TV Academy Spotlights Jason La Padura

Spotlight: Jason La Padura

Jason La Padura embraces ethnic and cultural diversity in his pivotal role as a top casting director. Along the way, he and his casting colleagues have brought the world previously unknown cast members of NBC’s Heroes and a little Disney Channel movie called High School Musical.

“We treat actors with respect,” says casting director Jason La Padura, of the way his company conducts casting sessions. “We respect their time as well as their talent.”

No wonder La Padura has enjoyed a casting career for more than 30 years, the last 20 of them working with his sister Natalie Hart on such shows as Crossing Jordan, Touch, Heroes, the Disney Channel’s recent musical film Descendants and the megahit High School Musical trilogy of two telefilms and a feature…

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