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After our numerous successful Casting Director events in Manchester we are very excited to announce we will be holding our first event in London.

The FREE event will take place on Wednesday 23 March with Casting Director Manuel Puro, and all actors signed up with Casting Networks should now have received information about how to apply for a ticket. (If not please check out our Casting Billboard within your account!)

This is your chance to ask Manuel those burning questions you have about what a casting director is looking for in the audition room, their likes and dislikes, what gets actors called in, as well as info about headshots, showreels and how Casting Networks can help your acting career.

As always, we give priority to pro services subscribers. With Premium Accounts actors can upload up to 50 photos, add showreels, and attach unlimited video and audio clips to individual credits or skills. If you aren’t already subscribed to pro services, you may want to consider adding them to your profile as the demand for video footage from casting directors as part of the digital CV increases. Click here to find out more about our pricing structure. 

About Manuel Puro
After graduating from the London School of Economics Manuel Puro’s film career began in 1995 as an assistant to casting director Jeremy Zimmermann, working across film and television projects with directors including Guillermo del Toro, Richard Attenborough and Nic Roeg.

In 2000 he was headhunted by Michael Foster, then co-chairman of Europe’s leading talent agency ICM, to assist with an A-list roster of clients including Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Sean Bean, Michael Caine, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Kingsley, Julie Christie, and the presenters Chris Evans and Jonathan Ross.

From mid 2002 Manuel was head of development at Ska Films – Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie’s production company – responsible for their full slate of film and television projects.

Between 2004 to 2007 he also developed independent film projects with Stephen Frears, Working Title, the Film Consortium and the UK Film Council.

In January 2007 he founded Puro Casting, a full service casting company working across feature films, television, video games, commercials and music videos.

Manuel is regularly invited to host mentoring sessions with organizations such as the National Film and Television School, iFeatures, the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Directors Guild of Great Britain. He has held casting workshops all over the world.