It’s about time women were better represented in on the silver screen.
While women make 85% of consumer decisions yet they are underrepresented in Hollywood. Where are the female writers, directors or significant roles for women in film? Where is the woman who will write the next inspiring script? Let’s support her in bringing her vision to the screen.
Shay Bentley-Griffin is one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets. In 2008, she and fellow Georgia Film and Entertainment Advisory Board members succeeded in getting tax incentives passed that boosted Georgia to number three in the U.S. in film production, right behind California and New York. Through her company, The Chez Group, she has cast more than 200 television and film projects including the highly-acclaimed movies, “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks. Bentley-Griffin is a three-time Emmy nominee for her work in casting.
Under the banner of The Chez Agency, Shay Bentley-Griffin began her career as a successful talent agent, launching the careers of many actors in soaps, television series, and feature films. She later moved forward to establish Chez Casting, Inc. and quickly became a prolific casting director for film and television.
In her distinguished career, Shay Bentley-Griffin has cast over 225 television and feature film projects, including Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Kill The Messenger, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, and the miniseries Coma produced by Mark Zucker, each of which was a showcase for Georgia talent who appeared in almost 80 percent of the roles. Bentley-Griffin also cast the critically acclaimed feature films Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Remember the Titans, and Sweet Home Alabama.