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Location Casting

Arvold Casting, based in Charlottesville, VA is a full service casting company with in-depth knowledge of actors based in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as Los Angeles.

We cast for a wide-range of projects – feature film, television, theatre, industrial, commercial, print, and voice over. Each and every role is equally important to us. Our ability to dig and recognize talent results in finding the actor, face, and persona to best match a character. We enjoy our job…there is nothing more satisfying than witnessing words come to life.

Our selection of faces are recognized on screen, stage, web and mobile devices. Our Los Angeles relationships are strong; we can cast name talent. Our knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland – DC – Virginia – North Carolina) talent pool is equally deep; our expertise in local casting and searches is recognized throughout the industry.

Location and Commercial Casting

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  • Hitting Home Hitting Home (PSA)
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  • “90% of directing is casting” — Elia Kazan

  • We love film.  We love actors.  We love collaborating.  What better job could we have?

  • “Erica loves working with actors. She not only respects an actor’s process, she understands an actor’s process for creating character. Her complete focus in every audition session is to help an actor make original, truthful, present moment choices in front of a director.”
    -Richard Warner

  • Every face has a story.

  • We provide a productive and selective process for our clients.

  • “I wouldn’t dream of casting east of the Mississippi without Professor Arvold by my side. Wait a minute. Okay. West of the Mississippi as well…”
    -Erik Jendresen

  • Providing a safe space for an actor to do their best work is a nuanced skill.

  • “Erica was pivotal in casting the feature Wish You Well, providing us a level of talent that exceeded our expectations. Her skills were felt throughout the filming process and her seasoned eye helped deliver both a rewarding production experience and a truly wonderful film. I look forward to working with this true professional again.”
    -David Baldacci

  • Casting is an art form both off the screen as well as on the screen.

  • Erica Arvold

    Casting Director

    Erica Arvold is a producer and a casting director.
    She loves putting together an ensemble of actors
    equally as much as she loves putting together a production team.
    She loves story…character driven story.
    And she’s old school (aka, she’s worked on a ton of stuff).

    For more about Erica, please click here.

     

  • Anne Chapman

    Casting Director

    Anne Chapman often collaborates with Erica Arvold Casting.  Anne has worked in casting or as a talent agent for over 25 years.  She is an Adjunct Professor and the casting director for VCUarts Cinema.  Born and raised in the midwest, Anne earned a BA in Theatre and Film from the University of Kansas, and lived and worked in New York, Chicago, Beijing and London before moving to Richmond, VA in 1998 with her husband and two children.

    For more about Anne, please click here.

     

  • Michelle Kelly

    Casting Associate

    Michelle’s business degree and screenwriting experience gives her a unique casting perspective. Known for her (sometimes imperceptible) sense of humor as well as her complete disregard for normal and sane working hours, Michelle has been Casting Associate for many local, national and global projects.

    For more about Michelle, please click here.

     

     

  • Allison Switter

    Casting Assistant

    Allison has a degree in History and Political Science and minors in Spanish, Philosophy and Religion, and yet somehow fell into the career of Casting.  Her favorite hobby is to write – a lot.

    For more about Allison, please click here.

     

  • Christian Greenwood

    Assistant

    Christian Greenwood recently graduated from the University of Virginia where she majored in Drama and minored in African American Studies.  She is the newest member of the Arvold team. Her favorite activities include working at Arvold, eating, and napping.  She is brilliant and hilarious.

    For more on Christian, please click here.

  • Claire Cundiff

    Claire Cundiff recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Media Studies and a minor in Leadership. Her favorite part of working at Arvold is making people’s dreams come true every day.

    For more about Claire, please click here.

  • Shannon Laribo

    Shannon Laribo is a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a dual degree in Cinema (BA) and Sociology (BS) and a minor in Anthropology.
    For the first time, she realized that her passion was compromised as she became torn between film and research.  However, her third grade dream to be a screenwriter was far stronger than her other hobbies and she continues to pursue it.

    For more on Shannon, click here.

     

  • Michael Duni

    Michael Duni has been making films since he was 16. He has an immense passion for directing actors, cooking French cuisine, and playing the piano. Most people don’t realize that Michael Duni has a first name, so you’re welcome to call him Duni.

    For more about Michael (or as we at arvold call him, Duni), click here.

  • Courtney Maino

    Courtney Maino graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Digital Video and Cinema and a minor in Creative Writing. A film and television geek, Courtney is fluent in both sarcasm and movie quotes, which just shows that it’s her density to be in the film industry. I mean destiny… [that’s a Back To the Future joke - Courtney recommends adding it to your queue]

    For more about Courtney, click here.

     

  • Bethany Carlson

    Bethany’s background is in international finance, scientific research, teaching mathematics to artists – and a passion for film.  Her career started as a NASA researcher…which naturally led to everything from risk management for the Swedish Government to leading desert treks in Peru. And now, of course, casting.

    For more about Bethany, please click here.

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