A casting director with over 20 years' experience, Diane is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America. She is the 2013 ARTIOS winner for casting "Silver Linings Playbook" and 2013 Primietime EMMY nominee for casting USA network's "Political Animals."
Diane has cast principal actors in many independent feature films, in addition to major studio films including: "Jersey Girl" (K. Smith), "Signs" , "Unbreakable", "The Sixth Sense" (N. Shyamalan), "Lucky Numbers" (N. Ephron), "Jesus' Son" (A. MacLean), "National Treasure" (J. Turtletaub), "Invincible" (E. Core), "Rocky Balboa" (S. Stallone.)and M. Night Shyamalan's, "The Last Airbender" , Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones", F. Gary Gray's "Law Abiding Citizen," and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."
Diane also works as a production consultant to independent filmmakers and donates her services to student filmmakers in the Philadelphia area.
Before life as a casting director, Diane was an actor and director herself, appearing in over 25 regional and touring shows for the stage and has performed in films such as "Dead Poets Society" and "Two Plus One". Diane has also served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors' Guild and is an active member of Pennsylvania Film Industry Association.
Diane is a graduate of Temple University's Department of Theatre and is proud to be a member of two "Halls of Fame": Temple University's and her high school, St. Hubert's.
Casting Director, 2013 ARTIOS winner for casting "Silver Linings Playbook" and 2013 Primietime EMMY nominee for casting USA network's "Political Animals."
Since graduating the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Jason has been involved in many aspects of filmmaking. He has worked for the Screen Actors' Guild in member relations, and as a talent agent. Jason has also worked on-set for film and television productions such as: CBS' "Hack", "Cold Case", "Like Mike", and "The Italian Job." As an actor Jason has been in several Television and Film projects such as "The Sopranos", "Dawson's Creek", "Hack", "Cold Case", and "Freedom Song."
Currently, Jason is a Casting Director at Heery Casting, and is a member of the Prestigious Casting Society of America. Jason has worked on major studio features such as: "National Treasure", "Invincible", "Charlotte’s Webb", "Rocky Balboa", "Shooter" and the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan feature, "The Happening" , Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones," and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." His indie film credits include "The Woodsman", "Shadowboxer", "Dead Man Down", "Dead Riot", and "Tooth and Nail."
Colleen is the newest addition to the Heery Casting Family! Colleen graduated this year from Rowan University with her Bachelors’ degree in Radio, TV & Film. (Magna Cum Laude-Congratulations Colleen!) Some of her student film projects have been screened at area festivals and were well received. She came on board at Heery Casting during a huge feature film project, where she received her “baptism of fire”. Colleen hit the ground running here on her first day and hasn’t stopped since.
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Tommy is our ever-watchful security dog- just don’t wake him from his day-long nap. He is a “ridgeless” Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives for coming to work everyday, and looks forward to greeting everyone. Tommy also has enjoyed being in front of the camera, in his recurring role as Ethan’s dog in the Nickelodeon TV series, “What Goes On.” Because of Tommy’s diligence, our office is squirrel-free!
Our staff page would be incomplete without a tribute to Mary Ann Black. Mary Ann was a shining light, a sane person in our insane world of show business, and a great friend. She was always a voice of encouragement and inspiration to all that came into her orbit.
Mary Ann retired from teaching at Ridley High School, easily taking on her role as casting director as her “retirement” job. She was an integral part of Heery Casting from the beginning and we are grateful that we had the privilege of having Mary Ann in our lives.
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