About Canvas Casting

From its core values of integrity, trust and respect to the approachable and warm demeanor of its owner Karen Ryan, Canvas Casting has quickly become one of Hollywood’s top casting companies.

In addition to working with prolific directors such as Francis Lawrence, Philip Andelman, Nanette Burnstein, and Anthony Mandler, Canvas Casting has worked with top music artists such as Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Muse, Glenn Frey, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, and Eminem, as well as many major brands including HomeGoods, Apple, AAA, Puma, Reebok, Chevy, Beats By Dre, Lance Crackers, Capital One, and Bud Light.

Canvas Casting was founded in 2011 by Karen Ryan.

Karen Ryan

Born and raised in rural Dublin, Karen Ryan moved Stateside in the mid 1990s. After studying Theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Karen moved to Los Angeles intending to begin a career in front of the camera. However, she found herself loving the casting process more than actually being cast in Indie films, commercials and TV shows. From sharing the director’s vision to finding the right talent to fit the role, casting became Karen’s true passion.

Karen began as an extras casting assistant on Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour 3, and, over eight years later, has amassed hundreds of commercials, music videos and print projects. Repeatedly delivering on the vision of the director and the creatives, understanding her clients’ needs, and taking the time to “look outside the box” for the right fit, Karen continues to grow Canvas Casting’s impressive and diverse client roster.

Karen Ryan