The Virginia Production Alliance will host a panel to discuss self-tapes, headshots, and all things actor-related! Headshot photographer Guido Venitucci will discuss what makes a good headshot, and casting Directors Kimberly Graham, Donna McKenna, and Sylvia Hutson will share insights on self-tapes and representing successful actors.
Join us for a presentation and live Q&A. Please submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our presenters:
Guido Venitucci is a prominent NYC headshot photographer. He has been taking photographs for more than twenty years. Check our Guido's information HERE.
Kimberly Graham has been the Associate Casting Director for Judy Henderson Casting since 2003. She casts for film, television, commercials and theater. Her office was the pioneers for voice over casting for video games, primarily the Grand Theft Auto series. Her office casts for Off-Broadway theaters such as The New Group, The Play Company, The Director’s Company and Pig Iron Theater Company in Philadelphia. Kimberly has help cast such films as AVATAR, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, and Rick Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT among others. Her work on HOMELAND for SHOWTIME has garnered numerous awards, including ARTIOS and EMMY AWARDS for outstanding casting in a drama. Kimberly frequently teaches workshops in NYC, Boston, DC, Savannah, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Miami, Paris, Berlin,Croatia,Tel Aviv and London among others. Learn more about Kimberly HERE.
Donna McKenna, CSA is an award winning, international casting director, producer and educator. She has cast numerous independent films, TV show, episodic radio shows, pilots and web-series during her more than 20 years in the business. These projects can be seen on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Apple as well as Direct TV and other streaming platforms. She's currently working on a number of great projects. Learn more about Donna HERE.
Donna has been recognized by the industry for her efforts. Most recently received Runner Up 2020 Mandy.com Casting Director Award, nominated and chosen from casting directors around the world.
Sylvia Hutson is the founder of Hutson Talent Agency in Virginia which represents both union and non-union talent. She has worked for over 30 years as a costume designer, private coach and actress for stage and film. Her love for people and the arts makes her one of the most qualified and respected talent agents in the region.
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