Professional Series

 

Warner Loughlin Studios takes great pleasure and pride in welcoming some of the industries top professionals as guest teachers.

 

Past guests in our extended family include:

Erin Cardillo, Actor, Writer, Producer

Erin is a former Warner Loughlin Studios Master Instructor and Executive Director. She is a writer and creator of the CW series Significant Mother and Life Sentence. She also worked as a writer and co-executive producer on the popular Netflix show, Fuller House. Erin has developed original TV projects with Storyline Entertainment, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Mandeville Television, Little Engine Productions and Alloy Digital. She has developed features with Team Todd Productions, Little Engine Productions, Underground Films, and Mandeville Films. Her most recent feature, Isn't It Romantic?, starring Rebel Wilson will be released by New Line Cinema in 2019.

Prior to her career as a writer and producer, she appeared in leading and supporting roles in numerous feature films and in contract, guest starring and recurring roles on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, NICK, CW, ABC Family, Lifetime, FX and Disney Channel series. For complete credits, bio and press please visit www.erincardillo.com.

 

Deborah Aquila, Eleven-time Artios-nominated Casting Director

Her vast feature film resume includes Twilight, Eagle Eye, Fame, What Women Want, Primal Fear, Red Dawn, The Shawshank Redemption, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.  Television credits include Dexter and The Shield.

 

Sara Isaacson, co-head CD with April Webster Casting

She is currently the Casting Director for the popular show Fringe and recently cast the film Life of Lemon. Other credits include some of the biggest shows in television including ER, Gilmore Girls, Presidio Med, and Close to Home.

 

Deborah Aquila, Eleven-time Artios-nominated Casting Director

Her vast feature film resume includes Twilight, Eagle Eye, Fame, What Women Want, Primal Fear, Red Dawn, The Shawshank Redemption, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.  Television credits include Dexter and The Shield.

 

Elizabeth Barnes, Three-time Emmy-nominated Casting Director

Elizabeth's office is currently casting the pilot Revenge for ABC and Eureka for the Syfy Channel. Her extensive television resume includes United States of Tara, Swingtown, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Invasion, The Comeback, and Miami Trauma.

 

Lauren Bass, Casting Director

Lauren formerly worked with the acclaimed Mali Finn. She now runs her own successful casting office. Lauren's career credits include both television and major feature films such as Huff, The Shooter, and The Number 23.

 

Mark Bennett, Casting Director

Mark Bennett divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He most recently cast the pilot The Miraculous Year, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written and produced by John Logan. His film credits include The Hurt Locker, The Vintner's Luck, Junebug, Monsters' Ball, Unfaithful, The Hills Have Eyes and The Woodsman.

 

Chemin Bernard, Three-time Artios nominated Casting Director

Chemin works in theatre, television and film. Her office has cast everything from Chasing Papi to Biker Boyz to the big screen remake of Fat Albert.

 

Russell Boast, Casting Director

Russell currently works as a Casting Director alongside Rick Pagano and Debi Manwiller at Pagano/Manwiller Casting. His casting credits include Bottle Shock, White Irish Drinkers, The Guest Room, and The Whole Truth..

 

Jesse Bochco, Director and Producer

Jesse has worked on many successful TV shows including Raising the Bar, The Closer, Nip/Tuck, Prison Break, Lincoln Heights and NYPD Blue. .

 

Corbin Bronson, Three-time Emmy nominated Casting Director

Currently casting the pilot Revenge and Eureka for the Syfy Channel. His credits include both TV and film projects from the popular TV show Monk to the animated film The Wild.

 

Victoria Burrows, Two-time Artios Award nominated Casting Director

Victoria's feature film credits include The Lovely Bones, Cast Away and the US casting for The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.  Her television credits include hundreds of episodes that go back over thirty years.

 

Scott David, Casting Director

Scott currently works at April Webster Casting where he casts the hugely popular Criminal Minds on CBS as well as feature films.

 

Caleb Deschanel, Five-time Oscar-nominated Cinematographer

Caleb's diverse credits include The Right Stuff, The Patriot, My Sister's Keeper, The Passion of the Christ and National Treasure.

 

Deborah Dion, Casting Director

Deborah has been involved in the casting of major films from every genre. Her credits include American Psycho, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Margot at the Wedding, Peter Pan and Boys Don't Cry.

 

Fern Champion, Casting Director

Veteran Casting Director Fern Champion has over 30 years of experience in both film and TV casting. Select credits include The Mask, Troop Beverly Hills, Police Academy 1,2,3,4,and 5, Steel Dawn and Urban Decay.

 

Sheldon Epps, Tony and BET Comedy Award nominated director, and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse

Sheldon has directed plays at some of the nation’s top stages including the Old Globe, Manhattan Theatre Club and Seattle Rep.  His television directing credits include numerous episodes of Frasier, George Lopez, Girlfriends, and Friends.

