Film Artist for August 2019: Ricki Maslar

Ricki Maslar is a prominent executive, casting director and producer with over 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has been a casting director for over 200 studio and independent films, including “Chance”, “The Painted Woman”, “The Bronx Bull”, “Under the Bed”, “Christmas in the Heartland”, “Brother to Brother”, “Dahmer” and “Twister”.

Maslar is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) as well as the Casting Society of America (CSA), and has been nominated by the Talent Managers Association (TMA) four times as Feature Film Casting Director of the Year. She has the reputation of being an actor-friendly casting director and is a valued partner to both directors and producers.

Although Maslar continues to be a major player in the Los Angeles film industry, she has recently returned to her native Oklahoma to live. With that she brings her vast experience and connections to Oklahoma.

She is honored to have been appointed to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission and is pleased to be a part of bringing even more film production to Oklahoma’s vital and growing film industry.

“Having been part of the film industry in Oklahoma for many years, I am thrilled to see that its promise is being realized,” said Maslar. “We have always known that this was a wonderful place to live and now to be able to work here is a dream come true. Oklahoma’s rich diversity makes it a perfect place for stories to be told and brought to life.”

She is also a member of the creative group, whose purpose is to establish the Oklahoma Film Academy and develop state of the art film facilities.

Along with all of her accomplishments, Maslar is most proud of her children and grandchildren.

For more information and to see her film credits, please visit Ricki Maslar’s listing in the Oklahoma Production Directory.

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