Casting Talent in the Cruise Industry

The Cruise Industry contributes over $150 Billion in economic activity every year and is expected to grow at a rate of 11.5% between 2024 and 2032! In 2024, 30 million passengers will take a cruise, served by approximately 360,000 crew members with 10% of all crew being directly employed in entertainment services. Over the years, […]

2024 Oscars Review

The 96th Academy Awards showcased a triumphant night for “Oppenheimer,” which led the pack with a total of 13 nominations and clinched the most Oscars, securing seven wins. These wins included prestigious categories such as Best Picture, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy, as well as awards for Cinematography, Editing, and […]

JamarGig Celebrates the Stars of Casting at the 39th Artios Awards

At the 39th Artios Awards, celebrated achievements in casting across films, television, and theater were honored in a grand affair that spanned three ceremonies across two continents. Esteemed winners in the film category included notable titles such as “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “The Holdovers,” “Past Lives,” and “Barbie,” showcasing the diverse and exceptional talent […]

It’s About Time: The Long-Awaited Recognition of Casting in the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, a pinnacle of cinematic excellence, has long celebrated the myriad facets of filmmaking, from the glitz of acting to the precision of directing. Yet, for all its diversity in categories, a glaring omission has persisted: the recognition of casting. This oversight is finally set to be corrected with the introduction of a […]


The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols Case Study Background: The Little Red Company (TLRC), a production company in Brisbane, Australia, produces the popular Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols show with 7,000 attendees and 1,000,000 broadcast viewers annually. Handling over 700 applicants for 150 roles posed significant challenges in their talent casting process. Challenges Faced: TLRC were using […]

2024 Oscar Nominees!

The 2024 Oscar nominations featured a historic nod for Lily Gladstone, a dominant 13 nominations for ‘Oppenheimer’, and 11 for ‘Poor Things’. Bradley Cooper received three nominations, increasing his lifetime total to 12, but both he and Greta Gerwig were overlooked for the Best Director category. Announced by Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid at the […]

Congratulations to all the 2023 75th Emmy Award winners!

Please find a summary of the amazing winners for the 2023(delayed) 75th Emmy Award Winners! Outstanding Drama Series: “Succession” stood out among other nominees, including “Andor,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “House of the Dragon,” “The Last of Us,” “The White Lotus,” and “Yellowjackets,” showcasing its strong narrative and captivating performances. Outstanding Comedy Series: “The […]

The Price of Free Tools

Uncovering the Hidden Expenses in Your Workflow Discover the value of owning and controlling a personal talent database in the casting industry. Casting directors are the unsung heroes of the entertainment industry, meticulously matching talent with roles to create memorable performances. While their bustling offices should serve as the epicentre where creativity and passion seamlessly […]

Critics Choice Awards winners

Congratulations to all the exceptional 29th Critics Choice Awards winners! “Oppenheimer” dominated the 2024 Critics Choice Awards, securing eight victories, including best picture, best director (Christopher Nolan), and best supporting actor (Robert Downey Jr.). “Barbie” trailed closely with six wins, including best comedy and best song (“I’m Just Ken”). The awards ceremony brought surprises in […]

Congratulations to all the exceptional Screen Actors Guild nominees!

JamarGig would also like to recognize the casting and production teams that made these amazing shows come to life! FILM NOMINEES Motion Picture cast American FictionBarbieThe Color PurpleKillers of the Flower MoonOppenheimer Male Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture Bradley Cooper, MaestroColman Domingo, RustinPaul Giamatti, The HoldoversCillian Murphy, OppenheimerJeffrey Wright, American FictionFemale Actor […]