Emily has established a reputation as one of the top independent casting directors. Her credits include Second Hand Lions, Billy Bob Thornton’s Daddy and Them, and Gregory Nava’s award winning PBS series, American Family.
Emily was trained by Mali Finn, one of the best-respected casting directors in the business, for over 10 years. During this time she worked with such directors as James Cameron (Titanic), Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential), Joel Schumacher (A Time to Kill), Frank Darabont (The Green Mile), Larry and Andy Wachowski, Brian DePalma, and Steven Shainberg. Together, she and Mali cast Tigerland, The Wood, and Joyride.
Some of the films she has cast have appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, including The United States of Leland, Bookies, Chrystal, Steel City, Right At Your Door, and The Go-Getter. Last year Emily cast That Evening Sun, which won multiple Jury and Audience awards, and received two Independent Spirit Award cast nominations. THE DOG PROBLEM premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, and BORDERTOWN at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.