5 to 7 June 2019, Waterfront Hotel, London
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Founder + Host
Known to many as “The Booking Magnet”, Christine Horn is a Broadway, film and television actress, a career coach for actors and the author of “Playing Small: The Actor’s Guide To Becoming A Booking Magnet.”
Inside her online show, Actors Daily Bread and her podcast The Hollywood Bound Actor, Christine reveals how she cracked the code to become a working actor.
With over 20+ years of experience and over 65 Film/TV credits, you’ve seen Christine in Snowfall, Grey’s Anatomy, Black-ish, Stomp the Yard, Good Girls, S.W.A.T, Terminator: Dark Fate, The Good Doctor, Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots and Boo! A Madea Halloween just to name a few.
Christine believes that most actors play small. Their thoughts sabotage their success. And she's on a mission to help other actors master their mindset, acting, marketing and auditions. That way, they can have the career they desire and deserve.
Becca started in the industry on the agency side working on a tv/film desk in Atlanta before moving to LA to pursue casting. She's worked on a variety of comedic series in LA as an associate and more recently has had the privilege of working on a highly anticipated drama series out of the Southeast.
Actor + Coach
Since starting his acting career in 2008 as an improviser and stand up comedian. As of now Dave has over 300 bookings in film, tv, commercial, and industrial and voice over work. As a writer, producer, and director, Dave has over 200 corporate, social media, and commercial videos under his belt.
Dave’s 20 years of teaching experience, public speaking, and business knowledge combined with his over 12 successful years in the entertainment industry have allowed him to help thousands of actors and entrepreneurs grow their careers through his classes, workshops, and one-on-one coaching.
Working with Elizabeth Barnes since 2015, I have been involved with such projects as the Emmy nominated Netflix series GLOW, What/If, Siren and Blood & Treasure. Our work on GLOW also earned us 2019 & 2020 Artios Awards nominations alongside fellow casting director Jen Euston.
I recently partnered with Liz as co-casting director on the Quibi short form series, Don’t Look Deeper directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and the Freeform Pilot, Close Up, executive produced by Pete Nowalk.
I was first drawn to casting while still pursuing a career as an actor. Once given the opportunity to work on this side of the room—I was hooked. I love what I do, I love actors and I am always looking for opportunities to work with and support other creatives in the industry.
Jason Kennedy started his career as a talent agent in South Beach before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film casting. He is currently casting the popular long-running CBS series NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Jason is a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is proud to be serving his community of casting colleagues on the National Board of Directors for the Casting Society of America.
Lisa London has been a Casting Director for 30 plus years and has cast over a 100 successful film and television shows. She has discovered and/or cast along with her business partner, Catherine Stroud, many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Brad Pitt in the series, Freddy’s Nightmares, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Megan Hilty, Adrian R. Mante and Victoria Justice in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yara Shahidi in her first television series, The First Family.
Plus in the challenging year of 2020, Lisa and Catherine have cast 7 films that went into production, The Inheritance in Columbus, Georgia, Basement in Long Island, Romancing The Cure in Malta, Canyon Del Muerto in New Mexico, Old Henry in Nashville, and State of Consciousness and Eddie and Sunny in Rome.
She is currently teaching monthly on-line audition classes where she helps actors with
many aspects of their careers such as audition technique, improvisation exercises, making stronger choices, breaking down scenes and she helps actors build confidence in themselves including assisting them to turn their goals into realities.
Lisa also wrote a book, From Start To Stardom (The Casting Director’s Guide For Aspiring Actors). The book is a step-by-step journey, laying out what you need to know to have the best shot at stardom. The book is available on Amazon.
Jamie Castro has been casting film and television for over 15 years. She is currently casting the upcoming feature film ABOVE THE LINE. Before starting her own company - Castro Casting - she was a Casting Director with Linda Lowy where she worked on GREY'S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, STATION 19, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and INVENTING ANNA to name a few. Jamie spent much of the quarantine staying connected to actors via coaching and career consultations.
Visual Brand Consultant
DAY BYRD, formerly known as DAY HILL, may be one of the most innovative in the industry. She has been a driving force behind many brands that are household names. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry she has worn many hats. From wardrobe stylist to wig designer, makeup artist, to brand creator, DAY BYRD is best known for creating the iconic makeup looks that helped seal the popularity of pop sensation Nicki Minaj.
Day has had the opportunity to work with many of today's celebrity trendsetters such as Ciara, NeNe Leaks, Missy Elliot, Tony Award Nominee Saycon Sengbloh, Broadway legend Kenny Leon, super model Jessica White, Fantasia, Sheree Whitfield, Chilli of TLC, Drake, Lil Wayne and many more. Her work has been seen on the covers and pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, Rollingstone, Essence, VIBE, Ebony, Allure, and several dozen more.
"Creating visually is my ministry. Whether or not it's makeup, wig design, creative directing, or brand consulting, it's God's gift to me... So it's what I give to you. "
"When your goal is to bring your best game, you come to me, because I come to win!"
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