The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has spaces available in their upcoming Young Performers Casting Access class. This workshop is only available to SAG-AFTRA members under the age of 18.

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When: 6 p.m., Thursday, July 28
Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.
Register for this event!

Hollywood Moms – to RSVP for your child actor, make sure you are logged in to the Foundation’s site. If you have any difficulty logging in, please contact the Foundation’s Website Administrator at

Please note that this workshop will fill very quickly, so please join the waitlist as soon as you are able to register. If you are interested in a workshop, please join the waitlist. Anyone over the age of 18 will be removed. Those of you who are moved from the waitlist to the seated list will receive a confirmation email with details about the event.

Please spread the word and tell all your SAG-AFTRA friends about the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Young Performers workshops.

If you have any questions regarding these workshops or the Foundation’s Casting Access Program, please email

mark paladini castingABOUT Mark Paladini (from

Mark Paladini has been casting in New York and Los Angeles since 1987. His casting credits include the feature film “Closing the Ring,” for director Richard Attenborough (Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Pete Postlethwaite, Brenda Fricker, Mischa Barton, Neve Campbell) which enjoyed a gala premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Additional feature film credits: New Line Cinema’s “The Mask,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Mr. Nanny,” and “Disney’s Spy Hard.” Representative television credits: “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Babylon 5” and “The New WKRP in Cincinnati,” “Off-Broadway: The Property Known as Garland”.
Mark is co-executive producer of three motion pictures: Most recently, “If I Were You” premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 10, 2012 starring Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling and Aidan Quinn. “My First Wedding” (Rachael Leigh Cook) was released theatrically and quickly snapped up by Lifetime Television and “A Previous Engagement” (Juliet Stevenson, Tcheky Karyo, Daniel Stern) which opened in New York and Los Angeles on May 9, 2008.

Mark’s theatre directing credits include the New York premieres of “Everyone Will Be a Talk Show Host for Fifteen Minutes” and “Shake, Rattle and Kill.”  Mark developed and directed “Our Stories” which premiered in Jerusalem in 2006. Los Angeles credits include the Hudson Backstage production of “The Rental.” Recent directing credits at Regent University include “The Foreigner,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” and “Into the Woods.”  Paladini also directed “The Foreigner” for the Tidewater Regional Repertory Theatre in Newport News, VA.
Mark studied with Uta Hagen in New York for three years after receiving his BA in Drama from the University of Washington in Seattle. Mark performed professionally in film, television, Equity summer stock, dinner theatre and Shakespeare in the Park prior to his casting career. Before leaving New York, Mark directed commercial auditions for two years at Three of Us Studios where he studied commercial acting with Joan See.

Mark lives with his wife and two children in Virginia Beach during the school year and continues his professional work in Los Angeles during the summer. He’s currently a casting consultant for independent feature films throughout the year. For the past four summers, Mark has been on a blue ribbon panel for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to decide upon Emmy winners in several categories.

Mark’s professional memberships include Actors’ Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Casting Society of American, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Mark was keynote speaker for the SETC convention in Arlington, 2003.