For episode 054 of Actorcast, we are joined by Danielle Pretfelder Demchick, a talented casting director who is doing some amazing work in advocacy for inclusivity in the entertainment industry! I very much enjoyed my conversation with Danielle, and I don't have any doubts that you will learn A LOT in this episode. We chat about Danielle's career in casting, her time at Nickelodeon, and her role in the various advocacy work she does for performers with disabilities. We also discuss the best ways for actors to building professional relationships with casting directors.
You can check learn more about Danielle by visiting https://www.dpdcasting.com and @dpdcasting.
Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick, CSA (she/her/hers) has been an active member of the New York casting community since 2004. Nickelodeon was her casting home for over 14 years, where she tapped into her love of developing young talent. From live action and animation, scripted and unscripted, long form and short form, and even podcasts, she has and loves to cast it all! Some highlights from her Nickelodeon years include The Astronauts, The Barbarian and the Troll, Blue’s Clues, You, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Drama Club, Wallykazam, and Welcome to the Wayne. Since her departure from Nickelodeon to open her own casting office in April 2022 The co-VP of Advocacy for the Casting Society of America, her work elevating underrepresented communities has been barrier breaking. A leader in the organizations Equity in Entertainment committee, she serves on the board of both the Casting Society of America and Casting Society Cares, where her focus is on Training & Education. She serves as a faculty advisor for RespectAbility and she is on the Actor’s Fund’s Looking Ahead Advisory Board.
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