This workshop is at Comedy Sportz - 733 Seward Street Los Angeles, CA 90038
Billy DaMota began his casting career in 1985, working as an assistant on such films as Predator, The Running Man, The Three Amigos and Project X. In 1988 he was hired as the casting associate on the gang epic, Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper. Billy became an independent casting director with Steven Seagal's first film, Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis. He went on to cast Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham, the legendary cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town, casting the then unknown Billy Bob Thornton in his first co-starring role, and Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, Robert Forster and Brad Dourif.
Billy has worked with acclaimed director Alex Proyas on as a casting consultant on The Crow as well as the Will Smith hit I, Robot.
Billy has cast hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials and music videos, casting actors like James Franco, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Sean Young, as well as Hollywood legends Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rooney and Tony Curtis. For 20 years he has cast the hit TV showAmerica's Most Wanted (now on Lifetime). He is also the staff casting director for Pure Flix, the industry’s #1 faith-based production company. He recently finished Brotha White, a pilot for GMC, starring Jackée, Reginald VelJohnson, Bruce Davison and Ray Wise.
In the world of Music Videos, Billy has worked with artists such as Tori Amos, Trace Adkins, The Basement Jaxx, Kanye West, Chamillionaire, Brooks and Dunne, Faith Hill, George Strait, Dave Navarro, Ministry, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and The Ramones.
Billy joined the The Casting Society of America in 1992 and has been nominated three times for Best Casting for an Independent Film. He founded DoNotPay.org to help educate and inform actors about Hollywood scams. His book, "An Actor Grovels" is due out in bookstores soon.