 

Andy Henry, Casting Director

Andy has worked extensively in both film and TV casting.  His credits include CSI, Eureka, Scream 4, I Love Beth Cooper, and Going The Distance.

 

Randi Hiller, Two time Artios winning Casting Director

Randi is Head Casting Director at one of the busiest offices in town. Randi's current projects include The Avengers & Cinema Verite. A few of her past credits include Iron Man 2, Thor, Fast & Furious, Race to Witch Mountain, Hotel for Dogs, Vantage Point and In the Valley of Elah.

 

Allen Hooper, Independent Casting Director, Associate Casting Director at Jeff Greenberg Casting

Allen is currently working with casting luminary Jeff Greenberg, where he casts ABC's hit show Modern Family. Allen has also cast some of TV hottest comedies. Among these are Ugly Betty and According to Jim.

 

Beth Klein, Senior VP of Casting, Showtime

Beth has cast and overseen casting for more than 50 television shows and movies including The L Word, Queer as Folk, Stealing Sinatra, and The Passion of Ayn Rand.

 

Amanda Koblin, Casting Director

Amanda is Casting Director and Partner at Koblin/Hardin Casting. She has cast nearly 50 feature films including What Lies Beneath, Date Movie, Lackwanna Blues, and The Horse Whisperer.

 

Patrick Baca, Three-time Artios-nominated Casting Director

Patrick's numerous film and television credits include everything from Halloween: Resurrection to Fashion House, as well as numerous short films.

 

Wendy O’Brien, Two time Emmy-nominated and two-time Artios Award winning Casting Director

Wendy's feature film credits include both major blockbusters like Batman Begins and smaller indies such as Memento.She has lengthy television casting credits which include Men of a Certain Age, Kyle XY, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Tell Me You Love Me and Carnivale.

 

Rick Pagano, Three-time Emmy nominated Casting Director

An extraordinarily busy and versatile casting director of both television and films, Rick has cast everything from 24, Millenium and Picket Fences to X-Men: The Last Stand, Bottle Shock and Hotel Rwanda.

 

Ryan Raddatz, Actor, Composer, Writer and Producer

Ryan was the composer for This Might Hurt, which he produced with Jason Weiner. His writing credits include multiple episodes of PBS’ WordGirl. Ryan can also be seen in various TV and film roles.

 

Joe Regalbuto, Emmy-nominated Actor and Director

Joe was one of the stars of the classic TV Show Murphy Brown. He has appeared in nearly a hundred TV shows and directed dozens of others including nearly forty episodes of The George Lopez Show.

 

Julie Anne Robinson, Two-time BAFTA Award nominated Director

Julie Anne has directed acclaimed American and British television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pushing Daisies, Weeds, and Blackpool.

 

Phyllis Schuringa, Casting Director

As Casting Director of the prestigious Geffen Playhouse, Phyllis has overseen nine successful seasons bringing some of Hollywood’s top talent to the Geffen stage. She cast over 100 plays at Steppenwolf and has Broadway transfers that include the Tony-winning revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Grapes of Wrath.

 

Gil Shilton, Director, Producer, and Writer.

Gil has been in the business for more than 30 years. His credits range from Magnum PI to the original 90210 to Law and Order.

 

Chadwick Struck, Casting Director

Chadwick's extensive resume includes the casting of The Heartbreak Kid, Herbie Fully Loaded, Just Friends, and Star Trek: Voyager.

 

Sherry Thomas, Artios-nominated Casting Director

Sherry is a Head Casting Director at Bialy/Thomas Casting. Her vast television series credits include The Unit, Lie to Me, Breaking Bad, Bones, 24, Jericho, and Just Shoot Me.

 

Paul Weber, Casting Director

Paul is the executive of Paul Weber Casting & Associates and has been working in casting since 1992. He has a credit list that includes Stargate Atlantis, SGU Stargate Universe, Stargate-1, The Outer Limits and Dead Like Me.

 

Jason Winer, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer

Writer of This Might Hurt which he produced with Ryan Raddatz. He has worked as co-executive producer and director on the hit show Modern Family as well as directed episodes of Samantha Who and Kath and Kim. Jason has also played several roles in TV and film.

 

G. Charles Wright, Casting Director

G. Charles has cast numerous films and television shows. He is currently casting ABC's The Middle, and cast nearly 100 episodes of That ‘70s Show.

 

Craig Zisk, Four-time Emmy-nominated director, and two-time PGA-nominated Producer

Craig has been the executive producer and director of several critically-acclaimed shows including Weeds and The United States of Tara. He has also directed multiple episodes of several other popular TV shows. Among these are Nip/Tuck, Entourage, and Scrubs.