All my life I’ve been obsessed with picking the right actor for the right role.
As a child, I remember watching films with my mother, then telling my friends at the schoolyard the next day all about the cast. This tradition continues to this day (though now it’s more likely over a glass of wine than a juice box).
So of course, I was delighted as a young woman to find myself as an assistant casting director at NYC advertising agency Jordan, Case & McGrath. Here, I was fortunate to have a great mentor, Vivian Hale, who guided me and allowed me to develop my own style. Eventually I became Casting Director for the agency and headed the Casting Department there for 8 years.
In 1990, I started Pamela Fahey Casting and my world expanded even further. With New York’s incomparable talent pool at my doorstep, I was, and still am, constantly excited to discover and follow the work of the fine actors in this city.
This also gave me the opportunity to expand beyond commercial casting. Casting animation, television, film and theater.
I also started directing sketch comedy. An entree into the world of comedy and comedians that remains to this day.
When I’m not casting, I’m theatre-going.
When I’m not theatre-going, I’m showcase or sketch comedy directing.
When I’m not directing, I’m watching movies and re-casting them in my head.
A client of mine once commented during a session, “I don't know how you do this all day, every day, hearing and seeing the same thing over and over again.” All I can say is for me, it’s never the same thing.