Nancy Bishop, C.S.A.,
is an Emmy-nominated casting director, who works internationally from a Prague office.
With nearly one hundred major feature film and television projects among her credits, Nancy has cast hundreds of actors throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the U.S.
Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.
Nancy is a native of New England and trained as an actor and director at the University of Michigan and the National Theatre Institute. She earned a Master’s of Arts degree in theatre at Northwestern University. Nancy began her career as an actor, director and acting teacher in Chicago. In the 1990′s, she helped to found two cutting-edge theatre companies that are still going strong today: Strawdog Theatre and Theater Oobleck.
In the early 90’s, Black Box Theater lured Nancy to Prague, where she produced and directed a number of plays, and launched touring productions throughout Europe. This time period is ironically portrayed in Rex-Patriates, a mock- documentary film that Nancy produced and directed.
Now in addition to casting, Nancy continues to guest lecture internationally, offering on-camera master classes and seminars to develop actors’ on-camera skills and career marketing. For more information about Nancy’s coaching work, please see, Nancy Bishop Coaching In 2009 she founded the Acting For Film Program, at the Prague Film School, which offers an intensive, conservatory style training (half year or full year) program for actors in English. She is also very active on the International Film Festival Circuit, where she regularly produces and partakes in panel discussions and symposiums on the casting process. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and the International Casting Directors Network.
See this article in the Financial Times for more information about Nancy