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Johanna McGinley, Actor
Johanna McGinley, Actor

Johanna moved to New York City straight out of high school to train at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. After completing the Acting for Film/TV program, she moved back to Ohio to give the Midwest’s film industry a try. She has appeared in both low-budget independent films and multi-million dollar productions, including WGN series “Outsiders” (2016), as well as films “Dog Eat Dog” (2016) and “An Ending” (2017). She also did extras casting for “Transformers 4,” “Batman v Superman."

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Lynn Meyers, Casting Director
Lynn Meyers, Casting Director

Lynn Meyers is a member of the Casting Society of America and has cast for Hallmark, PBS, CBS, BBC, HBO, Paramount, and MGM. Her feature credits include serving as Location Casting Director for Shawshank Redemption (1994), Carol (2015), and Miles Ahead (2015). She’s a graduate of Thomas More College, and serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Lynn is also in her sixteenth season as the Producing Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

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Otis Winston, Actor
Otis Winston, Actor

Otis Winston is an athlete turned entertainer and motivational speaker who uses his love for storytelling to uplift and heal while making audiences laugh and think. For 10+ years Otis has perfected his skills in films such as "Independence Day Resurgence" and Emmy-winning shows "Empire" and "Chicago PD," and self-penned dramas "School of Hard Knocks" and "Split Decision" (https://youtu.be/gm5L-sWxm8o). Otis is a dedicated single dad driven by a passion for performing and a heart for service.

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Jenny Deller, Producer/Director
Jenny Deller, Producer/Director

Jenny Deller is the writer-director-producer of "Future Weather," an award-winning drama starring Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor and Perla Haney-Jardine (Steve Jobs). It screened in theaters nationally and can now be seen on Amazon, Starz and HBO Europe. Most recently, Jenny produced the thriller "Claire in Motion" in Athens Ohio. Starring Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces), the film premiered at SXSW 2016 and is in theaters and On Demand now.

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Richard Mason, Acting Coach
Richard Mason, Acting Coach

Richard Mason is a regional actor/acting coach based in Columbus, Ohio, and the founder of Acting in Columbus. He received his MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and is a member of both actor unions (SAG-AFTRA, AEA). Richard has recently added Casting to his credentials. After 15 years of training and working with hundreds of actors, casting emerged as the next obvious step of his career.

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Peter Condopoulos, PCG Talent
Peter Condopoulos, PCG Talent

Melbourne, Australia native Peter Condopoulos has worked in the US talent industry for over 20 years. As owner and agent of PCG Talent Agency, Peter has provided regional and national production companies with high-caliber talent since 2008. PCG is a Midwestern talent cornerstone, with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. Peter has placed talent alongside stars such as Don Cheadle, Cate Blanchett, John Travolta and Nicole Kidman. And in a former life, Peter was a professional drummer.

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Karmen Dann, Casting Director
Karmen Dann, Casting Director

Karmen Dann is a casting director in her hometown of Columbus, OH. While working as a Costume Designer in the commercial industry, Karmen saw the need for a more personalized casting service. She leverages her vast network of clients and colleagues in and out of the industry to provide a level of service unique to the market. Servicing central Ohio for clients around the country, she has experience in short film, commercial and TV.

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Havilland Maxwell, MODERATOR
Havilland Maxwell, MODERATOR

Havilland Maxwell has over a decade of experience in voice over, television production and on-camera work. She’s also created Freelance Without Fear - an online course for creative freelancers to learn how to survive separation from cubicle life and take control of their freelance businesses. You can catch up with her at http://www.freelancewithoutfear.com/

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Jon Osbeck, Actor
Jon Osbeck, Actor

Actor, writer and director, Jon has been working in production of both screen and stage for over fifteen years. His recent screen credits include THE PUBLIC (2017), A KIND OF MURDER (2016), GOAT (2016) and THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (2013). Jon wrote, co-directed and starred in the award-winning independent feature film MINUS ONE (2010). Stage credits include LOOPED, NEXT FALL, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, FROZEN and STONES IN HIS POCKETS. Jon is ​a ​member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA EMC.

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THE PANELISTS

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