Scenes with Marin Hope

Casting Access


Scenes with Marin Hope

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Begins at 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST
Check-in begins at: 12:55 PM PST | 3:55 PM EST

3 Hours

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


This class will include a Q&A with LA based Casting Director Marin Hope, followed by a prepared work session. 

Participating actors will choose, prepare and perform sides from film or television.  Additional preparation details will be sent via email with your RSVP confirmation.


Marin Hope is a Los Angeles native and LA-based Casting Director. She started  her career in 2006, after landing a position at ABC Primetime Casting New York,  under casting executive, Marci Philips. She would go on to work with casting  directors, Judy Henderson, Suzanne Smith-Crowley, Jessica Kelly, Billy Hopkins  and Ann Goulder on projects such as Showtime's Homeland, The Perks of Being  a Wallflower, ABC’S Pan Am, The Wolverine, Labor Day, ABC's Zero Hour,  Noah, The Maze Runner, NBC'S The Blacklist, and HBO's Bessie before  returning to Los Angeles in 2014.  

In 2015, Marin joined Define American as their Entertainment Media  Director. Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization  founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, who’s  mission is to use the power of storytelling to transcend politics and shift the  conversation around immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing  America. In addition to expanding Define American’s impact in television,  film and entertainment, Marin produced the first annual Define American  Film Festival in Des Moines, preceding Iowa’s 2016 Presidential Caucuses.  

Marin has since opened her own casting office, often partnering with veteran  Casting Director, Heidi Levitt. Together, Marin and Heidi cast film, television,  theatre and commercial projects. Some of Marin’s credits include Raymond and  Ray directed by Rodrigo Garcia, starring Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Sophie  Okonedo and Maribel Verdú, The Roads Not Taken, directed by Sally Potter,  starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney and Salma Hayek, American  Made, directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson,  Kings, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüvene, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig,  Who Will Write Our History, directed by Roberta Grossman, starring Joan Allen  and Adrien Brody, and Jamojaya directed by Justin Chon which premiered at  Sundance last year. 

Marin is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and was the  recipient of an Artios Award for casting in 2020.


You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.

NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.

Cancellations are required by midnight the night before a class. Cancellation can only be made via the website. You cannot cancel your RSVP via email or phone.  Those who have been seated by the start date are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before the start date if you cannot comply, or you will face a six month ineligibility period.  DO NOT BE LATE.  Check-in begins 15 minutes to the class start time.  If you arrive after the start time, you will not be admitted and it will be counted as a no-show.

Please note that the 30-day frequency restriction applies to this workshop. Your last frequency-restricted workshop must have taken place no less than 30 (thirty) days prior to this event to be eligible to register.

Attendance for the entirety of the class is required or it will be counted as a no-show.

This program is for educational purposes only.