While stage managing many of the mainstage productions at the University of
Florida, Kimberly became fascinated with the process of an actor attaining a role.
She sat in every audition right alongside the director—hearing his thoughts and
reactions to the talent at hand. This was the beginning of her journey into casting!
After her junior year of college, Kimberly spent the summer in New York City
interning for renowned Broadway casting director Tara Rubin. Post graduation, she
moved right back up to the city to intern for casting powerhouse, Bernard Telsey
of Telsey + Company casting. Later, as the commerical casting apprentice, she ran
sessions for such companies as Apple, Macy’s, and Target. When the city life kept
her too far from family and loved ones, Kimberly decided to make the big move back
to her home town of Atlanta to take part in the huge television and film industry
boom of the Southeast. She could not be more thankful for the Fincannons in taking
a chance on her casting chops!
Fincannon & Associates
Motion Picture & Television Casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon
Casting Director, CSA
Born and raised in the Carolinas, Lisa Mae is a definite Southern Belle. Since childhood her dream has been to travel extensively, and to date she has cast projects and worked in 13 countries. Her early work in documentary film proved an ability to discover and bring performances out of non-actors which has been one of the trademarks of her career.
Lisa attended and eventually graduated from the Grady School of Journalism (Peabody) and the Franklin School of Theatre/Film Studies at the University Of Georgia. While attending school she grew her love of music, painting and travel. She, self-admittedly, is most comfortable living “out of a suitcase” and considers being a casting director the best job around. Lisa Mae is a lover of great wine, good food, dogs, children and swimming in the ocean…not necessarily in that order.
Occasionally, Lisa Mae returns to her first love of Documentaries, her latest effort being “Grits, Tits, and Burning Rubber” a pic about the Southern Drive-In Movie Moguls of the 1970’s.
She lives and works with her husband, Craig, and her dogs, Theda and Earl. Her daughters Ashley and Erin, her Mom and Dad and both brothers and families live nearby and she very actively mixes in their lives. On days away from the office you can usually find Lisa Mae on her porch swing with a book, or on her John Deere with a cause.