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Passaporte 2023

Data do Evento

28 Jun a 2 Jul

Período de Candidaturas

13 Mar a 3 Abr

Sobre o Passaporte

O Passaporte é um projeto que promove a internacionalização de actores portugueses, dando-os a conhecer a reconhecidos casting directors.

O Programa Passaporte é financiado pelo Ministério da Cultura, República Portuguesa, através do Fundo de Fomento Cultural, e pela Fundação GDA. A organização do Passaporte é da responsabilidade da APFACT, tendo como parceira a Academia Portuguesa de Cinema.


Casting directors



30 anos de experiência na área de Casting, ajudando com  sensibilidade, criatividade e persuasão a contar histórias, sempre em busca da mais adequada escalação  e reverenciando a harmonia entre ator e personagem para assegurar um elenco assertivo e com  identidade em cada projeto.

Como Casting Director na TV Globo atuou em mais de 20 novelas e séries.

Entre os anos de de 2016 e 2021 trabalhou como Gestor de Casting da TV Globo participando das análises, discussões e decisões das atividades que envolviam a escalação de atores em  projetos de dramaturgia. Apoiava também na conceituação e implantação de agenda de aproximação com o público artístico, com foco no acompanhamento de carreiras, projetos e viabilidade de personagens para elenco estratégico. Desde abril de 2022 está na WarnerBros.Discovery como Gerente de Casting Brasil, onde também participa das análises, discussões e decisões das atividades que envolvem a escalação de atores em  projetos de dramaturgia e unscripted.



MARCELA ALTBERG has been working as casting director for 28 years, in the areas of cinema, TV and theater in Brazil and abroad; having worked with directors such as Breno Silveira, Daniel Filho, Julia Rezende, Andrucha Waddington, José Padilha, Vicente Amorim, Sandra Kogut, among others.

She was responsible for works such as Veredict, Bom dia Veronica, The Mechanism, Impuros, Elis, Eduardo e Monica, Tudo bem no Natal que vem, Modo Avião, De Pernas pro Ar, Minha Mãe é uma Peça.

At the Theater she was responsible for casting shows such as Les Misérables, Billy Eliot, The Sound of Music, School of Rock, Hair, The Lion King, Elis-a musical, Wicked.

Currently, she is Senior Casting Executive at Amazon Studios Brasil.



Across more than 20 years, Anja Philip has worked on some of Denmark’s biggest TV series, from sitcom Klovn and comedy Lykke to family drama Avingerne (The Legacy) and Greyzone.

Most notably, she was the casting director on acclaimed political drama Borgen; Kamikaze, about an 18-year-old social media influencer’s descent into grief following the death of her family; fertility drama Skruk (Baby Fever); and this year’s hit Danish series Carmen Curlers, which is based on the true story of the man who invented electric hair curlers.



CAMILLA ISOLA has been working in Spain as a casting director in television and films for about 25 years.  Her work has been as diverse as working on big American productions and small Spanish ones.  She is a founder member of ICDN, a member of CSA and was last year invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. 



After having tasted production and then directing on set, I discovered casting in 2002 and started training with various renowned casting directors.

It is thanks to remarkable films such as “Les Choristes”, “Le Petit Nicolas” or “La Famille Bélier” that I specialized for years in the casting of children and teenagers.

Since 2012 I have devoted myself more to adults alongside directors such as Dominik Moll, Valérie Lemercier, Laurent Tirard in cinema, and many fictions for french TV or platforms as recently “Drops of God” for Apple TV directed by Oded Ruskin.



Originally from the south of France, Fanny de Donceel started her career as an actress in Paris in 2005 and very quickly turned to casting, as this is really her favourite field. She began by casting children and teenagers (for Valérie Donzelli, Olivier Dahan, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and others). She then focused on adult casting for Dominik Moll, Fanny Sidney, Audrey Estrougo, Lisa Azuelos, Alice Vial and Akihiro Hata, among others. She is a member of the A.R.D.A. 



Nathalie Chéron started out between a dolphin and a camping stove, cooking hard- boiled eggs in a hotel room in Sicily for an American actress on the set of The Big Blue.

30 years later, more or less,  this gold-digger has about a hundred films to her credit and sits patiently in her theater seat , evening after evening, and marvels over a new face, a new voice.

She’ll accompany these actors she loves passionately during long screen tests, so that their paths cross the ones of a director, whose deep desire she will have unravelled.

Nathalie Chéron is a member of ICDN, AMPAS and ARDA.



After working in Fashion and in the Film Industry, in 1994, Juliette Ménager (ARDA, ICDN and CSA member) created in the heart of Paris her casting company, Joule Studio.

For over 25 years, Joule Studio has played a significant part in the casting of talents for major films, TV series and advertising campaigns. Collaborations with directors such as  Alejandro Innaritù Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Darren Star, and brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Paco Rabanne have earned the studio the reputation of the casting « rendez-vous » in Paris.

