Meals 4 Monologues

Thursday 11th February and Saturday 13th February 2021

This is an amazing opportunity for you to perform for casting directors and casting associates, and to make a donation to our Go Fund Me campaign in support of local food banks.

Casting Directors from the US will be online on Thursday 11th February, and UK Casting Directors will be online on Saturday 13th February. Actors from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply to either day.

Casting Society Cares and Actors Pro Expo are hosting Meals-4-Monologues Virtual. CSA/CDG members will be devoting a full day to seeing actors online. Donations from performers to support a food drive for regional food banks are welcomed, but not required.

Go Fund Me UK fundraising page: www.gofundme.com/f/meals-4-monologues-uk
Go Fund Me US fundraising page: www.gofundme.com/f/meals-4-monologues-usa

To apply register HERE

Please note that an application is NOT a confirmation that you have a slot. Only those contacted and given a specific time slot will be seen. Please do not email us about your application. We will contact you if you have been selected.

Key information for those who are selected:

  • In order to participate, you will require a device with uninterrupted internet access.
  • You will have up to three minutes in the virtual room.
  • You should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue or a one-minute contemporary song that showcases you as a performer.
  • Your online casting profile will be given to the casting directors.
  • You will not receive in advance any details of the casting directors who you will be performing to, but we will send you a list after your performance.
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!
  • If you can, please donate any amount on our Go Fund Me UK or Go Fund Me US pages.

 

Thursday 11th February 2021 – US Casting Directors – Open To All Actors

Angela Boehm
Angela Boehm has been working in the theater and film industry for the past 25 years. Starting as an assistant and using each experience to hone her craft, she was able to build her career. In 2017, she received her credentials as a member of the Casting Society of America and has become one of the most sought-after casting directors in Ohio. Angela has worked on feature films such as Cherry, All the Bright Places, The Last Witch Hunter, My Friend Dahmer, Fast 8, Little Evil, Whiteboy Rick and Native Son.

Her work extends onto the small screen as well, working consistently with Nestle on national campaigns. She has also done nationwide searches to cast shows and movies including Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, Heaven is for Real, and The Boy Who Knew Too Much. As a trusted name in the entertainment community, Angela has connections with agents in major cities throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and beyond. With an ever-growing database of over 13,000 SAG and non-union actors, and a strong team of individuals, Angela Boehm Casting is able to ensure every project receives the perfect cast.

Amelia Rasche
Amelia McCarthy is a casting director in NY. Her associate credits include Fosse/Verdon (nominated for casting Emmy), Little America, House of Cards (6th season), Flight of the Conchords (1st season), Sugar, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Doubt, Gran Torino, Company Men, You Don’t Know Jack, True Grit, The Ides of March, Men In Black 3, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. She has also worked as a casting director on Divorce (2nd season, co-casting with Bernie Telsey), The Speed of Life (co-casting with Cindy Tolan), the Barry Levinson film The Bay (co-casting with Ellen Chenoweth) and New York casting on the Swedish film The Troubled Man. She most recently worked on the AppleTV series Little Voice.
Anne Chapman
Anne’s casting journey began over thirty years ago on Child’s Play and Uncle Buck. She is Virginia based and specializes in independent and small-scale film and television projects. Casting credits include Lincoln, Loving, Big Stone Gap, Harriet, Juanita, Macbeth Unghinged and Gavagai, as well as scores of short films, commercials, PSAs and museum films including over one hundred 35mm student films.

Anne is an adjunct professor with both VCUarts Cinema and Theatre Departments and was a 2018-2019 University of Cambridge visiting scholar. She has been nominated for CSA’s Artios Awards three times, was the 2015 Film Honoree for the Theresa Pollak Prizes in Excellence in the Arts, is a member of the Casting Society of America, BAFTA, BIFA, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a past President of the Virginia Production Alliance and the Workforce Development Director for the Virginia Film Office.

Most importantly, having had the benefit of exceptional mentors when she started out, Anne never tires of searching for and mentoring emerging actors. She believes wholeheartedly in helping to illuminate the path for upcoming actors as well as the next generation of casting directors and delights in watching careers progress.

Blaine Johnston
Blaine Johnston (he/him)– Manager, Casting for ABC Entertainment-East Coast. Blaine has worked with ABC on-and-off for the last 7 years. His main focus is Series Regular and Major Recurring roles for television.

