The Casting Director Workshop with Monika Dalman


SATURDAY July 20th  |  9am – 5pm
SUNDAY July 21st  |  10am – 3pm
PARTICIPANTS: Only 16 Seats available!
FOR: 19+
FEES: $295 (GST included). Prior payment is required to reserve a seat.
WHERE: Suite 216, 1118 Homer Street, Vancouver. Safety protocols in place.
Ample parking on Richards between Helmcken and Davie.
$1/hour with a 3 hour maximum

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants will not be able to cancel for this workshop. Seats can be transferred to friends and we will do everything we can to find a replacement as there is usually a wait-list for these workshops.
* ActorVan Studios may need to change coaches at the last minute if coaches are sick or on set.


Monika SalmanMonika Dalman
From non-union commercials to full-scale UBCP/ACTRA and SAG features, Monika’s casting expertise knows no bounds. Her growing resume includes casting film and tv projects CBC, TVO, and PBS, as well as commercials for over 50 brands, including iconic brands like Disney/Marvel.

In the indie film scene, Monika has left her mark, casting for projects backed by renowned institutions such as the Canada Media Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, TELUS Storyhive, Canada Arts Council, Telefilm, DGC Greenlight, Harold Greenberg Fund, and Crazy8s. Her versatility extends beyond traditional mediums, having also delved into casting for voiceover and motion capture for video games.

As a parent to two highly successful actors, Monika’s empathy and understanding of the actor’s journey are unparalleled. She takes pride in nurturing talent, supporting actors through their struggles, and ensuring they are prepared to seize opportunities when they arise. With projects spanning across Canada and the US, Monika’s dedication to supporting actors and bringing stories to life knows no bounds. Her commitment to excellence and passion for the craft make her a trusted ally for actors and filmmakers alike.

Petar Gatsby Petar Gatsby

Originally from sunny Croatia, Petar grew up and started training the craft in Germany. He lived and worked in Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand before permanently relocating to Vancouver, BC. Over the years, he’s worked as an Actor, Stunt Actor, Stage Actor, TV Presenter, Drama Teacher, Audition Coach, Stage Manager and Director/Producer. Finding his niche in the busy Vancouver Film and Television Industry early on, he quickly started booking roles and is working tirelessly to expand his range as an actor.

Some of his favourite credits include ARROW (CW Network), THE DETOUR (TBS), PROJECT BLUE BOOK (History Channel), TURNER & HOOCH (Disney +) and THE DAY WE LEFT (Edmonton International Film Festival).

Most recently Petar spent 2 weeks in Osoyoos, B.C. shooting for a Recurring Role on a new TV Series.

In his spare time he likes to take cold plunges and float in dark, salty isolation tanks to enhance his creativity.



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Saturday, July 20th:

  • 9am – 5pm | On camera scene preparation with Petar Gatsby

Sunday, July 21st:

  • 10am-3pm | Scene presentations for Monika Dalman
  • Feedback and Q&A
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