Juliette Ménager’s scouting talent has already provided Artists for over a thousand productions.

Juliette Ménager’s interest in artists has led the studio to take part in other creative industries such as VR projects, Music, Stage and Contemporary art for a quarter of a century.

Her eclecticism, her vision and her taste for innovation keep her company continually on the cutting edge of the interconnected century’s creativity.

Film & TV non-exaustive list: As Above,so below by Dowdle brothers – Munich by Steven Spielberg – The Smurfs 2 by Raja Gosnell – Jappeloup by Christian Duguay – Lulu & Jimi by Oskar Roehler – Syriana by Stefen Gaghan – The Nativity story by Catherine Hardwicke – Mr. Bean’s Holidays by Steve Bendlack – Babel by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci – Alexander by Oliver Stone – CQ by Roman Coppola – Emily in Paris – The Romanoff – Versailles – Jack Ryan – Rosemary’s Baby –  – Gossip Girl – The Sopranos –  Zoo 



FRANCESCO VEDOVATI, ICDN, CSA, UICD (Italy) is a casting director based in Rome. He won the ICDN International Casting Director Award 2018 in Sarajevo for Dogman (Matteo Garrone) and was nominated for the same award in 2017 for Pericle Il Nero (Stefano Mordini). In 2015, he won the Silver Ribbon Award for Best Casting for Wondrous Boccaccio (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani), and in 2018 for Dogman. In 2020 he was nominated at BAFTA for the casting of The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles). In 2022 he was nominated at Artios Awards for the casting of Fargo. In 2017 he joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The European Film Academy in 2019. Francesco has worked with directors such as Valeria Golino, Matteo Garrone, Sergio Castellitto, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Muccino, Saverio Costanzo, Gabriele Salvatores, Gabriele Mainetti, Danny Boyle, George Clooney, Steven Zaillian, Mike White, Felix Van Groeningen and James Mangold.



FRANK MOISELLE, CSA, ICDN, is a Casting Director. Frank began his career in casting as Casting Assistant to Nuala Moiselle on John Huston’s feature film adaptation of James Joyce’s The Dead. As Casting Director, he has worked with acclaimed directors such as Jim Sheridan / The Secret Scripture, In America, The Boxer; Joel Schumacher / Veronica Guerin; Gillies MacKinnon / Tara Road and Neil Jordan / Ondine. For TV he has cast Vikings (History/MGM), The Tudors, The Borgias and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) and Ballykissangel (BBC). Frank is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, he also holds a Higher Diploma in Education from the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin and is a three time, prime time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

Debbie Mcwilliams


DEBBIE MCWILLIAMS is a leading international casting director and has cast the last 13 James Bond films. Her experience with the Bond Films has taken her all around the world, casting A list stars as well as unknown actors in various unconventional settings. She has worked with a diverse range of directors including Derek Jarman, Roman Polanski, Stephen Frears, Anthony Minghella, Sam Mendes, Martin Campbell, Marc Forster, Ron Howard. Among her early credits are American Werewolf in London, My Beautiful Laundrette, Prick Up Your Ears and Henry V (Kenneth Branagh). In recent years she has worked on; Angels and Demons, Centurion, the 12 part TV series Borgia for Canal Plus, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, Skyfall, The Silent Storm, “One Child” for BBC directed by John Alexander, as well as Take Down for Jim Gillespie. Debbie is a member of the Casting Directors Guild, The Academy of Motion Pictures, and an Associate of the ICDN.

kate rhodes james


KATE RHODES JAMES set off to be an actress in the late 80’s to discover that being in front of the camera was not the best place for her.  Kate was equipped for not much except a lifetime’s worth of watching television and going to the cinema.  So, it seemed these skills would be best served assisting a Casting Director.  Kate worked on the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles before being swept off her feet by Debbie McWilliams.  Kate went on to assist Debbie on the Bond Films amongst many other projects and then Janey Fothergill where she worked on many television series and films.  After 5 years of being an Assistant she was booted out and told to do it on her own, which she did, reluctantly.  

Kate was blessed that one of her first projects was a comedy called COLD FEET which became a huge success in the UK.  Kate went on to work with outstanding writers and directors on many television projects for the best part of 20 years that included The Lakes, Dirty Filthy Love, Blackpool, Alan Clarke Diaries, Bleak House, Line of Beauty, Low Winter Sun, Sense and Sensibility, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Into the Storm, Appropriate Adult, Sherlock, Line of Duty, The Missing, Ripper Street, Warrior, The Long Song.  More recently The Terror and Bodyguard.  Kate has recently cast the first 2 seasons of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.  Kate works with Ridley Scott and has cast Raised by Wolves, The Last Duel, House of Gucci and Napoleon with Joaquin Phoenix (yet to be released).  She is presently casting Gladiator 2 for Ridley and an adaptation of Alien for FX with Noah Hawley.