Some of his recent credits include BIG SKY, CALL YOUR MOTHER, FOR LIFE, MIXED-ISH, EMERGENCE among many others. His independent tv/film credits include YOUNGER on TVLand and a short film Mariachi Madness.

Brett Benner
Brett Benner is a three time Emmy nominated and CSA award winner casting director for his work on the acclaimed show ’Scrubs’. With his partner Debby Romano they have cast a number of long running series including ‘Last man Standing’, ‘Cougar Town’& ‘One Tree Hill’.

A proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Brett has also worked as a director/producer and actor in the Emmy winning and critically acclaimed web series, ‘Conversations in LA.’

Bruce Newberg
BRUCE H. NEWBERG, CSA is an award winning Casting Director with extensive experience in film, television and theater. He began his casting career at Walt Disney Studios as a Casting Executive where he supervised the films BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY starring Dudley Moore, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE starring Anabella Sciorra, , Julianne Moore, Rebecca DeMornay, MARRYING MAN starring Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin, RUN starring Patrick Dempsey and ARACHNOPHOBIA starring John Goodman. After leaving Disney, he cast several dozen independent films including THE SISTERS (Maria Bello, Elizabeth Banks, Tony Goldwyn, Chris O’Donnell, Mary Stuart Masterson), ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING (Kim Basinger, John Corbett), WALKING ACROSS EGYPT (Ellen Burstyn), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Gerard Butler, Melanie Lynskey), JUST WRITE (Jeremy Piven, Sherilyn Fenn), LOVELIFE (Carla Gugino, Peter Krause, Saffron Burrows, Jon Tenney), THE MAKER (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mary Louise Parker), SPAWN (John Leguizamo), ZACH & REBA (Brittany Murphy, Debbie Reynolds) and WHEN THE PARTY’S OVER (Sandra Bullock).
Cheryl Louden-Kubin
Cheryl Louden-Kubin, CSA: Graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY (BA Drama/ English) Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -London, England(Jr. Year College). Carnegie Mellon Univ.(summer program) Pitts, PA. Cheryl started casting work as an Associate Casting Director in Miami, and then moved to in-house casting for Miami Vice. CLIO award winner for a Pepsi commercial. Opened The Casting Crew, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida in 1990.

Relocated to the Atlanta area in 2000. Opened AtlantaCastingLLC 7 years ago. She does commercials and mostly indie projects . Several projects in the works. She loves actors and the process and feels that her acting background helps her be a better casting director.

D. Candis Paule
D. Candis Paule, CSA is the owner of Candis Casting. Since 2003 she has been the premiere San Diego casting director and has worked on such projects as Pitch, Terriers, The Ex List, Point Pleasant, and all three seasons of Veronica Mars. Along with many telenovellas for Fox’s My Network, she has been the primary or local casting director on a wide variety of pilots and features.

She has worked on hundreds of union and non-union commercials, print jobs, voice over projects, and industrials. Her educational background is in the dramatic arts and life sciences. Ms. Paule is also an award-winning actor, director and private coach.

Donna McKenna
Donna McKenna is a casting director, producer, and educator. She cast and produces independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots and web series, her work has received theatrical distribution and can been seen on all digital platforms, AMC channel and in 2020 Netflix. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and an appointed Board Member of the Suffolk County Film Commission.
Emily Fleischer
Emily has cast a number of features, shorts and series with Susan Shopmaker Casting including Darius Marder’s SOUND OF METAL, GRAND ARMY for Netflix, Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED and THE CARD COUNTER, and Erin Vassilopoulos’ SUPERIOR (Sundance 2021). She was nominated for an Artios in 2020 for her work on Terence Nance’ RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Erica Bream
ERICA S. BREAM, CSA started working in Casting when she was 18 years old. Since then, she has worked on projects across all mediums, including on titles such as ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), COLONY (USA), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), REVOLUTION (NBC), STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (Paramount), 11:22.63 (Hulu) and many others. Notably, Bream has cast eleven seasons of the prestigious Young Playwrights Festival for The Blank Theatre Company. Over the years, Bream’s work in theatre, short film and television casting has garnered her nine Artios nominations and a win in the Los Angeles Theatre category.
Gayle Pillsbury
Gayle Pillsbury is a casting director who grew up in Long Beach, California and is based in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Film from USC and after graduating she started an internship with casting director Peg Halligan and worked her way up to associate casting director. She moved on to working as an assistant for Leslie Litt and Steven O’Neill in the casting department at NBC.

