Lisa Marquis - Owner
Native born in Los Angeles, I've enjoyed working in the entertainment industry for over 16 years. Previous to entering into the casting world, I owned and operated an event planning and gourmet gift basket business that serviced the corporate entertainment industry, as well as, many well known celebrities. After a successful 15 year run, I decided to find a career still focused in entertainment, but one that would allow me to help others have a positive, educational, and enjoyable introduction into Hollywood.
Troy Hatt - Casting Coordinator
Starting out in theater and moving into commercials, television and film, I have been an actor since I can remember. With immeasurable help from my "Cut Above" family the Hollywood set has quickly become my home. Their support and consistent bookings allow me to do what I love. In turn, when a spot opened up in the office I didn't hesitate to jump on board. I am a firm believer in helping out the fellow actor and paying it forward.
Jao Belandres - Casting Coordinator
Born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to Los Angeles with enthusiasm and big dreams. Starting out as a dancer, I was able to explore and meet inspiring people and gain amazing experiences. Through my journey I realized my love for acting which fueled me to look high and low for a place where I can learn more about this industry from both sides. “Cut Above Casting” welcomed me with open arms and has already taught me so much. Let us work hand in hand to lift up and support one another. I am looking forward to working with all of you.
Michael James Lazar - New Faces Division
Retired from CAC after 10 years 4/27/2016. We'll miss you Mike! Thanks for all your years with us!
I am native born to Los Angeles, but spend a lot of my time in Santa Barbara, which I love. I've been working in the industry for about 4 years, but I've been an actor all my life. I have enjoyed being in numerous plays, the most recent being the "Chicago Conspiracy Trial" were I played Bobby Seale. I have also done Indie work, as well as, featured spots on some of your favorite TV shows.
"Cut Above" is home for me. I've known Lisa for years, meeting her over 9 years ago when she entered the booking service industry. I've always wanted to get a feel for what it would be like to work this side of casting and am looking forward to getting to know all of you!
By appointment only.