Casting Director Karlee Fomalont (I Care A Lot, The Post) on Leading with Kindness in Auditions & Beyond

In This Episode

Casting Director Karlee Fomalont (CSA) joins The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul to discuss how we can make auditions kinder for both actors and CDs, amazing advice for artists, why she sleeps out for Covenant House and much more.

Casting Director Karlee Fomalont (CSA) was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City. She is a 2-time Artios Award Nominee and graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where her acting training made for a seamless transition into casting. She began her career at CBS Primetime NY and ABC Primetime NY, then transitioning into independent, working on projects such as Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series “The Get Down,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” and Tamara Jenkins’ “Private Life” (both for which the casting team was nominated for an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting). Karlee has worked with Rori Bergman for over 7 years, with credits including “Yearly Departed” (Amazon), “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” (Starz), “Run the World” (Starz), “Living With Yourself” (Netflix), “Love Life” (Netflix), “The Good Cop” (Netflix). Film credits include J. Blakeson’s “I Care a Lot,” Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” Nicole Holofcener’s “The Land of Steady Habits,” among many others. Karlee also casts short films and features independently, including Amazon Studios’ feature film “I’m Your Woman” starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan.

Most importantly, Karlee gives back! For her 5th year in a row, she is leading Team Casting to sleep out in support of the young people who call Covenant House home. Covenant House works tirelessly to meet the most basic and immediate needs of at risk young people overcoming homelessness, but also sets them up to work towards their brightest futures through educational programs, job training, legal + mental health services and more.

Special thanks to: Rachel Brosnahan for taking part in our Compliment Game and Matt Feeney for audio editing assistance!

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