She followed this by working for Meg Liberman and Marc Hirschfeld at Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting where she met her future business partner, Bonnie Zane. Following Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting she was hired the be the Head of Talent and Casting for the newly-formed Television Department of Imagine Entertainment, where she oversaw the casting of many shows including Felicity, Sports Night, Wonderland and 24.

In 2000, Bonnie and Gayle partnered and started their company Zane/Pillsbury Casting which, during the course of their 20 year collaboration they cast such shows as Pretty Little Liars, Suits, White Collar, Burn Notice, Falling Water and Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Jessica Daniels
Jessica Daniels is VP of Casting at Walt Disney Studios Television New York City. An Emmy and Artios Award-winning casting director, recent film credits include: 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION (Sundance 2020 Grand Jury Prize for Directing), LUCKY GRANDMA (TriBeCa 2019), SELAH AND THE SPADES (Sundance 2019), THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (Sundance 2018 US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize), ROXANNE ROXANNE (Sundance 2017 Jury Prize for Breakout Performance to Chanté Adams), WIENER-DOG (Sundance 2016) and WHITE GIRL (Sundance 2016).

Television credits include 30 Rock (NBC), DEADBEAT (Hulu), HELPSTERS (Apple TV), BENDERS (IFC), THE CARRIE DIARIES (CW) and STARVED (FX). Since 2014, Jessica has acted as New York Pilot Season Casting Director for 20th Century Fox and Fox 21 Studios covering pilots and guest casting on shows including FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC), AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON (F/X), GENIUS: EINSTEIN (NatGeo) and TALES FROM THE LOOP (Amazon). She holds an MFA in film from Columbia School of the Arts.

Kate Geller
Kate Geller is a NY-based Film/TV/Scripted Podcast Casting Director. Recent/current projects include: NINE DAYS (Sundance 2020), Team Coco’s A TOTAL SWITCH SHOW (Audible), Team Coco’s RETREAT (Audible), SHIVA BABY (SXSW 2020, TIFF 2020), MATERNA (Tribeca 2020), -SHIP (winner Short Film Jury Prize Sundance 2020), BLOOD TIES S1+S2 (Audible), SORRY CHARLIE MILLER (Audible), THE LAST THING MARY SAW, LONG WEEKEND, GIVING BIRTH TO A BUTTERFLY, LONG WEEKEND, and many more upcoming films.

Past projects include: DON’T THINK TWICE, THE SUNLIT NIGHT, THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES, LIZZIE, OTHERHOOD, LOST TRANSMISSIONS, DIETLAND (AMC), BLOOD TIES S1+S2 (Podcast), SORRY CHARLIE (Podcast), UNT COCO/DEUTCH Scripted Podcast, JOHN WICK + JOHN WICK 2, AMATEUR, TULLY, THE GIANT, DEMOLITION, WILD CANARIES, OBVIOUS CHILD, SOUTHPAW and many more.

Kathryn Zamora-Benson
Kathryn Zamora-Benson, Casting Associate at Alexa L. Fogel Casting, has won 3 Artios awards for her work on Pose and Atlanta and has earned 3 additional nominations for Ozark and The Deuce.

Some of her numerous Associate credits include The Plot Against America, The Politician, The Outsider, The Prom, Warrior, Banshee, Too Big To Fail, Our Brand Is Crisis, The Divide, The Mist, Chambers and The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut.

Katie Griffin
With credits across genres and contacts spanning the globe, casting director Katie Griffin has handpicked talent for the likes of NBCUniversal, Nike, RCA, TLC, and Justin Timberlake, to name just a few. Leveraging her trademark ability to cast from wherever clients need her, she never fails to find the right person – or the right hundreds of people – for the most specific and urgent casting needs. Making the most of a hyper-connected world, Katie brings efficiency, transparency, and broadened horizons to talent searches and the industry as a whole.

Actors appreciate Katie’s advocacy. A former actor herself, Katie raises industry standards by demanding equitable casting, fair treatment and equal pay for talent and the utmost in professionalism from everyone involved. It’s an approach that benefits the final product every time.

