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Audition Workshop with Casting Director EDWARD REA – Sunday July 9th.
Edward has over 100 casting credits in film, TV and multimedia projects. Notable clients include Universal, MGM, The CW. More recent credits include the Emmy nominated series “Project Mc2 – Season 2” for Netflix & “The Romeo Section” by veteran showrunner Chris Haddock for the CBC. In 2017 you will see some of his anticipated works with the feature “Okja” starring Jake Gylenhaal & Tilda Swinton,“Drone” starring Sean Bean as well and as the dance spectacle “Bring It On: International.”
Edward has assisted in the management of talent for almost a decade at various top talent agencies. His comprehensive experience in the area of talent management and development has made Edward a sought after commodity in many forums across Canada.
Through his work as a frequent guest instructor on industry topics Edward has been called on by such institutions as Emily Carr, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver Youth Theatre, Actorvan, Biz Studios, Act One Studios, Vancouver Acting School, New Image College of Fine Arts, PullFocus Film School, the Rock Star Academy & Anthony Meindl`s Actor Workshop.
His involvement and outreach in the entertainment community continues to expand through previous volunteering as a Casting Director & workshop host for Vancouver’s Crazy 8’s in 2016, currently on the panel for 2017 Queer Film Festival as an entry judge, and consulting with new productions, teaming them with industry leaders.
Over the past year alone Edward has cast films with premieres at the Toronto & Vancouver International Film Festivals. Edward is the recent recipient of a Leo Award for his Casting work on the series “Romeo Section” and was involved in projects also winning acting and feature categories for these prestigious awards.
SUNDAY JULY 9th, 11am - 5pm. $125 for the workshop. Previous experience and training required.