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How To Get Noticed by Casting Directors

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Chicago's top casting directors discuss how actors can successfully navigate Chicago’s booming TV, Film, & Video industry. Learn ways to stand out and be memorable to casting directors.

Sarah Clark
Casting Director/Owner Compass Casting

Sarah Clark has worked professionally in the film industry for eight years. Casting has always been her bread and butter, but she's also an Emmy Nominated producer and still produces selectively. She’s been lucky to work on films like AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY, TO THE WONDER, RUDDERLESS, and many many more. Sarah has seen thousands of actors for hundreds of commercials with clients like NIKE, CORONA, CRACKER BARREL, HONDA, and hundreds more.

Sarah works hard to make sure actors feel safe and clients feel heard. Passionate about casting, she does her best to make sure everyone is taken care of and the best possible cast comes together.

Stephanie Potakis
Casting Director/Onion Inc

Stephanie Potakis graduated from Indiana University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications and a minor in business. Looking to get into film production right away, she took a job as a casting director for a student film and fell in love with the process and continued on casting putting two seasons of America’s Got Talent, a few SAG independent films and an internship at PR Casting under her belt. Stephanie switched gears from 2009-2015 by becoming the on-camera/theatrical agent at Lily’s Talent Agency where her credits include:

National Commercials: Liberty Mutual, Walmart, Trident, Cresta, Harris Bank, VitaCraves, KMART, AT&T, Nationwide Insurance, McDonald’s, Nature’s Valley, American Family Insurance, Sea World, Stanley Steamers, Huggies, Kraft, Blackberry, Anheuser Busch, Hartford Financial, Meijer’s, White Castle etc.

Television/Feature Film: Vice Principals (HBO), Empire (Fox), Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD (NBC), Men In Black 3, AWOL, At Any Price, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Contagion, Too Big To Fall, Family Weekend, Machine Gun Preacher, 30 Minutes or Less, The Setup, Things Fall Apart, Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC), The Chicago Code (FOX), Shameless (Showtime).


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