INDUSTRY PROS

September 2017

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Zachary Durand
- Agent -

For the past six years Zachary has had the privilege to work with the fine offices of Harden-Curtis Associates, Professional Artists Agency and Joy Dewing Casting before joining the ranks at The Talent House. An alumnus of the Shenandoah Conservatory, Zachary has the distinction of being the first (and possibly only) graduate in the United States to have

completed a custom-tailored degree in talent-agenting. The wisdom and guidance he’s attained from his respectable mentors along with his comprehensive training solidifies his work at TTH. He’s proud to champion for a small, selective list of emerging and established actors while striving to be a face for a younger generation of talent representatives. @ZacharyDurand

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Katja Zarolinski
- Casting Director -

KATJA ZAROLINSKI, CASTING DIRECTOR. Acclaimed for casting in all areas, MCCORKLE CASTING has amassed an impressive list of credits that include feature film (The Girl in the Lake, Premium Rush, Junction, Ghost Town, Secret Window, Thomas Crown Affair, School Ties); TV (Socio (ABC Family Pilot), Californication, The L Word, The Electric Company, Sesame Street,

3lbs., Chapelle\'s Show); Broadway (End of the Rainbow, High, Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, A Doll\'s House, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers); and Off-Broadway ( Ethel Sings: Espionage in High C, Stalking the Bogeyman, Hit the Wall, Tribes, Falling, Our Town, The Toxic Avenger, Adding Machine, Almost Maine, Killer Joe). This office also casts theatre projects for The Guthrie, George St. Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsburgh Public, The Alley, and Baltimore Center Stage. McCorkle Casting is currently casting several independent films in addition to theatre.

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Harley Kaplan
- Casting Director -

Harley Kaplan is a co-founder and casting director with Powers/Kaplan Casting, a bi-coastal casting agency which specializes in independent film.  Current and upcoming projects include Sony Pictures Untitled Mike Figgis Drama and the features 8000 SHOTS, THE GLASS CAGE, EMPATHY INC, BUCK RUN, BENJI THE DOVE, NEW MONEY, NOBLE EARTH, RIVER OF DARK PURPLE,

SWING AWAY, ONE PENNY, ROOM SERVICE, and the television pilots BENNIE\'S, IN REALITY, and COUCH CRASHERS. Harley began his casting career with the legendary office of Hopkins, Smith, Barden, where he worked as a casting assistant on movies such as BOYS DON\'T CRY, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES and SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, as well as HBO\'s television series \"Sex and the City\".  He later served as associate with PalmStar and S2 Entertainment on an array of films including JACK AND DIANE, FOR ELLEN, GUN HILL ROAD, UNION SQUARE, SILVER TONGUES and THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE.  Since forming Powers/Kaplan in 2010, Harley has cast the award-winning BLUE RUIN and THE COMEDY, as well as MAMAROSH, THE SECTOR, THE TELL-TALE HEART, and promotional campaigns for Sony, Random House, EF Language Schools, and Puristics.  Harley has also written and produced short films and executive-produced the features DEATH4TOLD and TEMPTATION.

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Brittainy Barattia
- Agent -

An agent based in Chicago, Brittainy is delighted to be part of the performing arts community and is thrilled to help showcase the amazing talents of the actors at the Gray Talent Group. Gray has offices, and represents talent in Chicago, LA, NYC and elsewhere. Brittainy joined Gray in July of 2015. Gray Talent Group is a SAG/AFTRA, Equity and non-union talent

agency that secures work for actors in film, theatre, television, commercials, voiceovers, industrials, web and print advertisements. We have a passion to work closely with a select number of actors to help them develop a blueprint for career success.  Brittany share’s Gray’s commitment to nurturing diverse and hard-to-find types and in the personal service and response they provide to casting directors and actors.

