Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff, Tara Rubin and More Nominated for 2012 Artios Awards!

Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff, Tara Rubin and More Nominated for 2012 Artios Awards!

The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today the nominations for the organization's 28th Annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting given in 22 categories including film, television and theater. The CSA will fête their own on Monday, October 29, 2012 with award ceremonies to be held simultaneously at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. PDT) and at XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge (512 West 42nd Street) in New York (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. EDT). Honorees for this year's Career Achievement Award, Hoyt Bowers Award and The New York Apple will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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Presented annually, the awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. Named for the Greek word meaning "perfectly fitted," the Artios Awards were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting and was held at the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel attended by 500 industry leaders. The first New York awards were first given in 1988.

Among this year's nominees are Big Budget Feature – Drama, Big Budget Feature – Comedy, Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama, Feature – Studio or Independent – Comedy, Low Budget Feature – Comedy or Drama, Animation Feature, Daytime Drama Series, Television Pilot Drama, Television Pilot Comedy, Television Series Drama, Television Series Comedy, Television Movie or Mini Series, Children's Series, and Television Animation, New York Broadway Theatre – Drama, New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy, New York Broadway Theatre – Musical, New York Theatre – Comedy or Musical, New York Theatre – Drama, Regional Theatre East, Regional Theatre West, and Los Angeles Theatre.

CSA is the premiere organization of theatrical casting directors in film, television, and theatre. A united professional society, CSA consistently sets the level of professionalism in casting on which the entertainment industry has come to rely: by being passionately committed to establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the industry, enhancing the stature of the profession in the industry, freely exchanging information and ideas among members, providing the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of its members, and providing members with professional support and resources. With more than 500 members, the CSA has representation in the United States, Canada, Europe, England, Australia, and South Africa. For further information, please visit:


2012 Artios Award Nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Casting

Big Budget Feature – Drama
"The Descendants," John Jackson, John McAlary (Associate), Andy Henry (Associate), Yesi Ramirez (Associate)
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Laray Mayfield
"The Help," Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, *
"The Hunger Games," Debra Zane, Jackie Burch (Location Casting)
"Moneyball," Francine Maisler, Lauren Grey (Associate)

Big Budget Feature – Comedy
"21 Jump Street," Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera, Elizabeth Coulon, (Location Casting), Yesi Ramirez (Associate)
"Crazy, Stupid, Love," Mindy Marin, Kara Lipson (Associate)
"Horrible Bosses," Lisa Beach, Sarah Katzman
"The Muppets," Marcia Ross, Gail Goldberg, Brittainy Roberts (Associate)
"The Rum Diary," Denise Chamian, Angela Demo (Associate), *

Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama
"Drive," Mindy Marin, Kara Lipson (Associate)
"The Ides of March," Ellen Chenoweth, Amelia McCarthy (Associate), *
"Margin Call," Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield
"My Week With Marilyn," Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood, Nina Gold (Location Casting)
"Shame," Avy Kaufman

Feature – Studio or Independent – Comedy
"50/50," Francine Maisler, *
"The Artist," Heidi Levitt, Michael Sanford (Associate)
"Friends With Kids," Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, David Vaccari
"The Guard," Jina Jay
"Hysteria," Gaby Kester, *

Low Budget Feature – Comedy or Drama
"A Bag of Hammers," Brad Gilmore
"Higher Ground," Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
"Like Crazy," Eyde Belasco
"Martha Marcy May Marlene," Susan Shopmaker, *
"Pariah," Eyde Belasco

Animation Feature
"The Adventures of Tintin," Jina Jay, *
"Cars 2," Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon
"Happy Feet Two," Kristy Carlson

Daytime Drama Series
"Days of Our Lives," Marnie Saitta
"General Hospital," Mark Teschner
"The Young and the Restless," Judy Blye Wilson

Television Pilot Drama
"A Gifted Man," Bernard Telsey, Risa Bramon Garcia, David Vaccari, Patrick Goodwin (Associate)
"Homeland," Junie Lowry Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Julie Tucker, Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Craig Fincannon (Location Casting)
"Once Upon A Time," Veronica Collins Rooney, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting)
"Revenge," Elizabeth Barnes, Corbin Bronson, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting), Erica Berger (Associate)
"Smash," Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield

