After graduating from The University of Southern California, Pam was hired by CBS Television. After a few months, she became Assistant to the Head of Casting. Six months later, she left CBS Television to become Vice President of Casting for ABC Television. A year later, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Casting for the ABC Television Network. She oversaw the casting for all series, mini-series, television movies and daytime soaps. Pam left ABC Television to become a Production Vice President for Paramount Pictures under Michael Eisner. After several years as a motion picture and television executive, Pam decided to open her own casting company. For the last several years, Pam has been an independent feature Casting Director. During this time, she has cast numerous features: Zorro, City Slickers, Waterdance, The Craft, Angels in the Outfield, Tremors, Dick, The Moderns, Goldeneye, Music Box, Baby Boom, Cookie’s Fortune, Gosford Park, and Prairie Home Companion. Pam has just completed six episodes of the television series “Sensitive Skin” . Pam is currently casting “Zoom” produced
By Fernando Meirelles and starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Pill, Hyena Road directed by Paul Gross and “The Drowsy Chaperone” starring Geoffrey Rush. She has been fortunate to work with many talented directors such as: Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph, Martin Campbell, Tom Hooper, Barry Levinson, and Paul Schrader.
Pam is a past President of The Casting Society of America, position she held for six years. She served on the Board of Trustees of The Wildwood School as chair of fundraising and as a Trustee of Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood. She teaches at UCLA in the Entertainment Studies Department and lectures at The Los Angeles Film School, Harvard University and USC. She is a member of the Media Access Task Force and is currently on The Western Council of the Actors Fund. She is an active member of the Motion Picture Academy Arts & Sciences and on the Casting Directors Peer Group of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Pam is also a recipient of the Lady Filmmakers Illumination Award
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