About Accomplished on Camera

About AoC

Brittani Ward, Owner and Acting Coach

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After graduating from DePaul University's Digital Cinema program with a degree in screenwriting in 2010, Brittani moved to Los Angeles and worked for several years as a Casting Associate to Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, and Barbara Fiorentino. Her credits during that time include MTV's Awkward., The 100 on the CW, Lifetime's Un-Real, Homefront (Starring Jason Staham), The Trials of Cate McCall (Starring Kate Beckinsale) SexEd (Starring Haley Joel Osment), and other studio and network pilots.

In June, 2014, she began working as a Casting Director and rapidly accumulated independent feature credits on fully financed productions. These include American Wrestler: The Wizard (Starring Jon Voight, William Fichtner), Running Wild (Starring Sharon Stone, Tommy Flanagan), Don’t Sleep (Starring Cary Elwes, Drea de Matteo, Jill Hennessy), Pray for Rain (Starring Jane Seymour), Dirt (Starring Kevin Dillon), Ride (Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Sasha Alexander), Wake Up (Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Francesca Eastwood, William Forsythe, Malik Yoba), Here Awhile (Starring Anna Camp, Joe Lo Truglio, Steven Strait), Follow Me (Starring Keegan Allen, Holland Roden, Ronen Rubinstein, Denzel Whitaker, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, and Dimiter D. Marinov from Green Book), Monuments (Starring Marguerite Moreau, David Sullivan, and broadway star Javier Muñoz from Hamilton), and Back to Lyla (Starring Tracie Thoms and Emma Kenney from Shameless).

Emmy Award-winning Casting Director Laray Mayfield hired Brittani as her Casting Associate in May, 2015. For three years, she allowed Brittani to continue casting projects for her own company as a Casting Director, while accruing high-level Casting Associate credits on confidential features and series. Brittani was the associate on The First (created by Beau Willimon, who also created House of Cards, and starring Sean Penn). Laray also shared ‘Casting By' credit with Brittani on character-driven indie feature Back Fork (written and directed by Josh Stewart).

Brittani Ward

In 2018, Brittani worked as the CD for Powderkeg’s inaugural anthology series: Fuse. Powderkeg is a digital studio (launched by Paul Feig and Laura Fischer) that aims to champion new comedic voices with a special commitment to female, LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color. Actors hired on Fuse include Martin Sheen, Milana Vayntrub, Jacqueline Toboni (from Easy), Raven Goodwin (from SMILF), and Tristen Winger (from Insecure). As a part of AT&T Hello Lab’s Filmmaker-Mentorship program, Brittani cast The Line (EPs Common and Shelby Stone), a short film championing women’s reproductive rights (Starring Bex-Taylor Klaus, Hayley Law, and Alicia Sixtos). Brittani has also cast three series for Abominable Pictures - a prolific production company, founded by Jonathan Stern, that produces comedic content for multi-digital platforms. Comedy stars who performed in these series include: Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Natasha Leggero, Ken Marino, Adam Pally, Jack McBrayer, Jason Mantzoukas, Claudia O’Doherty, Randall Park, Casey Wilson, Ali Wong, and Ron Funches.

Today, Brittani lives in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago and works remotely, frequenting Los Angeles about twice a month or as needed while actively casting. Her casting resume continues to grow and includes many genres – from situational comedies to dark dramas, psychological thrillers to family films. She is a fierce proponent of ethnically diverse casting, and prides herself on being intuitive, constructive, accessible, and actor-friendly.