GABRIELLE SCHARY
Casting director | co-founder woas

For over 25 years, Gabrielle has been one of L.A.'s pre-eminent commercial casting directors. Many of today's other leading casting directors started their casting careers as her office assistants and associates.

She loves actors and providing them with safe and fun environments in which to do their best.

Her website: gabriellescharycasting.com

SHAAN SHARMA
Session director | co-founder woas

For more than 8 years, Shaan has been one of L.A.'s top session directors, working with over 45 casting directors, casting 400+ projects. Shaan's also a Backstage Expert contributing writer, a member of the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee and a working actor, recurring on the hit shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.

He's also the author of the highest-rated book on commercial acting, "Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director's Guide" available here on this site, and at Samuel French, Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo.

Shaan's website: shaansharma.com
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Reels: 2015 | 2014

Shaan teaches Shaan Sharma's Commercial Workshop.

JOLENE KAY
session director

Jolene is not only one of the best session directors in town, working with casting offices like House, Cast Partner, and Dan Bell, among others, she's a consistently working actress, with guest appearances on Rizzoli & Isles, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Scandal, and more.

Jolene's website: jolenekay.com
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Jolene teaches the commercial Specific Spot Types & The Callback workshop.