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Focus Session #8 with Casting Director Craig Campobasso

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2:30-3:30 PM -- Room C951
This one-hour session allows individual casting directors to share their personal approaches to the work and offer advice on getting called in and called back. So come armed with your headshot/resume and best questions!

Speaker:

Craig Campobasso,
Casting Director, Todd/Campobasso Casting

SPEAKER BIO

Craig Campobasso, Casting Director

Craig Campobasso was born in Sun Valley, Calif. Just out of high school, while attending acting school, he found himself working behind the scenes under the tutelage of writer-director David Lynch and producer Raffaella De Laurentiis on "Dune." Craig learned from the master storytellers, working on the entire production for four years. He also worked on "Conan: The Destroyer" at the same time as "Dune," both films for Universal Pictures and shot at Estudios Churubusco in Mexico City.

Raffaella gave Craig his start in the business and later worked with him as a casting director, after he apprenticed as a casting associate on Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories." With over 50 films under his casting belt, spanning 29 years—including "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (additional casting), "Redline," and "Prancer"—Craig was also nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelley's "Picket Fences."

Craig has just completed casting "Magic Man," a thriller starring Billy Zane, Robert Davi, Armand Assante, and Bai Ling; "Pizza With Bullets," starring Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos") and Talia Shire (the "Godfather" and "Rocky" movies); and "The Perfect Host," starring David Hyde Pierce, Helen Reddy, and Clayne Crawford.

He is currently casting "Starbright," a comedy; "Cyber Planet," a kids sci-fi movie; "The Man Who Laughs," from the Victor Hugo book, a period drama; and "The Bottom Line," a comedy. And he is starting work on the pilot "Sirens."

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