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Team

George Grafas, Owner, Casting DirectorGeorge Grafas 
Casting Director

George Grafas trained under one of the most well respected acting coaches in the country, Mervyn Nelson, as well as serving as his chief assistant for several years. George also studied theatre at NYU's famed experimental theater wing. He has worked with and been directed by Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Michael Kahn, Nikos Psaharapoulos, Andrei Serban, Judith Malina, Ann Bogart and Kevin Kuhlke, to name a few. George is a member of SAG, AFTRA and Equity. He has produced, directed and performed in well over 200 productions including major motion pictures, television series, commercials and print campaigns. His broad and extensive experience working with models, actors, dancers, producers and directors have given him a keen ability to cast for any style project or genre.

Jeff Meshel
Casting Director, Film & Television

With the network for over 20 years, Jeff was formerly Vice President, Casting at NBC. As a Los Angeles-based Casting Director, he cast a wide range of pilots and series for networks such as the CW, USA Networks, NBC, and studios including CBS Television Studios. Now in South Florida, he recently cast the final season of GRACELAND for USA Networks, and completed projects with Warner Brothers Television and 20th Century Fox Television.

Joe Zapert
Casting Director

Benay Sinaikin, Partner, Casting DirectorBenay Sinaikin 
Casting Director

Benay Sinaikin began her casting career in 2002 as an entertainment industry Director for an internationally acclaimed acting and modeling program. She quickly advanced to Director of Casting Development, creating and running one of its most successful casting programs for young actors, helping to direct and place over 3,000 students nationwide. Her students were consistently cast in hundreds of national commercials, print campaigns, television series and feature films.  Benay’s extensive relationships with LA’s largest casting directors and talent agencies is helping to provide an open conduit of new commercial, film and television work for the Florida talent community. 

Robert Keshishian, Photography, Casting DirectorRobert Keshishian
Photography

Robert Keshishian brings over 20 years of professional photography to Casting Partners™. His work appears in magazines such as People, US Weekly, and In Touch, as well as calendars seen around the world. Robert's eye is creative and powerful; with his training from Columbia College Chicago, he helps our clients realize their vision. Past clients have included: Trump Casinos, Hawaiian Tropic, Tampa Bay Magazine, Nikki Beach, Pearl Restaurant, and Hooters Calendar Team. Robert has also led photo shoots for Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.

Karla OsellaKarla Osella
Casting Assistant

Originally from Argentina, Karla start her career early, host of a popular television show in Brazil for MGM. She worked for CBS, Telemundo, Mun2, Univision, Azteca America, Canal 13, Discovery, Disney Channel and other major producers. She produced a live TV show for Mun2, as well as segments for Hola TV, Univision and the Miami New Times. Her extensive casting experience began in Los Angeles, and she had worked in every aspect of the field. Now in Miami, Karla is excited to bring her experience and talents to the Latin casting department at Casting Partners.

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