Casting and Being Cast

Occurred on Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Guest Speaker(s): Billy Cowart, Merrick McCartha

Original event synopsis

Merrick McCartha (Criminal Minds, Momentum) and Billy Cowart will discuss what it takes to cast and be cast in television and films. We'll hear what directors look for and what should you look for as a filmmaker.

About Merrick McCartha

Merrick McCartha is a San Diego based actor with over thirty roles credited on IMDB.

About Billy Cowart

Billy Cowart started acting in 1979 and has been continously working and building a career ever since. Over 60 plays and numerous Film and T.V. credits fill out his resume. He has worked as a Supervising Producer for Storytellerz and 6 Reel Pictures (NICHE, HANK & EDGAR, and CACTUS) and as an associate producer on the Film B-GIRL which is running on Showtime and The Movie Channel as we speak. As a Feature film writer for Emmet/Furla Films, Ross Bell (Producer of FIGHTCLUB and KILL BILL) and Fogleaf Media where he has written scripts and ghost written scripts. He is currently developing the script Belly-up with Creative Film Group. He has worked as a casting associate with several casting directors, as a film development associate. As a director he jumped completed "Shifters" and is in post production on "Chess Club". He brings a passion, knowledge, and love to the craft that is contagious.

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