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NBC’s Missing Plane Mystery Pilot + More Update Casts

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Manifest”Josh Dallas is switching from fairy tales to mysterious, far-off places in his new pilot “Manifest.” The former Prince Charming from ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” has landed a starring role on NBC’s twisty drama. In a premise that brings back memories of “Lost,” the project will follow the disappearance of an airliner. Presumed to be lost at sea, the mournful family members are shocked when, years later, the plane reappears on the radar. Mysteries abound as the passengers appear entirely untouched by time. The thriller has been adding actors with the help of casting director Sara Isaacson. In addition to Dallas, Luna Blaise, Parveen Kaur, Athena Karkanis, Melissa Roxburgh, and J.R. Ramirez are all on board. Production on the pilot is anticipated to
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New Casting Directors

Lisa Soltau was living in Seattle when her friend Bonnie Gillespie sent her a book she had written called "Casting Qs," a compilation of interviews with casting directors. "I read it and I absolutely loved all the aspects of the job," says Soltau. "I loved the entertainment industry and movies and television. The process of casting sounded wonderful."She called one of the two casting offices in Seattle and ended up working as an intern there for about six months. But the CD told her she should move to New York or Los Angeles if she really wanted to pursue a career in casting. "I picked L.A. because I had lived there once for about three years and I thought it would be easier to acclimate there," Soltau says. "Plus I wanted to work on 'Six Feet Under,' which was airing at the time.
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