Affectionately described as a “unicorn finder,” Katie is savvy to today’s media landscape. Her casting credits range from children’s television, music videos, home improvement shows, and true crime dramatizations to game shows, voiceovers for national brands, public service announcements, medical industrials, podcasts and live events.

Katie is a member of The Casting Society of America, The Producers Guild of America and Women in Film & Television. A staunch believer that empowered women empower women, Katie mentors at-risk young women through various programs and she works closely with high school girls considering careers in the performing arts. And she hosts workshops to help talent hone their auditioning skills.

Lee Mountjoy
Casting TVC’S, TV dramas and Film. Recent TVC’S projects have included Vodafone Mobile, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Amazon, EE Mobile, Bosch, Alton Towers, Manchester United, New Balance and Sony playstation.

TV and Film include Series 2 of ‘The Johnny and Inel show’ (BBC), Sharknado 5 (NBCUniversal) and TopDog (Universal Pictures UK).

Lisa London
Lisa London has been a Casting Director for 30 plus years and has cast over a 100 successful film and television shows. She has discovered and/or cast along with her business partner, Catherine Stroud, many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Brad Pitt in the series, Freddy’s Nightmares, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Megan Hilty, Adrian R. Mante and Victoria Justice in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yara Shahidi in her first television series, The First Family.

Plus in the challenging year of 2020, Lisa and Catherine have cast 7 films that went into production, The Inheritance in Columbus, Georgia, Basement in Long Island, Romancing The Cure in Malta, Canyon Del Muerto in New Mexico, Old Henry in Nashville, and State of Consciousness and Eddie and Sunny in Rome.

She is currently teaching on-line audition classes where she helps actors with many aspects of their careers such as audition technique, improvisation exercises, making stronger choices, breaking down scenes and she helps actors build confidence in themselves including helping them turn their goals into reality.

Lisa also wrote a book, From Start To Stardom (The Casting Director’s Guide For Aspiring Actors). The book is a step-by-step journey, laying out what you need to know to have the best shot at stardom. The book is available on Amazon.

Lisa Zambetti
Lisa Zambetti is a Casting Director in Los Angeles who casts for tv, film, new media, commercials and videogames. She is probably best known for her work on CBS’ long running series Criminal Minds.
Marci Phillips
Marci is the NY VP of Casting covering the entire East Coast talent pool for the ABC Television Network. For over twenty years she cast for ABC and ABC Studio pilots, new series regulars, alternative series, recurring roles and numerous guest star roles. She previously worked as a Casting Assistant for Steven Bochco Productions and MGM Studios, and cast the independent film “Let It Snow”, which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival. She has also co-produced two off-off Broadway plays and is the author of the book “The Present Actor – A Practical and Spiritual Guideline to Help You Enjoy the Ride”.
Michael Cassara
Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director) recent credits include the world premiere musical adaptation of Mr. Holland’s Opus (dir. BD Wong, upcoming), An American In Paris (international tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), Spamilton (NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/tour), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwartz), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last three editions/cast albums), A Night With Janis Joplin (National Tour), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere).

Regional credits include frequent productions for top regional theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Great Lakes Theater, Hangar Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Theater Group, and more. Resident Casting Director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013, and previously for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) from 2007-2019.

As an educator, he regularly teaches at many of the nation’s top universities and training programs, including Baldwin Wallace University, The Boston Conservatory, Indiana University, NYU, Texas State, and many others. Michael is a native Clevelander who enjoys a dual career as a professional genealogist, with a specialty in Italian-American research. Member, Casting Society of America (CSA). BFA, Otterbein University.

Pat McCorkle
Broadway: Over 50 productions including; On The Town, Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, A Few Good Men. etc. Off-Broadway Over 60 productions: Highlights; Our Town (Barrow Street), Freud’s Last Session, Toxic Avenger, Almost Maine, Driving Miss Daisy. Regional Theatre: Guthrie, Barrington Stage, St. Louis Rep, George Street Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Connecticut Rep, and multiple hundreds of individual productions. Feature films: “Senior Moment”, “Year by the Sea”, “Premium Rush”, “Ghost Town”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, “School Ties”, etc. Television: “Twisted”, Humans for “Sesame Street”, “Hack” (CBS),“Californication”(Emmy Nomination), “Max Bickford”(CBS), “Chappelle’s Show”, “Strangers with Candy etc. www.mccorklecasting.com.
Ryan Bernard Tymensky
Ryan Bernard Tymensky works as a casting director for one of the largest bi-coastal casting offices in the nation, The Telsey Office. They are currently casting many major television, film, and Broadway/theatre projects. Ryan is a NY transplant. He relocated to LA 5 years ago to help build the LA branch of The Telsey Office. Past projects by The Telsey Office include: This Is Us, Dead Evan Hansen, RENT: Live!, Atypical, Mary Poppins Returns, The Greatest Showman, Fosse/Verdon, I’m Dying Up Here, One Day at a Time, Graves, Grease Live!, Miss Sloane, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Focus, The Intern, Into The Woods, A Most Violent Year, and Ricky and the Flash.
 

