Wright/Laird Casting has been the primary casting company in Kansas City since 1993. Principal owner and casting director Heather Laird has been in the industry for 25 years and has worked on more than 65 film & television projects and over 1,000 commercial & print advertisements. Heather cast for the critically acclaimed WINTER’S BONE, which won 4 Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for dramatic film, and the Casting Society of America’s coveted Artios award for Best Casting in an Independent Dramatic Feature. Other notable films include Robert Altman’s KANSAS CITY, Ang Lee’s RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, TRUMAN (Gary Sinise) , and the Hallmark Hall of Fame television series SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL. Recently Heather worked on THE GOOD LIE (Reese Witherspoon) and two Kansas City kids are featured in the film.
Wright/Laird is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating. Heather Laird is on the Professional Advisory Board for the University of Kansas Film & Media Studies Dept. and the former president of the board of the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City.
Founding partner Jack Wright provides consulting services on a project basis and is Professor Emeritus of Theater and Film at the University of Kansas.