Monday, April 8, 2013

Al Onorato set to Fly to Akron for One-Day-Only Auditions!

Well, the cat is out of the bag! Al Onorato, a big player in talent management, will be flying in to assist with the one-day-only auditions to attend the upcoming International Models and Talent Association (IMTA) convention where such stars as Elijah Wood, Raini Rodriguez and Sean William Scott were discovered. Al brings a lot of experience to the table and we are so excited to have him as a part of our audition team! Read more about him below.


Al Onorato is a personal manager who, prior to Unified Management, had been at Handprint Entertainment
and Onorato/Guillod Management. While at Handprint, the firm’s clients included Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Kyra Sedgwick, Tyra Banks, and Mariah Carey. Unified Management clients have included Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin, Will and Grace), Oscar winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), Sean Murray (Series Regular “McGee” on N.C.I.S.), Sonny Marinelli (Recurring on Vegas), Glenn Taranto (Series Regular “Gomez” on The New Addams Family), and Jake Austin (Series Regular “Max” on Wizards of Waverly Place), as well as high-profile theatre actors including Joe Barbara (Broadway: Grease; Las Vegas: Jersey Boys).

Prior to this, Al was Vice President in charge of Talent and Casting at Columbia Pictures Television. He has worked on staff at Universal, CBS, and MGM. Before becoming an independent casting director,
some of the many projects he worked on included Bewitched, Hawaii Five-O, Wild Wild West, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Then Came Bronson, The Partridge Family, Police Story, From Here to Eternity, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless.

As an independent casting director, some his projects included Fame, CHIPs, The Other Victim, Mafia
Princess, Superior Court, Family Medical Center, Capitol, and General Hospital.

His work has been recognized with several nominations and awards. These distinguished projects include The Mary Thomas Show, Kids Like These, Vietnam: War Story, and the films The Quarrel and Hunters Blood. He received the prestigious Artios Award for Excellence in the casting of the film Bagdad Café.

Al has been instrumental in the careers of numerous people including Mark Harmon, David Hasselhoff, Katie
Holmes, Steven Bauer, Cheryl Ladd, Michael Biehn, Gregory Harrison, Dalton James, Lisa Hartman, and
Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey.

Al is also a founding member of the Casting Society of America, where he served as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors. He received the Casting Award of Merit from Nosotros, and was nominated twice as an outstanding individual by the Media Access Office for the Disabled, as well as having served on their Board of Directors for two years. He also serves as a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in selecting Prime Time and Daytime Emmy Award winners.

Al lectures across the country and at the university level at the University of Southern California, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Iowa State University. For many years he has served as judge and coach for International Model and Talent Association conventions. He also utilizes his directorial skills as a member of The Actor’s Gym in Los Angeles.

As you can see, we are all so lucky to have Al on board! Good luck to all of those who will be auditioning. If you haven't reserved your audition time yet, don't forget to pick up that phone and give us a call: 330.867.4125! This is one opportunity that you don't want to slip by.
 
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