Call for Directors: The Casting Hothouse

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DEGNZ invites our member directors to take part in Equity New Zealand’s Casting Hothouse in an observational capacity. The Casting Hothouse is an opportunity for actors to work with some of the world’s leading casting directors on audition, accent and acting techniques.

The relationship between directors and casting directors is key for accessing and securing the talent you want, and the Casting Hothouse offers an invaluable opportunity to network with and learn from the best.

November 25 – 27
The University of Auckland
34 Princes St, Auckland


Matt Skrobalak, US casting director (The Good Wife, NCIS, Jane the Virgin)
Marisa Ross, US casting director (How I Met Your Mother, The Chicago Project)
Kerry Barden, US casting director (Still Alice, Dallas Buyers Club, The Help )
Tom McSweeney, Australian casting director (Terra Nova, The Family Law)
Nikki Barrett, Australian casting director (Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Hacksaw Ridge)
Stuart Turner, New Zealand casting director ( The Weight of Elephant, Nightshift)

Equity New Zealand and DEGNZ are offering the opportunity for our member directors to attend these workshops and observe the actors and casting directors at work.

Please register your interest by emailing and provide details on your availability from November 25-27.

Last updated on 12 March 2018