The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Thursday, May 25th, 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsored by the Casting Society of America

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

The Casting Process for Immersive Media - CGI-VR-Games etc.

Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, CSA, Casting Director, Interactive, Quantic Dream for Sony

Ivy Isenberg, CSA, VR and Gaming (Call of Duty:Black Ops 1, 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)

Emily Schweber, CSA, Video Games, (Battlefield Franchise, Wolfenstein and Killzone)


Suzanne Goddard-Smythe had been working with Quantic Dream as their USA casting Director since 2010. Projects they have worked together on are BEYOND: TWO SOULS starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, a short for the Sony Playstation 4 launch THE DARK SORCERER and their new project to be released later this year DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN.  Suzanne is an Artios and Heller Award winner for casting.


Emily Schweber is a feature film casting director and has cast over 100 movies. Emily graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in studio art.  She first began in casting by assisting with commercials and extras in the Bay Area.  Soon after moving to Los Angeles, she was trained by the late Mali Finn, one of the most respected casting directors in the business. During Emily’s time under Mali Finn, they worked with such directors as James Cameron (on Terminator 2, True Lies, and Titanic), Curtis Hanson (on LA Confidential and Wonder Boys), Joel Schumacher (on The Client, Batman Forever and A Time to Kill), Frank Darabont (on The Green Mile), Larry and Andy Wachowski (on The Matrix), Brian DePalma (on Mission Impossible), and Steven Shainberg, Tigerland, and The Wood. Many of the films she has cast have appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Asian-American film festivals.: Video game credits include major franchise video games: Battlefield 1; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare; Battlefield 4; Wolfenstein: The New Order; Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst; Dead Rising 3; Killzone: Shadow Fall.