A Guide to the Casting Professionals Involved in Pay-to-Play Investigation

Courtesy of Gary Baum

Casting directors of 'Castle,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and more were among those indicted by the city attorney.

On Thursday, the Los Angeles city attorney announced cases against five prominent casting firms and 25 individuals allegedly involved in Hollywood's pay-to-play casting workshop scene. These schemes purportedly violate the state labor law, the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act. 

Several well-known casting workshop companies were named in the investigation, including Actors' Ally, The Actors Link, The Actor's Key, Your Studio Productions and The Casting Network. (The Actors Link is now known as Ace Studios.)

Owners and operators of each of these businesses were charged, as were casting associates who work with them. 

Several of the casting professionals had big names on their résumés, including American Horror Story, Castle, Criminal Minds and The Big Bang Theory. See below the credits of some of the more prominent casting professionals who were indicted. 

Actors Alley

Ty Harman

·      Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
·      The Real O’Neals (2016-2017)
·      School of Rock (2016)
·      K.C. Undercover (2016)
·      Liv and Maddie (2013-2014)
·      Shake It Up! (2012-2013)
·      The Game (2007-2009)
·      Girlfriends (2007-2008)

Lindsay Chag

·      Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
·      Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
·      Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1990)

The Actors Link

Scott David

·      Criminal Minds (2005-2016)
·      Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
·      2012 (2009)
·      Leverage (2008-2010)
·      Nash Bridges (1996)

Michele Seamon

·      Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
·      Fresh Off the Boat (2015)

Alexa Pereira

·      New Girl (2016)
·      Adventures in Babysitting (2016)
·      One Big Happy (2015)

Rebecca “Becky” Silverman

·      Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2014-2015)
·      American Horror Story (2014-2015)
·      Just Go With It (2011)
·      Without a Trace (2004-2009)
·      Criminal Minds (2010-2017)
·      Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
·      Rizzoli & Isles (2015)

The Actor’s Key
Actor’s Key, LLC

Ricki Maslar

·      Dahmer (2002)
·      Brother to Brother (2004)
·      The Bronx Bull (2016)

Nancy Foy

·      Jumanji (1995)
·      Jurassic Park III (2001)
·      Blade II (2002)
·      Doctor Dolittle (1998)
·      Let’s Be Cops (2014)
·      Ladder 49 (2004)
·      Hidalgo (2004)
·      October Sky (1999)
·      Flubber (1997)
·      Paper Towns (2015) 

Studio Productions
Live2Act, LLC

Darya Balyura

·      Switched at Birth (2013-2017)
·      Veronica Mars (2014)
·      Being Human (2013)
·      Bob’s Burgers (2012)
·      iCarly (2007-2008)
·      Transformers (2007)

Amy Cohen

·      Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor (2013-2015)
·      Everybody Hate Chris (2005-2006)
·      The Apprentice (2004)

Kimberly Ehrlich

·      Grown Ups (2010)
·      All My Children (2006-2007)
·      Poltergeist (2015)
·      Madam Secretary (2014-2015)
·      Mistresses (2013-2014)
·      Reign (2013-2014)

Rachel Rose Oginsky

·      Suits (2011-2014)
·      The Bold and the Beautiful (2016-2017)
·      Masters of Sex (2015)
·      Scream Queens (2015)

Peter Pappas

·      Two and a Half Men (2004-2015)
·      The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013)
·      Mom (2013-2017)
·      The Big Bang Theory (2006-2008)
·      Mike & Molly (2010-2011)
·      7th Heaven (2007)
·      I Didn’t Do It (2014-2015)

The Casting Network
Wintyme, LLC

Eddie Jaszek

·      Castle (2016)
·      Poltergeist (2015)
·      Bones (2010)

Miriam Hoffman

·      Ghost of Girlfriends Past (2009)
·      The Millers (2013-2015)
·      Lincoln Heights (2007-2008)
·      Night at the Museum (2006)
·      The O.C. (2006)

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