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Vicki grew up in an all-American TV family. Dad was Chairman of NYU’s School of Film and Television, an ABC Director of Programming, and an innovator in the educational broadcasting space. Goggin family dinners were hushed as together Dad, Vicki and brother Richard, himself now a multiple Emmy, Effie and Addy award winner, focused their attention on the dining room tube …
But let’s fast forward to Vicki Goggin & Associates Casting:
This began as a commercial casting haven for film and television production companies The Bedford Falls Company, Industrial Light & Magic and RSA. Vicki’s heavy-duty New York theatrical foundation and insatiable enthusiasm for showing clients extraordinary faces and personalities to which they had not yet been exposed (or relentlessly subjected) became hallmarks.
Comedy and Kids are longtime specialties. Vicki focused on those areas as Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York casting director and as Jim Jordan’s hand-picked casting director for his Welch’s, Playskool, Nestlé, Quaker Oats and Procter & Gamble brands.
Clients are also accustomed to her company’s guerilla approach to real people, taping not just in theoretical trenches but literally under ships, in closets (that would be the Armenian wedding she crashed), in freezers and hotel bathrooms … anywhere unshakeable senses of humor and drive take them. Some directors (you know who you are) have made specs mercilessly bizarre simply to try and trip them up (hasn’t worked … yet). Advertisers like Best Buy, Uber, Ford, Etsy, Rakuten, Embassy Suites, Wag!, Home Depot, Denny’s and BMW grab their magical approachable knack for coaching performances out of real people, sending them off to wrangle their own employees and customers.
And now in 2020:
Vicki has raised the bar for new trends in casting. Docu-style performance genres combine her skills with real people and actor-driven naturalism. Foreign Language casting, a research-heavy treasure hunt, is a second niche. Non-Union Casting is a huge specialty … twice the work of her SAG-AFTRA casting when done with expertise and discipline, but thus three times the rewards. Just ask her.
Vicki Goggin & Associates’ philosophy and mission statement? – Her clients say it best:
“Thanks for helping me through my meltdown.”
~ Dramatic casting doesn’t have to be a tragedy. ~
“You are the voice of reason.”
~ Comedic casting doesn’t have to be a comedy of errors. ~
“I spoke with the art director last night, and he said your casting was the best he’d ever seen.”
~ Reality casting doesn’t have to be a real pain in the ***. ~
ALL OF THE ABOVE
“You made me look good.”
~ Vicki Goggin & Associates Casting … Casting without the “Drama”. ~