A native New Yorker, Mark Teschner has been a casting director for 30 years. He has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “an actor’s casting director,” and TV Guide noted his “unparalleled track record for finding new talent.” For the past 24 years, Teschner has been the casting director for ABC’s General Hospital. For his work on the show he has received five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director for a Drama series, as well as an additional six nominations. Teschner is also a six-time recipient of the Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Drama Casting, given by the Casting Society of America, and has received 16 additional nominations. In addition to his work on General Hospital, he casts feature films with Teschner/Lear Casting. They have just completed casting on the features The Concerto and Category 5.
Teschner has served 4 terms on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a former vice president of the Casting Society of America.
We had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Mark in an exclusive interview. Check it out!