Weist-Barron-Ryan is a professional full-service casting company, casting talent as principals & extras, union & non-union, in all types of productions including films, commercials, web/media content, industrial s, print work, voice overs, theatre and live events.
Why choose Weist-Barron-Ryan?
We are an award winning acting school and casting agency that has been in the Atlantic City area since 1980. In fact, we hold the title of Oldest On-Camera Acting Workshops in the Nation. With almost 40 years of being in business, our name is known and trusted nation wide for our honesty, integrity, and hard work.
WBR is family owned and operated, currently on our 3rd generation of actors. As a family owned business, we put our name on the line every time we offer our services to a customer and this work ethic has proven to be successful throughout the years to work. When you hire us, you are hiring our reputation as a family. This also means that we have extensive knowledge and experience of noticing talent and booking the perfect actor for any role.
We are connected:
We have extremely strong ties with Atlantic City and the community as a whole. We hold regular meetings with the mayor of Atlantic City and many more meetings with the Atlantic City film office and SAG/AFTRA. The city and our community know who we are, making it easy to find exactly what production is looking for. Production's are constantly pleased with how easily and quick we can get whatever it is that they need. We are confident, by using us, your production would gain tons of support in the community, which may also helps keep costs down.
Full Roster of Local, Professional, Actors:
With almost 40 years in the area, we have built an extremely extensive roster of actors, both union and non, who are local hires. We pride ourselves on knowing our actors personally. By training with us, we get to know them for who they are. This comes in handy because we know when we send our actors to a production, we know they will be professional and reliable. When you see our name on their resume, you know that you will get quality.
New Jersey Film Tax Incentives:
The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program provides a transferable credit against the corporation business tax and the gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey. By using businesses located in South Jersey, your production could qualify for up to a 35% tax incentive. Stefanie Ryan and Quinn Showell personally worked on the South Jersey legislation of the incentive program. If any help is needed involving the incentive, Stefanie and Quinn would be more then happy to help. Furthermore, this means that using WBR for casting will go towards the 35% tax incentive. For more information, please visit https://www.nj.gov/state/njfilm/njfilm-financial-incentives.html