In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

With three decades of experience and nearly 300 film and television credits, casting director Avy Kaufman has worked with some of the greatest visionaries of our time including Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, and Ridley Scott. Join us for a very special conversation as Avy takes us behind the scenes and into the world of casting. We’ll discuss how she collaborates with the director, finds talent, and approaches the audition process. We’ll also explore best practices for how to cast when resources are limited and budgets are tight. This vibrant conversation will give you a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most well-respected and sought after casting directors in the world.

Avy Kaufman is a casting director based in New York City and a proud mother of two sons. She has worked with directors Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Ridley Scott, Luca Guadagnino, Wong Kar Wai, Cary Joji Fukunaga and many other respected directors on such acclaimed films and television shows such as A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN, PROMETHEUS, SHAME, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, CAPOTE, THE SIXTH SENSE, DANCER IN THE DARK, AMERICAN GANGSTER, MANIAC, THE NIGHT OF , MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, THE ALIENIST and SUCCESSION. more...

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