casting-frontier-talent-actor-seminar.jpgPlease join Casting Frontier’s Inside Circle seminar for talent on August 16th featuring a guest panel of casting experts who want to share their expertise with you. Guest speakers are Carol Lynn Sher from CESD; Kelley West from Cathi Carlton Casting; and Raichawn (Rai) Flynn from DDO Artists Agency.

Carol Lynn Sher is the Senior Agent and Director of Commercial and Modeling, and Young Talent Division at Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty (CESD) in Los Angeles. Sher is chock-full of valuable insights as she has represented some of Hollywood’s most notable young talent, has won The Telly award for “Best Casting in a Commercial” for the Women in Film Organization, and is a member of the honorary Speech Fraternity Tau Kappa Alpha. She has worked at CESD, a large talent agency with offices in both New York and Los Angeles, since 1990. Keep in mind, CESD is known for introducing us to A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Hayden Panettiere, Thomas Mann, and Kristin Bell–to name just a few.

Kelley West is a Casting Associate working alongside Cathi Carlton. Cathi Carlton Casting was founded in 1989, and during its first five years in operation, the casting centered around Cathi’s two great loves: Sports and Real People. Carlton has since expanded into a variety of genres including Comedy, Beauty, and Celebrity–all the while exploring new talent. Kelley West has been an integral part of the casting process for the past year and a half, working on over 80 national commercials to date. Kelley’s intuition for people and instinctive understanding of corporate culture and contract negotiations have served her very well.

Raichawn (Rai) Flynn is a commercial agent at DDO Artists Agency. DDO made its mark in the entertainment industry in 1969. By keeping a specific roster to eliminate in-house competition, every client is guaranteed to be provided with the best servicing and relationships for their careers. Rai is responsible for signing new talent; he submits his clients for auditions on commercial projects, and negotiates the contracts once talent book jobs. As a SAG-franchised agent, Rai deals with commercial casting directors, production companies, and ad agencies on a daily basis. Though his days are extremely busy, Rai finds it very rewarding when he is able to book his dedicated talent on a job.

Inside Circle seminar for talent will take place at L.A. Lounge-IgnitedSpaces Seminar space 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. But order your tickets now as seminars fill up quickly. Hope to see you there!

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