Robin began her film casting career working with Francis Ford Coppola, she worked as a local casting director on over a dozen features including The Joy Luck Club. Her first feature as casting director was on James and the Giant Peach. Gurland was hired by George Lucas as casting director for his latest installments to the Star Wars series. She worked for George Lucas until 2000 assembling an international cast of actors from Los Angeles to New Zealand. While at Lucasfilm, she also worked on special projects for both Lucasfilm and ILM. Robin has continued as an independent casting director with Bee Season starring Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche for Fox Searchlight.