How AI is Revolutionizing the Casting Process and Impacting Actors

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Sami Arpa

Webinar hosted by: Sami Arpa

Founder and CEO at Largo

Sami Arpa is the founder and CEO of Largo – a Switzerland-based company that provides data-assisted intelligence to the audio-visual industry. Sami has a background in computer science and film industry. He has got his Ph.D. in computer vision field from the prestigious Swiss university, EPFL. He has directed two short films - “Les bruits des pas”, 2014 and “L’evasion”, 2015. He is also the founder and president of Ouch Film Awards, which is a film festival that takes place in Lausanne. Full Bio »

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How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing the Casting Process and Impacting Actors

Learn about the implications of artificial intelligence on the acting and casting industries from Sami Arpa, Ph.D., a leader in the intersection of technology and filmmaking


Get ahead of the curve and learn how the future of AI will play a huge role in casting!

With the recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, every industry is about to get a major overhaul in terms of operations and productivity. The film industry - specifically casting - is no exception.

Have you ever wondered how AI can be used to optimize casting choices? Or create a level playing field for all actors? How about the ethical and moral implications of using AI to recreate actors from the past? All of these questions will be fundamental in the decision making process in casting in the near future, and making yourself an expert on the issues will put you in a stronger position to best position yourself and your career.

In this webinar, we will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence is transforming the casting process and impacting the acting industry. We will discuss how AI can be used to enhance the casting process, including analyzing screenplays to gain a better understanding of characters and building the cinematographic DNAs of actors. By using AI, actors and talent agents can find the best actor choices for each character, resulting in more successful projects and better career planning. Additionally, we will provide examples of how AI can be used to address the diversity problems in casting by designing unbiased algorithms that remove the problem of bias in terms of race and gender.

Additionally, we will also discuss the potential drawbacks and ethical considerations of AI, including concerns over deepfakes and fake actor voices with AI audio synthesis. We will explore how these issues are posing threats to the careers of many working actors.

You will be taught by Sami Arpa, Ph.D., the founder and CEO of Largo – a Switzerland-based company that provides data-assisted intelligence to the audio-visual industry. Sami will share his expertise in the fields of AI, machine learning, and film will provide you with invaluable insight in navigating the future of AI in casting and the film industry at large.

During the webinar, Sami will provide you with practical tips for actors, casting directors, and talent agents on how to update their workflow and incorporate AI into their practices.

PLUS! Sami will provide you with a copy of his presentation in a document you can utilize going forward!


Praise for Sami's Teaching & Knowledge:

“WOW, Sami's insight into AI and how it is and will be used in film is mind blowing. The future is here.” – Thomas M.

"I had the pleasure of learning about the future of AI in Hollywood...and beyond...from Sami and it was worth every penny." - Chris R.


What You'll Learn


  • What in the world is artificial intelligence?
    • Defining AI and understanding its implications in the real world
    • Has AI already permeated Hollywood?
  • How AI Can Shape the Future of Acting, Casting, and Talent Agencies
    • In-depth understanding of character analysis with AI
    • Creating cinematographic DNAs for actors by using AI
    • Matching the right actor with the character
    • What are cinematographic DNAs and why are they important?
  • Drawbacks and ethical considerations of AI in casting and acting
    • Concerns over deepfakes and fake actor voices
    • The potential for bias
    • The impact on creativity
  • Using AI to Address Diversity Problems in Casting
    • How to best design unbiased algorithms
    • Impact on race and gender representation
    • The practicality of building equality into AI
  • Incorporating AI into Casting and Acting
    • Practical tips for actors, casting directors, and talent agents
    • What is the future of acting careers in the world of AI
  • Conclusion
    • Recap of benefits, drawbacks, and future trends
    • Final thoughts on the impact of AI in casting and acting
  • Q&A with Sami

About Your Instructor

Sami Arpa is the founder and CEO of Largo – a Switzerland-based company that provides data-assisted intelligence to the audio-visual industry. Sami has a background in computer science and film industry. He has got his Ph.D. in computer vision field from the prestigious Swiss university, EPFL. He has directed two short films - “Les bruits des pas”, 2014 and “L’evasion”, 2015. He is also the founder and president of Ouch Film Awards, which is a film festival that takes place in Lausanne.


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