Saturday 13th February 2021 – UK Casting Directors – Open To All Actors

Aisha Bywaters
Aisha Bywaters started working in casting in 2007. Aisha worked for Shaheen Baig for 6 years, she assisted Shaheen on numerous projects including films the IMPOSSIBLE, STARRED UP, BLACK MIRROR and PEAKY BLINDERS. In 2015 she set up her own company, her credits as a casting director include Cyberbully (starring Maisie Williams), THE WATCHMEN (starring Stephen Graham) and ENTERPRICE (written by and starring Kayode Ewumi) for TV.

Her film credits include DIRTY GOD and THE LAST TREE (which both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019). For her work on THE LAST TREE she was nominated for A British Independent Film Award for Best Casting alongside Shaheen Baig. Her upcoming projects include Channel 4 comedy LADY PARTS written and directed by Nida Manzoor. In September 2020 Aisha was named one of Screen International’s UK & Ireland Stars of Tomorrow.

Here is a link to my IMDB page here.

Amy O'Neill
Amy is originally from Liverpool and trained at Mountview Academy of Arts, graduating in 2001.

She worked as an actor for several years before discovering her love for the other side of the business. Amy gradually transitioned into agenting, firstly working in casting at the Arcola Theatre and Upstairs at the Gatehouse; then assisting some screen casting directors on major TV projects and commercials. She worked at the agency IT&M in 2009 before joining Jonathan Arun (now JAG.) where she worked as an agent/director for more than a decade.

Amy now runs her own actors agency, Thrive Talent, which she opened in 2020.

Andrea Clark
Andrea Clark casting was founded in 2006. since then andrea has worked on award-winning feature films, commercials and short films. she also casts a variety of other projects including video games, corporate films and new media content.

Andrea cast THE BELLWETHER, “the world’s first English language one-woman feature film” starring ALEX RIED, and was casting consultant on BAFTA winning LATE SHIFT.

She has worked major national and international commercial campaigns, including MCDONALDS, LENOVO, HUAWEI and JOHN LEWIS.

Prior to setting up her own company, andrea co-cast the acclaimed feature films including DOG SOLDIERS, KEEPING MUM and THE THIEF LORD, which starred a young GEORGE MACKAY and AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON. as an associate casting director, she collaborated on the casting of blockbusters including HELLBOY, BLADE II and HIDALGO. she was also part of the casting team on MTV’S ground-breaking reality programme THE REAL WORLD.

Andrea entered the industry in 1991 as an assistant casting director for DAVIS & ZIMMERMANN and learnt her trade working with internationally renowned directors including JOHN SCHLESINGER, SIR PETER HALL, BLAKE EDWARDS and FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI. Andrea sits on the board of the casting directors association and is a member of BAFTA and the casting directors guild.

Barnaby Welch
Barnaby has been an agent with Bloomfields Welch Management for over 15 years. He comes from an acting background, having been a successful and award-winning actor in South Africa as a child. He also has a degree in film theory and has a particular interest in work for the screen. Barnaby loves to find talent that falls between the cracks of the established drama school system and loves to work collaboratively and closely with his clients.
Briony Barnett
I have worked in casting for 15 years, at the moment mainly in theatre, casting new plays, but also in tv and film.

Theatre work includes: most recently in December 2020 the highly acclaimed Travis Alabanza play ‘Overflow’ at the Bush Theatre. Previously, the Olivier award-winning ‘Handbagged’, the Olivier nominated ‘The Invisible Hand’ and ‘The House That Will Not Stand’, as well as Paul Andrew Williams’s critically acclaimed West End play ‘Ticking’ and the August Wilson classic ‘Fences’ starring Lenny Henry, also in the West End.

