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  • My Story. My Type. How 10 Actors Cast Themselves To Perfection In A Short Film

    In times like these I’m certain that every artist is stymied when bloodshed and battery shatter into our daily lives and leave our hearts in shards and  pieces.
    But after a positively mind-altering on-camera bootcamp weekend, (July 9-10th) my shattered heart […]

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  • An Embarrassing Confession … (By A Patron Saint!)

    One day whilst preparing to teach a practical class (acting class) with my flagship group at the University of Hull, in Yorkshire, England I suddenly stopped and allowed myself to see the wall of  18-20somethings standing in front of me.   […]

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  • Standing Up For My Self

    “I was at the Academy of Motion Pictures HQ the other day and…
    … and  Juliet Taylor CSA, casting director extraordinaire was being interviewed about her illustrious career as a casting director. Ms Taylor has cast 40 of Woody Allen’s film […]

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  • The Power in Limitation

     …today I recognize that the very  limitations and contrasts that provoked a sense of futility, fear, doubt, even depression at times, yes, also provoked my imagination and  artistic sensibilities to awaken and thrive. 
    As an Artist I discovered my sense of true […]

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  • Say It Loud….


    As a black, female, casting director, actress, director, for stage and screen, it’s … interesting to observe the current furore around #oscarssowhite.
    From this English woman’s perspective: “we are quite Bemused”!   Finally, a clamorous  noise is being made in Hollywood.  […]

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    When I met Z Nation producers for Season 2, they had some criticisms about  the casting process for Z Nation, Season 1. It was to be expected and, in truth, it was to be welcomed and dreaded at one and […]

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  • For Artists the struggle is not always financial

    One of the most  fascinating things for me to observe in an Actor  is the  dance of self-doubt and the degree to which we will lie to ourselves. It often takes a coach (or a therapist, yes) to unmask the […]

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  • CD’s Purpose

    I am  driven by Passion and Purpose. While Passion alone (in any context) is what so many  artists are propelled by, it is really our sense of Purpose that keeps us on task and brings us desired results. That said, […]

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  • A Good Headshot: Holy Grail of ‘The Biz’

    “Er….which headshot should I use?”

    It  is my season for headshots  and online profiles. Between mid-March and the end of April I reviewed close to 3000 headshots  and resumes for Sy Fy’s  Z Nation Season 2.

    What makes a good headshot for […]

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  • Waiting …

    It has been an extraordinary month for Nike Imoru Casting. On February 23rd 2025 CD launched the Seattle casting office. On March 2nd,  Jodi Binstock and Steve Graham, Producers at Go2Digital,  contacted CD with an invitation to be the Key […]

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Read the reviews of some of our Customers.

I can’t tell you how illuminating I found your Q&A to be. I felt so grateful on behalf of the actors that they have you there … You are so uplifting it was truly a joy to spend that time with you. I can’t thank you enough for coming out and sharing your wisdom. Much appreciated,

--Rochelle Rose National Director of Performers Programs SAG-AFTRA Foundation

I cannot tell you how literally LIFE CHANGING that weekend was for me. I went through this week, still pondering, thinking, reflecting. My mindset has changed, not just about acting, but about my life as a whole. I wish I could more eloquently state how or why, but it is a something still ruminating. I appreciate so much your approach to us, actors - your sincerity, how purely you show concern and care, how delicate - yet non-relenting you are with us. You saw a side of me that maybe one other person (my husband) has ever seen... and perhaps not a side, but the realest version of myself. Very few have that ability to get me to open up and bare my soul. I appreciate you. Thank you, sensei.

Bonnie Dichone, PhD

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you want to become a Master Chef (metaphorically), seek Nike Imoru. This was my third development session learning from this Master, and it was possibly one of the best investments I could have made. Nike is, in the best sense, human and compassionate, while at the same time being on point, factual, and straightforward business, helping us understand and develop our inner selves. Much of that has to come from within, but this phenomenon, this person, this conjuror, Nike, nurtures, coaches, and extracts the best from us, if we let her.

Ron Weaks, Spokane, WA