Ms. Imoru is a British casting director, acting coach, actress and director with an array of credits in the entertainment industry covering twenty five years and twenty one countries. For the last decade Nike has worked in the Northwest casting commercials, industrial videos, documentaries, theatre and, in the last six years, twenty full-length feature films. She has worked alongside a plethora of actors and directors including Wayne Wang, John Carpenter, Tony Krantz, Samuel Jackson, Ray Liotta, Wei Tang, Antonio Banderas, Amber Heard, Jimmy Simpson, Vera Farmiga, and Tom Skerrit.During this event, Ms. Imoru will take you through the casting process, especially as it relates to local film and television casting, debunking mythologies and giving actors what they need to succeed in this market. A new television series in our state, a growing population, and a legislature willing to invest in local film, thanks in part to the work of Washington Filmworks and the vocal support of local industry leaders, means that now, more than ever, is a great time to be an actor in this region. Check out the quote below from the Backstage blog post, "Is Seattle Really the 'Actors' Paradise:"
Likewise, the deep pool of acting talent also provides filmmakers with plenty of choices. “There were a number of smaller but really key roles that I and my producers kind of assumed we’d have to fly people in from New York or L.A. for,” Shelton says of casting “Laggies.” “But I remember this one day, six out of eight supporting roles I was so sure we’d have to go out of town for, people came in and just nailed these parts. I was floored. Just amazing, amazing talent. So great, so funny. Everything I needed them to be.”We know a lot of great actors in Seattle, and we teach a lot of great students, too.But, there is more for us to learn about the casting process, especially when it comes to TV casting. Since the arrival of Z Nation, Ms. Imoru has been in the trenches with the production team - learning, growing, coaching, casting, watching - giving her a wealth of priceless knowledge to share with you. Join us for this one of a kind evening. Ticketing will not be available at the ACT Theatre box office. Please purchase your ticket below.