Kate is married with 2 glorious daughters and 2 useless dogs and wiser than she looks….



LEO DAVIS and colleague Lissy Holm have worked together for nearly thirty years on a wide range of British and International Independent films.

Their working relationship with director Stephen Frears spans over three decades and includes the films Dangerous Liaisons, Liam,, Dirty Pretty Things, The Snapper, The Van, The Deal, Mrs Henderson Presents , The Queen , Cheri, Tamara Drewe, Philomena, The Program, Florence Foster Jenkins, Victoria & Abdul and most recently for television A Very English Scandal (BBC) and Quiz (ITV) .

 Leo has worked with such other acclaimed film directors as Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener), Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman), Istvan Szabo (Sunshine), Mike Hodges (Croupier), Mark Herman (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Atom Egoyan (Felicia’s Journey), Bille August (Smilla’s Sense of Snow & Les Miserables),  Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earring) and Roland Emmerich (Anonymous). 

 Television work includes: Sitting in Limbo (BBC), White Lines (Netflix), Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle (BBC), State Of The UnionWill (TNT), Titanic Blood & Steel (DAP/RAI), Zen (BBC) and UK Casting on Borgen (DR Fiktion) and season 2 of Succession (Amazon)



LISSY HOLM and colleague Leo Davis have collaborated for nearly thirty years on a wide range of British and International independent films.

Their long working relationship with director Stephen Frears includes; Philomena, The Program, Florence Foster Jenkins, Victoria & Abdul and the acclaimed mini-series A Very English Scandal (BBC) and Quiz (ITV).

Other work includes White Lines (Netflix), Sitting in Limbo (BBC), Unlocked (Michael Apted), Fallen (Scott Hicks), Will (TNT), The Ones Below (David Farr), Emperor (Lee Tamahori), 360 (Fernando Meireilles), Cemetry Juncion (Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant) and Hannibal Rising (Peter Webber).  

Lissy has received Primetime Emmy nominations for her work on the History Channel’s Roots and for HULU’s The Looming Tower.



After graduating with a French and Linguistics degree, dabbling with photography and the idea of directing, Lucinda’s Casting career from the word go took the path of studio feature films working with world renowned Directors .  Her first film as an Assistant was Alien 3 followed by City of Joy, 1492 and Little Buddha.   After training under Priscilla John her first projects as Casting Director were Fifth Element (Luc Besson), Snatch (Guy Ritchie), Troy (Wolfgang Petersen) and Spy Game (Tony Scott)  going on to cast  the likes of Children Of Men (Alfonso Cuarón), Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan), both Wonder Woman films (Patty Jenkins)  and most recently  with 25yrs + experience under her belt she has branched into the new wave of Television with Foundation due to air this year and just completing Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.  She received an Artios nomination for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. She is a member of the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bafta, CDG and takes an active interest in promoting the importance of how crucial the art and craft of casting is in our industry. 



NINA GOLD is a casting director in television, film and occasionally theatre.

Nina’s recent feature film credits include: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny; Catherine Called Birdy; Empire of Light; The Wonder; Last Night in Soho, The Power of the Dog; The Mauritanian; The Two Popes; 1917;Star Wars: Episodes VII, VIII and IXJurassic World-Ancient Futures; Mamma Mia 2- Here We Go Again; Bridget Jones’ BabyThe BFGThe Danish Girl; Far from the Madding CrowdHigh-Rise; The MartianPaddington and Paddington 2; In the Heart of the SeaThe Iron LadyThe Theory of Everything; The Imitation GameThe King’s Speech and Les Misérables.  She has cast eight films with Mike Leigh including Peterloo, Mr. Turner, Topsy-Turvy, Vera Drake and Another Year. Other films include Sightseers; Before I Go to Sleep; How I Live NowRushPrometheusThe CounselorAttack the BlockJane EyreHot Fuzz; Brothers of The Head; The Illusionist; Wild Bill; The World’s End; My Week with Marilyn; Nowhere Boy; Bright Star and Eastern Promises.  

Television credits include eight seasons of Game of Thrones; three seasons of The Crown; Chernobyl; This Is Going To Hurt; Bad Sisters; Slow Horses; Andor; Rain Dogs; The Power; Brexit; Patrick Melrose; King Lear; The State; Wolf HallThe DresserMarco PoloLondon SpyRestless; Any Human Heart and The Crimson Petal and The White. Other television credits include two seasons of RomeThe Red Riding TrilogyLongford; The Devil’s Whore; John Adams and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

 Nina has won five Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Casting for her work on John Adams, Game of Thrones and The Crown. Nina has won a BAFTA for scripted casting on This Is Going To Hurt, five Artios awards for outstanding casting on The King’s Speech, My Week with Marilyn and most recently Game of Thrones and The Crown. In April 2016 she was honored with a BAFTA Special Award for her outstanding contribution to casting over 100 television and film productions – the first time BAFTA recognised a casting director with a special award.  



