CASTING for EPISODIC SERIES with Universal TV Studio Exec, JESSIE MURRAY & independent casting perspective from ALAN LUNA
Jessie Disla Murray joined Universal Television as Vice President Talent and Casting in 2018. There she works on series which include ‘Good Girls,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago Med,’ and ‘Chicago PD.’ Prior to joining UTV, Murray spent 6 years as Director of Casting for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios where she oversaw the casting of primetime series such as ‘Black-ish,’’Grown-ish,’and ‘Criminal Minds.’ Additionally, she spearheaded their Latino/Hispanic Outreach Initiative and participated in the L.A. Talent Showcase and Annual Actor Workshop Week. Murray was raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Media Studies. There she interned on major feature films which lead to stints as an independent casting director on various television series and pilots. She credits her passion for casting to one of her very first paying gigs, location casting in Argentina on Madonna/Antonio Bandera’s film, ‘Evita’. Murray is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Casting Director peer group.