Lori S. Wyman, C.S.A., one of the most prominent Casting Directors in the southeast, has been casting films, television shows, and commercials in South Florida since 1979. Lori attended the University of Miami and she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Speech and Communications and her minor in Education. Upon graduating from college, she aggressively pursued a casting career and immediately started working for ACT I Talent Agency. At the time, ACT I was the biggest talent agency in the State of Florida. Quickly building a reputation as one of the most outstanding talent agents in the business, she was asked by the company that was handling the Miami Vice casting if she would be one of their staff casting directors. While there, she worked on the Principal casting for “Miami Vice” during the 2nd and 3rd seasons. At the end of the 3rd season, she was approached by the producer of “Miami Vice” and asked to come work for them directly and head up their entire casting division. She did that for the duration of the series. When “Miami Vice” wrapped, she was immediately asked to head up the casting offices of the Burt Reynolds series, “BL Stryker” and to cast the Florida episodes of Stephen J. Cannell’s “21 Jumpstreet” and “Wiseguy.” After these 3 series, Lori decided to make the lucrative move to commercials and feature film casting. In 1989 Lori was invited to become a member of the Casting Society of America, the professional organization of casting directors in the U.S. She opened her own offices in North Miami Beach in the spring of 1990. With her own studio space, offices and equipment, she was able to expand her business opportunities and provide a wider variety of services. Lori has also served on the Miami-Dade County Film, Print and Broadcast Advisory Board, helping to make decisions regarding the Film industry in Miami-Dade County. Lori is also a member and past vice-president of WOMPI, Women of the Motion Picture Industry, to whom she contributes her casting services for many of their not-for-profit films that the organization produces for the good of the community.
Awards and Nominations:
Casting Director of the Year award (2005) by the Film Recording and Entertainment Committee. (FREC)Nomination for 3 Artios Awards for the Showtime series “DEXTER” and HBO’s “Recount.”Emmy Nomination for Casting HBO’s RECOUNTWINNER – THE ARTIOS AWARD FOR CASTING HBO’S RECOUNT.
Lori has added motivational speaking to her list of already impressive credentials. Traveling all over the country, Lori draws industry beginners and professionals to hear her expertise on the subject of Auditioning for Film and Television projects. For many years Lori has also offered weekend seminars and workshops on the subject. In additiong to her own seminars, she speaks at high schools, colleges, universities and film oriented organizations. She has been interviewed for various trade publications, local newspapers and radio and television shows.Read Lori’s newest article published on the topic of SAG versus Non-Union at: http://more.showfax.com/plus/pov/ALSO, check out Lori’s 5 star rated video presentation on:Auditioning for Film and Television at Expertvillage.com.Lori has also been a panel judge and guest speaker at many national competitions and talent searches. Lori has recently published her first book titled: “The Organic Actor: Insiders Secrets to Auditioning for Film and Television” on her experiences and knowledge throughout her casting career in an effort to educate the many prospective actors on the ins and outs of the film industry. If you are interested in receiving Lori’s book you may purchase one by coming into Lori Wyman Casting OR go to authorhouse.com or amazon.com to order your copy.
- CSA – Casting Society of America
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- FSA – Florida Speaker’s Association
- FMPTA – Florida Motion Picture & Television Assoc.
- WOMPI – Women of the Motion Picture Industry