Schedule

THE BIG AUDITION: CASTING FOR COMEDY PRESENTED BY THE CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Wednesday, July 24
1730 - 1815 (5:30 - 6:15 PM)

Location: DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL - INSPIRATION ROOM, LEVEL 6
Address: 1255 Rue Jeanne Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5

They are the unsung heroes that carefully piece together what will literally be the very faces of your next favourite, binge-worthy comedy. As an integral part of the creative team, Casting Directors are often responsible for breaking the careers of major stars. What exactly makes someone stand out in an audition? How has the landscape of casting in comedy changed over the years? How do casting directors ensure that diversity and equality are represented in the process? On this panel, we ask some of comedy’s biggest Casting Directors the dos and don’ts of auditioning and what goes into building film and television’s most iconic and hilarious ensembles.

Panelists:
Jennifer Euston (Casting Director for Film/Television, Jennifer Euston Casting)

Jeanne McCarthy (Casting Director, McCarthy/Abellera Casting)

Allison Jones (Casting Director)

Sherie Hernandez (Casting Director)

Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event