CASTING REVEALED: A GUIDE FOR FILM DIRECTORS by Hester Schell
1st Edition, Michael Wiese Productions, Los Angeles, 2011
2nd Edition, Routledge Press, London, 2016
Also Available at Amazon, both editions
2nd edition Available through Routledge Press, London
“Commendable…A very enjoyable read.”
Carolyn Pickman, CP Casting, Boston
“Finding the right performers… is no easy task… but thanks to Casting Revealed, it just got a bit easier.”
Chad Gervich, Producer
“This book reminded me of how much the Academy needs to award an Oscar® for casting directors. Because casting is an art form, and Hester’s book is the best I’ve read on demystifying the process”. Jon James Miller, producer
“ …even old pro’s will find this valuable.”
Steve Michelson, producer
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BOOKS: CONTRIBUTING WRITER
PUBLISHED: Embedded SEO Articles
SCRIPT MAG: Contributing Writer
Script Formatting: A bit of history
Casting and Acting Magic:
Table Read your Screenplay, Hold the Acting
CASTING AND ACTING MAGIC:
Master Class with Director Catherine Hardwicke
CASTING & ACTING MAGIC: How’s Your Logline Working? VP Shares Insights
OTHER FILM & MEDIA MAGAZINES AND BLOGS
Movie Maker Magazine: Going Green On-Set
CineSource Magazine: Casting in Pilot Season
CineSource Magazine: Making Casting Work for You
Burbank: The Writers’ Store: Scripting for Celebrity
COMPLETED Short Films: (writer/producer/director)
SANDWICHED by Hester Schell Social Change film for festivals.
– WINNER: Best Shorts Competition, December 2017.
– WINNER: Audience Award, Portland Underground Film Festival
Ju$T UNDER A MILLION by Hester Schell Festival Short.
– World Premier: Beverly Hills HD Festival
BLANKETS FOR AFGHANISTAN by Hester Schell.
– Distribution: Free Speech TV
PRODUCED THEATRE: One Act Plays
A CUP OF COFFEE by Hester Schell
New England Russian Theatre Festival, 2010, Boston, MA. World Premiere.
IN A MOMENT’S NOTICE by Hester Schell
Summer Theatre Festival, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2007. Belmont, CA.
PRODUCED WEB SERIES
–Adventures in Staying Young Aging and comedy for health and well-being. Distribution: Comic Zoo/Roku.
BAIT & SWITCH: TV News Satire, Segment Producer/Writer
COMMERCIAL, PRODUCT LAUNCH
STUDIO 3, Portland, Oregon Concept to storyboards
ANKEE Lightbulb Video.
Click on VIDEO in the far left column at the Amazon link. 2016.
SCRIPTS by Hester Schell
FEATURES (un-produced and available):
INVISIBLE (co-write) by Gabriell Debear Paye & Hester Schell
Semi-Finalist, Women Who Write In Film Competition, 2019
Quarter-Finalist, Screen Craft TV pilot competition.
FINAL PASSAGE Faith Based/environmental
THE DARK ROOM Revenge Thriller
TV & WEB SERIES:
LET’S TAKE A WALK…. Environmental Education/ Children, Series
SEVEN GENERATIONS: Colony Collapse Environmental, Family Drama