Donna McKenna Casting is one of the busiest Film Casting Offices around.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, Time: 6:30p - 8:50p
Cancel Deadline: 01/22/10
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Donna McKenna is an established international casting director and producer who is well known for discovering unique new talent as well as recognizing the seasoned professional who has the desire to take risks and play against type. Donna has built a reputation for her successful negotiating abilities and is respected for her critical and creative thinking, problem solving abilities and recruiting skills. These essential skills and valuable abilities combined with her team player attitude have made her an asset to any production and have garnered her wonderful relationships rooted in trust with all industry personnel including actors, agents and managers.
Donna holds a seat on the board of the Nassau County Film and Television Foundation and the Suffolk County Film Commission. She is frequently invited to host audition/film workshops for the SAG-AFTRA NYCAP programs and teaches at many acting schools worldwide.
In 2013 she was invited to teach a workshop at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and is currently in the process of becoming a member of the Casting Society of America.
She has cast over 25 independent feature films, 9 short films and 4 web series. Her ensemble casts consist of not only award winning actors from film, television and Broadway but she has discovered and cast new up and coming actors. Some of her films have been invited to screen at renowned film festivals including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Her recent film Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and many of her films have won numerous festival awards.
Recently she cast and produced the film Leaves of the Trees which stars Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, Emmy Award Winner Armand Assante, Sean Young and Federico Castelluccio and was filmed on location in Sicily. Academy Award Nominees Eric Roberts and Cathy Moriarty star in her film A Cry From Within and her theatrical released dramedy
Excuse Me for Living stars Emmy Award Nominee Jerry Stiller, 3 time Emmy Award Winner Dick Cavett, 2 time Emmy Award Winners Christopher Lloyd and Tom Pelphrey and an all star cast. Donna is extremely passionate about every project she is involved in and her recent works show that her genuine likeable personality mixed with her many skills and abilities makes her a casting director that many actors want to work with again and again.
RECENT ONE ON ONE MEMBERS CALLED IN and/or BOOKED:
Donna calls in at least one actor from every session she has done at One on One. She has worked with over 20 actors that she's met here in Sessions and Intensives.