Rita Powers was a SAG agent who has worked in the industry for many years placing talent in everything from Broadway to national commercials, films, television shows, voice- overs, print advertisements, as well as feature and independent films. Rita was the casting director for the critically acclaimed "Half Nelson", and the 2011 production of "Musical Chairs" with Academy Award winning Director Susan Seidelman. Based in Tribeca, Ms. Powers has been surrounded by influential producers and casting directors. Since 2003 Rita Powers Casting Group has been working on casting projects for principle, featured and background talent.
Ben is Senior Agent and Partner at Headline Talent Agency. (more...)
Born and raised on the back-roads of Alabama, Ben got his first taste of the entertainment industry from Blue Grass revivals at community fish fries. While attending The University of Alabama, he promoted several indie rock-n-roll bands. After graduating and moving to New York City, he began managing stand-up comedians. In 2011, Ben began interning at Headline Talent Agency, and shortly thereafter, he was asked to join the HTA team as an assistant. From there, Ben was promoted to Junior Talent Agent, then to Senior Agent and Partner.
Richard has been in the business for 25 years and been casting for the last decade out of New York, recently expanding his business to include clients in LA. He is known for casting up-and-coming actors and giving chances to those underexposed & underrepresented. He cast a wide variety of projects from independant film, commercials, music videos, voice over, print & live events. Recent commercial clients include British Airways, Victoria beer, Minute Maid, Bud Light, ADIDAS, & Nectar Mattress which won a Webby award for YouTube ad of the year. New music videos for The All American Rejects (Nominated for British Video Music Awards), Norah Jones, D.R.A.M, several independent films on the festival circuit this year including SXSW, TriBeCa Film fest and 3 pilots.
In addition to Richard's casting he produces on occasion branded content and if that's not enough he teaches the business of acting, gives talks, lectures and judges competitions. He's been a judge or speaker for several film festivals including the New Orleans Film Festival, Santa Fe Independant Film Festival, Winter Film Awards...etc. He’s also the head booker of entertainment at Queens Brewery which includes a weekly stand up comedy show he produces.
Agent, DDO Artists
Agent, HRI Talent Agency
Tanya joined HRI talent agency in early 2008 and has been a theatrical tv/film agent for over 25 years. Currently, she has series regulars on The Walking Dead, NCIS New Orleans, Filthy Rich and All American. She has supporting leads on the feature film Shazam, with many recurring guest star roles on all major networks, cable and streaming.
Stephanie Percoco is the newest member of Adrienne Stern Casting where she helps cast a wide range of Film, Television and Commercial Projects. (more...)
Stephanie Percoco is the newest member of Adrienne Stern Casting where she helps cast a wide range of Film, Television and Commercial Projects. Previously she was at Gayle Keller where she worked on season 3 of "Crashing" for HBO. Prior to that she interned at Judy Henderson & Associates Casting where she worked on season 7 of "Homeland" and various film and theatre projects. She is originally from Springfield, Virginia and has a bachelors degree in Communications from East Carolina University.