Enlarging the FEST PRO panel and representing the production and acting sectors are Noomi Rapace, nominated for Best Leading Actress at the BAFTA Awards for her performance in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"; Jo Monteiro, the casting director of the first Portuguese production for Netflix; Nancy Bishop, recognized with a Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries; and Paul Miller, a producer who received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for their outstanding work on the highly successful film "Lone Star".
Nancy Bishop and Jo Monteiro will be joining Caprice Crawford in sessions discussing the casting process within the international audiovisual industry. Noomi Rapace, renowned for her role as the lead actress in successful movies like the adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest"), will share her valuable experiences. Leading the panel titled "The Role of Mentorship in Filmmaking: Building a Support Network and Learning from Industry Professionals" will be Paul Miller. He will emphasize the significance of mentorship and networking for emerging directors, providing valuable insights on how to establish meaningful connections with experienced industry professionals.
They will be joining Carlos Reygadas, Brenda Chapman, Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Lone Scherfig, Inbal Weinberg, Pete Travis, Lucy Brown, Melody London, Caprice Crawford, Tomas Eskilsson, Polly Duval, Kle Savidge, and Scandar Copti. They bring a wealth of talent and experience from directing to editing, acting and casting, production design, music supervision, and more.