Join casting director Rita Harrell as she offers advice and answers your questions about the professional acting scene in Atlanta!

Rita Harrell is a casting director and co-founder of Big Picture Casting in Atlanta, Georgia. She returned to the casting field after a four-year stint at People Store talent agency, where she became intimately familiar with the Atlanta market by serving as a voiceover and on-camera industrial agent. Harrell shifted to agency work after living in New York City, where she worked in casting for theatrical organizations such as The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also continued her work in casting as a freelancer on various television and movie projects. Before moving back to her hometown of Atlanta with her husband Scott, she worked for two years in the east coast casting office at FOX Television. Harrell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Florida State University. She’s a proud mommy to two adorable kiddos and a cantankerous yet lovable kitty.

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