Kristen Beck has show business in her DNA, but you’ll have to ask her about that when you work with her next. She started in Los Angeles, but we are fortunate she decided to make San Francisco her base of operations. With over 15 years of experience under her belt, she has earned a reputation as one of the Bay Area go to Casting Directors. She works independently and can often cast right out of a production office. When needed she has a close relationship with Beau Bonneau Casting and has access to their casting space when needed. Kristen has a very pleasant persona and she has the ability to put both talent and clients at ease. She has an extended database of SAG/AFTRA actors and non-union actors as well.
Over the years she has developed her own personal style. She likes to serve as her own camera operator during casting, as she feels it helps keep her in touch with talent. She is always focused on the project at hand and running her sessions in a direct and intimate fashion allows her to keep on point and always have the essence and vibe of the script in mind. Kristen prides herself on finding the right person for the role, and she’s been known to find what’s needed at farmer’s markets, sporting events, medical conventions, job sites, skateboard parks….wherever. Of course she is tuned into the local talent agencies as well.
Kristen works both locally and nationally. She specializes in commercials, industrials, short films, print and music videos. She always likes to go “green” when possible. She can do “paperless” castings and has access to state of the art equipment that makes it possible to post video and still auditions on-line. Clients can add their own notes, tag favorites, and share them with staff or others needed in the decision making process. This all adds up to a seamless and easy process for the clients, who have given her rave reviews.
We have done our homework at productionhotspot and think we have done a good job of highlighting some of the Bay Areas key resources. With a track record of success and favorable reviews by both her clients and peers, we are confident that Kristen is someone you should get to know.