Entertainment Casting Office
(BASED IN NEW YORK, NY)

 

Stark Naked Productions Inc./Elsie Stark Casting is known for creative casting for each project our clients bring us. We see it as the “thrill of the hunt”. When you work in New York, one of the most diversified, multi-cultural and talent driven cities in the world, there is no limit to the people you can find. We are passionate about the importance of casting. Finding actors and introducing them to our clients during the audition process is the most exciting part of casting.
 

Producing Creative Talent With Passion & Diversity

We understand our client's needs and each project has our full dedication. Whether it's commercials, television, theater, film, voice-over or real people the goal is still the same and it's to bring those characters or concepts that are on the page and breath life into them with the best actors available. I think it's the most pivotal part of casting because without the right actors the rest of the creative team doesn't have anyone to direct, say the words, style or light. It starts with casting and it evolves into the project it is meant to be. Our style of casting has always been open, diversified and edgy and with today's social media tools there are no boundaries. We can cast beyond our geographical area and bring the best talent to your project. Our Latin Casting Triangle extends from New York to Miami to L.A!

With years of experience, Elsie Stark and Elizabeth Gans are dedicated to the art of casting without boundaries or limitations.
 
Elsie Stark & Elizabeth Gans —  Stark Naked Productions in New York, NY
 
Latin Casting Triangle — Casting Director in New York, NY
 
Based in New York With Clients in the United States, Europe, Africa & the Middle East
 

Meet Our Casting Directors

 
ELSIE STARK
Casting Director
 
I'm a Latina from Puerto Rican/Peruvian parents who grew up in Queens in a Jewish neighborhood. I consider myself a trilingual New Yorker. I go from “Oye vey” to “Hola” in 2 seconds flat. I definitely have a sense of humor since I feel I grew up in an “I Love Lucy” kind of childhood.
 
 
 
Elsie Stark Baby pic
 
Elsie & Kiki
 
 
I've been in the industry since I left college and a Casting Director for many years, so no request is impossible or too crazy. I have seen it all but what has not changed is the fun of finding the best actors for each project my clients bring me. I call it the “thrill of the hunt”. When you work in New York one of the most diversified, multi-cultural and talent driven cities in the world there is no limit to the people you can find. I love casting because I love talent. I love finding actors and introducing them to my clients. There is a charge I get when my directors and producers come out of a session all jacked up because they have so many choices to fill the roles they are looking for or when they are blown away by an actor that they underestimated.
Whether it's commercials, television, theater, film, voice-over or real people the goal is still the same and it's to bring those characters or concepts that are on the page and breath life into them. I think it's the most pivotal part of a project because without the right actors the rest of the creative team doesn't have anyone to direct, write for, style or light. It starts with casting and it evolves into the project it is meant to be. My style of casting has always been open, diversified and edgy and with todays social media tools there are no boundaries.
Elsie Stark has cast over 7000 commercials of every conceivable type from on-camera to voice-over; from children to models to dancers to real people on location; from the dramatic to wacky comedy
Ms. Stark is a member of New York Women in Film & Television and on of the Advisory Board of Directors of (H.O.L.A.) the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She worked on the N.Y. ADDY AWARDS from 1991-1996 and was co-chairperson for the 1995 ADDY'S.
 

ELIZABETH GANS
Casting Director
 
Somewhere between crawling and walking, my parent's found me for the umpteenth time swinging from a chandelier. With so much wisdom, and quite frankly great concern for expensive lighting fixtures, Mom and Dad introduced me to the arts!
 
 
 
Elizabeth School Pic Laugh
 
Corset Laugh
 
 
I was introduced at first through ballet and the rocket went from there. After 9 years on pointe my feet said try musical theater. Dance grew into musical theater which grew into drama and the love of acting. A wonderful stepping stone was built from my BFA to casting. At the turn of the century and the SAG strike, I decided to leave performing to others and searched to stay in the arts. Stark Naked was crazy enough to take on this artist and show me the Casting Way!
I still pinch myself when I realize I get to "play” with actors for a living while having my director's vision in mind. I have top Hollywood and Broadway stars in my studio one day, and on-the-street interviews with "plain folks" the next day with all of the journeymen actors in between. I truly love nothing more than to find "that perfect one" for every project.
Ms. Gans considered one of the best voice over casting directors in New York auditioning and working with major celebrities for major advertising endorsement commercials in both English and Spanish.
She is a member of New York Women in Film & Television.
 

casting Colleague Info & Links

 
In L.A:
Blanca Valdez Casting
1001 N. Poinsettia Pl.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Tel. 323-876-5700
Email: Blanca@BlancaValdez.com
Website: blancavaldez.com
In Miami:
George Ortiz Casting
P.O. Box 14-4682
Coral Gables, FL 33114
Tel. 305-567-0720
Email: studio@georgeortizcasting.com
Website: georgeortizcasting.com
 

Casting Projects


For more information about Stark Naked Productions, contact Ms. Stark and Ms. Gans today at (212) 366-1903.