Hollywood Actors Panel, Sept. 19, 2015: Industry Guest Panelist: Casting Director Billy DaMota, CSA

FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates six years of supporting FilAms in entertainment and media with one of our newest events!

FAC presents the first Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.

Hear the panelists discuss about their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
From 12pm to 2pm
1607 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90027

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* Between Hollywood & Sunset, inside and next door, left of Jons Marketplace.  Free parking available inside the Jons Marketplace parking lot and street parking is available.  The Vermont / Sunset Red Line Metro Station is nearby.

FREE ADMISSION but, donations are welcome.  

SEATING IS LIMITED (only 100 seats).  To reserve a seat(s) for you and your friends, you must RSVP at filamcreative@gmail.com to get on the list before we reach full capacity.  You do not need to be Filipino or a FAC member to attend our event.



~ casting director ~

Billy DaMota

An Interview with Billy DaMota, Casting Director of the Casting Society of America at FilAm Creative’s Hollywood Actors Panel with host Erica Fortes.  Filmed on location at the Clubhouse by Alyssa Aguilos, produced by John Flores and edited by Edwin Santos for the Bidyo Channel.

In 1985, Billy DaMota began his casting career, working as an assistant on such films as Predator, The Running Man, The Three Amigos and Project X. In 1988, he was hired as the casting associate on the gang epic, Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper. Billy became an independent casting director with Steven Seagal’s first film, Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis. He went on to cast Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham and the legendary cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town, casting the then unknown Billy Bob Thornton in his first co-starring role. He recently cast the faith-based blockbuster, God’s Not Dead, the family drama Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, Robert Forster and Brad Dourif and Apostle Peter starring Hollywood legend, Robert Loggia.

Billy has worked with acclaimed director Alex Proyas on dozens of national commercials and as a casting consultant on The Crow as well as the Will Smith hit I, Robot. He has cast hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials, plays and music videos, casting actors like Marcia Cross, James Franco, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Sean Young, as well as Hollywood legends Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rooney and Tony Curtis.

For two decades, he cast the hit TV show America’s Most Wanted. He also works as the staff casting director for Pure Flix, the industry’s #1 faith-based production company.

In the world of Music Videos, Billy has worked with artists such as Big & Rich, Tori Amos, Trace Adkins, The Basement Jaxx, Brooks and Dunne, Faith Hill, George Strait, Dave Navarro, Ministry, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and The Ramones.

Billy joined the The Casting Society of America in 1992 and has been nominated three times for Best Casting for an Independent Film. He founded DoNotPay.org in 2001 to help educate and inform actors about Hollywood scams. His book, An Actor Grovels is available now in bookstores and eBooks everywhere.

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