Get to know e-Talenta, the casting platform for Europe, with Sophia Tamaro
EWA Network is delighted to host Sophia Tamaro to share with EWA members the bits and bobs of this application conceived to promote European talent across the continent and make the casting process more sustainable and easier.
WHEN: MARCh 15 at 18h CET
For the past 15 years, e-TALENTA has been the largest pan-European casting platform, available in seven languages (English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish and Russian), with over 60.000 actors and actresses, 2000 agents and 3000 casting directors, producers and directors. We plan to add more European languages in the near future and have already developed strong ties to Actors’ Unions in several often overlooked countries, such as Slovenia and Lithuania.
Their aims are to promote European talent across the continent and beyond, to give the actresses and actors a professional and comprehensive way of presenting themselves online and to allow casting directors, producers and directors to find suitable, authentic talent for their projects.
With our tools and features, those looking for actresses and actors can search for talent, send them a casting, create favourites' lists, request videos and unavailable dates, do auditions and have meetings digitally with our Virtual Casting Studio, create presentations - just to name a few options.
e-TALENTA can be used and adapted in whichever way to support and facilitate the individual casting process.
WHAT ARE EWA NETWORK ONLINE HANG-OUTS?
Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact.
Each meeting will last 75 minutes aprox and it's open to 20-25 EWA members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.
An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members (first come, first served basis).
If you are not a member you can become one here
Sophia Tamaro is an award-winning European writer and director. She was born in Trieste to German/Italian parents and grew up between there and Hong Kong.
She graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Kent in 2014, where she studied Film. In 2015, Sophia worked as casting director Beatrice Kruger’s assistant, which introduced her to the fascinating world of casting. She started translating scripts, treatments and pitch decks for European production companies at the same time.
In 2018, she was selected as a Finalist by the prestigious ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition and the Screenwriting competition at the New Orleans Film Festival with “Freya” – which Sophia co-wrote with British screenwriter Jo Fox. The project was also a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival.
In 2020 and 2021, Sophia worked on several high-profile projects, in the production office and AD department, such as Sony’s Uncharted, Shondaland & Netflix’s Inventing Anna and the German Netflix series Die Kaiserin. In autumn 2021, Sophia was hired to co-write a historical espionage drama for Full Dozen Films. She is now attached to several Full Dozen projects as a writer.
Sophia is also currently in post-production with her new short film, Lichtblick - Glimmer of Hope.