Panelist: Joseph Middleton - Casting Director
Acclaimed casting director Joseph Middleton is the ultimate star-magnet. Since making his mark in this business with his exquisite casting in the film Go, featuring Katie Holmes and Sarah Polley, followed by his move to cast Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On, Middleton's Blackberry has not stopped bleeping. Consequently, of late, Middleton has been responsible for casting the majority of Hollywood's most popular films, including everything from Legally Blonde to In Good Company and the upcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Memorable casting sessions for Middleton include the time an actress passionately kissed him in an audition (she got the part) and another time an actor decided to toss Middleton across the room during an audition (he did not get the part). Middleton is the president of his own company, Middleton Casting, and he resides in Los Angeles, California.