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A Networking Event for Actors, Influencers, and Industry Professionals


"Q&A with Universal Television's Casting Executive- Executive Vice President of Casting and Talent" 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Westside Pavilion
Community Room B, Level 3 (near Landmark Theaters)
10800 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

About the Event
 Are you interested in gaining insights about the casting process for television? Do you want to get inside tips on how to elevate yourself as an actor or influencer in the current marketplace? Are you interested in networking with more casting professionals ore becoming a casting director or even a studio executive? If so, this is an intimate event that you do not want to miss! All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker!

About the Speaker
Beth Klein is the Executive Vice President of Talent and Casting at Universal Television.  She started at the studio as Senior Vice President in September 2011.
Klein heads the casting department at Universal Television, which is responsible for such hit series as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Master of None,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” "The Mindy Project," “Bates Motel,” “Shades of Blue,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” and Universal Television’s annual holiday live musicals including “The Wiz Live” and “Hairspray Live.”
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Klein was Showtime’s Senior Vice President of Talent and Casting, where she worked closely with Robert Greenblatt (now Chairman of NBC Entertainment) for several years.  While at Showtime, she oversaw casting for the network’s scripted series, including "The Big C," "Dexter," "Weeds," "The Borgias," "The Tudors," "Queer as Folk," "The L-Word," "Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara," "Episodes," "Shameless" and "Californication."
In addition, Klein oversaw more than 30 made-for-television movies and the pilots for "House of Lies" and "Homeland."  For more than 23 years, Klein was in charge of casting for Showtime while she also worked for other divisions of CBS/Viacom, including Viacom Prods., where she oversaw casting for such series as "Ed" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." Klein is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Casting Director peer group.

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