is a full service casting company for commercials, television, web-based, and new media content. Our commercial portfolio includes subtle comedy, improv, heavy dialogue, beauty, children, and real people. We have had the pleasure to cast iconic campaigns like Miller Lite’s “Catfight,” the Oscar Mayer Wiener Search, the Fanta Girls, and Bud Light’s viral “Magazine Buyer,” which was nominated for a 2009 Emmy. With more than 2,000 spots to our credit, is devoted to finding the best talent for every job.

At the onset of the reality TV boom, we cast such hit shows as The Mole for ABC Television, The Joe Schmo Show for Spike TV, and Queer Eye for the Straight Girl for Bravo. Our background in casting both actors and real people proved a perfect fit for casting in the reality TV format.

During past work on improvisation-based productions for network television, such as the half-hour series Sons & Daughters for ABC, we built close ties to the improv/comedy scene in Los Angeles. Mining the best comedic talent from groups such as The Groundlings, The Second City, ACME Comedy Theatre, Improv Olympic, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Mission IMPROVable’s Westside Comedy Theater, we continue to maintain these connections to discover fresh, new comedic talent for projects in all media platforms.

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. Her rapport with actors led to a job as personal assistant to Raquel Welch, whom she met on a Crystal Light commercial. 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 the in-house Casting Director 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, Levis, and Oscar Mayer. As founder of , Arlene offers clients her wealth of experience in casting across many platforms and media.

Justin Radley, Casting Director, CCDA
Graduating with a B.A. in English and a minor in Film Studies from The Colorado College, Justin moved to Chicago where he worked on commercials and independent 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 productions’ angle on casting and talent.

Taking a special interest in emerging comedic talent, he found himself making a second home at The Second City, where he regularly watched the likes of Steve Carell, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Jeff Garlan, Ian Gomez, and Scott Adsit to name a few. Pastime turned to passion, and Justin accepted a position at a company devoted to promoting the careers of young actors. Here he worked with actors on a regular basis to hone and showcase their talents, and also served a year-long stint in London, where he cultivated relationships with British talent agents.

In 2004 he became a partner at , where he contributes his familiarity with both the SAG and non-union talent pools to find the best talent for commercials, television, and web-based content. His understanding of the SAG Commercials and Industrial Contracts 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. As a casting associate, Erin contributes her knowledge of protocol in both theatrical and commercial casting, while managing the day-to-day operations of

Erin’s true passion lies in comedy and improvisation. She makes regular trips to The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic, and M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater to scope out L.A.’s improvisational talent. In 2008, Erin was able to utilize her knowledge of such talent while casting the webisodic pilot Colt for Sony.