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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with MGM casting director Paul Weber

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Paul Weber Casting Director C.S.A. is presently the in house casting director for MGM Worldwide Television & the MGM feature casting consultant, a well as an independent casting director. MGM Features in development or release include “Fame”, ”Hot Tub Time Machine” starring John Cusack, Joss Whedon’s “Cabin In The Woods-3D”, & “The Hobbit” directed by Peter Jackson. His MGM Television credits include “Dead Like Me”, for Showtime, & the immensely popular “Stargate” franchise for the SyFy network. Recent MGM Home Entertainment movies include “Picture This”, starring Ashley Tisdale, “Legally Blondes”, “War Games II” & “Into The Blue 2”, plus “The Initiation of Sarah” & “Cutting Edge ” for ABC Family. Lifetime credits include “The Haunting On Sorority Row” starring Leighton Meester, the pilot “Flashpoint” for CBS & ‘Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena” for Starz. Mr. Weber also casts 3-5 independent films a year. He is currently casting “Beulah” starring Dakota Fanning & Ryan Phillippe. Credits include “Table For Three” starring Sophia Bush & (Superman) Brandon Routh, & “Lazarus Child” starring Andy Garcia & Angela Bassett, his producer credits include “Hollywood North” starring Sir Alan Bates, Matthew Modine, &Jennifer Tilly, he is also a U.S. casting consultant for the Canadian Broadcast Company. He is also a member the Writers Guild of America. Mr. Weber conducts cold reading/scene study workshops worldwide. His intensives are designed for actors 10 & older. His workshop focuses on the personal direction & guidance that will give the actor insight into the cold reading process, help the actor develop audition & marketing skills, & prepare the actor for a successful career in the industry. As an instructor he taught the popular class “The Working Actor, Get The Audition, Book The Job” at UCLA. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com