Television Pilot Comedy
"2 Broke Girls," Julie Ashton-Barson
"Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," Lisa Miller Katz
"Girls," Jennifer Euston
"House of Lies," Felicia Fasano, Erica Silverman (Associate)
"New Girl," Juel Bestrop, Seth Yanklewitz
"Up All Night," Shani Ginsberg, Jeff Greenberg, Allen Hooper (Associate), *

Television Series Drama
"Breaking Bad," Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Rody Kent (Location Casting), Russell Scott (Associate), *
"Game of Thrones," Nina Gold
"The Good Wife," Mark Saks, John Andrews (Associate)
"Homeland," Judy Henderson, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting)
"Mad Men," Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino, Kendra Shay Clark (Associate)

Television Series Comedy
"The Big C," Bernard Telsey, Abbie Brady-Dalton (Associate)
"Girls," Jennifer Euston
"Modern Family," Jeff Greenberg, Allen Hooper (Associate)
"New Girl," Anya Colloff, Michael Nicolo
"Nurse Jackie," Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson

Television Movie or Mini Series
"American Horror Story," Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Eric Souliere (Associate)
"Birdsong," Jina Jay, *
"Five," Randi Hiller, Tamara-Lee Notcutt
"Game Change," David Rubin, Richard Hicks, Pat Moran (Location Casting), Kathleen Chopin (Location Casting), Anne Davison (Associate)
"Hatfields & McCoys," Fern Champion, Amy Hubbard (Location Casting)

Children's Series
"A.N.T. FARM," Brandi Brice Pollock, Dana Gergely Bowling
"iCarly," Krisha Bullock, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)
"Shake It Up!," Howard Meltzer, SuzAnne Goddard-Smythe
"Victorious," Krisha Bullock, Jennifer K.M. Treadwell (Associate)
"Wizards of Waverly Place," Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee

Television Animation
"The Cleveland Show," Robert McGee, Ruth Lambert
"Family Guy," Linda Lamontagne
"Kung Fu Panda," Meredith Layne
"The Penguins of Madagascar," Sarah Noonan, Meredith Layne
"Robot Chicken," Ivy Isenberg

New York Broadway Theatre – Drama
"A Streetcar Named Desire," Will Cantler, Bernard Telsey
"The Columnist," David Caparelliotis
"Death of a Salesman," Mele Nagler
"The Mountaintop," Jim Carnahan
"Wit," Nancy Piccione

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy
"The Best Man," Will Cantler, Bernard Telsey
"Harvey," Jim Carnahan, *
"One Man, Two Guvnors," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, *
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Jim Carnahan, Tara Rubin, *
"Venus in Fur," Nancy Piccione, James Calleri

New York Broadway Theatre – Musical
"Evita," Bernard Telsey, Craig Burns
"Newsies," Justin Huff
"Nice Work If You Can Get It," Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan
"Once," Jim Carnahan, *
"Porgy and Bess," Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff

New York Theatre – Comedy or Musical
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," James Calleri, Paul Davis
"All New People," David Caparelliotis
"The Cherry Orchard," James Calleri
"Close Up Space," Nancy Piccione
"Sons of the Prophet," Carrie Gardner

New York Theatre – Drama
"Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling," Will Cantler
"Happy Hour," Will Cantler
"How I Learned To Drive," Mele Nagler
"The Submission," Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
"Tribes," Pat McCorkle

Regional Theatre East
"A Doll's House," James Calleri
"A Streetcar Named Desire," James Calleri
"It Shoulda Been You," Jay Binder, Mark Brandon
"The Realistic Joneses," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman
"The Winter's Tale," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman

Regional Theatre West
"A Room With a View," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Dale Brown (Associate)
"Aladdin," Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Dale Brown (Associate)
"Hands On A Hardbody," Rachel Hoffman
"The Rocky Horror Show," Carrie Gardner
"The Whale," Elissa Myers, Paul Fouquet

Los Angeles Theatre
"Art," Jeff Greenberg
"Cabaret," Amy Lieberman
"Jitney," Joanne DeNaut
"Our Town," Pat McCorkle
"The Heiress," Michael Donovan

* Shared Credit with Non-CSA Casting Director(s)

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


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