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 20 - Jane Jenkins

Episode 20 - Jane Jenkins

Today we’re excited to sit down with Jane Jenkins. She’s a delight, both to talk to and listen to, and it’s probably safe to say that she’s had a hand in casting at least one of your favorite nostalgic movies in her incredible career. Her early career working at Zoetrope lead to collaborations like that of her and her partner at The Casting Company Janet Hirshenson. Jane worked on movies like The Princess Bride, A Beautiful Mind, Beetlejuice, Dune, Apollo 13, Mrs. Doubtfire, Ghost, Hook, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Labyrinth, Willow, and a whole lot more.

Show Notes:

Jane Jenkins

Charlie Chappell

Mary Martin

Ezio Pinza

Warner LeRoy

Salome Jens

George Gaynes

Bill Hickie

Charles Nelson Riley

Lonny Chapman

Dustin Hoffman

The Les Crane Show

Rudy Tellez

John Peters

Barbara Streisand

A Star is Born

Frank Pierson

King of the Gypsies

Ralph Waite

The Waltons

On the Nickle


Joe Scully


The Paper Chase

The Millionaire

Janet Hirschensen

Jennifer Shull

Francis Coppola

Fred Roos

A Star is Found book- Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirschensen

Zoetrope Studios

The Competition

One From The Heart

It’s My Turn

Michael Douglas

Jill Clayburgh

Ron Howard

Night Shift

Rob Reiner

This is Spinal Tap

The Sure Thing

Chris Columbus

Yes, Giorgio

Mel Brooks

“The Casting Company”

Ray Stark

Raul Julia

Bruce Willis

Patrick Swayze

Wolfgang Peterson

Sharon Chatten


Herbert Berghof

Henry Winkler

Michael Keaton

Shelley Long

Brian Grazer

Jim Belushi

Tom Hanks


Julia Roberts

Mystic Pizza

David Kronenberg

Jim Henson

Nancy Meyers

The Holiday

Kate Winslet

Robin Wright

Bill Goldman

Princess Bride

Ray Gideon

Bruce Evans

Nicolette Sheridan

Stand by Me

John Cusack

Cary Elwes

Mandy Patinkin

Fred Savage

Andre the Giant


Karim Abdul-Jabar

Richard Kiel

The Witches of Eastwick



Geena Davis

Winona Ryder

Sammy Davis jr.

Sylvia Sydney

Richard Hashimoto

The Documentary for the Recently Deceased

Tim Burton

Lady Jane

A Beautiful Mind

Russell Crowe

Paul Bettany

Ferris Beuller

Robert Downey Junior

Jennifer Connelly

A Knight’s Tale

Steven Spielberg

Tom Cruise

Heath Ledger

Josh Lucas

Gary Sinise

John Hughes


Intro and Outro Music

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

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