416.588.6444 | 1137 Dupont Street Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3 Canada | MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-6PM
The workshop will cover the core responsibilities of the casting director during the pre-production stages with the director, producer and writer. Participants will learn how to address specific script needs, contact actors and/or agents, hold auditions and work with talent, make recommendations for casts, as well as to negotiate fees and deals, maintain casting budget and manage contracts. Both union and non-union productions will be covered.
This course is recommended as a companion to the Directing Dramatic Film workshop.
Millie Tom is a Toronto-based casting director with wide-ranging experience in casting series, shorts and features for film and television. Tom has worked with many of Canada’s finest rising directors, from John L’Ecuyer on St. Jude, to Kate Melville’s critically acclaimed Picture Day and most recently, Richie Mehta’s I’ll Follow You Down. With RDC Casting she worked on 16 Blocks; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; The Lookout; The Incredible Hulk and SyFy series Warehouse 13. Tom also assisted Deirdre Bowen to cast David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence and Terry Gilliam’s Tideland. Her most recent credits include Ubisoft’s video game, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 6: Black List; and the current 15th season of the docu-drama series, Mayday for Discovery Canada.