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Masterclass with Anousha Zarkesh:

Establishing a great relationship with your Casting Director 

Hear from renowned Casting Director Anousha Zarkesh, an influential creative force in the Australian screen industry.  

Anousha will talk about how to cultivate a rewarding working relationship with your casting director and share her experiences casting, searching for new talent, and attaching high-profile actors. She will also cover the importance of cultural considerations and respect protocols within the casting and production process. You will learn what to consider in early development and how budgeting is linked to casting outcomes. This is especially important when high-profile actors are needed for cash flow.  

A master of casting puzzles, her skill, determination and experience contributed to her receiving the 2024 AACTA Award, Best Casting in Film for Shayda.   

This session is presented in collaboration with Actors Equity.