Bio

Janet Eisenberg Casting has been a fixture (a leopard-print couch, to be specific) in the New York advertising community since back in 1992. That was the year Janet, an in-house casting director at Ayer Advertising, and a recent immigrant from Los Angeles, decided to open her own voice casting business. For twenty-five years, Janet has been casting voices for TV and radio commercials and promos, animated feature films, documentaries, and television projects.

THE REASON PEOPLE KEEP COMING TO JANET EISENBERG CASTING IS JANET.

THE BEST THING ABOUT JANET EISENBERG CASTING IS THE EMPLOYEES.

THERE AREN'T ANY.

 

For over two decades, Janet has always done everything herself–from prepping jobs to directing sessions to choosing and booking talent, recording and editing her casting sessions. If you go to another casting director, you never know who'll actually be doing the casting.

 

Years ago some of you may remember, the New York casting industry was scandalized when it was discovered that casting work was being farmed out to unskilled day laborers in Malaysia and Senegal, some of them as young as five. Naturally, Janet emerged from the scandal unscathed. While casting companies are now scrupulous in regard to international labor laws, many continue to assign casting duties to inexperienced "assistants" - typically, recent college grads, many of whom are on drugs that Janet stopped using years ago. 

 

PLAYS WELL WITH ACTORS

Janet was a drama geek in high school, at a high school where being drama geek really meant something. Beverly High in Beverly Hills, CA. (Janet is not from the exclusive "90210 zip code", which explains her lack of attitude, understanding of the "common Joe", and desire for prompt payment of invoices, thank you.) Janet was also involved in theater as an undergrad at UC Berkeley. During her 30 years in New York, she has been a dedicated supporter of New York theater. While, for most, this means a subscription or two to an off-Broadway playhouse, Janet went that extra yard and actually dated an actor for five years. Janet's experience with theater and actors gives her a unique insight into the psychologies of those in whom passion and talent rage like forests on fire, while sanity flickers like a match in a thunderstorm. Janet's theatrical experience also informs her directing style and casting choices, assuring she gets the best work out of the best actors. 

 

GETS ALONG WITH CREATIVES

Janet likes creatives. And more importantly, they like her. So much so that one gay, writer-producer and his straight partner based their most successful TV series on the wacky, twisted—but at the time, for Janet, incredibly traumatic story of their relationship. Yes, Janet is the real Grace of Will &… and yes, she and the now phenomenally wealthy and famous Max Mutchnick are still collaborating. Not that she asked what he thought of the color she was painting her bathroom.

 

And then of course there’s the story of the award-winning copywriter so impressed with Janet’s work that he begged her to marry him. He was funny. He was creative. What else did she (naively) think could possibly matter? Alas it didn’t last but together they were very creative. Now Ruby is a teenager. Think Bette Davis meets Lea Michele meets Benazir Bhutto in the body of a vivacious Thumbelina. Ruby also gets along well with creatives. As long as she gets to be in charge.