Casting Director, Film writer
Who is Billy DaMota?
Billy DaMota is a film casting director and a producer. In the mid 80s, Billy began his casting career as an assistant on such films as Predator, The Running Man, The Three Amigos and Project X. In 1988 he was hired as the casting associate on the gang epic, Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper. Billy became an independent casting director with the film Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham. He went on to cast Steven Seagal's first film, Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, the legendary cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town, casting the then unknown Billy Bob Thornton in his first co-starring role, and Sacred Cargo with Martin Sheen and the late Chris Penn.
- Paying a fee to audition for a casting assistant in order to 'demystify the casting process' is like paying a hooker to become a better conversationalist.
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