Get Scene 360: Rita Harrell


Get Scene 360: Rita Harrell


Rita Harrell is the co-founder and casting director of Big Picture Casting in Atlanta, GA. Prior to starting Big Picture, Rita worked as a Talent Agent for five years at People Store Talent Agency where she ran the Voiceover and On Camera Industrial Departments. 

Rita started her career in Casting in New York City where she worked in casting at such venerable institutions as The Public Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival and New York Theatre Workshop. She was also in the East Coast Casting Department for FOX television for two years before moving back to her hometown of Atlanta. 

In 2011 Rita and Jen Kelley formed Big Picture Casting, Inc. Big Picture Casting casts principal talent for feature films, television, commercial, industrial and new media projects from coast to coast. Recent projects include "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell", "Tropical Cop Tales" pilot for Adult Swim and "Love at the Shore" for the Hallmark Channel.

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Students will have the opportunity to experience all three audition scenarios: self tape, in person, and a cold read. Actors will be given mock sides ahead of time and be required to self tape. They will receive feedback and have the opportunity to read again. Afterward they will get a cold read on the spot to improve how they make spontaneous choices. This intensive class will conclude with a Q&A.

  • Age Requirement: 16 years old and up

  • Class Size of 15 students

  • Cold Reads

  • On Camera Work w/ Playback

  • One on One time with instructor

  • The class will conclude with a Q&A