Monday, October 10th 2022 at 7:30 pm PT 
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: ERIC DAWSON, Casting Director | Partner at U/D/K Casting

At the heart of some of the biggest TV shows of our time is a Nebraskan. This month’s guest has been a creative visionary, assembling talent for some of the most-watched and awarded shows. He & his projects are Emmy award-winners, & have been shaping the cultural narrative over the last three decades.  A Salon you’ll definitely want to attend.

Join us this Monday, October 10th via Zoom to connect with this first time Salon guest. He’ll be joining from Lincoln after a recent move from LA. 

ERIC DAWSON is an Emmy Award winning television and film casting director. He also was the recipient of the Casting Directors of America’s highest award, The Hoyt Bowers Career Achievement award. He received this award in 2019 for his contributions to the casting profession and in recognition of his body of work over the last thirty years.

Eric and his business partner, Robert Ulrich, founded their Los Angeles based casting company Ulrich/Dawson Casting in 1989. They added Carol Kritzer as a partner in 1992. U/D/K Casting (as it is often referred to) has been the largest television casting company in the United States for over 25 years. The company has cast nearly 200 different TV and film projects and over 4000 hours of television.

Over the last thirty plus years, Eric and his partners have cast some of the most groundbreaking and successful projects in television. Some of their favorite shows include: AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GLEE, GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI, THE BOYS, NIP/TUCK, THE EXORCIST, 9-1-1, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, HIGHTOWN, SUPERNATURAL, FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, MELROSE PLACE, THE MENTALIST and FELICITY.

Eric has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards. He won the Emmy in 2011 for GLEE for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. He was nominated for four years in a row for his work on AMERICAN HORROR STORY. He has also been nominated for 25 Casting Society of America Awards and has won several. Eric and his partners also received a Media Access Award in recognition of their passion for the Employment of Actors with Disabilities. In 2006, Eric’s alma mater, the University of Nebraska, awarded him the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award.

U/D/K just was nominated for two CSA awards for the 2021 season. They are the only casting directors nominated for awards in both the Comedy and Drama categories.

Not only is this Eric’s first time presenting, it will be the first back-to-back Hollywood Salon hosted by each spouse! ROXANN DAWSON is an actress (STAR TREK: VOYAGER) turned director/producer (HOUSE OF CARDS, THE AMERICANS, BREAKTHROUGH) who is set to be our November 14th Hollywood Salon guest. Two must-see Salons!

Eric and Roxann have been married 27 years and have two daughters. Mia is graduating from UNL in the spring of 2022. Emma is at MIT in a PhD program.

NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for Monday, October 10th! Learn about:

  • Remote casting! And how often in-person is required.
  • His instinctive ability to masterfully assemble groups of actors together.
  • What’s on the horizon: Projects in Nebraska?

Hear his answers and more this Monday!

The Hollywood Salon

with Casting Director Eric Dawson

7:30-9:30 PM PST | Monday, October 10th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!