XWP/HTLJ casting director Beth Hymson-Ayers, will be part of a panel of "Hollywood's Hottest Casting Directors" at the Actorfest '99 (April 17, 1999) in Universal City.
Actor Chris Owens, who plays Special Agent "Jeffrey Spender" on the successful Fox-TV series "The X-Files," has joined Back Stage West's Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the acting profession -- Actorfest '99: A Day For Actors -- slated Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Hilton Universal City & Towers, 555 Universal Terrace Parkway in Universal City. [snip] Other first-time-ever highlights of this year's event will be 21 hours of advice from Hollywood's hottest casting directors. This simultaneous three-room running series is titled "Casting Directors -- Up-close and Personal": An intimate one-hour session with Hollywood's Hottest Casting Directors to ask the questions you've always wanted to ask. A partial list of the participants include: CSA's Mark Teschner ("Port Charles" and "General Hospital"); CSA President Beth Hymson-Ayer ("Xena/Hercules"); Theater/Film/TV-Independent Casting Director Richard DeLancy; CSA Commercial Casting Director Jessica Overwise; Eddy Foy III ("Beyond Belief"); and Dick Clark Productions' Lila Selik ("Boys of Summer," "America's Most Wanted" and many others). For more information on Actorfest '99, stay tuned to the Web site at http://www.backstage.com. For exhibitor, ticket and event information, call 323/525-2225. CONTACT: Media Monster Communications Inc., Studio City, Calif. Stacey Kumagai, 818/506-8675
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