Donna McKenna of Donna McKenna Casting

Donna McKenna Casting is one of the busiest Film Casting Offices around.

Session Details

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, Time: 6:30p - 8:50p

Cancel Deadline: 01/22/10

Fee: $35

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About Donna McKenna

 

 

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.


Credits

FILM
OTHER PLANS
SEBASTIAN
SPEAKEASY
SHADES OF GRACE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
THE ARRANGEMENT
THE FLIGHT
BITE
THE TEDDY MARTIN STORY
THE MAN FROM CHINA
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
TELEVISION
DRAW
JUDY BERLIN
THE SIGNS OF THE CROSS
EPIPHANY
HIGH HOPES
THE MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Success Stories

Colin Michael Walker
After meeting him, Donna McKenna called him in for a supporting role in a feature film, and he BOOKED IT!

Frantzy Orisma
After attending a session with Donna Mackenna, Frantzy received a ROLE on one of her upcoming projects.

Bobby Kruger
Casting Director Donna McKenna called in Bobby in for an audition for one of her upcoming projects after meeting him at One On One!

Tom Kemnitz Jr
Donna has called Tom in for an audition for one of her upcoming projects after meeting him at One On One!

Mallory Goodman
After meeting Mallory at a session here at One On One, Donna called her in to audition for a lead in an upcoming film!

Whitney Hudson
After meeting Whitney at a session here at One On One, Donna called her in to audition for a lead in an upcoming film!

Ali Ryan
After meeting Ali at a session here at One On One, Donna called her in to audition for a lead in an upcoming film!

Harris Doran
After meeting Harris at a session here at One On One, Donna called him in to audition for her upcoming film, COACH OF THE YEAR, and he BOOKED IT!

Kitty Schur
Donna McKenna called Kitty in to audition for the lead role in the new feature film "Life's a Beach" after meeting her in the Young Actors Program!

Todd Davis
Donna just cast Todd Davis for a role in Feature Film "Excuse Me for Living". She met him August 2010, he didn't have to audition his tape of from the session got him the role!

Tyler Hollinger
After meeting at a session in 2010, Donna called Tyler in for Feature Film "Excuse me for Living" and he booked it!

Jeronimo Medina
After meeting at a session in February 2011, Donna called Jeronimo in for Feature Film "Excuse Me for Living" and he booked it!

Christiane Seidel
Donna McKenna of DONNA MCKENNA CASTING called Christiane in after meeting her in a session at One on One!

Karin Agstam
DONNA McKENNA CAST Karin in a feature film after meeting her in a session at One on One.

Jon Seymour (Epstein)
Donna McKenna CAST Jon in a FEATURE FILM after meeting him in a session at One on One.

Lavrenti Lopes
DONNA McKENNA called Lavrenti in to read for a role in a feature film after meeting him in a session, and he BOOKED it!

Susan Baker
DONNA McKENNA called Susan in to read for a role in the feature film "12 and under" after meeting her in a session. Susan BOOKED it.

Kate Kertez
DONNA MCKENNA of DONNA MCKENNA CASTING called Kate in for a commercial audition soon after meeting her in a private appointment.

Susan Baker
DONNA MCKENNA of DONNA MCKENNA CASTING booked SUSAN for a role in the movie "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" after meeting her at a private session.