The Casting Society of America will host a town hall on Thursday to explore diversity, equity and inclusion in the casting process. The virtual gathering is co-sponsored by the CSA’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color Alliance and will be moderated by Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, CEO of the Disruptive Equity Education Project and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
The town hall, which starts at noon PT, is the first in a new series of panel discussions called “Closer to Equity” that the CSA will host. The town hall is open to all casting professionals, including CSA members and non-members. To register, email: [email protected]
Thursday’s panelists will include casting directors Angelique Midthunder (Georgia O’Keeffe, Big Kill), Erica Jensen (Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Kim Coleman (American Crime, Dear White People) and Zora DeHorter (12 to Midnight,
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden fielded questions from voters at an NBC News town hall event in Miami on Monday night, and in his answers he urged people to wear masks, said President Trump was partly to blame for contracting COVID-19, and suggested he shouldn’t have called him a “clown” during last week’s debate.
After a voter asked Biden about Trump’s “bullying” interruptions at the debate, moderator Lester Holt noted “it was an ugly debate, and it hit some lows — you called him a ‘clown,’ a ‘fool,’ you told him to ‘shut up.’ It seemed to go against some of the language you’ve said about, you know, not being divisive. Do you regret any part on your part?”
Biden said as Trump kept lobbing “invectives” and personal gibes at him, he tried hard “to figure out how I could possibly have him respect the debate, respect the evening.” And