Sanford Casting opened in the Spring of 2000. During the past 16 years, Michael Sanford and his wonderful team have worked with many top commercial, television and film directors, production companies, and advertising agencies. Several of these clients have been nominated or have won the Oscar, Emmy, DGA and various other awards while collaborating with Sanford Casting. In 2006, Michael broadened the company's vision to include casting projects in the Spanish Language market. In 2010, he launched a feature-length and short film division whose recent credits include, A Pebble of Love, A Reason, California Solo, I Melt with You, Mosquita y Mari, The Sleepy Man, & Dustland. He shared the 2012 CSA Artios Award with his mentor and fellow casting director Heidi Levitt for their collaboration on The Artist. Additionally, Michael received the 2013 Seymour Heller Award for Commercial Casting Director of the year, which is given by the Talent Managers Association. He is also currently serving on the Diversity Committee with the Casting Society of America.