Todd Thaler

Gallatin Colloquia Participation; Adjunct Instructor

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Casting and Auditioning

Todd Thaler’s credits as a Casting Director date back to 1986, but he started as a Production Assistant for Rollins & Joffe Productions, Woody Allen’s Personal Managers and Producers. Soon after, he was assigned the position of Extras Casting Director, something he did on 14 of Mr. Allen’s films, (starting with The Purple Rose of Cairo), along with countless others. As a Casting Director, his credits include: Luc Besson’s The Professional, Todd Field’s Little Children, Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty, Ed Harris' directorial debut Pollock, Barbra Streisand’s The Mirror Has Two Faces, James Foley’s Perfect Stranger, Stacy Cochran’s My New Gun, Boys, and Drop Back Ten, Irwin Winkler’s Night and the City, John McNaughton’s Mad Dog and Glory, Gavin O'Connor's Tumbleweeds, John Turturro’s Mac, Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes, and his most recent Fading Gigolo, James Mangold’s Heavy and CopLand, and Wayne Wang’s Because of Winn-Dixie, Maid in Manhattan, and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. Over the years, he has also cast many projects for television, including Peter Berg’s short lived Wonderland, and the NBC comedy, Ed, for which he was nominated for the Emmy Award. In addition to private coaching, he also teaches at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and the Atlantic Theatre Acting School.