RITA POWERS, Casting Director, Rita Powers Casting Group
Q&A/Commercial Copy One on One
Monday, January 21, 2019, 6:30pm
A former agent with A+ Agency, Rita has been in casting since 2003. In the past 8 years, Rita has cast for television shows, commercials, feature and independent films, including the critically acclaimed HALF NELSON and 2011 MUSICAL CHAIRS with Academy Award winning director Susan Seidelman. Rita also casts internationally as well working with prominent Bollywood producers Karan Johar and Adiyta Chopra. Two of her films that she recently cast - the indie feature THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (background) and the Bollywood film ENGLISH VINGLISH (Principals and background) received critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival.
Currently, she is working on: THREE films (Half Girlfriend, Banjo and Dobara Per Si), FOUR TV series (Brown Nation on Netflix-casting the 2nd season, Impractical Jokers, Married to Medicine and the Real Housewives NY) and commercials for Major League Baseball, Honda, Toyota, Media.com, Selective Insurance, State Farm and Wheel.
Recent projects include: principals for industrials for FEDEX, CAMBRIDGE, CHASE and BANK OF AMERICA, the feature film THE PASTOR, the feature film SEVEN INDIANS, dayplayers and background for the Bollywood film FATEH SINGH, dayplayers and background for a HUGE feature film DHOOM3, a Jamie Fox feature, commercials for E*TRADE, LIQUID PLUMBER, and MEDIASET as well as various SAG/AFTRA medical industrials.
Rita recently cast one of our AC actors in a SAG spot that paid over $50k so far! She's interested in meeting actors of ALL TYPES-ALL AGES (18+).
After a Q&A she'll see Commercial Copy ONE on ONE
***The Commercial Copy for this seminar are available through your Actors Connection account. A link to the Sides will appear upon registration.
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.