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Hear success stories, insight and tips from working actors and local casting on how to navigate the industry and build your resume in this market.

Carolyn Pickman

Casting Director

Carolyn is the founder of CP Casting, and consults on all projects as she has the past 30 years.  She is a member of Screen Actors Guild & The Casting Society of America. Carolyn has won numerous casting awards for feature films, including The Departed, Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island, Mystic River, Good Will Hunting, The Crucible, and Mystic Pizza.  


Celeste Oliva


Celeste Oliva is an Elliot Norton and three time IRNE award winning actor, who’s also recurred on Bull, Law and Order and Olive Kitteridge. She is a cast member of HBO’s We Own This City as well as Julia. Recently she’s appeared on FBI: Most WantedThe Blacklist and Blue Bloods, and in the movies Parachute (Brittany Snow’s directorial debut at SXSW), Don’t Look Up, and Black Friday. She will be seen soon in Salem’s Lot, The Finest Kind, and in the much anticipated, David Gordon Green’s, The Exorcist. She is also a voice actor and book narrator. 

James Wilcox


James has been acting professionally for over 12 years in the business. You may have seen him previously on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” HBO’s “Gossip Girl” reboot, or on the Netflix original series “House of Cards.” James recently appeared in the newer Netflix series “Partner Track” and was featured in a supporting role opposite Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer.” Other acting roles include parts alongside Miles Teller in “Bleed for This” and as the ‘Man in Black’ on the hit USA series “Mr. Robot.

Anna Rizzo


Anna Rizzo is an actress and singer-songwriter who earned a degree in music from Berklee College of Music. In addition to acting and singing Anna also plays the piano and the clarinet. Her career’s CV runs to several pages covering her acting roles in numerous feature films, short films, television and commercials. She has said that she likes the challenge of playing a character who makes controversial choices, that Anna can justify in her own mind.


Michael Tow


Michael Tow is a TV/Film and Theater actor currently seen as Joe Yeung and part of the regular cast on the Apple TV show City on Fire. He has guest starred in numerous shows including Law & Order Organized Crime, Blindspot, MacGyver, Blue Bloods, Blacklist and many others. Coming up he will be seen recurring in the new Taylor Sheridan series Lioness with Zoe Saldana and Nicole Kidman and Starz’s Raising Kanan. 

Ian Lyons


Born into a family of artists, his mom a theater director / journalist and his father a stage actor, it was almost inevitable that Ian would fall into the family business. Given the long shadow of his big brother (Christian Anderson), a successful Broadway actor, Ian at first shied away from acting and was drawn toward behind the scenes film and TV work (Scrubs, Party Of Five, All That, Sabrina The Teenage Witch), but given an opportunity to audition for SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH (which he booked!) the acting bug was soon ignited. Now a husband of 25 years to his amazing wife Capucine, a father of 2 boys (Elliot & Oliver), 2 heart surgeries later and a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1999 resulting in over forty on screen credits (Madam Secretary, Dexter, Boston Strangler, George & Tammy, Julia, The Resident, Dynasty, Defending Jacob, Luke Cage…), Ian finally feels comfortable enough to refer to himself as an actor.

Meet & Greet

11 am - 12 pm

Live Panel

12 pm - 1 pm

Audience Q & A

1 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 2 pm

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42 Oriental Street 02908

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