2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Studio Star Power - How Casting Really Works

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
Austin Convention Center

The heads of the casting departments at Disney, Fox and Paramount speak about the ins and outs of the industry. Gain insight into their relationships with producers, directors, actors, agents, managers and studio executives. Hear them share practical advice and strategies for both filmmakers and actors about the audition and casting process. Learn how to navigate the studio system and explore the advantages and disadvantages of working on an independent production.


Christian Kaplan

SVP of Feature Casting

Twentieth Century Fox

Christian Kaplan is Senior Vice President of Feature Casting for Fox Filmed Entertainment. This department oversees casting for all their feature films. Under the Fox Filmed Entertainment banner ar...

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Joseph Middleton

Head of Casting

Paramount Pictures

Joseph Middleton has cast some of Hollywood's most popular films, including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", "Twilight: New Moon," "The Bourne Supremacy," "Legally Blonde" and "American Pie," for which he won t...

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Paul Weber

Casting Dir

Weber Casting

As Former Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Paul Weber cast the STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS:GODS OF THE ARENA, DEAD LIKE M...

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Randi Hiller

VP Feature Casting

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Randi Hiller is an award-winning casting director with over 18 years of experience, casting over 75 feature films in both independent and major motion picture studio productions. Some of her credi...

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Rochelle Rose

Natl Dir of Actors Programs

Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Rochelle Rose started her acting career at the age of six in ‘The Mirror Crack’d’ with Elizabeth Taylor and Angela Lansbury. She has worked in print, commercials, voice-overs, television and over t...

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