Dawn Lilly is the owner of Models & Talent National, a Pittsburgh based casting company that currently has a database of over two-thousand registered models and actors nationwide. She has four years experience as a former licensed talent agent and currently is actively pursuing career opportunities as a casting director. Her most recent project entails casting principal lead and supporting roles as well as over 300 background roles for a SAG feature with a production and distributioin budget in the Millions. She is also a talent producer for Demand Media. Dawn is on the Board of Directors of Women In Film and Media as well as a member of the Pennsylvania Film Commission and volunteers time to the community to support the growth of the local entertainment industry and pursues active involvement. Each year she has a personal project that she created called Project Evolution (evolving what we do to benefit others). In 2010 Project Evolution held a two-day fashion benefit at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre with over one hundred people behind the scenes (artists, models & sponsors) to raise funds and awareness for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Everyone involved in this event volunteered their time and services. Dawn Lilly also has a fifteen year legal assistant background bringing, legal and contract knowledge, high standards and ethics to her work in the entertainment industry. She recently started a free shadow training program for those desiring to be a casting assistant. Finding there was no official casting assistant training program in the United States, she decided to take her experiences and learning and teach and mentor others having the same goals through shadowing. Privately, she is a single mother, enjoys reading, self learning, personal enrichment & growth, and spending time with friends and family. Her signature in every email, a quote she wrote, is intended to define to her readers, her goals and aspirations, character and intended contributions in this industry, “You are embarking on a journey of passion, perseverance, endurance, discipline, respect and ethics of the highest standards – the philosophy, heart and soul of Models & Talent National”.
Name: Dawn Lilly
Lives in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Casting Director
Women in Film and Media
Film by Women in Film & Media Pittsburgh Board of Directors