Marsha Chesley has been a casting director in Toronto for more than forty years and has worked in every medium: feature films, movies-of-the-week, dramatic series, sitcoms, corporate videos, and commercials.

In addition to holding on-camera workshops and seminars, Marsha teaches in the Department of Media Studies at George Brown College. She has also written a best selling book, You Got The Part! A Casting Director Guides Actors to Successful Auditions for Film and Television, published by J. Gordon Shillingford Press

2009 Gemini Winner!

Marsha was the winner of the 2009 Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Casting for her work on THE LINE. She was responsible for the original casting and sixteen epidsodes.

The Gemini Awards honour the best in Canadian television as determined by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and other industry professionals.

You Got The Part!

You Got the Part! is a must-have resource for anyone auditioning for roles in film and television. It is a comprehensive guide showing how to land an audition, how to prepare for and perform at that audition, and how to follow up afterward.

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Read an excerpt from the March 30, 2009 article in Playback magazine!

Marsha is interviewed by Cheryl Binning for the article "Casting a long shadow".
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Read the October 13, 2008 article in Playback Magazine!

Marsha discusses the need to raise awareness about the role of the Casting Director in the article: "Casting directors getting share of credit" for Playback Magazine.
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