• Working With Actors

This event has passed.  Join this esteemed panel for a discussion on the art of working with actors - everything from auditions and casting through the martini shot. Moderated by: Jacqueline Coley, Rotten Tomatoes

Closed Caption is available for this event.

Event Details

Date: Jun 16 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Buy Tickets

Participating Industry

Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Kyle Patrick Alvarez most recently directed and executive produced every episode of Season 2 of the Amazon series HOMECOMING. Prior to that, he directed episodes in the first and second season of the hit show 13 REASONS WHY, the finale of the revival of the seminal LGBTQ show TALES OF THE CITY and episodes of COUNTERPART. Kyle's film work includes THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, C.O.G. and EASIER WITH PRACTICE,  which won him the prestigious "Someone to Watch Award" at the Independent Spirit Awards. 


Deanna Brigidi | Casting Director, 5th House Casting


Colman Domingo | Actor, Lincoln; The Butler; Selma; If Beale Street Could Talk


Craig Johnson | Craig Johnson is an award-winning writer and director who's most recent film, ALEX STRANGELOVE, was released in 2018 as a Netflix Original film.Craig's other films include WILSON, released in 2017 by Fox Searchlight, THE SKELETON TWINS, released in 2014 by Roadside Attractions/ Lionsgate, and TRUE ADOLESCENTS, released by Cinedigm in 2011. Television credits include LOOKING for HBO and LOVE LIFE for HBO Max.Craig holds an MFA from New York University's graduate film program and a BA in Drama from The University of Washington. He resides in Los Angeles with his husband, Adam Roberts, and their corgi-mix, Winston.


Sarah Steele | Actor, The Good Wife; The Good Fight


Melora Walters | Actor, MagnoliaBoogie Nights; Dead Poets Society 


Leslie Wasserman| Leslie Wasserman is a casting professional for film and television. She was recently the Casting Director for Del Close documentary 'For Madmen Only' (Dir. Heather Ross), which was set to premiere at SXSW 2020, Short film 'Our Place Together' (Dir. Clay Pruitt) and Dekkoo Series 'I'm Fine'. Her work includes Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp', 'The Mustang' (Dir. Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre), 'American Gods' Season 3 and Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies'. Upcoming films include 'Togetherish' (Dir. Nikole Beckwith) and 'Samaritan' (Dir. Julius Avery). Wasserman is also a proud member of the Casting Society of America and has worked with the feature film program at the Sundance Labs. 


MODERATOR, Jacqueline Coley, Rotten Tomatoes

2020 ShortFest