Jan 16, 2018     Heroes from Heaven   0 Comment    

Stanzi has been a film and television casting director for 38 years. She has been responsible for
starting the careers of Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, Will Estes, and Mickey Rourke among
others. She has worked with Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis, Michael Mann,
James Bridges and Ivan Reitman. Stanzi has also been a talent manager for the last 8 years. Her management company, Trio Entertainment Group Management, handles many up and coming and seasoned actors.
Since 2000, Stanzi has been an acting teacher and coach also. She ran Stanzi’s Kids for 12 years, with
students from ages 5‐18. Along with weekly classes, she had summer musical theatre camps for
young people. She directed such shows as Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical, Aida,
Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Godspell. Among her students who
went on to strong acting careers are Miranda Cosgrove, Jason Dolley and Danielle Panabaker. Since
2011, Stanzi has been teaching and coaching adults also. Stanzi has spoken at many acting seminars at the Screen Actors Guild and the American Film Institute among others. Her area of expertise is based on her years as a casting director, talent manager and teacher. She shares her knowledge about what an actor really needs in order to build a career. Many young actors come to Los Angeles or New York with no idea of how to get started.

Stanzi’s casting credits include:
As assistant casting director:
The China Syndrome
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Tom Horn
As casting director:
Thief (West Coast)
Those Lips, Those Eyes (West Coast)
Motel Hell
Return of the Living Dead
The Terminator
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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