2018 Actors Panel

Join Rebecca Dealy from Chrystie Street Casting for an in-depth conversation about working in today’s TV industry. Panelists include Italia Ricci (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR), Eka Darville (JESSICA JONES), and Brian J Smith (SENSE8) at the Greenport Theatre. Entry is included with VIP Festival Pass, and individual tickets tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, July 18. Entry is included with VIP Festival Pass, or tickets will be available in July.

Saturday 9/8 1:30 pM

Featured Actors:

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Italia Ricci (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, SUPERGIRL)

Italia can most recently be seen in the hit ABC series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR playing ‘Emily Rhodes’ opposite Kiefer Sutherland. Prior to this, Italia recurred as the ‘Silver Banshee’ in SUPERGIRL for CBS. Italia is best known for starring in the ABC Family series, CHASING LIFE, as ‘April Carver,’ an aspiring journalist trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper while trying to balance her family and the devastating revelation that she has cancer. She was also seen in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s DON JON opposite himself, Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore as well as in the indie feature THE REMAINING.


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EKA DARVILLE (JESSICA JONES, THE ORIGINALS)

Eka can currently be seen on the critically acclaimed Marvel/Netflix series JESSICA JONES.  He plays the series regular role of “Malcolm”, a neighbor of the lead character “Jessica Jones”, whose own journey intertwines with her quest in a surprising way.  Eka recently completed shooting the indie film HER SMELL opposite Elisabeth Moss who stars as a drug addicted rock star forced to face a career decline in addition to her crumbling personal life.  He plays “Ya-Ema”, a shaman and spiritual guru of Moss’s character.  Previous television credits include recurring roles on the hit FOX series EMPIRE and The CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff THE ORIGINALS.  Previous film credits include The Weinstein Company’s THE SAPPHIRES, the title role of Andrew Adamson’s MR. PIP opposite Hugh Laurie and the Fox/Walden film NIM’S ISLAND with Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler and Abigail Breslin.  


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brian j smith (SENSE8)

Brian recently wrapped the CBS pilot LA CONFIDENTIAL starring alongside Walter Goggins and Directed by Michael Dinner. Brian is perhaps best known for his role as Will Gorski in the Wachowski’s hit Netflix series, SENSE8. 2013, Brian starred in THE GLASS MENAGERIE on Broadway, earning him a Drama Desk Nomination as well as a Tony Award Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. He reprised the role on the West End, earning him an Olivier award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting role. He was a series regular on the Syfy series, STARGATE UNIVERSE, which ran for two seasons. Brian also had a recurring role on GOSSIP GIRL in addition to his appearances on THE GOOD WIFE and QUANTICO.


Moderated by:

REBECCA DEALY (Casting Director, Chrystie Street Casting)

Film Credits:  PATTI CAKE$,  A KID LIKE JAKE, MOTHER!, HEREDITARY, IN LIKE FLYNN, ASSASSINATION NATION, AN ACTOR PREPARES, SLICE, ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS, AS YOU ARE (Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival) JACKIE (Artios Nomination), JOY, THE BOOK OF HENRY, PIMP, THE WANNABE, DRAFT DAY.

TV: TAKEN (NBC),PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS), MADOFF (ABC Miniseries), WILL (TNT), CIVIL (PILOT), and BELIEVE (NBC).