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AE Casting is based in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County and has been in business since 1999, known as American Eagle Studios up until 2005. Our talent registry includes all ages, looks and levels from throughout California!


Lori Laube, AE Casting on IMDb
AE Casting/American Eagle Studios on IMDB 


AE Casting Director & Principal – Lori Laube,

AE Casting Director – Jenifer Coté,

AE Casting Associate – Cass Birdsall,

AE Casting Outreach – Jim Rufini,

AE Casting Redding - Sheila Tracey,


Sheila Tracey has been involved in just about every aspect of the entertainment industry for almost 4 decades including singer/songwriter, actress, talent buyer, artist manager, record label owner and the owner of a roadhouse tavern. Her company, Notable Talent, has been in business for over 30 years. She has been the talent buyer for such esteemed venues as The Mystic, The Uptown Theatre, New George’s and Sausalito Art Festival (among many others) and as the talent buyer for the inaugural year, she was instrumental in the creation of BottleRock. Notable artists that Sheila has worked with include Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Train, Kings of Leon, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper, The Avett Brothers, Social Distortion, Amos Lee, Zac Brown, Willie Nelson, The Pixies, Beck, Ryan Adams, Jeff Beck, BB King and Glen Frey among many others


The professional team at AE Casting was a joy to work with throughout pre-production and production of our movie, Bottle Shock in 2007. They were always willing to go above and beyond and worked tirelessly to cast and manage hundreds of extras, identify and recruit picture cars and their drivers, and assist the producers and director on set. AEC staff was detailed oriented, organized, efficient, and positive, even through the exhausting 14 hour days during the shoot. I look forward to working with the AE team again on our next film projects.

- Brenda Lhormer, Principal, Zin Haze Productions (Producer, Bottle Shock)

AE Casting is not only the best North Bay casting agency, but also one of the best casting services in the entire Bay Area! They have relationships with EVERY working actor in the North Bay and are constantly scouting for new talent. In my experience working with AE Casting (several short films and a low-budget feature), they were thoroughly reliable and dependable, from scheduling and running auditions to arranging call times on shoot days. Great for everything from print shoots and commercials to full-blown feature films. Highly recommended!

- Susan Boyer, Twin Brain Productions

In the last 5 years, we’ve produced nearly 50 hours of cable network programming with the help of AE Casting. Over that time, the AE team has tapped into their diverse pool of talented actors to help us fill literally hundreds of roles. From Abraham Lincoln to Adolph Hitler, from a credible cop to creepy criminals, AE always provides talented, professional actors who are up to their roles. Working in a world of tight budgets, crazy schedules, and high client expectations, we’re often forced to ask for the impossible – AE Casting always delivers!

- Jon Taylor, Producer/Director, Indigo Films and Edelman Productions

Thank you! The client was super happy with the spots! So a big thanks to you for your help in casting! It’s great to have a dependable casting agency to work with. I have worked with others in the past who are not reliable and did not have decent talent. Everyone from AEC has been so great!

- Cynthia J. Ramsell, Commercial Producer, Comcast Spotlight Productions

Fantastic group. Given the last minute nature of this project, I really was pleasantly surprised at the level of talent and professionalism. The best local talent I have ever worked with. Thanks again.

- Paul Swensen, Director, PSP, Inc.

I have been working with AE Casting for the past 4 years. My experience has been nothing but exceptional. They have provided a Kids casting for my company’s photo shoot each year at a very reasonable price and have been the direct conduit between my organization and the kids we choose through their agency. They have been available on weekends and have always supplied us with Kids that are sporty, affable and comfortable in front of the camera. Budget constraints have affected nearly all aspects of the photo/catalog industry and AE has always worked with me to provide high quality within my given budget. I highly recommend AE and will definitely use them again next year upon our return to California.

- James Duplissie, Freelance Producer, Scarborough, ME

Working with Lori and AE Casting was an outstanding experience and of tremendous value to our film, THE VIOLENT KIND, which world premiered at Sundance in 2010. AE Casting was instrumental in acquiring all of our supporting and some of the key lead roles as well. Lori and her staff are professional, personable, reliable and hard working. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them again on my next Bay Area feature film.

- Jeffrey Allard, Principal, Indie Entertainment

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND PROFESSIONALISM! Lori and her crew at AE Casting were outstanding to work with. From the initial casting months before the shoot through last minute needs during the shoot, AE was exceptional! They found the exact “look” we needed, kept things organized and no matter what I threw at them they exceeded my expectations AND kept the budget in mind. Lori has so many contacts she was always in a position to react quickly and keep my production moving. A big thank you to AE Casting for making my project a success.

- John Barnhart (producer ASICS athletic catalogs)

First let me say, THANK YOU! You really knocked it out of the park for us on the RT casting, and we're so appreciative of your speedy and thorough work :) I wanted to give you some quick, very positive tid-bits of feedback from the shoot: The photographer and his team were very impressed with the talent overall. They were experienced and really a pleasure to work with. Everyone was on time if not early for their call times, which made both days move along seamlessly. Cynthia G, who was our female retiree, was an absolute joy to work with. None of us realized that this was her FIRST SHOOT ever ... you would have never known it. She was gorgeous, professional, funny and great to work with.

- Allison Yee-Garcia (Director of Account Services, 3fold Communications)

Working with Lori at AE Casting was a pleasure! She listened carefully and clearly understood the needs of my client – in this case 7 different models for promotional stills and video shot over several days. She managed the talent effectively leading up to the shooting days and most important, the people she sent me were great! They were easy to work with, experienced and talented. Your production is in good hands with AE Casting!

- Tyler Chartier Photography

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