ACTORS INDUSTRY NETWORK (AIN)

EFP promotes the depth and diversity of Europe's acting talent while expanding and solidifying their relationships with the professional industry at one of the world's most important film festivals, the Berlinale. The Actors Industry Network (AIN) is a tailor-made program for the selected 10 European Shooting Stars to connect and network with International Casting Directors, Talent Agents and Producers. The platform aims to give the young talent the chance to forge, broaden and strengthen industry alliances in Europe and around the globe.

Please join us at European Shooting Stars 2021

Day 1 - Wednesday, 24 Feb

  • 11 am (CET)  - KICK OFF SHOW (for press& industry & public) hosted by EFP and Variety (presentation of the 2021 European Shooting Stars, moderated by Edith Bowman. Special guests: Mariette Rissenbeek (Berlin International Film Festival), alumni Shooting Stars Pilou Asbaek ("Ben Hur", "Game of Thrones") & Mathilda de Angelis ("The Undoing") and Steven Gaydos (Variety)
  • 12.30 (CET) Interviews
  • 5 - 6 pm (CET) - Talk EQUITY IN CASTING

    Equity in entertainment is an urgent goal, and the desire to finally see real-world results grows ever stronger across the industry. But what's the most effective path forward in pursuit of that goal -- especially in Europe? Casting is a good starting point, and we've assembled a group with varying professional backgrounds: Aleta Chappelle, a veteran New York casting director; Olgu Caglar, a talent agent based in London, Berlin and Istanbul; and Cassandra Han, a European-based American casting director and member of the 2021 Shooting Stars Jury. We encourage active audience participation in this panel and – though we cannot possibly expect to solve such a huge issue during an hour of discussion – the aim is to initiate a constructive discourse about systemic change. The moderation will be taken over by Imran Khan, Head of Development, Big Window Production, Berlin.

  • 8.30 - 10.30 pm (CET) - Social Hub INDUSTRY (meeting point for the industry: on invitation)

Day 2 - Thursday, 25 Feb
in collaboration with ICDN, CSA and Spotlight
(actors meet industry)

  • 10 am -12.30 pm (CET) - SPEED DATING 1 (Shooting Stars meet European Casting Directors in virtual group sessions)
  • 3 – 4.30 pm (CET) 1-ON-1 MEETINGS (individual meetings for Shooting Stars, Producers, Casting Directors, Talent Agents)
  • 5 - 6 pm (CET) - Talk THE ART OF CASTING

    What is it that takes casting to that next level, where the synergy of the actors together actually defines the project, and helps it to transcend? Two iconic casting directors whose individual signature is always recognizable — Avy Kaufman and Kelly Valentine Hendry — discuss their casting process for two recent projects, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Bridgerton, respectively. The moderation will be taken over by talent agent Caprice Crawford.

  • 6 – 8 pm (CET) - SPEED DATING 2 (Shooting Stars meet Transatlantic Casting Directors in virtual group sessions)
  • 8.30 - 10.30 pm (CET)  - Social Hub ACTING (meeting point for casting directors, talent agents, Shooting Stars & alumni Shooting Stars: on invitation)

programme to be continued...

Thursday, 4 March

  • 2-3 pm (CET) in cooperation with the Berlinale Coproduction Market Talk Everything you always wanted to know about Casting (and never dared to ask)

    What's the best pathway to putting together your dream cast? How is the collaborative relationship between director, producer and casting director optimized? Do you really need a "bankable" actor to get your project off the ground? If so, how do casting directors go about attaching a name? When do you have to sign a SAG-AFTRA contract? A panel with the international casting directors Timka Grin, Luci Lennox and Nicci Topping and Gary Broughton (Spotlight ) will answer all these questions – and many more – in this session geared towards giving producers and directors real-world solutions to any and all casting conundrums. The moderation will be taken over by Imran Khan, Head of Development, Big Window Production, Berlin.
in June (tba)
  • EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS AWARD CEREMONY 2021 at the Berlinale Summer Events

In order to receive the links to the events please RSVP to
Karin Dix dix@efp-online.com

Click here to learn more about European Shooting Stars 2021

With the support of two major Casting Associations – The International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), and the Casting Society of America (CSA) - and the global casting platform Spotlight – Home of Casting, the AIN develops a strong and relevant industry component within the SHOOTING STARS program.

Please find below Casting Directors, attending AIN in the former years:

 


bosnia & herzegovina

Timka GRIN (attending in 2021)
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denmark

Tanja GRUNWALD

Djamila HANSEN (attending in 2021)
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Rie HEDEGAARD

Anja PHILIP

Gro THERP

finland

Pia PESONEN

germany

Franziska AIGNER

Iris BAUMÜLLER

Simone BÄR

Uwe BÜNKER

Deborah CONGIA

Ursula DANGER / NDF

Anja DIHRBERG

Clemens ERBACH

Emrah ERTEM

Nina HAUN (attending in 2021)
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Heta MANTSCHEFF

Alexandra MONTAG

Manolya MUTLU

Suse MARQUARDT

Ulrike MÜLLER (attending in 2021)
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Nessie NESSLAUER

Stefany POHLMANN

Susanne RITTER

Marc SCHÖTTELDREIER

Mai SECK

Alrun SEIFERT (attending in 2021)
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Daniela TOLKIEN

india

Seher LATIF

ireland

Maureen HUGHES

Frank MOISELLE (attending in 2021)
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Amy ROWAN

japan

Kei Kawamura

lithuania

Kristina KOLYTÉ (attending in 2021)
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norway

Belinda SØRENSEN (attending in 2021)
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Ellen S. MICHELSEN (attending in 2021)
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Jannecke BERVELL

