Working With A Casting Director

By Mikel Fair



Join us for a zoom meeting with filmmakers from around the world. Our topic this week is working with a Casting Director. Our special guests are Susan Paley Abramson and Justine Hempe, Casting Directors.

Susan Paley Abramson and Justine Hempe have a distinguished career as Casting Directors, Casting Associates, and Casting Assistants with over 20 years of experience. Their narrative series credits include HBO's Entourage, Ballers, and Shooter on the USA Network. In feature films, their experience has been a long list of hits from Christmas with the Kranks, Breakthrough, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Kick-Ass 2, Red Tails, Extraordinary Measures, Avatar, Marley and Me, xXx: State of the Union, Collateral, Pacific Rim, Secretariat, Rambo, Rocky Balboa, The Island, Fantastic Four, and many others. They partnered in 2012 to create Paley/Hempe Casting.

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Topic: Working With a Casting Director
Time: May 22, 2020 11am to 12pm PST
Meeting ID: 622 593 7331



William Garcia-1

Hosted by William Garcia, an award-winning producer based in Los Angeles, California, with over thirty years experience in the feature film and television production industry. His clients include; TLC, Warner Media, Sony Entertainment, Animal Planet, Republic Records, MTV Tr3s, and AWE Network. William has produced over a thousand hours of programming for television and independent feature films. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.


Mikel Fair

Co-hosted by Mikel Fair, the founder of Mikel is the director of 8 film festivals. Four events in Oregon and four in Texas. He is also the author of the ebook "Film Festival Submitter's Handbook," which offers tips and guidance for filmmakers package and prepare their creative work for submission on the Film Festival Circuit. Mikel worked in fuil and TV production in Texas for 15 years.

Film Festivla Submitter's Handbook ebook and AudioBook

Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

Are you new to the Film Festival submission process?

Film Festival Circuit events have reviewed over 5,000+ submissions since 2008. Our judges see issues repeated daily that weaken the presentation of films, videos and screenplays during the evaluation process. The Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook was written to help filmmakers and screenwriters build a successful strategy and avoid common costly mistakes when submitting to Film Festivals.

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