Special event organized under the umbrella of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest – a discussion.
Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest organizes on the 24th, 25th and 26th October the fourth edition of Managing Talents, the programme aiming to facilitate the encounter between Romanian actors and casting agents from abroad. This year’s edition puts forth a masterclass by Manuel Puro, casting agent and a professionist who worked alongside Guillermo del Toro, Cate Blanchett or Rachel Weisz, as well as an open casting session for roles in the film Tatăl mută munții – Father moves mountains, directed by Daniel Sandu, a Mobra Film production.
Manuel Puro has over 20 years of casting experience, having worked for feature films, TV series, video games, commercials and short films, He started his career in 1995 as casting assistant and has worked with all the great filmmakers, including Guillermo del Toro, Nicolas Roeg or Richard Attenborough. In 2000, he started working for the ICM casting agency, taking care of celebrities like Rachel Weisz, Cate Blanchett, Michael Caine, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley or Julie Christie.
After three editions of Managing Talents during which Romanian actors complained about not finding out when film castings take place, Cinemascop Association decided to organize an open casting session for a real project. All interested actors can send, between 8th and 15th October, a self tape with a casting audition for the film role, and the shortlisted actors for the final phase will be announced at the ending ceremony of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, on 27th October.
Managing Talents is presented by Apa Nova.