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 14 - Jen Rudin

Episode 14 - Jen Rudin

Tonight is the night of the Artios Awards, and today we're talking to Jen Rudin, casting director and writer of 'Lucy In The Sky' which is nominated for the short film category. Listen in as we discuss her book, her work, and cycling as a casting metaphor, only on Placing Faces.

Show Notes:

Jen Rudin

Charlie Chappell

Confessions of a Casting Director

The Brady Bunch

Ogilvy & Mather

Zach Braff

Natalie Portman

Mira Sorvino

Josh Charles

Lacey Chabert

Josh Hamilton

Meg Simon

Marcia Shulman

Neil Simon

Wendy Prior Fentress

Donna Morong

Heidi Griffiths

Jordan Thaler

Stephanie Klapper

Sarah Jessica Parker

Shonda Rhimes Masterclass

Kill the Poor

Alan Taylor

Thor: The Dark World

Terminator: Genisys

David Krumholtz

Fisher Stevens

Heather Burns

Susan Shopmaker

Sex and the City

Gary Winick

Jonathan Shoemaker

Avy Kaufman

Ang Lee

Spike Lee

The Incredibles

Brad Bird

Craig T. Nelson

Holly Hunter

The Wild

Corbin Bronson

Jim Belushi

Eddie Izzard

George Carlin

Janeane Garofalo

Rock Dog

Luke Wilson

JK Simmons

Kenan Thompson

Lewis Black

Mae Whitman


Jason Katims

Chicken Little

Garry Marshall

Sam Elliott

Kevin Reher

Spencer Fox

Bonnie Shumofsky

Meet the Robinsons

Guillermo Del Toro

Andy Muschietti

Morgan McGarry

Jen Rudin Casting Facebook Page

Megan Campanile

Tom Schumacher

Lisa Sharkey

How to write a book proposal by Michael Larsen

Pillar of Fire: A biography of Stephen S. Wise by A. James Rudin

Lillian Hellman

Wendy Wasserstein

Eve Rudin


Sutton Foster

Boardwalk Empire

Meredith Tucker

Julie Schubert

House of Cards


Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Zoe Margaret Colletti

Whoopi Goldberg

Catherine Curtain

Quinn McColgan

Danny Burstein

Isabella Russo

Maison Zamor

Lexi Gwynn

Adrian Raio


Paul Dano

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark


Stranger Things

Orange is the New Black

Marci Liroff

Sharon Chatten

Lee Strasberg

Maria Perry


The Casting Society of America

Intro and Outro Music

"Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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