SAM JONES is a UK Casting Director who works across film, television and theatre. She has been Head of Casting for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida Theatre and, for the first 6 years of its life, National Theatre Wales. She’s worked with Sir Peter Hall, Terry Hands, Steven Berkoff, Luc Bondy and Patrice Chereau as well as Shared Experience, Told by an Idiot and Emma Rice – both for Kneehigh and Wise Children. She’s worked for many regional and international theatre producers, most recently Manchester International Festival on INVISIBLE CITIES, a co-production with 59 Productions and Ballet Rambert. She’s worked for the National Theatre, Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic and many West End theatres including on Moira and Fiona Buffini’s DINNER, Polly Teale’s AFTER MRS ROCHESTER, Ian Rickson’s HAMLET, MOJO, ELECTRA, BETRAYAL, OLD TIMES and THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and several casts of JOURNEY’S END, to name but a few…


She is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild, the International Casting Director’s Network and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.



After graduating from the University of Manchester, Sarah began her career at the Royal National Theatre in London and, in 1992, was asked to join Casting Director Mary Selway, forming a company with her for 12 years until 2004. She has cast films and television for US Studios and UK & European broadcasters. 

Directors she has worked for include Danny Boyle, Roger Michell, Stephen Hopkins, Hugo Blick and Jerry Zucker. In recent years she has worked on the feature film PHANTOM THREAD for Paul Thomas Anderson/Annapurna and MARY POPPINS RETURNS for Rob Marshall/Disney, receiving a CSA Artios Award as part of the team for Best Casting in a Studio Film in 2019. 

She is a member of the Casting Directors Guild (CDG), and was Vice President of the European Chapter of the Casting Society of America (CSA) from 2018-2022. She is a Life Member of BAFTA and sat on the jury awarding the first BAFTA award for Casting in 2020. 

Currently working on a television series for NBC/Peacock about five families in four continents from 1910-1933, the first season in a trilogy of novels that covers the 20th Century. 



TUSSE LANDE has over 30 years’ experience as a Casting Director in film and television. She was instrumental in the casting of Noomi Rapace in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, as well as casting the additional films in the series – The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. She is a veteran of the European film market, bringing key knowledge and experience to projects such as The Paradise Suite, Skyfall, Baby-Call, The Spy, Quick, Love Me, Maria Wern and Wallander.

Lately she has gotten a lot of recognition for her work on the popular Swedish TV Series: Caliphate.



CINDY TOLAN is a producer and casting director who has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. Tolan produced the 2019 London revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman directed by Marianne Elliott & Miranda Cromwell (West End & Young Vic, 5 Olivier Award nominations, 2 wins), which is headed to Broadway in Fall 2022. In the same season, she produced Miller’s The American Clock directed by Rachel Chavkin (Old Vic) and Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison directed by John Crowley (Old Vic, 2 Olivier Award nominations, including Best Play). For television, she produced the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Arthur Miller: Writer directed by Rebecca Miller and is currently producing another documentary directed by Miller.

Film casting credits include Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans and West Side Story (BAFTA award), The Batman (dir. Matt Reeves), If Beale Street Could Talk (dir. Barry Jenkins), Straight Outta ComptonThe Place Beyond the PinesBlue ValentineBeasts of the Southern Wild and all of Rebecca Miller’s films. Television casting credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  She is a five-time Emmy nominee with one win for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2018. Theatre casting credits include Marianne Elliott’s Broadway productions of Company and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Simon McBurney’s adaptation of The Kid Stays in the Picture at the Royal Court.

julie schubert


JULIE SCHUBERT is an Emmy winning casting director based in New York. 

Select film and TV credits include: House of Cards (Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting); Night Comes On (Sundance award winning feature), Deliver Us From Evil; Marvel’s The Punisher; Marvel’s Daredevil; Marvel’s Jessica Jones; Marvel’s Luke Cage; Marvel’s Iron Fist; Marvel’s The Defenders; Mindhunter; Confessions of a Shopaholic, among others,


richard cook


RICHARD COOK is best known as a talent agent. He is co-founder of the Lisa Richards Agency (, which opened a branch in Helsinki in 2018. He is the founder and Artistic Director of SUBTITLE (, a European Film Festival based in Kilkenny, Ireland, which showcases some of the finest subtitled European films made during the year; the festival also invites casting directors to meet with European actors in Kilkenny. An agency called Subtitle Talent ( has emerged from the festival representing European actors. Richard is also founder of The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival (, Peer Pressure Productions ( and Kilkenomics (, a festival where stand-up comedians host economists to discuss the issues of the day.

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