Mette HOLME NIELSEN

Yngvill KOLSET HAGA

spain

Pep ARMENGOL

Diego BETANCOR

Josu BILBAO CASTILLO

Cristina CAMPOS

Alfredo Molero DOVAL

Camilla-Valentine ISOLA

Luci LENOX (attending in 2021)
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Luis SAN NARCISO

Américo PIÑEIRO

switzerland

Corinna GLAUS (attending in 2021)
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Nora LEIBUNDGUT

Ruth HIRSCHFELD

Susan MÜLLER

united kingdom

Shaheen BAIG

Lucy BEVAN

Sarah BIRD

Emma CALLINAN

Kharmel COCHRANE

Leo DAVIS (attending in 2021)
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Kate DOWD

Shakyra DOWLING

Carol DUDLEY (attending in 2021)
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Maureen DUFF

Jenny DUFFY (attending in 2021)
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Daniel EDWARDS

Kristina ERDELY

Susie FIGGIS

Jessie FROST

Nina GOLD

Emma GUNNERY

Lissy HOLM (attending in 2021)
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Daniel HUBBARD

John HUBBARD

Kelly Valentine HENDRY (attending in 2021)
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Ros HUBBARD

Jina JAY

Victor JENKINS

Priscilla JOHN (attending in 2021)
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Alex JOHNSON

Sam JONES (attending in 2021)
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Debbie McWILLIAMS

Jemima McWILLIAMS (attending in 2021)
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Orla O'CONNOR

Lucinda SYSON (attending in 2021)
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Vicky THOMSON

Zoe THOMPSON

Nicci TOPPING (attending in 2021)
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Sarah TREVIS

Fiona WEIR

Jeremy ZIMMERMANN (attending in 2021)
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austria

Lucky ENGLANDER

Fritz FLEISCHHACKER

Lisa OLÀH

Nicole SCHMIED

canada

Nathalie BOUTRIE

Nicole HILLIARD-FORDE

croatia

Oriana KUNCIC

czech republic

Nancy BISHOP

france

Antoinette BOULAT

Nathalie CHERON

Constance DEMONTOY

Elodie DEMEY

Karlee FORMALONT (attending in 2021)
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Juliette MÉNAGER (attending in 2021)
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Sandie PEREZ

Elsa PHARAON

Youna DE PERETTI

Charlotte ROUSTANG

Mathilde SNODGRASS

Annette TRUMEL (attending in 2021)
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greece

Sofia DIMOPOULOU (attending in 2021)
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Makis GAZIS (attending in 2021)
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hungary

Zsolt CSUTAK

israel

Esther KLING

italy

Fabiola BANZI

Caterina COSTA

Michela FORBICIONI

Barbara GIORDANI (attending in 2021)
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Cassandra HAN (attending in 2021)
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Lilia TRAPANI HARTMANN (attending in 2021)
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Beatrice KRUGER (attending in 2021)
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Laura MUCCINO (attending in 2021)
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Teresa RAZZAUTI (attending in 2021)
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Francesco VEDOVATI (attending in 2021)
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poland

Piotr BARTUSZEK (attending in 2021)
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Violetta BUHL

Ewa BRODZKA

Marta KOWNACKA

Magdalena SZWARCBART

portugal

Maria José MONTEIRO (attending in 2021)
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Patrícia VASCONCELOS (attending in 2021)
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romania

Domnica CIRCIUMARU (attending in 2021)
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Viorica CAPDEFIER (attending in 2021)
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Florentina BRATFANOF

russian federation

Elena TSAPKO (attending in 2021)
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Elizaveta SHMAKOVA

sweden

Alexandra ALEGREN

Jeanette KLINTBERG

Maria KIISK

Tusse LANDE (attending in 2021)
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Sara TÖRNKVIST

Catrin WIDERYD (attending in 2021)
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the netherlands

Jeannette SNIK

Rebecca VAN UNEN (attending in 2021)
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Janey VAN IERLAND (attending in 2021)
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Marina WIJN

turkey

Harika UYGUR

ukraine

Olga LYUBAROVA (CHAPOVSKA) (attending in 2021)
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Pavel MAKARCHENKO

usa

Danielle AUFIERO

Deborah AQUILA

Douglas AIBEL

Nicole ARBUSTO (attending in 2021)
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Rori BERGMANN (attending in 2021)
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Sharon BIALY

Sunday BOLING (attending in 2021)
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Kristy CARLSON

Ferne CASSEL

Aleta CHAPELLE (attending in 2021)
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Terese CLASSEN

Lisa ESSARY

Felicia FASANO

Sarah FINN

Karlee FOMALONT (attending in 2021)
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Rebecca GUSHIN

Richard HICKS

Marc HIRSCHFELD

Billy HOPKINS

Amber HORN

Christian KAPLAN

Avy KAUFMAN (attending in 2021)
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Lora KENNEDY

Geraldine LEDER

Matthew LESSALL

Ellen LEWIS

Lisa LONDON

Donna MORONG

Joseph MIDDLETON

Mindy MARIN

Monika MIKKELSEN

Rich MENTO (attending in 2021)
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Robyn OWEN

Manuel PURO

Amelia RASCHE MCCARTHY (attending in 2021)
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Johanna RAY

Marcia ROSS

Janelle SCUDERI

Julie SCHUBERT (attending in 2021)
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Suzanne SMITH

Susan SHOPMAKER

Barbara STORDAHL

Catherine STROUD

Juliet TAYLOR

Rachel TENNER

Victoria THOMAS

Lina TODD (attending in 2021)
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Lana VEENKER (attending in 2021)
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Caitlin WELL

Tricia WOOD


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