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Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Shooting Stars Casting Director Breakfast

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Just stumbled across the video of this year’s Shooting Stars casting breakfast, hosted by European Film Promotion at the Hotel de Rome during the Berlin Film Festival.

Lana and fellow members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) met with ten of Europe’s top up-and-coming actors over coffee as part of the weekend-long event.

The ICDN has over 40 members from 18 different countries and is the first international network of its kind. Lana was inducted into the organization in 2008.

PS: Catch a glimpse of Lana’s former boss, London casting director Jeremy Zimmermann at 0:36. They had a surprise reunion at this year’s Shooting Stars!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shooting Stars 2010 at Berlinale

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Just returned from a whirlwind trip to Europe to speak at the Prague Film School, teach a workshop at the English Theatre Berlin (alongside casting directors Nancy Bishop and Emma Style) and attend EFP‘s fantastic Shooting Stars program at Berlinale.

Last year’s program featured David Kross (“The Reader” opposite Kate Winslet) and Carey Mulligan (nominated for an Oscar for “An Education”), so the caliber of talent is high and I can’t wait to see what this year’s honorees will accomplish.

This was my third year at Shooting Stars and, along with casting colleagues from all over Europe, I got to meet 10 of Europe’s top up-and-coming actors. I’m seen in this video with French actress Anaïs Demoustier and Polish actress Agata Buzek:

Check out the Shooting Stars website for more info and to view the actors’ reels:


Friday, February 13, 2009

Shooting Stars 2009 at Berlin Film Festival

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I just spent four whirlwind days at the Berlinale, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, to partake in the Shooting Stars program.

European Film Promotion (EFP) organizes the event aimed at showcasing ten of Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming young actors to casting directors, producers, directors and the press. This was the second year I was invited to participate in Shooting Stars and what an amazing program it was.

This year’s Shooting Stars were

Cyron Melville of Denmark
Samuli Vauramo of Finland
Hafsia Herzi of France
David Kross of Germany
Orsi Tóth of Hungary
Sarah Bolger of Ireland
Alba Caterina Rohrwacher of Italy
Verónica Echegui of Spain
Céline Bolomey of Switzerland
Carey Mulligan of United Kingdom

You can learn more about the actors and watch clips from their films on the Shooting Stars website.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope we will have the opportunity to work together in the future.