Casting Director Stephanie Gorin and Actress Naomi Snieckus’ award winning web series The Casting Room has been accepted into the prestigious 2013 LA WEBFEST held from March 29 – March 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California at the Radisson Hotel.
As the largest web series festival in the world, the LA WEBFEST provides an open platform for writers, directors, actors, producers and distributors to showcase their work within the community, learn from some of the industry’s most innovative minds and also network for future opportunities.
In addition, The Casting Room will soon be franchised in Norway by De Andre Theatre; season one will be translated in Norwegian and performed by actors living in Oslo.
Created, written and produced by Naomi and Stephanie, The Casting Room is now in its third season. The Casting Room showcases the dos and don’ts’ for actors preparing for auditions. Viewers can tune in as special guests learn the hard way how to deliver the best audition and land the gig. Special guests include Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Matt Baram (Seed), Eric Pederson (Corner Gas), Ennis Esmer (The Listener), Sheila McCarthy (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Dan Redican (The Frantics), Colin Mochrie (Who’s Line is it Anyway?), Deb McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie) and many more.
Creator, producer and Canadian Comedy Award winner Naomi Snieckus has also been nominated for an ACTRA Award for her work as Bobbi on CBC’s hit comedy series Mr. D. The awards will take place in Toronto on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
As The Second City Toronto alumni, Naomi has written and performed in five hit shows and performed on theatre stages across Canada. Naomi Snieckus is a founding member of The National Theatre of the World, a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning fresh and progressive theatre company intent on creating captivating live theatre through the art of improvisation. The theatre works to create new Canadian performances based on improvisation and to encourage theatre and improvisation communities to come together.
With over 20 years of casting experience, Stephanie Gorin‘s casting credits can be seen in highly acclaimed programs like The Tudors ll and lll, Saw ll – Vll, Being Erica, Russell Peters Xmas Special and more. Recognized for her exceptional work, Stephanie has received two Emmy Award nominations and three Gemini Award nominations. The idea for The Casting Room came to Stephanie from doing workshops for charity, teaching actors some of the dos and don’ts that can win or lose them the job.