MIKE LEMON, C.S.A., Film Casting
Mike has been a casting director for over 20 years after 12 years as an actor and director. He was a member of SAG and AFTRA with experience on stage, on
camera and in the sound studio. Bringing his performance experience to casting, he has earned a reputation as an "actor's director" who brings out the best in auditioning talent. In 2001 he was
honored by being admitted into the Casting Society of America, the professional association for casting directors.
He's a co-founder and host of The Lab, a
Filmmakers' Workshop which has inspired and facilitated the production of seven independent films in seven years. He's on the Advisory Board of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and the planning committees for both the TAGP annual auditions and The Barrymore Awards. He's also been on the steering committee of Indy Fest for The Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema and The Atlantic City Film Festival and his close ties with the Philadelphia Film Office, The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association (PIFVA) and the Sharon Pinkenson Film Project.
Mike's dedicated to his work, his community, his seven children (Tim, JJ, Tom, Scott, Mischa, Jeff and Katherine) and two grandchildren.