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THE MYTH: CASTING DIRECTOR, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Casting but Were Afraid to Ask, A talk with Beatrice Kruger
Speaker: Beatrice Kruger, Casting Director, FBI CASTING, Italy

- What does a Casting Director need to know and what exactly does the Work of a Casting Director consist in?
- What are the Benefits for Directors and Producers to Work with a Casting Director?
- How is the Profession of the Casting Director acknowledged in the various different countries?

Growing up between Germany, Hong Kong, Italy and the USA she speaks English, Italian, German, French + Spanish languages, studied acting, anthropological theatre and travelled throughout Europe as a theatre actress in the 70s and 80s with the Piccolo Teatro di Pontedera. In 1992 she founded FBI CASTING in Rome and has cast Italian and international films ever since, amongst many others: J. Schomburg’s The Big Other (2020), P. Rebane’s Firebird (2019), C.Hintermann’s The Book of Vision (2019), S. Kaplanoglu’s Grain (2017), F. Akin’s The Cut (2014) and Solino (2002), W. Allen’s To Rome With Love (2012), A. Corbijn’s The American (2010), G. Winek’s Letters to Juliet (2010), V. Mieli’s Ten Winters (2009), S. Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna (2008), M. Bellocchio’s My Mother’s Smile (2002) and Good Morning, Night (2003), Not of This World (G. Piccioni), E. Monteleone’s El Alamein (2002), A. Manni’s Elvis & Meriljn (1998), Nae Caranfil’s Dolce Far Niente (1998) – and local Italian or European casting for The Divine Order, Spectre, Inferno, Dreamland, Nine, Casino Royale, Astérix aux Jeux Olimpiques, Mostly Martha, Ocean’s Twelve, etc. TV credits include The Many Saints of Newark, Gladbeck, Mozart in the Jungle, Royal Pains, Titanic, Borgia, Sisi, ROME, Il Grande Torino, Ferrari, Brush with Fate, The Good Pope, In Love and War, Padre Pio and Falcone. Beatrice is based in Rome and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of the European Film Academy and of the Italian Film Academy David Donatello.

Duration: 2 h
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