HARRIET GREENSPAN is a former New Yorker who has spent her entire career working primarily in Hollywood as one of the town's top casting directors.
After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts, with a minor in Speech Communication, from Cal State Northridge (“They have a terrific theater department!” she says), Harriet began working in the offices of the legendary casting director, Lynn Stalmaster, handling large-budget feature films, as well as television projects. From there, she landed at ABC as a casting executive, where she oversaw the casting of pilots and primetime series.
For the past several years, Harriet has concentrated her casting efforts on projects for all of the kid and teen networks, including television movies, series and pilots, as well as feature films. Currently, she just completed casting “Cinderella Live” for WB and Max 2 for MGM and WB. Harriet has also cast and coached several shows for the Nickelodeon network including, “WIT’s Academy,” and “Every Witch Way.” Harriet was also the on-set acting coach for Nickelodeon’s “House of Anubis”, which took her to England, where the series was shot.
Other credits in this genre include, "True Jackson, V.P.," "Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide," "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures," "Unfabulous," “Mr. Troop Mom”, starring George Lopez, “Shredderman Rules", and "Last Day of Summer", all for Nickelodeon, as well as all of the live action "Scooby Doo" movies for the Cartoon Network and many television movies, such as “Mean Girls 2” for Paramount and ABC Family.
Her reputation as a skilled acting coach is well earned. Harriet travels all over the country teaching acting workshops targeted to kids, teens and young adults. She also does private coaching as well as Skype coaching all over the world.
Harriet’s book, “AUDITIONOLOGY” was just released as both an e-book and a paperback. It guides young actors and their parents through the casting process, taking them on their journey to book roles in television, movies and theater.
Harriet is an Artios Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Casting.