9-30-11: Maryland Morning Screen Test: Pat Moran

September 30, 2011 at 7:55 am 1 comment

Casting director Pat Moran. Photographs by Valerie Paulsgrove.

Pat Moran is a renowned casting director whose stamp can be found on numerous feature films and television shows.  She’s worked with John Waters, Barry Levinson, David Simon, and many of the industry’s top directors.  “John Waters taught me how to do it,” says Moran, about casting. “And Barry Levinson legitimized me.”

On Wednesday night, the woman who judges screen tests for a living took one of her own — the Maryland Morning Screen Test.  Arts and culture ace Tom Hall interviewed her on Wednesday, September 28, in front of a live audience at the Windup Space in Baltimore’s Station North.  They talked about how she spots talent, how she works with directors and writers, and how to make a squad room look like a squad room.

In this web extra, you can hear Tom talk with Pat about her Emmy win for “Homicide:  Life on the Street,” and how she’s not afraid to cast against type. https://mdmorn.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11873&action=edit

All photographs by Valerie Paulsgrove.  Please check out her other work, too, on her website, or at an exhibit currently at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.

Also to check out: the band Lands and Peoples, whose people Caleb Moore designed our snazzy Screen Test poster.   And thanks to Joe Squared, who provide delicious nosh for our Screen Test evenings — you can try it yourself in Station North, or their new location down at Power Plant.

You can learn more about Pat’s work, and her latest project, the HBO show “Veep,” on her website.

Tom Hall at the September Maryland Morning Screen Test.

Tom and Pat talk casting.

Entry filed under: Arts and Culture, Movies, On Air, Screen Test. Tags: , , , .

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jonathon  |  October 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    very nice article. Pat is one of a kind, dearly loved and truly dedicated to her craft. It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to audition for her and book the shows I have thru her


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