April 18, 2012 Meeting: How To Find The Right Talent & Work With Them

Finding just the right actor, spokesperson or voice make all the difference. Join MCAI’s panel of experts including producer, talent agent, and casting director as we discuss finding just the right performer –and how to get the best performance -- to make your project come alive.

Our Panel Includes:

Nanci Washburn, President/Founder of Artist Management Agency, a full-service talent and modeling agency. that has been a permanent fixture in San Diego for over 40 years and in Orange County for nearly 20 years.  Artist Management Agency represents actors for episodic television, feature film, commercials, print, industrials and voice over. Currently Artist Management actors can been seen on The Mentalist, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Inconceivable, General Hospital, The Best Revenge, & lots of reruns.Artist Management models have just completed a worldwide campaign for Hilton Hotels and Phoenix Footwear. AM Voices are heard for Disney, ABC, NBC, HBO, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, California Bank and Trust, City Bank of New York, Sony PlayStation, Sprint, Nissan, Barona Resort & Casino and many more.

Prior to becoming an agent in 1967, she was a model/commercial actress in Los Angeles/Southern California. Ms. Washburn is the co-founder of the San Diego Film Commission, and currently serves on its board of directors.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Fine Arts Society.  She has served as an officer/board member for the San Diego Repertory Theatre, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Fashion Group International and others. 

timkeenan09-190  Tim Keenan is CEO of Creative Media Recording and a producer and Recording Engineer with over 20 years experience. His studio, Creative Media Recording,  in cypress provides voice and post production audio services including sweetening and mixing for producers, filmmakers and ad agencies. Tim is also well known for VO workshops he produces with air-talent, Sylvia Aimerito. In his role as producer Keenan often diretly hires talent for clients. A long-time member of MCAI, Tim is also past president of Media Alliance of Orange County.


D. Candis Paule, C.S.A. is a freelance casting director and the casting director for Stu Segall Productions where “The Ex List” was filmed for CBS and “Veronica Mars” was filmed for three years for the CW Network. Along with several episodics for Fox’s My Network, she has cast a large variety of commercials, industrials, print-ads, pilots and features. She has worked on SAG, AFTRA, and non-union projects. Other credits include directing, most notably for the Playwrights Project and the Fritz Theatre, she has been seen and heard throughout the country as an award-winning actor and voice-over talent and is a private acting/audition coach.

As always, bring a friend and plenty of business cards. Come early and network with other media professionals over light food.


EVENT: “How To Find the Right Talent and Work With Them”
Monthly meeting of the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-I, www.socalmedispros.org

DATE: Wednesday April 18, 2012

TIME:  Event starts at 6:15 PM with networking over refreshments and food. Program starts 7:00 PM

COST: MEMBERS of MCA-I pay $7 All others pay $17 at the door or $14 if you pre-register online at OC New Media Meetup Group http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

LOCATION: Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center, www.dmc-works.com
1300 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

From the 405 exit onto Bristol St heading North.  Go past South Coast Plaza, for 3.5 miles.  Just  after you cross Edinger, the DMC will be on your left. Go to Wilshire and make a U turn into the parking lot. Parking is Free.

From I-5 Exit onto the 55 Newport Fwy heading South. Take the second exit, Edinger Ave, and turn left, heading West 3.2 miles toward Bristol St. Turn lefto onto Bristol and a U-turn at Wilshire to enter the DMC grounds. Parking is Free.


About the Digital Media Center
dmc-190Opened in 2006, It is the first facility of its kind in OC to combine education and business in the digital media industry. The Digital Media Center is a partnership of  The Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College (SAC), the City of Santa Ana and the US Dep’t of Commerce Economic Developent Administration. The Center attracts, develops, and provides resources for digital media businesses. The second floor houses a digital media business incubator and meeting rooms; the first floor contains the SAC TV Studio and meeting rooms.