In recognition of its recent growth and expanding base of business, Fox Casting has announced the appointment of Susan G. Reid, formerly VP, TV & Film at Atlanta Models and Talent, as the company’s second casting director.
Founder-owner Jessica Fox-Thigpen made the announcement Monday, adding, “Susan brings to our team an unparalleled depth of experience in the entertainment industry. She has been an agent, an acting coach and a director, a mix of skills that will allow us to continue building our business in accordance with our goals while keeping pace with the dynamism of the industry.
“Susan’s expertise will allow Fox Casting to expand its efforts in attracting and mentoring new as well as existing accounts in projects for both television and the film industry.”
Reid said, “I am thrilled to join the team at Fox Casting, particularly at such a pivotal point in the growth of the TV and film industry in the Southeast.”
Fox-Thigpen founded Fox Casting in 2015 and in a very short time attracted a blue-ribbon list of feature films, documentaries and television series clients for whom she successfully attracted outstanding talent. Recent projects include 62 combined episodes of three hit TV series, Swamp Murders, Dead Silent and Your Worst Nightmare for the Investigation Discovery Channel, and U.S. casting for the upcoming Bollywood feature film Simran, directed by Hansal Mehta.
Previously, she worked as a casting director for Mick Dowd Casting in Los Angeles, where her credits included premium consumer brands such as AT&T, The Coca-Cola Co., 7-Up, Ford Motors and Toyota, as well as the Orion Pictures feature Hoosiers, starring Gene Hackman.
“Fox Casting aspires to be an advocate for actors as well as a champion of clients – an accomplishment that demands strong organizational abilities as well as effective communications and the people skills that produce successful and lasting relationships,” Fox-Thigpen said.
The company specializes in casting principals through connections with more than 150 agencies in 15 southeastern states.