Panel of Casting Directors #1
The question actors often ask is, “Where’s the work?” For actors, the answer is: Casting Directors. These hard-working professionals are the decision makers as to who gets invited to audition for roles. Actors need to know exactly what casting directors do, how they think, what they look for, what their responsibilities are, and what they expect from actors.
The Network Austin Mixer will be offering that information and more at our next 2 mixers on Wednesday, April 12th & Wednesday, May 10th when we’ll feature a panel of casting directors at each, and both will be held at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill @ 9012 Research Blvd, where Happy Hour lasts until 9PM!
This month’s panel will consist of these fantastic four casting directors:
☆ Sally Allen & Toni Cobb-Brock of Brock Allen Casting
☆ Michael Druck of Michael Druck Casting & The Extras Factory
☆ Donise Hardy, CSA of A Casting Place
We will start the evening with an introduction from each casting director sharing with the audience about themselves, their experience, and their companies. We will then open the floor to the audience for a Q&A session, which will last approximately a half hour.
Actors are invited to bring at least 3 sets of same-size headshots & résumés stapled back-to-back for placement at a designated table upon arrival, preferably prior to the beginning of the program, so that each casting director can have your submission package to review when they leave.
We’re so grateful to the generous talent agents who graced our panels and shared their expertise at our first 2 mixers of 2017:
The Atherton Group (TAG), Collier Talent, DVA Talent, Tory Christopher Group, Variant Talent K Hall Agency, Condra/Artista, BLVD Talent, Agence Talent, Acclaim Talent
Still Scouting Venues
Since the sudden closing of our mixer’s former home at Baby A’s we’ve been looking for a new home for the Network Austin Mixer. And you can help. We’ve got a few good leads, but haven’t settled on a permanent place yet. So, tap into your inner location scout and let us know about other venues for our 2nd-Wednesday-of-the-month-mixers that may meet these criteria:
- private room with 100+ people capacity
- preferably a stage
- ample parking
- no charge
- serves food & libations
- not too far north, south, east, west
Any additional amenities would be wonderful, such as lighting, sound, and screen.
Since the Network Austin Mixer’s inception over 12 years ago, our mixers have had a history of bringing lucrative business to the venues where we’ve held them. So any club, restaurant, or other venue will benefit financially by guests enjoying food & drinks, just as Baby A’s did and other venues have.
Please let us know about places you’ve personally visited that may fit the bill in a comment here and/or our group discussion.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Sherlock’s for our next 2 Network Austin Mixers!
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Mixing & Networking @ 6:00PM, Announcements @ 6:30, Speakers @ 6:45
Followed by More Mixing & Mingling and Networking