Waiting ...

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It has been an extraordinary month for Nike Imoru Casting. On February 23rd 2025 CD launched the Seattle casting office. On March 2nd,  Jodi Binstock and Steve Graham, Producers at Go2Digital,  contacted CD with an invitation to be the Key casting director for Z Nation season 2.   Days later casting began in Seattle, followed by a week of casting in LA, then Seattle, then Spokane, etc. Now literally hundreds, if not thousands of decisions, questions, choices, counter-choices, offers, counter offers, speculations and possibilities are  being held in one collective breath yet to be exhaled ...

I can feel it. ...

At the time of writing, the  newest lead role, Vasquez, has yet to be cast. Various parties are still deliberating. It's 4 days until we start shooting. CD is waiting for the call. This call will either send her back to the casting process, or send her straight to email  to answer the scores of Managers&Agents who want to know if ...

CD waits. The business of back and forth does not sway her. Were it to sway her she could not also hold the space for the actor. Even as she serves the Producer, her eye is resolutely on the actor. Of course.

And the collective breath includes the NorthWest. Not just the actors, but the agents, and managers, siblings, parents, partners, co-workers, the  superstitions, the speculations: may I tell?  dare I whisper?  must I hold on? how long is just a little longer? oh HOW. DO. WE. WAIT with a sense of detachment?  Or how do distract ourselves into a place of not waiting ... ?

 

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… waiting for the call now…"The role is cast!" or “back your bags CD”?  …

CDs casting consolation in LA and the NW is that we all go through the same process. Actors in LA don’t like waiting either, just in case you were wondering. (The last time I checked it was the same with actors in Chicago, London, New York, etc)  Their managers and agents also want to know as quickly as possible if their talent got the role. Confidentially I tell you that CD was honored to receive a surprise call from a “very famous actor” offering a testimonial for his actor-friend, in consideration of a particular role. He too, on behalf of his friend,  was and indeed still is waiting to hear.  It was a very pleasant call, but as you see it did not affect the waiting period (or influence the decision-making, I hasten to add) one jot.

We are all one in this moment, with our waiting …

In truth, this is simply the nature of our business. Once we collectively exhale, now not caring who gets the role just relieved to be breathing again (!) we start over. CD waits similarly. Wanting success for all yet knowing that only one person can inhabit a single role.  And so she seeks roles for every actor and  actors for every role. And she knows, with  a passion driven by purpose-unbending,  that even the smallest role is looking for an owner to tell its story.

It is her consolation ... there are as many stories as there are actors to tell them.

 

 

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