Ricki Masler, CSA
Ricki G. Maslar is a successful casting director and producer with over thirty years experience in the entertainment industry. She has held a variety of positions as an agent, casting director, manager, teacher, and producer. As a casting director, Maslar has had the opportunity to work on studio and independent features with credits that include Across The Line, Brother To Brother, Paranormal Activity, Twister, The Line and Dahmer. Her actor-friendly philosophy has earned her high praise from actors and colleagues alike, yet Maslar says she is simply living and working by the 'golden rule'.
Maslar was born in Chicago and grew up in Oklahoma City. At age ten she began working as a model in local runway, print and commercials with dreams of becoming an actress. She went on to attend St. Gregory's College in Shawnee, Oklahoma where she shifted her focus from acting to a career behind the scenes.
She married out of college and became involved in the local entertainment community. Maslar was active in bringing filming to Oklahoma. She made strong connections to Hollywood and it was casting directors Janet Hirshenson and Mary Jo Slater, who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles to continue her career in entertainment.
She was recently honored by the TMA. She was nominated for the Film Casting Director of the Year. Maslar has had the privilege of casting over 100 films.
When Maslar is not casting or producing, she is mentoring up and coming talent through her workshops. Teaching has always been a passion for Maslar, who has been doing so for over fifteen years in Canada and North America. Her workshop presentation offers actors valuable insight about the entertainment industry - yet another extension of her commitment to actors.
Above all of her accomplishments, Maslar is most proud of her two children - Samantha Anne and Scott Aaron. Watching her children grow up into wonderful people who work in careers that help others has been her greatest reward. She is dedicated to helping others and believes everyone can make a difference.
Ricki G. Maslar is a respected entertainment executive, a member of CSA (Casting Society Of America), dedicated mother, and she looks forward to making films that change lives and make a difference in the world - if only for a moment. [BACK]