I've had the exciting opportunity to work with our Atlanta actors over the years. Our actors work to maintain a professional level. I respect and appreciate their commitment. I have often been there as a really special talent from our area has emerged. I've loved that about casting, being instrumental in helping launch a career. Many actors started in Atlanta and went on to successful careers on a national level.

I look forward to Atlanta having its own stars who are featured in films produced in Georgia. It's the Goal!

Shay Bentley Griffin
Recently, I was the Casting Director for "Anchor Man 2" and cast 45 Georgia actors on "Kill the Messenger." I cast 38 Georgia actors in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham," 16 actors representing 90% of their cast, and on "Let's Be Cops" another 36 actors. All among recent films and in many others 70-80% of the actors in the cast.

Always my main goal is "Georgia First."

Shay Bentley Griffin