14th Annual ReelHeART International
Film and Screenplay Festival
Wednesday July 4th – 1:00PM
Toronto, Canada

Wycliffe College – 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H7
University of Toronto Campus – (Museum TTC Stop)

  • NB Following the Live Script Read Performance will be a fun,All About Acting inside peek at the Casting process with Actors Actresses in conversation with Toronto’s top Industry Casting Professional Ron Leach.
  • You’ll get to see what a day in the life of Actors and Actresses go through on their audition journey for that perfect role for Film, Print Campaigns and TV Productions.
  • Snacks will be Served

Ron Leach is a noted Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach and he’s chalked up “Award-winning Director” to his list of credits, with 11  international award-winning short films. He is one of Canada’s leading casting directors, casting independent film, television, theatre and commercials for clients as diverse as Hallmark, CTV, Anchor Bay, CBS, Paramount, Global Television, and many more.

He is the Producer of the acclaimed feature-length documentary film Shurtleff, on the legendary author, teacher, and casting director Michael Shurtleff; and Audition, the four part instructional series on acting; and recently produced the Canadian Premier of Neil LaBute’s In a Forest Dark And Deep at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.

Ron has served as a festival Juror and Board president; has served as a juror for the International Emmy Awards, the Genie and Gemini Awards and is a regular judge of the Toronto Monologue SLAM.  He has taught his acclaimed course of acting skills for the camera at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival; St. Lawrence College, Brockville; Centennial College Film and Video Production Program, The Vancouver Film School; and ACTRA Toronto’s Acting Your Age program.

Ron was Chairman of the Board of Directors to The Talent Representatives Association of Canada; and President of the Board of Directors to Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore award-winning Acme Theatre Company.

Ron is a member of the Casting Director’s Society of Canada and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Sandy Duarte – “All About Acting” Moderator: Actress  and Dora Mavor Award Winner of Canada’s equivalent to a Broadway Tony Award.  Sandy’s also a two-time Nominee. Sandy is currently in pre-production, producing two plays in Los Angeles. She is also the producing partner of an award winning TV Series set in the South being shopped around Hollywood. Stay Tuned!


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