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Join VFS for an entertainment community event and Q&A featuring special guest Emmy nominated LA Casting Director, Seth Yanklewitz, CSA.

Seth Yanklewitz's career has included numerous critically acclaimed television series, including the Award winning hit FOX comedy NEW GIRL (Emmy nomination). As the former Vice President of Casting at FOX overseeing such shows as LETHAL WEAPON, X-FILES, WAYWARD PINES, LAST MAN ON EARTH, ROCKY HORROR … LIVE, GREASE LIVE and GOTHAM. Other projects include international box office hit THE HANGOVER (Warner Brothers), EASTBOUND AND DOWN (HBO), ROCK OF AGES (New Line Cinema/ Warner Brothers) starring Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta Jones, BLADES OF GLORY (Dreamworks), THE INVISIBLE (Disney) and PEARL HARBOR (Touchstone Pictures).

Professional Actor Training at VFS – Named as a one of the Top 20 Film Schools in the world by 'VARIETY':

Get an intimate look into starting your professional career in Acting for Film + Television. Meet Vancouver Film Schools experienced faculty and alumni, find out about our award-winning, intensive Acting program and one year professional training model. Learn about the student experience, and the booming global entertainment arts industry, plus have all your questions answered about applying to and attending VFS.

SPECIAL GUEST INDUSTRY Q&A:

Join us for a keynote chat and Q&A with our very special guest acclaimed Los Angeles Casting Director, Seth Yanklewitz, CSA (see his professional bio and credits below). Hear firsthand about the industry, the casting process, the importance of Canadian talent in the global marketplace and learn why professional training for any actor is important. Demystify the casting process and hear what makes an actors performance memorable - in the audition room and on the screen, both big and small.


Event Date + Time: Nov 2, 2017. 6:30PM-8:00PM
Event Location: Downtown Toronto - Exact location coming soon!

Cost: FREE but you must register to attend.

Limited seats available – Get your ticket now!



ABOUT SETH YANKLEWITZ, CSA:

In early 2011, Seth Yanklewitz and his former partner Juel Bestrop began casting on the FOX comedy pilot NEW GIRL, for which they received an Emmy Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.” As the former Vice President of Casting at the Fox Broadcasting Company, projects overseen have included Emmy Award-nominated NEW GIRL, as well as LEATHAL WEAPON, X-FILES, WAYWARD PINES, GOTHAM, THE GRINDER, MINORITY REPORT, LUCIFER and SLEEPY HOLLOW.

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yanklewitz originally attended the university to pursue acting, but quickly discovered an interest in casting when he interned at a prestigious commercial casting company. Yanklewitz spent three years in LA working with Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann. Together they cast large ensembles for dramatic films, including "Pearl Harbor," "Black Hawk Down” and “Spy Game.” Yanklewitz then began his foray into comedy, working on the feature film, “Stuck on You,” for the Farrelly Brothers.

When Yanklewitz met casting director Juel Bestrop, the two formed Juel Bestrop and Seth Yanklewitz Casting. For six years, they cast some of the most successful feature comedies in recent history, including “The Hangover,” “Blades of Glory,” “Four Christmases,” “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakel” and “Project X,” as well as the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series “Eastbound & Down.” Most recently, Yanklewitz wrapped casting the feature films “Who Do You Think Would Win” for NETFLIX produced by Adam Sandler and “Buddy Games” for WWE Directed by Josh Duhamel. In the television world, most recent projects include series projects for Hulu, YouTube Red and GO90.


CSA DISCLAIMER:
This event is a learning experience for professional development. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. The casting director speaking at this event will not be taking home, nor be given access to your professional materials. Industry events are NOT job interviews. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment, and is for educational purposes only.

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