Harley Kaplan

Casting Access

New York

Harley Kaplan

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 1:45 PM EDT


This workshop will include a Q&A and a prepared reading session with an experienced casting professional. We will be using the camera for this class, but not recording.

Please do not sign up for this class unless you can attend. Harley will be assigning sides ahead of time, so you must cancel by the 7th. Sides will be e-mailed to you 1-2 days before class.

Please bring an extra copy for the reader.


Harley Kaplan is a co-founder and casting director with Powers/Kaplan Casting, a bi-coastal casting office that specializes in independent film. Current and upcoming projects include 8000 SHOTS, THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU BLESSED, THE GLASS CAGE, EMPATHY INC, BUCK RUN, BENJI THE DOVE, NEW MONEY, NOBLE EARTH, RIVER OF DARK PURPLE, SWING AWAY, ONE PENNY,  and the television pilots BENNIE'S, IN REALITY, and COUCH CRASHERS. Harley began his career as a production trainee at Fox Television before moving on to various positions at New Line Cinema.  He started out in casting with the legendary office of Hopkins/Smith/Barden, where he worked as a casting assistant on movies such as BOYS DON'T CRY, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, and SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, as well as HBO's television series SEX AND THE CITY. He later served as associate with PalmStar and S2 Entertainment on an array of films, including JACK AND DIANE, FOR ELLEN, GUN HILL ROAD, UNION SQUARE, SILVER TONGUES, and THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE. Since forming Powers/Kaplan in 2010, Harley has cast the award-winning BLUE RUIN and THE COMEDY, as well as MAMAROSH, THE SECTOR, THE TELL-TALE HEART, and promotional campaigns for SONY, RANDOM HOUSE, EF LANGUAGE SCHOOLS, CAROLINA HERRERA, and PURISTICS. Harley has also written and produced short films and executive-produced the features BUCK RUN, DEATH4TOLD, and TEMPTATION.


You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this workshop.

Please note that the 90-day frequency restriction applies to this workshop. Your last frequency-restricted workshop must have taken place no less than 90 (ninety) days prior to this event to be eligible to register. Also, should you register for more than one (1) frequency-restricted workshop at a time, the higher-placing workshop registration will be retained and all others will be deleted.

NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.

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