Casting Deconstructed

FRIDAY, 10:30 AM
SFA Assembly Room

Curious how your favorite actor landed a lead in your new favorite show?  Or how a guest star is cast, potentially creating a role that is more memorable than the series regulars?  And how does a casting director know a “real” person will be just the right amount of crazy and heart to make for addictive, unscripted binge-viewing?

Come hear about the casting process from all view points as Emmy award winning casting director Beth Sepko speaks to traditional & real person casting, Kelsey Mayfield-Porter talks unscripted casting for series like The Biggest Loser, while Liz Tigelaar addresses the creator’s role in the casting process, Devon Odessa, an actor turned acting coach, tells of her unique take on the audition process, and actors, Nick Wecshler, Lindsey McKeon and Arielle Kebbel, reveal the ups and downs of the audition process, growing as actors, and breaking out of type-casting.

Panelists: Liz Tigelaar, Lindsey McKeon, Beth Sepko, Devon Odessa, Nick Wechsler, Kelsey Mayfield-Porter

Moderator: Ryan McGee