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**SOLD OUT** The Right Picture and Resume

10:00-11 AM -- Balcony 2
Your headshot and resume are your calling cards. Advice from a top-shelf photographer and casting director on getting the right shot and putting together the perfect resume. Bring your pix and resumes for evaluation by these experts.

-- Peter Hurley, photographer
-- Paul Russell, Casting Director, Paul Russell Casting


Peter Hurley, Photographer
Peter Hurley began his career in front of the camera—while training for the Olympics in sailing he was spotted—and modeled in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren.

Peter later moved behind the camera and quickly built up a powerful client list. Since opening his studios in New York and Los Angeles, he has specialized in advertising and commercial work, including portraiture, fashion, beauty, editorial, headshots, events, and corporate photography.

He has worked with dozens of companies, including Levi's, Reebok, DKNY, and Johnnie Walker, and shot hundreds of talented actors, models, and authors. Well-known in the entertainment and advertising industries, Peter recently shot the cast and crew of "Lost" as it was wrapping up its final season.

Paul Russell, Casting Director, Paul Russell Casting
Paul Russell, casting director, director, and author of "Acting: Make It Your Business—How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor" (Random House/Back Stage Books) has nearly 30 years' experience in entertainment, including film, TV, and Broadway.

He began his career journey as a successful working actor. As an independent casting director, he has cast for major studios, including 20th Century Fox, HBO, and Warner Bros., plus New York and regional theater. As an SDC director, Russell has directed at Tony Award–winning LORT theaters and Off-Broadway productions.

In addition, Russell is presently a guest faculty member for the NYU Tisch theater arts program at the Atlantic Theater Company, teaching audition technique and the business of acting. He has also been invited as a guest lecturer to prominent performing-arts schools, including Yale, Elon, Temple University, the University of the Arts, James Madison University, and Northeastern University. Russell has been featured in the Back Stage advice column Casting Cues.

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