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Rachel Goldman
- Casting Director -

Rachel Goldman has worked at bi-coastal office, Barden/Schnee Casting, for over a year now, previously at McCorkle Casting.  Upcoming credits include: The Last O.G. (TBS), Crash & Burn (Hulu), Untouchable (The Weinstein Company), Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal), The Chaperone (Arclight), and multiple independent films.  Previously for Barden/Schnee Casting,

Rachel collaborated on Girlboss (Netflix), Good Girls Revolt (Amazon), and various independent films.  As an office, Barden/Schnee Casting is responsible for casting The Girl on the Train, Spotlight, August: Osage County, Pitch Perfect, Dallas Buyers Club, The Help, Winter\'s Bone, Still Alice, among many others.

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Brett Rigby
- Agent, CGF Talent -

Brett is a new Agent with Carlton, Goddard, and Freer Talent in New York City.  This very busy office currently has clients in many platforms of the business including: Guest-Star, Recurring, and Co-Stars on Television (Shades of Blue, Chicago Med, Vinyl, The Blacklist, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Orange is the New Black,

Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU), Lead and Supporting in Feature Films (The Dinner, South Paw, Demolition, Fun House, A Normal Heart, Incarnate) and many on Broadway (The Crucible, Hamilton, School of Rock, Shuffle Along, Matilda, Beautiful, Wicked, Tuck Everlasting).  A Faculty member of NYU Steinhardt, Brett teaches Business Skills to the out-going Musical Theatre Grad and Undergraduate students, as well as producing their Industry Showcases.  He also is a private coach and adviser with Broadway Artists Alliance.

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Jen Namoff
- Talent Mgr -

Jen Namoff is the co-founder of Soffer/Namoff Entertainment. Soffer/Namoff is a boutique management and production company representing clients on Television, Film, and Broadway.The clients include Emmy winners, nominees, Golden Globe Nominees, and Tony nominees. Soffer/Namoff was recently Tony Nominated for their revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF starring Danny

Burstein. They also were producers on the film THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick.Prior to Soffer Namoff, Jen was Tony Nominated for the revival of HOW TO SUCEED starring Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss, and Nick Jonas. She also was a producer on The Public’s production of INTO THE WOODS starring Amy Adams. Before she was a manager, Jen worked for a Talent Agency.

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Lauren Bertoni
- Teacher/Coach -

Lauren Bertoni is co-owner of Actors Comedy Studio, a refinement school that focuses on scripted comedy, audition technique, cold reading, and script analysis, in Los Angeles. Lauren is the Head of the Acting for Sitcom Program at ACS and is currently the reading coach for The Thunderman\'s on Nickelodeon. Along with working at ACS, she is also a Studio Teacher

on set and works weekly on different T.V. projects. She is very eager to give you feedback on your demo reel or self tape.

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Taye Nelson
- Casting Associate -

Taye Nelson is a casting associate with Moore Casting. He has over nine years experience casting in the southeastern market. Taye launched his career while living in Los Angeles where he successfully worked as a casting assistant on such titles as HBO’s Entourage, and Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.He works on studio and independent

features with credits that include Run The Race, I Can Only Imagine, The Song, Sweet Sweet Summertime, and recently completed Indivisible, Run The Race. Taye truly has an actor-friendly philosophy, with emphasis on finding the best talent for every project.Taye is a respected professional and has an outstanding reputation throughout the entire southeastern market and Los Angeles.

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Melissa Moss
- Casting Director -

Melissa is a casting associate/director in New York with credits including CBS\' BLUE BLOODS for 5 seasons. She worked on the first season of Showtime\'s BILLIONS which she was nominated for an Artios Award with Allison Estrin. This pilot season she worked on a series for a cable network.  Melissa worked on the ANNIE remake with Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne,

Quevenzhané Wallis and Bobby Cannavale. She worked on THE BIG WEDDING with Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfriend, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams and Ben Barnes.. Melissa has worked on tons of Disney Channel movies in LA as well. She currently is freelancing on projects.

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