CASTING & BEING CAST: What You Need to Know

Occurred on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Guest Speaker(s): Craig Campobasso

Original event synopsis

Casting Director Craig Campobasso will speak on the art of casting and being cast. For directors, how to get the actors you need.  For actors, how to get the roles you want.  Mr. Campobasso, a veteran of 60 major projects as a casting director, will share practical advice for film professionals on both sides of the camera.
Casting with Craig Campobasso

Casting with Craig Campobasso

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Fresh out of high school, California native Craig Campobasso found himself working behind the scenes for four years on Frank Herbert’s Dune. The father and daughter producing team, Dino and  Raffaella De Laurentiis, and director David Lynch, were Craig’s mentors into the business of filmmaking. Raffaella later hired him on the popular Christmas movie Prancer, starring Sam Elliott, as a casting director after he apprenticed as a casting associate on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. Craig has been casting for more than two decades and was nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelly’s Picket Fences. He is also an acting coach in the Los Angeles area.

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