Tom McSweeney and David Newman bring well over 35 years experience to the entertainment industry. Having recognised a shared approach to casting, the pair joined forces in 2012.
With a strong desire to unearth talented new Australian actors, artists & performers, the MNC team are actively involved in not only finding, but also nurturing, the development of Australian actors. McSweeney Newman Casting have state of the art casting offices in both Sydney and on the Gold Coast. The team also have access to studio space in Melbourne as required.
MNC provides a boutique, hands on, personal service for Film, Television, Theatre and Advertising projects. With a commitment to identifying and then realising the vision of the production team, they aim to provide not only the highest calibre of cast available, but also to think outside of the box, and in doing so, bring to the project the unexpected and unique choices that perfectly embody the specific requirements of the script.
From the team’s perspective, it's this same sense of freedom, daring and commitment to the craft that explains why the international market has responded so well to Australian artists.
TOM MCSWEENEY CSA
With over 50 years in the industry as an actor, director, writer/producer and educator, Tom began his work in Casting in 1988 in Los Angeles. To date, he has cast well over 100 feature film, mini-series and tele-movie projects, as well as over 500 hours of episodic television for the US, UK, Canadian and Australian markets. Tom is a proud member of the Casting Guild of Australia and for the past 28 years, he has been a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), serving on the Board of Directors prior to his move to Australia in 1998. Recognized for outstanding achievement by his peers on numerous occasions, Tom has received four Artios Award nominations from the CSA and in 2007 was honoured with an Emmy nomination by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work on the US mini-series 'The Starter Wife'.
David has worked in various aspects of the industry for the last 30 years, the last 20 years in casting, including 7 years working with Christine King Casting. Having started his casting career with hundreds of commercial projects he then progressed to work on some of the biggest and most successful feature film & long-form drama projects to shoot in Australia.
He spent 15 months as the Australian Casting Associate on 'The Pacific' (Stephen Spielberg, Tom Hanks, HBO), scoured the country and personally conducting well over 3000 auditions on this project alone. 'The Pacific' won the 2010 Emmy award for Outstanding Casting for a Mini Series, Movie or Special – Dave calls The Pacific his ‘degree in casting’. For the past two years Dave has been honoured to represent his peers as Vice President of the Casting Guild of Australia.