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
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
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
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
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.