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House of Cards casting director to visit Stephens

February 24, 2015

Kimberly Skyrme will return to the Stephens College campus next month to share more insights from her work as casting director for the popular Netflix series “House of Cards.”

Skyrme will share behind-the-scenes stories from the show during a presentation at 7 p.m. in Charters Auditorium. That event is free and open to the public. Then, on March 12, she will provide a casting workshop for students in Studio A at the Helis Communications Center. Both are part of the Citizen Jane Film Series.

Skyrme first came to Stephens in November during the Citizen Jane Film Festival in November, where she watched screenings and also held a private workshop with theatre students. The workshop, formatted similar to “Inside the Actors Studio,” gave students a chance to ask questions and get insight from the industry. It was part of the new Intersections initiative at Stephens College.

Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of the School of Performing Arts, introduced Skyrme to Stephens. The two met when Skyme was a student at American University when Mardirosian was on the faculty there.

In addition to “House of Cards,” Skyme’s work includes “Unsolved Mysteries,” “The Pelican Brief”and “Hearts in Atlantis.” She is also involved in Women in Film and Television International, Women in Film and Video and is a founding member of Television, Internet and Video Association and the Peer Awards.

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