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How to Hire an Actor: Working with Casting Directors and Talent Agents

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Casting Directors and Talent Agents - the who, what, where, when, and how virtual casting sessions may be here to stay.

You finally finished your script, your crew is set, and all pre-production is complete. But wait, you don’t have any actors. How do you go about casting your project? How do you find the best people to bring your characters to life? How do you handle an audition? These and so many other questions answered in our November meeting with Nanci Washburn and D. Candis Paule.

If you missed the meeting, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.

Our Presenters

Nanci Washburn is the President/Founder of Artist Management Agency, a full-service talent representative agency that has been a permanent fixture in San Diego for over 45 years and in Orange County for nearly 25 years. Artist Management Agency represents on-camera and voice-over actors who are utilized for episodic television, feature film, commercials, print, corporate videos and infomercials. Nanci was the founder of the San Diego Film Commission and served on its board for a number of years. She also has served on the board of director for the SD Fine Arts Society, SD Repertory Theatre, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Fashion Group International, Little Sisters/Big Brothers, Miss California (Miss America prelim), Medical Biology Institute and the SD Historical Society Costume Council.

D. Candis Paule, CSA is originally from New York City and is the casting director for Stu Segall Productions where she cast Terriers for F/X, The Ex List for CBS, and Veronica Mars for the CW Network.  Along with several telenovellas for Fox’s My Network, she has helped cast a variety of pilots and movies of the week including Flying By, a feature film starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Locklear.  As an independent casting director and owner of Candis Casting, she worked on the Fox show Pitch and several independent features and shorts.  Candis has worked on many SAG-AFTRA projects, and hundreds of union and non-union commercials, industrials, immersive projects and print campaigns.  In addition to voice-over work and private coaching, she teaches through her education company Actors For Reel and has been seen throughout the country as an award-winning actor.


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