CHRIS REDONDO, csa [email protected] | 520.971.6271
CASTING EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE:
PARAMOUNT TELEVISION STUDIOS (March 2017 – Present) Director of Casting – Reporting to Deborah Aquila, EVP Casting
Covered the Casting of Television Pilots and Series including: 13 REASONS WHY Seasons 2-4 (Netflix), THE ALIENIST (TNT), AMERICAN GIGOLO (SHOWTIME Pilot), ANGEL OF DARKNESS (TNT), BERLIN STATION Seasons 2-3 (EPIX), BLOOD RELATIVE (FOX Pilot), BOOMERANG Seasons 1-2 (BET), BRIARPATCH (USA), CATCH-22 (Hulu), DEFENDING JACOB (Apple TV+), FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+), GIRLS CODE (Freeform Pilot), THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (Netflix), THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR (Netflix), HOME BEFORE DARK Seasons 1-2 (Apple TV+), JACK RYAN Seasons 1-3 (Amazon), JOE PICKETT (Spectrum Originals), LONG SLOW EXHALE (Spectrum Originals/BET), LOOKING FOR ALASKA (Hulu), MADE FOR LOVE (HBO Max), MANIAC (Netflix), THE OFFER (Paramount+), PARADISE LOST (Spectrum Originals/Paramount Network), SCHOOL OF ROCK Season 3 (Nickelodeon), SHANTARAM (Apple TV+), SHOOTER Seasons 2-3 (USA), STATION ELEVEN (HBO Max), VARSITY BLUES (Quibi), WHEN THE STREETLIGHTS GO ON (Quibi)
Responsibilities: • Overseeing the casting process of Paramount Television Studios pilots and series, including series regulars, guest stars and day players. • Communicating and collaborating with independent casting directors assigned to our series, with producers, with studio executives in various departments, and with network executives to ensure an efficient and successful casting process on all shows. • Meeting with and maintaining a database of independent casting directors in LA, NY, Regional and International markets and suggesting casting directors who are best suited for specific projects. • Updating and maintaining the television department casting manual which outlines policies and procedures for our independent casting directors. • Building and maintaining strong relationships with talent agents and managers in order to attract top talent. • Curating casting idea lists for projects in development and working with executives to attach star talent. • Working with production, business affairs and creative executives to prepare and advise on series regular and guest cast budgets for new pilots and series. • Approving and advising on all cast deals. • Regularly attending films, theater, university and industry showcases and comedy shows and frequently holding general meetings to identify and track promising new talent. • Preparing emerging talent reports and distributing to the Development and Current teams. • Supervising and training department interns.
Relevant Skills: • Implementing and maintaining online storage systems for actor auditions and demo footage, collaborating in small and large groups, strong interest in communicating with actors, running casting sessions and screen tests (including Virtual/Zoom auditions), knowledge of SAG-AFTRA and other union rules as it pertains to making talent deals, multi-tasking and prioritizing, Mac/Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, IMDBPro, Breakdown Services, Cast It, QwireCast, Scenechronize, PIX Systems
CHRIS REDONDO, csa [email protected] | 520.971.6271
INDEPENDENT CASTING EXPERIENCE:
SELECTED TELEVISION CREDITS: ASSISTANCE (TV Pilot) SCREAM QUEENS (TV Series – Seasons 1 & 2) Associate Casting Director – Geraldine Leder Casting Producers: Leslye Headland, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Jessica Elbaum, Owen Burke, Josh Bycel, Jonathan Fener, Adam Bernstein Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin NBC/Universal Television/Gary Sanchez Productions Woodall, Brad Buecker Starring: Krysten Ritter, Alfred Molina, Zach Cregger, Peter Cambor, Vinette FBC/20th Century Fox TV/Ryan Murphy Television Robinson Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell, Niecy Nash *2017 Artios Award Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Casting - GUYS WITH KIDS (TV Pilot/Series) Television Pilot and First Season Associate Casting Director – Geraldine Leder Casting Producers: Charlie Grandy, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Ozols, Kenny Schwartz, Rick ALTERED CARBON (TV Pilot) Wiener NBC/Universal Television/Holiday Road Associate Casting Director – April Webster & Associates Starring: Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, Erinn Hayes, Producers: Laeta Kalogridis, Steve Blackman, David Ellison, Dana Tempestt Bledsoe, Jamie Lynn Sigler Goldberg, Marcy Ross Netflix/Skydance TV Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, James JANE BY DESIGN (TV Series – Season 1B) Purefoy Associate Casting Director – Scott Genkinger/Deborah George Casting Producers: April Blair, Gavin Polone, John Ziffren BROKEN (TV Pilot) ABC Family/ProdCo Starring: Erica Dasher, Andie MacDowell Associate Casting Director – April Webster & Associates Producers: Meaghan Oppenheimer, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Casey Haver, Jeremy Podeswa BREAKOUT KINGS (TV Series – Season 2) ABC/ABC Studios/Pacific Standard Associate Casting Director – Geraldine Leder Casting Starring: Anna Paquin, Blair Underwood, Charity Wakefield, T.R. Knight, Producers: Matt Olmstead, Nick Santora, Gavin Hood, Peter