Harvardwood Seminar Series presents: Adventures in Casting with Craig Campobasso
Wednesday, May 9th
8pm - Come early to enjoy a $3 grilled cheese and soda special at Showbiz!
Showbiz Store & Cafe
500 S Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
This event is free of charge, but advance registration is REQUIRED.
(There is some street parking available after 6pm on Sepulveda and Montana, but please take note of all posted signs.)
NOTE: We have limited seating available for this event. There will be a special PRIORITY REGISTRATION period for dues-current Full Members, Friends of Harvardwood, and their guests through Wednesday, April 18. If seats are still available, registration will be open to Affiliate members and others after April 18.
After casting for more than two decades, Craig Campobasso has got a lot of stories to share! Join us as Craig discusses the beginning of his career working on Frank Herbert's DUNE for writer/director David Lynch, and the subsequent two and a half decades of his experience as a casting director. He will also talk about his current casting projects and his new book, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL SAGA: I AM THYRON, with FOREWORD by Sylvia Browne, New York Times best-selling author and psychic. Book is fully illustrated. Craig will have Hard Covers ($29 cash) and Soft Covers ($20 cash) available to purchase, and he will autograph them for you!
Fresh out of high school, California native Craig Campobasso found himself working behind the scenes for four years on Frank Herbert’s Dune. The father and daughter producing team, Dino and Raffaella De Laurentiis, and director David Lynch, were Craig’s mentors into the business of filmmaking. Raffaella later hired him on the popular Christmas movie Prancer, starring Sam Elliott, as a casting director after he apprenticed as a casting associate on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. Craig has been casting for more than two decades and was nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelly’s Picket Fences. He is also an acting coach in the Los Angeles area.
Craig’s other passion is to write stories that provoke the reader to think, to raise their consciousness, to expand their minds about Creation, while still entertaining in the Hollywood tradition. "The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga: I AM Thyron” is his first book in the trilogy.
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