This 60 minute event will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with Michael Sanford, Kerry Barden, and Rachel Tenner.
Room: Meeting Room A
CASTING DIRECTOR BIOS
Michael Sanford opened Sanford Casting in the Spring of 2000. During the past 17 years, Michael and his wonderful team have worked with many top commercial, television and film directors, production companies, and advertising agencies. Several of these clients have been nominated or have won the Oscar, Emmy, DGA and various other awards while collaborating with Sanford Casting.
In 2006, Michael broadened the company's vision to include casting projects in the Spanish Language market. In 2010, he launched a feature-length and short film division whose recent credits include, A Pebble of Love, A Reason, California Solo, The Artist, I Melt with You, Mosquita y Mari, The Sleepy Man, & Dustland. He shared the 2012 CSA Artios Award with his mentor and fellow casting director Heidi Levitt for their collaboration on The Artist. Additionally, Michael received the 2013 Seymour Heller Award for Commercial Casting Director of the year, which is given by the Talent Managers Association.
Kerry Barden is a native of Atlanta. He majored in theatre at the University of Georgia and has cast over 200 films, including, most notably Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho, The House of Mirth, Bad Boys 2, Pineapple Express and four films for director John Waters. As a producer, his credits include the award-winning Conversations with Other Women, starring Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter. Kerry is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, and Sciences; and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Rachel Tenner bio TBA. For a list of her credits, go to IMDb.com.
NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. WALK-UPS are welcome, but are only admitted space permitting to replace no-shows.