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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 18 - Leah Daniels Butler

Episode 18 - Leah Daniels Butler


Today we’re sitting down with the delightful Leah Daniels Butler. Casting director of projects like Precious, The Paperboy, Shadowboxer, and the Butler, as well as TV shows like Star and Empire, Leah is a warm, frank, and enthusiastic fan of films, TV, and the actors in them. She talks taste, keeping up with evolving technology, and how she finds the perfect ‘real’ people to create Cinderella stories, taking fresh talent from first audition to well known actors.


Show Notes:

Leah Daniels Butler

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200004

Charlie Chappell

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

Lee Daniels

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200005

Khandi Alexander

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0018554

Jaki Brown

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0113764

Kim Hardin

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362229

Victoria Thomas

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0859625

Robi Reed

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715762

Boyz n the Hood

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101507

Jackie Brown

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119396

Friday

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113118

Cool Runnings

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106611

Hustle & Flow

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410097

Blindspotting

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7242142

Laurence Fishburne

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000401

Cuba Gooding Jr.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000421

Regina King

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005093

Morris Chestnut

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004820

Chris Tucker

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000676

Ice Cube

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001084

Angela Bassett

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000291

Gregory Kulhanjian

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2914122

CSA Assistant’s Program

https://www.castingsocietycares.org/training-education/

The Butler

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who%27s_Afraid_of_Virginia_Woolf%3F

Wes Bentley

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004747

Morgan Freeman

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000151

Monster’s Ball

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285742

Puffy

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004835

Billy Hopkins

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

Tennessee

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770814

The Woodsman

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361127

Shadowboxer

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396857

Precious

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0929632

The Paperboy

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1496422

Selma

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072

David Oyelowo

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654648

Ava DuVernay

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1148550

CB4

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106500

Tamra Davis

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205542

Chris Rock

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001674

Allen Payne

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005300

Deezer D

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0195970

Phil Hartman

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367005

Charlie Murphy

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614151

Nelson George

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0313555

The Wayans Bros.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112220

Leslie Litt

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514444

FRIENDS

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778

Suddenly Susan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115376

Barbara Miller

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0587936

Sparkle (2012)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1876451

Mara Brock Akil

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015327

Salim Akil

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015328

Sparkle (1976)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075249

Dreamgirls

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443489

Cooley High

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072820

Imitation of Life

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052918

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056687

Good Times

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070991

The Waltons

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068149

Little House on the Prairie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071007

I Love Lucy

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208

The Beverly Hillbillies

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055662

Sanford and Son

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068128

All In The Family

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066626

Sapphire

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2497119

Mo’Nique

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594898

Gabourey Sidibe

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2829737

Empire

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3228904

Danny Strong

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0834960

Terrence Howard

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005024

Yaz- aka Bryshere Y. Gray

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7005977

Jussie Smollett

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810620

Trai Byers

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1784293

Taraji P. Henson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378245

Wesley Snipes

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000648

New Jack City

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102526

American Idol

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931

Glee

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327801

Chris Redd

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5412083

Brian Banks

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3920820

Aldis Hodge

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388038

Tom Shadyac

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001723

Eddie Murphy

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000552

Jim Carrey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120

Greg Kinnear

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001427

Brian Banks Trailer/ Video Clips

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3920820/videogallery/?ref_=tt_ov_vi_sm

Twitter

https://twitter.com/Ldanielsbutler

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ldanielsbutler

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/ldbcasting/

Good People

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9099984

Whitney Cummings

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1579753

Terms of Endearment

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6517788












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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