Mindy Marin

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Mindy Marin
Born (1960-02-15) February 15, 1960 (age 59)
OccupationCasting director, Producer, Author
Years active1978–present

Mindy Marin (born February 15, 1960 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a casting director, producer, and writer based in Santa Monica, California.[1]


Marin is predominantly known for her casting in film and television. This career path began at Paramount Television in 1978 as a casting assistant for Taxi. Subsequently she worked at Warner Bros. for four years, ultimately becoming the Manager of Talent and Casting. In 1989 Marin left to found her own company, Casting Artists, Inc.[2] Since founding her own company she has cast over 70 films including Cliffhanger, Clear and Present Danger, Face/Off, Juno, and Thank You for Smoking, which she also co-produced.[1][3] She has been nominated for four Artios awards and one Emmy.[4]


In 1991 Marin founded the production company Bluewater Ranch Entertainment and in 1996 the film 2 days in the valley was released, marking her first production working as an associate producer.[3] She has also been an associate producer on The Deep End, a co-producer on Thank You for Smoking, The Family Stone, and The Alibi, and an executive producer on Night at the Golden Eagle.[3]


In addition to Bluewater Ranch Entertainment Marin founded Bluewater Ranch Books, in 1991.[2] Marin is the author of The Secret to Tender Pie, a book containing favorite recipes of grandmothers from across the country, including her own. It is in this book that her grandmother, Bessie Cecil, gives her secret away to her own apple pie.[5] Published by Random House Value Publishing (Pub date: November 17, 1998), it debuted on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and received positive reviews from nationwide media.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Kelly-Saxenmeyer, Anne, "All the World,” Back Stage West, March 10, 2005.
  2. ^ a b c "Mini Biography". imdb.com. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c "imdb filmography". imdb.com. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  4. ^ "imdb awards". imdb.com. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  5. ^ "Amazon book review". amazon.com. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  6. ^ "Inbaseline comprehensive filmography". inbaseline.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved June 16, 2008.

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