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Casting Director, Garth Williams is a master at communicating the vision of the director to achieve the best performance from each actor while providing the highest quality audition.
Garth Williams brings over 20 years of professional experience both as an actor and casting director in Los Angeles and Phoenix markets. Garth spent 5 years performing on the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara and appeared in a variety of television movies, films and commercials.
One of the talents that differentiates Garth from other casting directors is that he studied with the late, great Paul Sills, co-founder of Second City. Garth’s expertise in directing improvisation delivers “real” life auditions and results.
He provides on-time and on-budget casting solutions.
Jan worked in Los Angeles as a professional actor and studied extensively with the LA Casting Director, Joan Sittenfield, who cast and packaged shows like Law and Order and Taxi. Jan is a native of Chicago where she performed as an on-camera spokesperson for McDonalds, Bank of America, General Motors, Fuji Film, Marshall Field and the United States Airforce.
On the other side of the camera, Jan worked as Entertainment Programing Manager for Disney Entertainment where she cast hundreds of performers for live, interactive shows. Jan is the creative director for the Almost Famous Theatre Company. She has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over 20 years.
In addition to Jan’s professional experience, she holds a Bachelors degree in Theater from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Education.
Lora is a transplant from the Windy City. Along with receiving her Bachelors degree and obtaining employment in the Chicago corporate sector, she also performed in community theaters and trained with the Players Workshop of the Second City. Intrigued with the production side of film, Lora worked on major motion picture and television productions for Rosen Knutsen Casting in Chicago with the primary responsibility of onset coordination and supervision of background talent.
Lora relocated to Phoenix and managed a corporate law firm. She also studied with local acting professionals, gaining significant insight into the Phoenix entertainment community.
Lora brings to Garth Williams Casting her firmly established business background, coupled with her experience, passion and enthusiasm for the commercial and film industry in Arizona.