In addition, ’Chiaroscuro’ and ‘An Adventure’ both at the Bush Theatre, ‘Princess and the Hustler’ at Bristol Old Vic/tour, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Sheffield Crucible/tour, ‘Black Men Walking’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange/tour, ‘The Gift’ at Theatre Royal Stratford East/tour, ‘Play Mas’ at the Orange Tree Theatre, and ‘Ben Hur’, ‘A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes’, ‘When the Crows Visit’, ‘The Colby Sisters’ and ‘One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show’ all at the Kiln Theatre.

Film work includes: Noel Clarke’s ‘The Knot’ as well as the award-winning feature ‘Common People’ and the independent horror film ‘Final Prayer’, also ‘Samuel’s Trousers’ ‘Gypsy’s Kiss’, ‘Zero Sum’, ‘High Tide’, ‘Tezz’, ‘Love/Loss’ and ‘10by10’.

TV work includes: casting the children for the multi award-winning BBC comedy ‘Outnumbered’ and the BBC drama series ‘Dickensian’. Accepted as a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) in 2014.

Carl Proctor
Having trained as an actor at RADA, Carl worked in theatre, film and TV for a number of years. Acting credits include ‘Timon of Athens’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Young Vic Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at The Donmar Warehouse, directed by Sam Mendes. He has produced one feature film – ‘Mad Dogs, produced and/or directed award winning short films and theatre, including ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ the West End rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Carl has become one of the UK’s busiest casting directors, working mainly in film and TV. He has cast over 30 films including ‘Shadow of The Vampire’ with Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich, ‘The Wedding Date’ with Deborah Messing and Amy Adams, ‘Blood Creek’ with Michael Fassbender and Henry Cavill, directed by Joel Schumacher and Trevor Nunn’s ‘Twelfth Night’ with Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Richard E Grant, Imelda Staunton and Nigel Hawthorne. The film ‘Son of God’ was released by 20th Century Fox in 3000 cinemas across America. Carl cast over 80 largely British actors in ‘The Bible Series’, initially for US TV, it has become the most successful mini-series of all time. Last year Carl cast a series for Germany and US – Pan Tau and is currently casting several films.

Carolyn McLeod
Casting for over 15 years, Carolyn is a freelance Casting Director, who specialises in Film, TV and streaming content. She has worked with directors including Paul Schrader, Stephen Herek, Michael Caton-Jones and Sofia Coppola. She is a Bafta member and Secretary of the European Chapter of the Casting Society of America.

Recent projects include: Boiling Point, with Stephen Graham, The Princess Switch Switched Again, with Vanessa Hudgens and A Christmas Gift from Bob with Luke Treadaway.

Emma Engers
With over 20 years experience in the industry, Emma Engers started her career working as a casting assistant before becoming a talent agent at International Artistes ltd. In 2010 Emma formed her own agency Emma Engers Associates, representing clients who work extensively in film, television and theatre, both in the UK and internationally.
Guy Kean
Founded in 2008, MRS JORDAN ASSOCIATES is an exclusive theatrical agency based in London and the South East.Members of the PMA. Around 70 clients in both UK and Europe.

Recent client TV credits include: Ackley Bridge, Boys, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Pennyworth and The Crown. Stage appearances: RSC 2019/2020 season, Toast, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Kevin Francis
Kevin has been an agent for over 30 years and previously worked for several leading Casting Directors, working in films and television. Angel & Francis Ltd is one of London’s leading boutique agencies, representing a select number of casting directors and actors working in film, television, theatre, commercials and musical theatre.
Laura Windows
Laura Windows has over 15 years experience casting film, television and commercials. She began casting commercials, working with Sasha Roberston and then moved into film and television casting, working with Lucinda Syson and Elaine Grainger on projects such as ‘Stardust’, ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ and Emmy winning ‘House of Saddam’. She has also worked as an Assistant Director on feature films in the UK, in commercials in Sydney, Australia and on the casting team for the 2012 London Olympic Ceremonies. She now works as a Casting Associate and co-Casting Director with Suzanne Smith. In the past they have cast ‘Lucky Man’ for Sky, ‘Absentia’ for Amazon, ‘Mars’ for National Geographic and ‘Origin’ for Youtube Originals. Currently they are working on ‘Pennyworth’ for WB/Epix and a new series for Netflix called ‘Venus Flytrap’.
Lee Morgan
Lee trained at Rose Bruford College. Following his performance career, he became Head of Acting at a leading Drama School in London and a freelance Director. Lee Morgan Management was founded in 2005, representing a dynamic, diverse and exciting list of actors and has had continual success in all areas of the industry within film, television and stage, both in the UK and internationally.
Lee Mountjoy
Casting TVC’S, TV dramas and Film. Recent TVC’S projects have included Vodafone Mobile, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Amazon, EE Mobile, Bosch, Alton Towers, Manchester United, New Balance and Sony playstation.

