Hey there! I'm Julia Kim

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 20 years
Title/Headline: Casting Director at Casting by Julia Kim
Known for: “Minari,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Spa Night,” “Starlet,” “But I’m a Cheerleader”
Minimum time: 60 minutes

About Me

Julia Kim is an Independent Casting Director. The films she’s worked on have been recognized by a multitude of top-tier film festivals.

“Minari” won the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. “The Last Black Man In San Francisco” won Best Director and a Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. “Spa Night” won the the John Cassavetes Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. “Starlet” received Best Ensemble Cast at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Julia also works on commercials and is excited about InvAsianLA: a project that helps Asians better navigate the Hollywood landscape.

  • Casting
  • casting director
  • filmmaking
  • indie film
  • Commercials
  • acting business
  • Indepedent filmmaking
  • Sundance
  • Independent Spirit Award
  • Asian American
  • Film Independent

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  • Open Ended Conversation

    Don’t know where to start or have multiple questions or topics you’ll like to discuss? Don’t worry about it, our expert has Open Ended Conversations so you can take as much time and go as in depth as you need so you can become your very best.

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  • ACTORS

    I have over twenty years of experience working with film and commercial Directors and Producers. Whether you’re a beginner, or trying to get to the next level, I can help Actors better understand what they need to help advance their careers. Specifically, we will discuss things like: • Your acting goals • What kind of Actor you see yourself as • Steps to achieve your goals • Classes you are or might consider taking • Tools like headshots, reels, Websites, Social Media, etc. • Comedy vs drama, TV vs film, commercials and scene study • Audition protocols and what Casting Directors expect in the room • Agent status / how to go about obtaining one • Self tape techniques and suggestions Note: This is not an acting class and consultations do not include any promise of introductions to Managers, Agents, etc. It also does not guarantee any promise of auditions.

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  • ASIANS

    I have over twenty years of experience working with film and commercial Directors and Producers. I am a member of the Casting Society of America’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and have created invAsianLA to help Asian Actors better navigate the Hollywood landscape. Whether you’re new to the industry, or trying to get to the next level, I can help Asians assess the best ways to be successful in today’s climate Specifically, we will discuss things like: • Playing up your individuality in the Asian landscape • Advice on headshots, dress, wardrobe, hair, accent, mannerisms, name and how to bridge the gap between traditional Asian tastes and western Asian tastes • Advise on extracurricular acting activities More generally, we will touch on: • Your Actor goals • What kind of Actor you see yourself as • Steps to achieve your goals • Classes you are or might consider taking • Tools like headshots, reels, Websites, Social Media, etc. • Comedy vs drama, TV vs film, commercials and scene study • Audition protocols and what Casting Directors expect in the room • Agent status / how to go about obtaining one • Self tape techniques and suggestions Note: This is not an acting class and consultations do not include any promise of introductions to Managers, Agents, etc. It also does not guarantee any promise of auditions.

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  • FILMMAKERS

    I have over twenty years of experience working alongside Directors and Producers at the beginning of the film making process. Whether you’re looking for financing, ready to attach talent or not sure what to do next, I can help you better get a handle on your possible next steps. Specifically, we will discuss things like: • What a Casting Director can do to help move projects forward • What should you budget for a Casting Director • Picking the right scenes for auditions • Audition process / how to talk to actors and prep for callbacks • When to hire a Casting Director • How to find the right Casting Director for your project • What it means to have a Casting Director ‘consult’ • First Time Director and low budget production thoughts  • Name talent - the pluses, minuses and realities • Tips to get the most from your Casting Director relationship • The casting process - breakdowns, offers, sessions, etc. • Lookbooks - importance of and how to create Note: Consultations do not include any promise of introductions to other industry personnel or my involvement in your project beyond the scheduled phone call.

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