

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0506217/

Sean Penn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000576/

David Strathairn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000657/

Christopher Walken

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000686/

At Close Range

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090670/

Billy Hopkins

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394119/

James Foley

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001226/

Sneakers

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105435/

Phil Robinson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004675/

Walter Parkes

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0662748/

Robert Redford

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000602/

Sidney Poitier

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001627/

Mary McDonnell

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001521/

River Phoenix

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000203/

Sir Ben Kingsley

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001426/

James Earl Jones

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000469/

Dan Aykroyd

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000101/

Timothy Busfield

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0124079/

Donal Logue

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006610/

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027774/

Lady Bird

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4925292/

The Con Artist

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1401607/

Rossif Sutherland

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1160472/

Donald Sutherland

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000661/

Rebecca Romijn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005381/

Mary Walsh

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0909763/

Oliver Stone

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000231

Kathryn Bigelow

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000941/

John Hughes

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000455/

Tony Scott

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001716/

Angelina Jolie

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/

Adrian Lyne

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001490/

Michael Douglas

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000140/

Glenn Close

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000335/

Bob Richardson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724744/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/Risabg

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/risabg/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Risabg

BGB Studio

https://bramongarciabraun.com/

John Papsidera

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0660667/

Casting Society of America

Intro and Outro Music

"Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Episode 05 - John Papsidera

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