Jen Rudin is an award-winning writer and casting director who began her thirty-year career in show business as a child actor at age eight. She is the author of Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room (HarperCollins). Rudin’s current writing projects include the original pilot Starring Chloe Fisher, a recipient of a 2016 Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation award and a second rounder at the 2016 Austin Film Festival. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. Lucy in the Sky is currently being developed as a short film and received a 2017 Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Award.
Prior to writing, Rudin spent her career as an award-winning casting director. As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company from 2002 until 2009, Rudin conducted talent searches across the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid, as well as in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear. She cast Peter Bogdanovich’s film She’s Funny That Way, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.
Rudin is a proud member of New York Women in Film and Television and the Casting Society of America. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. For more info, visit www.jenrudin.com and www.purpleglassesproductions.com.
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