Casting

Ellen Parks, C.S.A, has a 20-year casting background in film and television, ranging from low budget projects to studio fare. She has done casting work for Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Joel and Ethan Coen, George Romero and David Letterman, among others, including numerous talented first time filmmakers. Parks’ work is distinguished by high-profile ensemble casts (“Flirting With Disaster”), as well as by the introduction of new and re-emerging talent (“Sideways,” “Secretary,” “Spanking The Monkey,” “Manny & Lo,” “Songcatcher”). She gave actors such as Macaulay Culkin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Rossum and Maggie Gyllenhall their first important roles. Actors from her casts have garnered 20 acting awards and nominations. Parks won a 2004 Artios Casting Award for “Secretary” and an Artios nomination in 1996 for the casting of “Flirting With Disaster.”

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