He Said She Said, Casting Director VS Agent

Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00pm

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Watch and listen to Cathy Reinking and Jason Lockhart face off LIVE to discuss all the most important issues actors face today.  Self-tapes, getting an agent, how to get noticed without irritating anyone, how to audition authentically, creating your own content, self-submissions, credits that mean something, and training.   All of these issues and more are contained in Cathy’s newly updated “How To Book Acting Jobs 3.0: Through the Eyes of a Casting Director - Across All Platforms.” We thought it would be helpful for Cathy to face-off with her ideas discussed in the book with a top talent agent.  Will they agree on most topics? Or will the divide that often exists between casting and representation persist? Who do you listen to for advise? HOW THE HECK CAN AN ACTOR NAVIGATE IS THIS NEW WORLD IN WHICH IT’S GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO LAND AN AGENT AND BOOK ACTING JOBS??


This FREE event hosted by ACTORS CONNECTION: ATLANTA is part book launch, part Q & A, mainly a lively discussion between Cathy and Jason in which they ask each other questions and discuss the business for all the lucky participants to hear. 


You won’t want to miss this.  If you enjoy talk shows, you’ll love this!


JASON LOCKHART- Jason Lockhart is a Film & Television Agent from Los Angeles and excited to be a fresh face in the Atlanta market. He is also an accomplished filmmaker, having worked with National Lampoon and sold two feature films as an award-winning Writer/Director, one of which The CW picked up as a Movie of the Week. Having grown up as a child actor, Jason has over 20 years of experience & education in the industry, but after bouncing around several seats in Hollywood, he finds it most rewarding behind the talent agent’s desk, helping others pursue their dreams. He is known to love all things comedy, but serious obsessions include family, fantasy football, plain cheese pizza, dogs, and the Joker.

Cathy Reinking

CATHY REINKING has been working as a Casting Director since the early '90s, working on Frasier, Arrested Development, According to Jim, and many other shows and pilots on NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, Fox. She also served as NBC's Manager of Casting, overseeing many pilots including "The Office," and holds a degree in theatre arts from UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude. Recent credits include Insatiable, Killerman, New Amsterdam, Abby’s, Manifest, and The Village. For this last pilot season (Winter 2018), NBC hired her to search for talent in Atlanta/Southeast Area for their line up of new shows. 

Cathy is also an acting and business coach who has helped hundreds of actors and non-actors reach their true potential. She’s an expert at being an entrepreneur as she herself has run her own business for years. Her tips are based in practical experience with an emphasis on efficiency, well-being and mindfulness. 

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.