A casting director with over 20 years' experience, Diane is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America. She is the 2013 ARTIOS winner for casting "Silver Linings Playbook" and 2013 Primietime EMMY nominee for casting USA network's "Political Animals."
Diane has cast principal actors in many independent feature films, in addition to major studio films including: "Jersey Girl" (K. Smith), "Signs" , "Unbreakable", "The Sixth Sense" (N. Shyamalan), "Lucky Numbers" (N. Ephron), "Jesus' Son" (A. MacLean), "National Treasure" (J. Turtletaub), "Invincible" (E. Core), "Rocky Balboa" (S. Stallone.)and M. Night Shyamalan's, "The Last Airbender" , Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones", F. Gary Gray's "Law Abiding Citizen," and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."
Diane also works as a production consultant to independent filmmakers and donates her services to student filmmakers in the Philadelphia area.
Before life as a casting director, Diane was an actor and director herself, appearing in over 25 regional and touring shows for the stage and has performed in films such as "Dead Poets Society" and "Two Plus One". Diane has also served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors' Guild and is an active member of Pennsylvania Film Industry Association.
Diane is a graduate of Temple University's Department of Theatre and is proud to be a member of two "Halls of Fame": Temple University's and her high school, St. Hubert's.
Casting Director, 2013 ARTIOS winner for casting "Silver Linings Playbook", 2013 Primietime EMMY nominee for casting USA network's "Political Animals" and 2016 ARTIOS nominee for casting ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Jason has been involved in many aspects of filmmaking. He has worked as a talent agent and also for the Screen Actors' Guild in member relations. Jason has also worked on-set for film and television productions such as: CBS' "Hack", "Like Mike", and "The Italian Job." Now retired from acting Jason has been in several Television and Film projects such as "The Sopranos", "Dawson's Creek", "Hack", "Cold Case", and "Freedom Song." Most recently Jason just wrapped up Production on his first feature film that he developed and produced called “Zeroes.”
Currently, Jason is a Casting Director at Heery-Loftus Casting, and is a member of the Prestigious Casting Society of America. Jason has worked on major studio features such as: "National Treasure", "Invincible", "Law Abiding Citizen", "Rocky Balboa", "Shooter", "The Lovely Bones," "Silver Linings Playbook, ABC’s Pilot “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Creed.”
Colleen is the newest addition to the Heery Casting Family! Colleen graduated from Rowan University with her Bachelors’ degree in Radio, TV & Film. (Magna Cum Laude-Congratulations Colleen!) Some of her student film projects have been screened at area festivals and were well received. She came on board at Heery Casting during a huge feature film project, where she received her “baptism of fire”. Colleen hit the ground running here on her first day and hasn’t stopped since.
Our staff page would be incomplete without a tribute to Mary Ann Black. Mary Ann was a shining light, a sane person in our insane world of show business, and a great friend. She was always a voice of encouragement and inspiration to all that came into her orbit.
Mary Ann retired from teaching at Ridley High School, easily taking on her role as casting director as her “retirement” job. She was an integral part of Heery Casting from the beginning and we are grateful that we had the privilege of having Mary Ann in our lives.
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