Casting internationally, Karen Hallford of Casting Works LA has established a vast network of resources to find Actors, Extras, and Stand Ins. She has a keen eye for talent and uses her background in advertising to merge art and industry. Karen believes in a “hands on” approach, and doesn’t hesitate to find what others call impossible. She uses the most current technology available to provide her clients with immediate virtual footage of their audition. Bridging the gap between the creative vision of the director, producer, and client; Karen is able to bring a conceptual vision to an on-screen reality.
Karen began her professional journey as an actor in 1975, and has since enjoyed years of success in business and entertainment. Spending years in the advertising field, she honed skills in negotiating and meeting production deadlines from concept to screen. When Karen’s daughters chose acting careers, it sparked a renewed love for film-making in Karen. Through the ins and outs of the industry, she realized her film-making home was in Casting which became her main focus and passion. She has worked on award-winning films, commercials, industrials, PSA’s, music videos – bringing her life-experience, knowledge of the inner-workings of the actor’s mind and training, and the client’s visions together for each project. Karen has learned through years of experience that passion for your purpose is the first step to success.
Karen has recently embarked upon Producing and Executive Producing, adding production services and capabilities to Casting Works LA. Casting Works LA has cast hundreds of commercials and currently has feature films in various stages of Development, Pre-Production and in Post-Production.