Muslim American Casting

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Serena Rasoul, founder of Founder of Muslim American Casting, LLC joins us today to talk about Muslims in Entertainment. After House of Cards and other acting opportunities, Serena decided to pursue authentic representation of SW Asian, North African and Arab Muslims. Like other sheroes on the podcast this month, she addresses miscasting, Muslim tropes, and compromises that Muslim talent may have to make in Hollywood because the industry doesn’t understand their values and work ethic. It certainly doesn’t understand Muslims telling their own stories, which is why Muslim writers and filmmakers can get support from Serena and her company. Through Muslim American Casting, Serena is “Creating spaces, adding new faces.”

​Hear her on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or Alexa tonight at 6pm EST.

Links:

  1. Find Mama Africa Muslimah: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdxJPUOBuLbgnj8Uqqsa3Zg
  2. GoFundMe for Mama Africa Muslimah’s legal fees: https://gofund.me/8580557a
  3. Find Muslim American Casting, LLC: https://www.muslimamericancasting.com/about
  4. Find Serena Rasoul on IG: @iamserenara
  5. Watch “We Are Lady Parts” on Peacock TV
  6. Website: mommyingwhilemuslim.com
  7. IG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast
  8. FB: Mommying While Muslim

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