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Upcoming Events Sponsored by Casting Networks members only

The First Tuesday of Each Month!
Casting Networks Industry Mixer
The First Tuesday of Each Month!

Join the staff of Casting Networks for a meet and greet network party. 

New Members and Veterans - Come to our social!

  • When September 2nd, 2008
  • Where: The Sunset Trocadero, 8280 Sunset Blvd. 

but you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Come and socialize with other members and have some drinks on us! No Casting Director or Talent Agent is scheduled to attend this event, but you never know who might drop by. This is a great way to mingle with other actors and find out what is happening in Los Angeles.

To RSVP, go to the Direct Cast section at, look for the most recent Industry Mixer and submit your Casting Networks profile.

*Mixers may be cancelled at any time due to holidays, space availability etc. We recommend checking the Direct Cast board to confirm that the event is taking place prior to attending.


September 27 , 2008

Free Inside The Industry Seminar
Special Guest: Casting Director Mary Lou Belli
10:30am - 12:00pm

Emmy award-winning director Mary Lou Belli has earned multiple honors for her work in television and theatre. After receiving a BA in theatre from Penn State, Mary Lou acted in musical theatre and daytime dramas in New York. A Los Angeles career producing and directing theatre followed with over 75 play productions and countless episodes on television to her credit.

She is the co-author of "The Sitcom Career Book" and "Acting for Young Actors." Mary Lou lectures at Universities and Film Schools all over the country and continues to teach privately.

Among the awards she holds dearest is her citation from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley for her work with abused children.

To reserve your space for this free seminar, you must pick up a ticket at the Casting Networks main office location (6671 Sunset Blvd.). Look for seminar information to be posted on our Direct Cast page in the near future to find out when tickets will be available for pick up. The exact location in Hollywood will be provided on the ticket. Space is limited!!!

  • Sign in begins at 10:00am. The seminar will begin promptly at 10:30am.
  • This is a 90-minute seminar.

CNI's Inside The Industry Seminars take place on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends). All seminar details will be posted in the Direct Cast section of the website. We recommend reviewing the Direct Cast posting before attending (the morning of the seminar), in case there are any last minute cancellations or changes.

The presence of a member of the entertainment community in no way is the promise or guarantee of employment.


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