Marci Liroff began her casting career at the offices of Fenton-Feinberg Casting, where she made a name for herself as the casting director of films such as “E.T.,” “Poltergeist,” and “A Christmas Story.” Beginning with “Footloose,” Liroff struck out on her own and has cast some of the biggest movies of the last three decades. She has added feature film producer and acting coach to her résumé and relishes helping actors give their best audition.
How do you define the role of a casting director?
I was taught that actors are to be respected. Our job is to help them actually get the job and to create a very safe place for them to be creative and win the role.