Arlene Schuster-Goss, Founder, Casting Director, CCDA
After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Film, Arlene learned the intricacies of talent logistics and acquisitions while working as a talent coordinator on rock documentaries in New York. She went on to build experience on set, working as a talent coordinator and 2nd A.D. on commercials and independent features. Her rapport with actors led to a job as a personal assistant to Raquel Welch, as well as on-set liaison with celebrities such as Bill Cosby and James Brown to name a few. This practical experience, paired with her film school background, allows her to execute casting sessions with a director’s understanding. In the early part of her career, as one of the in-house Casting Directors at HKM Productions in Los Angeles, Arlene spent many days-- and sometimes weeks-- on the road, traveling around the country to cast real people for ongoing projects with clients such as American Airlines and Oscar Mayer. She also cast The Mole, which was one of the first shows to start the Reality “Elimination” Show craze.
As founder of asg casting, inc., Arlene offers clients her wealth of experience in casting across many platforms and media.
Justin Radley, Casting Director, CCDA
After graduating with a B.A. in English and a minor in Film Studies from Colorado College, Justin moved to Chicago where he worked on commercials and indie films in various capacities, ranging from P.A. to Video D.P. Serving as a veritable jack-of-all-trades on many shoestring productions, Justin gained a working knowledge of all aspects of production, including productions’ angle on casting and talent.
Justin’s ties with production led him to a position at a company devoted to promoting the careers of young actors. There he worked with actors on a regular basis to hone and showcase their talents. This position sent him overseas for a year, where he cultivated relationships with British talent agents in London.
In 2004 he became a partner as asg casting, inc., where he contributes his familiarity with both the SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent pools to find the best talent for commercials, television, and web-based content. His understanding of the SAG Commercials Contract and the CoEd (Industrial) Contract allows him to provide clients with sound advice on both bidding and talent negotiations.
Erin Murphy, Casting Associate, CCDA
Erin graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Film & Media. After serving internships at Liberman/Patton Casting and with Susan Bluestein & Camille St. Cyr, Erin became a casting assistant on such productions as JAG, NCIS, and the pilot presentation Mermaid for the WB.
In 2005, Arlene and Justin hired Erin to assist with the half-hour comedy, Sons & Daughters, an improvisation-based series for ABC Television. Now as a casting associate, Erin contributes her knowledge of protocol in both theatrical and commercial casting, while managing the day-to-day operations of asg casting, inc.
Erin’s true passion lies in comedy and improvisation. She makes regular trips to The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, and M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater to scope out L.A.’s improvisational talent. Erin was also able to utilize her knowledge of such talent while casting the web-based pilot C**t for Sony.
ACTORS SEEKING AUDITIONS/REPRESENTATION:
We are not a talent agency, so we do not represent talent. The best way to be seen at our office is to have your agent submit you for a role in one of our projects. If you don't have an agent, you may want to look into one of the main breakdown services: Casting Networks, Breakdown Services, etc. You can start an account with those sites to upload your headshot and resume so that you may start submitting yourself on projects directly.
We do not recommend cold calls to Casting Directors. If you are looking to sign with a talent agency, we recommend using resources such as the SAG-AFTRA website to find reputable talent agents. Please note that not all reputable talent agents are SAG-franchised, but the actors' union is always a good place to start.