The Art of Casting and How to Protect Actors with Casting Director Billy DaMota – @castittalent

The Art of Casting and How to Protect Actors from Scams with Casting Director Billy DaMota 

Segment Hosts: Rachel Frawley, Camille Licate, and Kevin E. West

Actors Radio host, Will Roberts talks to Casting Director Billy DaMota about the art of casting and protecting actors in the Casting process.

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week. This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry. We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

WillPicActors Radio host: Will Roberts

Will is a professional actor, radio producer, and syndicated radio host.  Will brings his conversational style interviewing skills to Cast It Talent radio each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry.  While social media, texting and smart phones have taken the place of good old-fashioned conversation, Will Roberts has gone back to the basics. He is a host who makes room for two-way discussion and the opinions of others while never missing an opportunity to lighten the moment with his quick witted humor. | Twitter: CastItTalent


BillyDaMotaBilly DaMota

Billy DaMota is an award winning Director and Casting Director, and for over 3 decades has cast hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials and music videos. He has been a member of the Casting Society of America since 1992, serving on the board of directors as well as several committees over the years. He has been nominated 3 times for the Artios, the casting industry’s most prestigious award.
Billy’s love for his profession and for the actors to whom he credits his success has prompted him to speak out against an abusive practice which not only affects actors, but which casts a shadow on the art and profession of Casting as well.
Download Billy’s FREE book here FREE download with published version coming soon!

Plus this Week’s Segment Hosts:


Rachel Frawley: #RightActorRightJob

This week: Finding A Class That’s Right For You

Rachel is an actor living in Atlanta. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University (with cognates in Music and Professional Writing) and is an Apprentice Company graduate from the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. She also works as an education artist for local theatres, which have included the Shakespeare Tavern and Aurora Theatre. For more information, visit her website at


Scripted acting / Improv / Stand up / Hosting / YouTube personalities

As founder and president of the Actors’ Network, Kevin spends every day helping today’s actors learn about the business of acting and how they can realize the greatest success without repeating the mistakes of others. | |

“Kevin is the consummate professional. he is one of the most ethical, intelligent, talented, pro-active, pro-actor people I’ve ever known. Kevin’s extensive experiences, passion and ability to communicate make him the best person I know to assist actors. Hollywood is a business that has a lot of unspoken and ever-changing rules lead to a lot of mistakes which cost actors time, money and emotional strength. To have someone like Kevin on your side to help you get through Los Angeles without having to make all of the same mistakes… is invaluable.”

Lonnie Hamerman, Casting Director: Without a Trace, Monk, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


The author of Small Shoes: Outgrowing Old Relationships and Finding the Right Fit.  Spotlighting insights from Small Shoes, Camille offers a series of Self Empowering Workshops, Seminars and Speaking Events for tweens, teens, and adults, to educate, motivate, and inspire all participants to Step Up and generate positive change personally, nationally, and globally.

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