Earlier this month, Lora Kennedy, the Head of Casting at Warner Bros., stepped down after a nearly 20 year career. Warner Bros. has decided to promote Kristy Carlson, who has been there since 1999.
Carlson worked on a lot of franchises at Warner Bros., and was a casting director on DCEU movies like Wonder Woman, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Man of Steel. She also oversaw casting for Suicide Squad and Aquaman, according to Deadline. Now she will be the head of the casting department as its senior executive.
“Kristy is a great casting executive with impeccable taste and an innate talent for placing actors in their best roles, including a number of our recent tentpole releases,” said Warner Bros. Pictures President of Production and Development Courtenay Valenti. “As the head of our casting team, she’ll help us further the Studio’s legacy of showcasing new and established talent in films of all genres across the industry’s broadest release slate. We’ll also look to Kristy to continue to do the great work of her colleague and predecessor, Lora Kennedy, who built our casting operation into one of the most successful and respected in the business.”