Casting & Story Telling with Lande Yoosuf
Lande Yoosuf is a television industry professional with several years of experience casting at numerous networks including MTV, NBC, WEtv, truTV, Bravo etc. Yoosuf graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Television and a minor in marketing. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Yoosuf started out in production and freelanced at MTV. She got offered to cast for the pilot for 16 and pregnant and the rest was history. Right then and there she knew casting was where she needed to be! Since then Yoosuf continued to get referred to companies an an independent contractor. The success and the follow up referrals she had received from experiences has allowed her to make Entrepreneurship as her career!
This led to her company One Scribe Media. One Scribe Media is a company based on storytelling (www.onescribemedia.com.) As the founder, Yoosuf oversees all aspects of casting and production at with a strong emphasis on story composition. In addition, she also facilitates workshops or consults anyone in need of guidance for pitching television programming. Her goal is to ensure that her client’s creative objectives, vision and needs are met while staying within One Scribe Media’s expressed brand.
Furthermore, Lande enjoys giving back. She mentors students aspiring to work in the media industry and frequently speaks publicly to youth about her professional journey. One location she does classes is at Actor's Connection in NYC. Lande currently is writing a book. She is working with the help of renowned college administrators, professors and best selling authors covering themes of media influence, sociology, gender and race relations, pop culture, women’s empowerment and self image. Some recent works with her perspectives on these issues are on her blog with the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lande-yoosuf).
"Ultimately, Lande hopes to contribute to women’s increased control, ownership, and management of media by writing and producing a series of television shows."
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