Date 28th October 2023
Starts 11:45 am
Finishes 12:30 pm
Room Forman Lecture Theatre
Hosted by Sarah Leung

Self tapes, self tapes, self tapes – it can sometimes feel never ending for actors in 2023! Sarah will be giving her advice on the most effective way to prepare, film and send your self tapes off for the best possible chance of being invited in to the room.

Sarah Leung

Sarah was born in Manchester, coming from a mixed British/Chinese background, making her one of the only casting directors in the UK with Chinese heritage. She started her career in film as assistant to producer Larry Franco on “Batman Begins”. Later asked to return on post-production as assistant to Emma Thomas (wife of director Christopher Nolan). From here, Sarah moved into casting, assisting in Film (Warner Bros, Universal) TV (BBC, ITV, C4), Theatre, West End, London.

Most recently Casting Director on and still casting, ‘Past Life’ with Emile Hirsch which is due to shoot in autumn. Trueman and the Arsonists by Simon Stephens (Roundhouse London),
‘Unfortunate’ by Robyn Grant and Daniel Foxx, London and UK Tour, ‘To Wong Foo’ by Douglas Carter Beane at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester October 16 – December 17, Past productions include, George Takei’s Allegiance, Zayla by Courteney Tan East/SKY, Too Good To Be True by Asia Mackay East/Sky. Sarah is about to start on 2 brand new Musicals and 2 new feature films.