Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm (PT)
"Word of mouth works now, much more than ever. @-reply every single person." - Gary Vaynerchuk, Social Media Thought Leader and past LifeRaft Guest
An actor was recently overheard saying that he just followed a couple of hundred people and will check back in 24 hours and unfollow anyone that did not follow him back. Unfortunately, this is common. Twitter is a conversation tool and, with any good conversation, the best thing to do first is listen and then engage. SAG Foundation's LifeRaft program is thrilled to present a panel populated by industry professionals who are using Twitter as a tool for dialogue and who would be able to provide our audience with insight in how to best use it. If you have never used Twitter, we encourage you to look up some tutorials online before attending this event.
Meet the Panelists
RENITA (@renitacasting) - Casting Director
With a supernatural eye for spotting superstar talent and matching them with projects, Renita has been WOW-ing her clients since 1999. She assembled the memorable ensemble cast of Jonas Åkerlund's critically acclaimed SPUN (2002), which includes Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari, Brittany Murphy, and Mickey Rourke. She also cast Sarah Silverman's buzz-heavy comedy film JESUS IS MAGIC (2005). Renita has put a multitude of actors, some of whom are now the most sought after in Hollywood, into projects just before they hit the “big time”: Jeremy Renner, Emmy Rossum, Simon Helberg, Josh Gomez, Izabella Miko, Nat Faxon, and Kate Micucci to name a few. She’s even shared the big-screen herself alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in NEXT STOP WONDERLAND. With an emphasis on commercial casting, Renita Casting’s recent General and Hispanic Market projects include: Bud-Light, Volkswagen, Target, AT&T, Nissan, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, CA Lottery, McDonald's, Carl's Jr., Lowe's, Home Depot, Blue Shield, Ford, Oscar Mayer, Publix and many more. Known also in the music video community as a collaborative visionary, Renita Casting has cast such heavily rotated videos as The Killers hit, MR. BRIGHTSIDE, Maroon 5's SHE WILL BE LOVED and Madonna's MUSIC as well as videos for multitudes of other top artists.
Brea Grant (@breagrant) - Actor, Director, Writer
Bio Coming Soon - IMDb Profile
Jen Lilley (@jen_lilley ) - Actor
Virginia native, Jen plays the deliciously devious, Theresa Donovan on NBC's DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Jen previously starred as Maxie Jones on GENERAL HOSPITAL. She was also in Weinstein's critically acclaimed feature film, THE ARTIST, winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. But don't let this soap star fool you, Jen is no stranger to comedy. She's guest starred on tons of sitcoms and was a series regular on MTV's improvised comedy series, DISASTER DATE. Other recent projects include the films CROSSING STREETS, THE BOOK OF ESTHER, TURNAROUND JAKE, REVELATION ROAD, THE OLIVIA EXPERIMENT, THE BACK-UP BRIDE, and ONE SMALL HITCH, as well as television appearances on THE CRAZY ONES, CASTLE, TWO AND A HALF MEN, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, CRIMINAL MINDS, and iCARLY.
Moderated by Dennis Baker (@DennisBaker) - LifeRaft Program Director.
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