ONLINE FILM/TV Intensive with Donna McKenna, Casting Director/Producer, Donna McKenna Casting

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

This event is in the past.

Donna is an international award-winning casting director and producer with nearly 20 years experience casting independent feature films, shorts, and web series.  

Her work has screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, the Milan Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival.  She received the Casting Award of Merit (2015)  at the IndieFest Film Festival for her work on Leaves of the Tree, starring Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Federico Castelluccio, and Armand Assante, filmed on location in Texas and Sicily.

Currently, she has 8 films in various forms of production.

The evening will start off with an informative online Q & A followed by your presentation of a scene that Donna will assign you that evening with a reader in a group. Be prepared to take feedback and adjustments.  

What to Prepare:

For this virtual intensive, Donna will distribute COLD SCENES to everyone.

Please make sure your headshot and resume are updated on your AC profile.

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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Donna McKenna

Donna McKenna is an award-winning, international casting director, producer, and educator, with more than 20 years of experience. She has cast and produced independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots and web series, many of which have received theatrical distribution and can been seen on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Apple TV, AMC, Direct TV and Netflix. Her films have also screened at prestigious films festivals such as The Tribeca Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, Berlin International Film Festival, the Milan Film Festival as well as numerous Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals. She is known for putting together stellar ensemble casts, consisting of critically acclaimed actors from film, television and Broadway as well as new and upcoming talent. Donna is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, New York Women in Film & TV and is a Member of the Board of the Suffolk County Film Commission.

Follow this link for a list of her film/TV credits


Wednesday, April 14, 20216:30 pm

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