Casting Director of Oscar-Nominated Films to Speak at UT Feb. 7

Published: Jan 31, 2014
John Jackson, a casting director who has cast George Clooney, Bruce Dern, Paul Giamatti and Shailene Woodley in various Oscar-nominated movies, will speak at The University of Tampa on Friday, Feb. 7.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Crescent Room on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.

Jackson has cast actors for such Oscar-nominated film as “The Descendants,” “Sideways” and “Nebraska.”

Film director Alexander Payne recently described Jackson as his “secret weapon … It’s such an important thing, casting, making sure everyone is vivid.”

Jackson is coming to Tampa to hold actors’ workshops as part of the Sunscreen Film Festival’s educational program.

For more information about Jackson’s visit to UT contact Gregg Perkins, associate professor of communication, at gperkins@ut.edu.

For more information about the Sunscreen Film Festival, see www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com.