Workshop Registration


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; diversity & inclusive story-telling through casting; reaching out to Performers and their representatives; overseeing the audition process and working with talent; making recommendations for casts; as well as negotiating fees and deals;  maintaining casting budgets and managing contracts. Both union and non-union productions will be covered.

Tue 2 March 2021, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 2 March 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Millie Tom

Millie Tom is a 2017 Canadian Screen Award Winner for Best Achievement in Casting which she shares with Deirdre Bowen, for their work on CBC series, Kim’s Convenience in its debut season. Toronto-based Casting Director with wide-ranging experience in casting series, shorts and features for film and television with special experience in diversity casting. As an independent Casting Director, Millie has worked with many of Canada’s finest directors, including: John L’Ecuyer, Jerry Ciccoritti, James Genn, Richie Mehta and Kate Melville. She has worked on independent features such as Picture Day, A Sunday Kind of Love and the recently wrapped feature film The Education of Fredrick Fitzell. As a Casting Associate with RDC Casting she helped with casting on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; The Lookout; The Incredible Hulk (2008). Additionally, Millie is proud of her work with John Buchan Casting on Olivier Assayas’ feature film Clean, starring Maggie Cheung and Nick Nolte for Rhombus Media. Most recent credits include Ubisoft’s video games, Far Cry 5 and the 18th season of the docu-drama series, Air Emergencies/ Mayday for National Geographic (USA) and Discovery Channel in Canada. And currently Audio-Book casting for Penguin Random House Canada. She recently joined the Seneca College Faculty of Creative Arts and Animation teaching Auditioning for Camera.

Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $60 /member$85 /nonmember