Online FILM/TV INTENSIVE with Michael D'Amato, Associate Casting Director, Billy Hopkins Casting

Monday, April 12, 2021, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

This event is in the past.

Don't miss out on this ONE NIGHT ONLY intensive with Michael D'Amato from one of NY's top film/TV casting offices.

Recent credits include: FOX's EMPIRE, the Emmy Award Winning Limited Series WHEN THEY SEE US directed by Ava DuVernay, P-VALLEY for STARZ and THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY starring Andra Day directed by Lee Daniels.

Michael will select sides based on your HS/resume submission which you will be emailed and prepare 1-2 days in advance. You'll start off with a Q&A, then Michael will be working on-camera using the pre-read format with a reader in a group. Be prepared for feedback and to take re-adjustments on the fly.

Currently, he's interested in meeting actors of all types and ethnicities 18+ for their numerous upcoming projects.

What to Prepare:

For this virtual intensive, Michael will select sides for you to prepare based on your headshot and fully completed MY INFO section in your AC account. 

Assignments will be emailed 1-2 days in advance. 

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

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Michael D'Amato

Michael D'Amato is the Casting Associate at Billy Hopkins Casting. They are currently working on multiple television projects including a 10 episode series for STARZ and the New York casting for FOX's EMPIRE. In addition to casting for TV, they are also working on multiple independent features, shooting this Winter.

Recent projects include: Emmy Award Winning Limited Series WHEN THEY SEE US - directed by Ava DuVernay, P-VALLEY for STARZ - created by Katori Hall, THE LAST THING HE WANTED - directed by Dee Rees, and YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE - directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Follow this link to view his credits on IMDB


Monday, April 12, 20217:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.