Panel Discussion – How To Cast A Hit: Q&A Panel With Film & TV’s Top Casting Directors
2:00 PM Sat, Jun 10
How do you cast a hit? How do you get the best actors for your next movie or pilot? What really happens in the audition room? How do you negotiate with star performers, directors and producers? Come ask your questions about what really happens behind the scenes with this fun and illuminating panel of top TV and Film casting directors, hosted by Brian Berrebbi. Panelists include Paul Schnee of BARDEN/SCHNEE CASTING, Kate Geller from CHRYSTIE STREET CASTING and Ashley Ingram from BILLY HOPKINS CASTING. Paul Schnee – Casting Director: 13 Reasons Why, GirlBoss, Bleed For This, Spotlight, Good Girls Revolt, Pitch Perfect 2, Love and Mercy, Dallas Buyers Club, The Help, Jessica Jones, Get On Up, The Judge, August Osage County, Winters Bone. Paul worked at ICM for agent Sam Cohn, then as assistant to director Mike Nichols. He and Kerry Barden formed Barden / Schnee Casting in 2008. In addition to casting for film, Paul directs theatre in New York, most recently Pucker Up and Blow for FringeNYC, The Children’s Hour, After the Fall and Awake and Sing! for the Atlantic Theatre Company/NYU and the world premiere of Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz at 59E59 Theatres. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Kate Geller’s Recent credits include: THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES, LIZZIE, TULLY (NY Casting) SOLLERS POINT, AMATEUR, NY Casting for THE DARK TOWER, DON’T THINK TWICE, CHAINED FOR LIFE, JOHN WICK 2, 1st season of NBC’s BLINDSPOT, MADOFF, JACQUELINE (ARGENTINE), Jean-Marc Vallee’s DEMOLITION, first two seasons of NBC’s THE BLACKLIST, BELIEVE, NOAH, THE MAZE RUNNER, DRAFT DAY, JOHN WICK, LITTLE ACCIDENTS, THE OTHER WOMAN, plus multiple other indies and pilots. Ashley Ingram, Casting Director Billy Hopkins Casting. Current projects include the New York casting for the TV series EMPIRE and STAR on Fox, independent films, FLUIDITY written & to be directed by Linda Yellen, WANNABE written and to be directed by Matthew Manson and LOUISIANA CAVIAR to be directed by Cuba Gooding Jr. Recent projects include the films COME SUNDAY, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE starring Joaquin Phoenix (Cannes Film Festival), MUDBOUND (Sundance), THE BLEEDER (Tribeca Film Festival) , MARJORIE PRIME (Sundance), JEAN OF THE JONESES (SXSW), as well as large commercial campaigns. Other projects have included the films CRUISE, COMPLETE UNKNOWN, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, JANE GOT A GUN, 5 TO 7, EXPERIMENTER, the television film BESSIE for HBO and the off Broadway world premiere of IN MASKS OUTRAGEOUS AND AUSTERE by Tennessee Williams. ***Please note that due to space limitations, this event is limited to passholders only.