Hollywood Comes to Santa Fe

A bit of Hollywood is coming to Santa Fe College Friday, March 16.  Casting director Paul Weber, C.S.A. will give a cold reading / acting workshop for a group of 20 student actors and directors, as well as a few lucky folks from the community.  The 5 hour intensive will go from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Paul Weber is one of Hollywood’s most respected Casting Directors. As longtime Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Weber effectively moved between both mediums with ease.

For series television, Weber most notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENASHE SPIES,POLTERGEISTDEAD LIKE ME, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINERED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS 3D, and THE MACHINE starring Vin Diesel. Home entertainment credits include LEGALLY BLONDES with Ashley Tisdale.

Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. Busier than ever, his current feature projects include BEULAH starring Dakota Fanning and Ryan Phillipe, THE UNEXPECTED with Paul Giamatti, and THE STUPIDEST ANGEL based on the bestselling novel by Christopher Moore. TV series projects includeTHE L.A. COMPLEX premiering this summer on the CW as well as SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE and NOIR for the Starz Network.

For over two decades, Weber’s keen eye for talent and ability to cultivate and sustain lasting relationships within the entertainment community has made him one of the most sought-after experts in his field.

As such, Weber is also frequently tapped to lead cold reading audition intensives and scene-study workshops worldwide for performers seeking invaluable practical insight that helps demystify the audition process, giving them a critical edge in an extremely competitive industry. Closer to home, he has taught at UCLA, as well as led standing-room only acting workshops at the Screen Actors Guild.

Weber is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Writers Guild of America, and served on the Host Committee for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

For more information, contact Marc Shabaz, 352-395-5347