TV and Film include Series 2 of ‘The Johnny and Inel show’ (BBC), Sharknado 5 (NBCUniversal) and TopDog (Universal Pictures UK).

Olissa Rogers
Olissa began her career in casting in Germany, back in 2008, where she mainly worked as a Casting Director in TV. In 2016 Olissa met casting director Jeremy Zimmerman and worked as his Casting Assistant, working on several film projects with him. Since then Olissa has worked with highly respected casting directors. She was Casting Assistant to Kharmel Cochrane for commercials and TV/Film Projects, Casting Associate to Theo Park and until March 2020 she was working as Casting Associate for Amy Hubbard. 

Olissa Rogers is currently working as Casting Associate at Fiona Weir Casting. Some of her recent casting credits include ‘Ted Lasso’ (Apple TV), ‘Brassic’ (SKY), ‘We Are Who We Are’ (HBO) and Criminal UK (Netflix). 

Patrick Hambleton
Patrick Hambleton Management was created in 2006 by Patrick Hambleton and Jason Pollock.
Patrick has 20 years experience having worked for the producer Thelma Holt, then later as an agent at Stephen Hatton Management, Jane Lehrer Associates and CCA.
Richard Evans
Richard Evans CDG began casting in 1989, and prior to this worked as an actor for ten years. He was the first British casting director to specialise in all areas of theatre and has since has cast a wide variety of productions in all media. He has devised and presented audition and career development workshops at many top drama and theatre schools worldwide – from RADA in London to The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York – as well as workshops at The Actors Centre and live events for Samuel French and The Stage.

Two editions of his book, Auditions: The Complete Guide, have been published by Routledge, and two editions of the illustrated eBook, Self Taping: The Actor’s Guide, by The eBook Partnership. Richard is a member of The Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

Sean Lynch
Founded in 2008, MRS JORDAN ASSOCIATES is an exclusive theatrical agency based in London and the South East.Members of the PMA. Around 70 clients in both UK and Europe.

Recent client TV credits include: Ackley Bridge, Boys, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Pennyworth and The Crown. Stage appearances: RSC 2019/2020 season, Toast, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Sharon Henry
Sharon Henry has worked in this industry for over three decades; starting out as a junior agent with JLM Personal Management, she then went onto become a senior agent and eventually the managing director of the company. Following this she was instrumental in the creation of ‘Qtalent’ – the talent management branch of Qdos Entertainment – then in 2014 started her own agency, Sharon Henry Management.

In this time she has developed a strong network of contacts across the industry and her knowledge ensures that she makes a substantial contribution to the entertainment industry across all mediums of film, television, theatre, commercials and radio. Her passions have always been working with young actors and actresses; creating and nurturing their natural talents, as well as working with a great roster of international actors. Sharon is one of the most honest, focused, passionate and vociferous personal managers in the business who is governed by a policy of conscientious regard for the client’s welfare as well as the overall spectrum of their career.

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Sharon is a UK based casting director, she has worked across all mediums of screen and stage on many award-winning productions. She primarily casts for screen now.

Her film credits include: The Journey (multi-award winning), Jericho’s Walls Are Falling. TV credits include: Sugarbabies (pilot); Murdered For Love? Samia Shahid; Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents (RTS award winning and BAFTA nominated).

Amongst the many multi-award winning short films she has cast are: Oblivious, The Outer Circle, White, Sticky, Grandfather, The Storyteller, The Chop, Crack, No Playground for Little Cowboys and Invisible. She has cast countless commercials and music videos.

Theatre credits include: Borderlands (Hen & Chickens), 12 Angry Women (Lion and Unicorn), Fragile (Landor), Making Time (Old Red Lion) and Who Killed Wendy (The Malthouse, Nottingham)

Sharon is also the published author of a book of advice for actors: ‘The Audition Room – A Down to Earth Guide’.