Anne Tait

is a Toronto-based producer, writer, director, broadcaster, and casting director.  She was a senior casting director at CBC TV, then headed her own company, which cast award-winning feature films including Margaret’s Museum with Helena Bonham Carter [Gemini winner for Best Picture], Screamers with Peter Weller, Scanners II with Michael Ironside, The Assignment with Sir Ben Kingsley and Donald Sutherland, For the Moment with Russell Crowe and Peter Outerbridge, plus many TV movies for U.S. networks CBS, NBC, ABC, and Lifetime.

For the theatre, Anne cast Peter O’Toole’s duo of plays at the Royal Alex Theatre in Toronto, and is the only casting director ever hired by the Stratford Festival, where she helped cast the full season of plays for two seasons.

She was Head Casting Director for Anne of Green Gables II [PBS, CBC], all 7 seasons of Road to Avonlea [Disney, CBC], and the series Ready or Not [Nickelodeon, YTV], Goosebumps  [Fox, YTV],  Little Men [Pax], Matrix [USA], Philip Marlowe-Private Eye [HBO] and the 17 films in The Composers, Artists & Inventors Specials [HBO, Family Channel]. The film about Beethoven won an Emmy.

Anne is also a writer. Her hit play Yeats in Love was produced at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, in Toronto, on tour through Ontario and at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio for radio. She is currently developing the screen version.  She also wrote and directed her first short film Dance of Deceit.

Anne was honored with two Anik awards for casting, plus an Emmy nomination and the Lifetime Achievement Award  -“The Maverick” - from the Female Eye Film Festival. She had a daily radio show for several years and was host of the weekly public affairs television show Some of the People.