2016 Achievement in Film

Casting director and proud mother of two sons Avy Kaufman has worked with directors Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Ira Sachs, Tom Tykwer, Lars von Trier, and Wes Craven on such acclaimed films as Life of Pi, The Conspirator, Lincoln, Prometheus, Public Enemies, American Gangster, and others.

Kaufman was honored in 2005 as the Casting Director of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival, and in 2013 received the Angela Award for lifetime achievement at the Subtitle European Film Festival in Ireland. She won an Emmy Award in 2008 for her work on the pilot of Showtime’s Damages. She was also the recipient of several Artios Awards from her colleagues and is featured in Helena Lumme’s book Great Women of Film.


Casting and Conversation with Avy Kaufman
Co-Presented by the SC Film Commission

With over 200 credits to her name including such films as The Sixth Sense, Brokeback Mountain, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Life of PiAvy built and earned her reputation over the years with many great films. She started her career in 1987, and has worked with directors Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg and Ira Sachs. We are honored that will she join us at the Charleston Music Hall, sharing invaluable insight and experience gained throughout her successful career. Rodney Rogers of Pure Theatre will bring a thoughtful and interesting line of conversation and questions, followed by an open Q&A session with attendees.

RSVP is not required, but space is limited. Free Event.