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Date 9th February 2019
Starts 12:00 pm
Finishes 12:45 pm
Room Berkley & Gloucester
Hosted by Casting Directors Carolyn McLeod, Olivia Brittain (Jina Jay Casting) and Sharon Sorrentino
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Many actors are multi-faceted and have a vast array of abilities listed on their CV, but if a casting director called and you had to be on set using that skill tomorrow, would you be able to? Renowned casting director, Carolyn McLeod, will talk about her experiences in casting actors with a wide range of skills, and why it’s so essential that you can utilise ALL of those abilities NOW, to maximise your opportunities of finding work and landing that next audition.

Carolyn McLeod

Casting for over 15 years, Carolyn is a freelance casting director, and a member of the Casting Society of America, who has worked with directors including Michael Caton-Jones, Paul Schrader and Sofia Coppola.

Recent projects include: UK indie features: BRUNO and SIX FROM EIGHT, US dance movie: FREE DANCE and Belgian thriller CONTROL.

TV projects include: for Netflix: A CHRISTMAS PRINCE, A CHRISTMAS PRINCE: THE ROYAL WEDDING, THE PRINCESS SWITCH, and THE SAINT.

Also film and TV projects for the BBC, ITV, Hallmark, SyFy Channel and Disney.

Currently in Development: UK action movie 14 FISTS with John Hannah and Bai Ling, UK feature RED MIST, and a new UK TV series.

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Olivia Brittain

Olivia Brittain’s credits as casting associate to Jina Jay include: ‘Black Mirror’ for Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones, ‘Little Drummer Girl’ for Park Chan-Wook and ‘McMafia’ for James Watkins and Hossein Amini. Other notable projects whilst assisting Jina include ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ for Gareth Edwards and ‘The Night Manager’ for Susanne Bier.

Sharon Sorrentino

Sharon has worked across all mediums in stage and screen on many award-winning productions. She primarily casts for screen now on television, independent films, commercials, short films and music videos.

Her film credits include: The Journey (multi-award winning), Jericho’s Walls Are Falling.
TV credits include: Murdered For Love? Samia Shahid; Queen Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents (RTS award winning and BAFTA nominated).
She is also a published author of a book of advice for actors ‘The Audition Room – A Down to Earth Guide’.