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Former VP Universal TV Casting/Current Talent Manager Joan Sittenfield Hosting Free Webinar
Joan Sittenfield, former Senior VP Of Casting/Talent At Universal TV and current talent manager is hosting a free webinar to discuss her new e-book Read? Set? Act!
Joan will give viewers an inside look at her multi-decade career in the entertainment industry, tell why it was important for her to write Read? Set? Act!, and give exclusive glimpses into each chapter of the e-book so viewers can get a sense of the design and scope which it covers.. If you are a working actor, want to advance your career in the industry or are just getting started, this is a must watch!
Joan Sittenfield Mgmt Site - http://www.joansittenfieldmanagement.com
E-Book Read? Set? Act! Site - http://www.ReadySetAct.Net
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Biography Of Joan Sittenfield –
Joan Sittenfield is a talent manager, producer, and writer who heads her own management company, Joan Sittenfield Management.
She began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress and dancer. Upon receiving her master’s by I Want This" href="http://www.prlog.org/
When she decided to make her home in the Los Angeles area permanently, she became a successful independent casting director. In that capacity she worked on such feature films as ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, OH GOD II, BAD MEDICINE, AND PRIVATE BENJAMIN. She also cast the award winning television program TAXI as well as THE JEFFERSONS, GLITTER, and numerous pilots and TV movies. In 1985 she went to Universal Television where, as Senior Vice President of Talent and Casting for the next nine years, she was responsible for the talent packaging and casting of such successful programs as LAW AND ORDER, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, A YEAR IN THE LIFE, QUANTUM LEAP, MAJOR DAD, and COACH, to name but a few of the over 20 series and 100 pilots with which she was involved. While at Universal, she was also responsible for giving many of today’s biggest stars their first breaks, among them Sandra Bullock, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Noth, Ving Rhames, Julianna Marguiles, and Eriq La Salle.
In 1993 she, along with partner Jeni Munn, formed J and J Productions which put over 18 projects into active development for both television and feature films. Together they produced ON THE EDGE OF INNOCENCE through Paramount Television for NBC which aired in April of 1997 and GOLD RUSH!, one of the Wonderful World of Disney movies for ABC which aired in March of 1998.
With her own production company, Joan developed original movie of the week scripts with a variety of top production entities including Grossbart/Barnette Productions, Orly Adelson Productions, and Hearst Entertainment. These projects included, DEATH STORM, an action adventure story, ANOTHER LIFE, ANOTHER DEATH, a Vertigo-esque suspense story, an original script for a thriller entitled, FALSE SIGHT, and the film version of her novel TO DANCE ON THE DARK SIDE.
From 1998- 2000 Joan formed an association with Carla Singer Productions where she developed, among others, a new version of the Anne Frank story, a remake of the Edna Ferber book ICE PALACE, a project for Jessica Lange entitled THE FARM SHE WAS, a mini series based on Jules Verne's GOLDEN VOLCANO and an HBO project entitled THE FIRECRACKER BOYS based on a book which dealt with Edward Teller's doomed project to bring peace time uses for nuclear energy to the Alaska wilderness.
In 1998, Joan added a management division to her production company. Since that time JOAN SITTENFIELD MANAGEMENT has become a highly respected boutique company that offers an alternative to the large agencies by concentrating on individual attention and career guidance. Her actors work in television, film, and theatre and all come from strong Broadway or conservatory based acting programs. Among her current roster of actors she includes Tony nominated actors JUDD HIRSCH, CHARLOTTE d'AMBOISE and STEPHEN BOGARDUS, TV veterans MATT ROTH, JAMIE ROSE and BRUCE NOZICK, as well as hot up and comers, LESLIE ODOM Jr (Red Tails, SMASH, Leap of Faith), TELLY LEUNG (Glee, Godspell revival on B'way), CHRYSSIE WHITEHEAD (A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, TV series, Man Up), NICOLETTE ROBINSON (TV series, Perfect Couples), and JAMES HIROYUKI LIAO (Prison Break, 24, Battle: Los Angeles)