Chernin, Penelope Ann Miller Katherine Pope, Lauren Stein A&E/20th Century Fox TV/Chernin Entertainment MARRIED (TV Series – Seasons 1 & 2) Starring: Laz Alonso, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmi Simpson, Serinda Swan, Malcolm Goodwin, Brooke Nevin Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Andrew Gurland, Salamo Levin, Jamie Babbit, Peter Principato, Paul Young FX/Silver Screen Pictures/Principato-Young Ent. Starring: Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Sarah Burns, SELECTED FILM CREDITS: Paul Reiser HELL OR HIGH WATER (Independent Feature) BIG LITTLE LIES (Limited Television Series) Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Nationwide Search Associate – David Rubin/Firefly Casting Producers: Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn Director: Jean-Marc Vallee | Writer: David E. Kelley Director: David Mackenzie | Writer: Taylor Sheridan HBO/Blossom Films/Pacific Standard Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Starring: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Ireland Dern, Zoe Kravitz *2016 Cannes Film Festival *2017 Artios Award Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Studio or Independent Feature CODES OF CONDUCT (Limited Television Series) *2017 Academy Award Nominee – Best Picture Nationwide Search Associate – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Steve McQueen, Matt Carnahan, See-Saw Films and Russell Simmons PERSPECTIVE: CHAPTER 1 (Virtual Reality Short Director: Steve McQueen | Writers: Steve McQueen and Matt Carnahan Film) HBO/See-Saw Films Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Starring: Devon Terrell Producers: Rosemarie Troche, Morris May Writer/Director: Rosemarie Troche HIEROGLYPH (TV Pilot) *2015 Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier Exhibition Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Travis Beacham, Anna Fricke, Miguel Sapochnik, Peter Chernin, OLEANDER VS. THE MAN (Short Film) Katherine Pope, Lauren Stein Casting Director FBC/20th Century Fox TV/Chernin Entertainment Writer/Director: Kate Hackett Starring: Max Brown, Condola Rashad, Caroline Ford, Reece Ritchie, Starring: Emily Robinson, Peri Gilpin, Jennifer LaFleur Kelsey Asbille, John Rhys-Davies
CHRIS REDONDO, csa [email protected] | 520.971.6271
HERE NOW (Short Film) ADDICTED TO FRESNO (Independent Feature) Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Gregg Araki, Brian Phillips, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Olivier Producers: Andrea Sperling, Stephanie Meurer Gauriat Director: Jamie Babbit | Writer: Karey Dornetto Writer/Director: Gregg Araki Starring: Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Malcolm Barrett, Starring: Jane Levy, Avan Jogia, Jacob Artist, Grace Victoria Cox, Jake Kumail Nanjiani, Fred Armisen Weary *2015 SXSW Film Festival
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR’S LAB SO B. IT (Independent Feature) Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting 2016 Directing Fellows: Pippa Bianco, Frances Bodomo, Kibwe Tavares Producers: Adam Tenenbaum, Mike Nelson, J. Todd Harris, Orien Richman, 2015 Directing Fellows: Nia DaCosta, Laure de Clermont Tonnerre Marc Marcum Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Writer: Garry Williams Starring: Talitha Bateman, Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, SIDNEY HALL (Independent Feature – 2017 Dash Mihok, Cloris Leachman Release) *2016 Los Angeles Film Festival Associate Casting Director (Los Angeles) – Richard Hicks Casting Producer: Jonathan Schwartz MEADOWLAND (Independent Feature) Writer/Director: Shawn Christensen Los Angeles Casting Assistant – Richard Hicks Casting Starring: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Margaret Qualley, Producers: Jennifer Levine, Aaron Gilbert, Margot Hand, Matt Tauber, Michelle Monaghan, Blake Jenner Olivia Wilde *2017 Sundance Film Festival Director: Reed Morano | Writer: Chris Rossi Starring: Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni PLEASE STAND BY (Independent Feature – 2017 Ribisi, Merritt Wever Release) *2015 Tribeca Film Festival Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, Todd Wagner, Ben Cosgrove STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA (Independent Director: Ben Lewin | Writer: Michael Golamco Feature) Starring: Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve Casting Assistant – Richard Hicks Casting Producers: Leslie Urdang, Greg Ammon, Dan Halsted WEIGHTLESS (Independent Feature – 2017 Writer/Director: Nikole Beckwith Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky Release) *2015 Sundance Film Festival Associate Casting Director – Richard Hicks Casting Executive Producers: Greg Shapiro, Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody, Erin Wile IT FOLLOWS (Independent Feature) Director: Jaron Albertin | Writer: Enda Walsh Casting Assistant – Mark Bennett Casting Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Julianne Nicholson, Johnny Knoxville, Eli Haley Writer/Director: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi *2014 Cannes Film Festival
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ B.F.A. Musical Theatre, Full Academic Scholarship, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
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