Past event

This Much I Know... With Margery Simkin Sands: International Film Festival of St Andrews 2023 - FREE but please book

Margery Simkin's work as a casting director has helped shape a rich selection of iconic cinema, including Top Gun (1986), Erin Brockovich (2000), Marley & Me (2008), and the Avatar franchise (2009/2022). In this conversation, we hear how she first came to casting, where it has taken her, and the challenges she has faced in an extensive career in the film industry. In this refreshingly in-depth discussion of film casting, Simkin describes how her role contributes to the filmmaking process. This conversation draws the behind the scenes to the forefront, illuminating and demystifying careers in casting direction, where it can lead, how to get involved, and in what ways the role may evolve in the future.

Running time: 1h

Ages: 15+

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