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Naomi Kolstein

Talent Agent: Naomi Kolstein, Kolstein Talent Agency, New York, Los Angeles

What impresses me most when I meet actors is a blend of passion, originality, and reality. I want to represent people who are stand-outs in their look, their performance style, their bold choices. Also I am impressed by actors who know about the business of acting and all that it entails.


How To Find The “Killer” Monologue by Bob Fraser

Television producer, writer, director, actor, and teacher Bob Fraser’s 50+ year career began as an actor in New York City. After moving to Los Angeles, he was a showrunner on the series “Benson,” for which he also directed, wrote, and played the character Sen. Leonard Tyler. Fraser later created and starred in the series “Marblehead […]

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Sharon Maguire

Sharon Maguire, Director: Incendiary, Bridget Jones’s Diary

When I directed Bridget Jone’s Diary, I tried to encourage the actors to look for the emotional truth of the situation – even when the comedy was broad, like ‘falling out of taxis” or ‘pulling on big panties” or the awkward moments of dating and having sex with your boss. I think it’s best to try to look for the plausibility of a situation. Life is both comic and tragic, often at the same time. And I’ve been lucky enough to have actors who can straddle both with ease.

Robin D. Carus

Robin D. Carus, Casting Director, Theatreworks/USA

Robin D. Carus is the casting director for Theatreworks/USA, America’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theatre for youth and family audiences. Robin has cast approximately 45 tours, mini-tours, workshops & readings a year since 2000.


Talent Agent? Manager? Do It Yourself? by Bob Fraser

As long as you continue to believe that your main job is looking for someone else to help you “build” your career — you won’t be spending enough time doing the crucial things you need to do yourself to build your own career.