Industry Pros

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January 2020

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Emily Cook

Casting Director

Emily Cook is a casting professional with more than 9 years of experience working across studio features, independent features,  (more...)

Emily Cook is a casting professional with more than 9 years of experience working across studio features, independent features, 1/2 hour and hour long television, web content, and commercials. She has worked with Simkin/Sitowitz Casting, Kim Coleman, Angela Demo, Rick Pagano, CFB Casting and many more.

Barry Shapiro

Casting Director

Barry Shapiro casts for commercials all around the world and also casts for film, television and theatre. (more...)

Barry has been with Herman & Lipson for over 34 years casting over 8000 commercials both voiceover and on camera for such products as Loreal, ESPN, Advil, Verizon, Toy R Us and many other top accounts. He casts for commercials all around the world and also casts for film, television and theatre. Recently he cast for the play Facespace which was performed at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Prior to being a casting director, Barry managed a rehearsal studio for Broadway shows and also was a producer for a top fashion commercial director working with every top model in the industry. Barry also keeps busy on the weekends, traveling around the country conducting acting workshops at several universities. In New York, Barry teaches commercial technique classes, improv classes, and also directs comedy showcases for children and adults.

Anthony Lucente

Casting Director

The House that Casting Built is a boutique development/casting house that provides a space for diverse, authentic casting in all forms of media. (more...)

The House that Casting Built is a boutique development/casting house that provides a space for diverse, authentic casting in all forms of media. For ten years now, founders Anthony Lucente and Risa Tanania have been casting real people that pair beautifully with a brand’s intention while also developing concepts alongside industry influencers as well as projects of their own. They’ve demonstrated this skill across all platforms – TV networks, brands seeking hosts/experts/ambassadors, as well as commercial production companies and agency producers creating digital content.  Anthony Lucente began his career in the scripted world working for All My Children, one of his favorite childhood daytime dramas. His love for the story was what caused him to make the shift from production and writing to unscripted casting, where the talent IS the story, and finding them is the fun. Over the years, Anthony has cast close to 200 projects, some of which include the popular series: Bravo's The Real Housewives of Dallas, truTV's Paid Off w/Michael Torpey, AMC's Comic Book Men, various TLC Say Yes to the Dress spinoffs as well as an upcoming Netflix dating documentary series.

John Shea

Agent

 John Shea is owner of Frontier Booking International. FBI has managed a vast roster of talent including such names as Sting, Snoop Dogg, Modern English, Jane's Addiction and R.E.M. (more...)

John Shea is owner of Frontier Booking International, a top agency for young performers. FBI is known for establishing the careers of some of today's top stars, beginning with its first client, Courtney Cox.  The ever-growing talent division of FBI specializes in performers of all ethnicities, ranging from children to young adults. Their clients have been recognized in various mediums of entertainment (especially film, television and theatre). Clients have been in:  Are We There Yet ?, Amazon's premiere comedy Alpha House, Feed The Beast, the Michael J Fox series,  Orange Is The New Black, Mozart in the Jungle,The Blacklist, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Daredevil, Shades of Blue (and many more) or in the theatrical sensations Waitress, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, The Bodyguard, War Paint, A Bronx Tale and Disney's The Lion King. FBI has managed a vast roster of talent including such names as Sting, Snoop Dogg, Modern English, Jane's Addiction and R.E.M.

Alaina Kunin

Casting Associate

Lain is a Casting Associate with Julie Schubert Casting (more...)

Lain Kunin is a Casting Associate with Julie Schubert Casting. She is currently working on two network series and one streaming series. She has worked on several high profile projects including NBC’s Manifest, Marvel's Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and more. 
Prior to that, she was at Mackey/Sandrich Casting where she worked on Season 1 of NBC's Shades of Blue and at the Roundabout Theatre Company/Jim Carnahan Casting where she worked on a variety of Broadway, film, and television projects including the Oscar nominated film, Brooklyn and television series, Glee. 

Amy Lord

Agent

Amy Lord is the Vice President and theatrical agent at Eris Talent. A boutique agency specializing in TV, Film, Commercial, Print, Literary, and Comedy/Hosting (more...)

Amy Lord is the Vice President and theatrical agent at Eris Talent. A boutique agency specializing in TV, Film, Commercial, Print, Literary, and Comedy/Hosting in LA, NYC and Mexico City. Prior to Eris Talent, Amy worked at LB talent and YPS management. Amy comes from a theatrical background and her career began as an actress in Tony n Tina’s Wedding. She has had two of her own shows produced off Broadway which afforded her the opportunity to be involved in the casting and producing end of the business. Amy represents actors in NY as well as LA. 

Andrew Burrill

Agent

Andrew is currently a Talent Agent with Sovereign Talent Group where his celebrity clients include Mr. T (The A-Team, Rocky III), Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, King of the Gypsies, Star 80), Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson),  (more...)

Andrew is currently a Talent Agent with Sovereign Talent Group where his celebrity clients include Mr. T (The A-Team, Rocky III), Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, King of the Gypsies, Star 80), Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson)  Tina Louise (Gilligan’s Island, Stepford Wives) Corey Feldman (The Goonies, Gremlins), Matt Frewer (Watchmen, Fear of the Walking Dead), Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather), Charlayne Woodard (Pose, The Crucible), and Hulk Hogan, to name a few.  


A millennial Virginian with degrees in Drama and Arts Management from the University of Virginia and Shenandoah Conservatory, Burrill started his entertainment career as a Talent Manager with Bohemia Group where clients included Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Beverly Hills Cops), Annet Mahendru (The Americans, The Romanoffs), Chester Lockhart (Glamorous, Todrick), Karly Rothenberg (American Vandal, The Office, Speechless), and Oscar-award winner Nick Vallelonga (Greenbook - Writer, Executive Producer).  

 

Andrew’s past producing credits include A BLOSSOM IN THE NIGHT starring Junior Nyongo, the brother of Oscar-award winning actress Lupita Nyongo, as well as having produced and cast music videos for NickelbackJason Derulo, Lil YachtyLloydRosette, and Walé, amongst many others.  

 

With his unrelenting spirit, a dedication to incredible art, and an honest desire to do right by his clients, Burrill has achieved and exceeded his dreams by working daily to empower and uplift artists.