4 Can’t-Miss Events at the Atlanta Film Festival

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Atlanta industry pros are gearing up for the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival, running April 1–10. This year actors won’t want to miss the April 6 Creative Conference—a day filled with casting panels and actor networking opportunities that includes a mixer featuring Backstage.

For Georgia residents and incoming nonresidents alike, here’s the skinny on the panels and events of April 6:

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
7 Stages, Main Theater
1105 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta-based principal and extras casting directors will be on hand to meet new faces. Actors should come prepared with a two-minute monologue or pitch about themselves to present in front of the panel!

Panelists include: Rhavynn Drummer (Casting Director for Tyler Perry Studios), Cheryl Louden-Kubin, CSA (The Atlanta Casting Director), Patrick Ryan (Casting Agent for Aligned Stars Agency), Rebecca Shrager (The People Store), and Adam Hochfeld of Central Casting Atlanta. Note: Advanced registration is required. Visit atlantafilmfestival.com/2016/cc-casting-signup to sign up.

2 p.m.–3 p.m.
7 Stages, Main Theater
1105 Euclid Ave NE
The dialogue continues as Drummer and Hochfeld break down for the audience what goes into “making it” as a working actor. Atlanta artists at every career level can get the 411 on professionalism.

3:30 p.m.
7 Stages, Main Theater
1105 Euclid Ave NE
This is a must for any filmmakers getting ready to cast their next project. Members of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Outreach Committee will be discussing the basics of the low-budget contracts and sharing their valuable personal experience as producers. There will also be a Q&A at the end.

5:30 p.m.
Highland Inn
644 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Network with actors and filmmakers alike at this fun end-of-day affair. Backstage will be on site so come and say hello to our team!

For tickets to the above events and more, visit atlantafilmfestival.com/2016/cc-wednesday.

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Veronika Claghorn
Veronika Claghorn has been a part of the Backstage team for over five years. Prior to working with us, she worked in extras casting for large budget film and TV projects like Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (alongside fellow Backstage staffer, Eli Cornell) and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She got her start in Philadelphia casting for M. Night Shyamalan and producing for A&E. She is now based in Atlanta and continues to freelance cast principal roles in commercials and independent films.
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