Donna Belajac Casting

Our Success Story

Donna Belajac Casting is Pittsburgh’s first and longest continuously operating casting company — an industry pioneer in more ways than one. Our company debuted in 1982 as Holt/Belajac & Associates, providing location casting for our first feature film (“Flashdance”) the same year.

By 1985, we became Donna Belajac & Company, serving the film, television and advertising industry both as a casting company and a modeling agency.  Donna Belajac Casting was born in 1994 with our decision to shed the business of representing models in order to work exclusively for producers — another local industry first. Today, our award-winning company ensures the widest possible selection of the best candidates for each role— in and outside the talent agency system. In fact, our regional pool of quality actors is incomparable — because we never lose touch with top talent.

We also work continuously to expand and enhance the local talent pool through training and support. For years, our casting company has hosted television acting classes and seminars taught by seasoned industry professionals. We were the first to recruit an acting coach from Los Angeles specifically to prepare local children for national film and television auditions. Ultimately, we formalized our role as industry educators with the launch of Donna Belajac Actors Studio, offering professional training for adults and children in acting skills and performance techniques.

We are Pittsburgh’s only Emmy Award-winning casting company and the only one exclusively casting principals — not extras — for roles in
feature films.