CSA (Casting Society of America) hosts a round table discussion in Cannes.

VALUE, TALENT, AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAST: a panel of international casting directors and agents discuss the advantages and challenges of casting across borders.

Where: American Pavilion, Cannes International Film Festival
When: Saturday, 14 May
Time: 4pm
Target Audience: Directors and Producers who wish to cast internationally and collaborate with CSA
TO RSVP: Please contact Laura Adler info@castingsociety.com. You do not have to be a member of the American Pavilion

On this panel, moderated by Steven Gaydos of Variety, we shall discuss the growing opportunities, in a global market to cast diverse actors authentically, from their home country. Casting internationally can bring artistic as well as commercial value to a project. How can international casting directors help to identify the cast that will best serve the film as well as draw audience and financing.

Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an Emmy-ward nominated casting director based in London and Prague who has worked on nearly one hundred projects ranging from large scale studio films such as “Mission Impossible IV,” to independent films such as the soon to be released “Unlocked,” directed by Michael Apted. She has penned two books on casting, including “Auditioning for Film and TV.” (Bloomsbury.) nancybishopcasting.com

Roger Charteris, is the CEO of the premiere British agency The Artists Partnership representing actors, directors and writers alongside their sister company, The Development Partnership. His clients include Emily Blunt, Idris Elba, Joseph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe and David Thewlis amongst many others. Roger is also CEO of the independent production company, World Productions.

Steven Gaydos
, (moderator) Vice-President and Executive Editor of Variety, is an accomplished screen writer, song writer and entertainment journalist. Mr. Gaydos has co-authored several books on the entertainment industry, including Movie Talk From The Front Lines (McFarland) and Cannes: 50 Years of Sun, Sex and Celluloid (Miramax). He has appeared regularly on American television and radio, international outlets such as the United Kingdom’s BBC, and in publications around the world.

Avy Kaufman, CSA is a multi- award winning casting director, who has cast more than 150 film and TV projects from her base in New York. She has worked with such legendary directors as Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Wes Craven. She cast “Money Monster” which premieres at this festival. Her casting credits include the Life of Pi, The Sixth Sense, Brokeback Mountain, Public Enemies, and Salt.

Luci Lenox, CSA is a casting director based in Barcelona, Spain. She has cast over fifty films in the last ten years which have won over 200 awards around the world.  Recent projects include the Silver Bear winning “Victoria,” and Spanish Casting for JA Bayona’s soon to be released ” A Monster Calls” and NBC’s Emerald City. www.lucilenox.com

Laura Munsterhjelm is the CEO at the Actors in Scandinavia agency. With offices in Helsinki and Stockholm, Laura has started the careers of top talent, placing them in blockbuster films. Her client list includes the Academy Award winning, Alicia Vikander, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible VI) Fares Fares, and Alexander Karim. www.actorsinscandinavia.com

The Casting Society of America is the premier international organization of theatrical Casting Directors in film, television, and theater. Its members are a united professional organization committed to upholding the highest levels of professionalism in casting, and to being an advocate in the industry and to the general public of the importance of Casting in the artistic equation. Visit CSA here: www.castingsociety.com