Meet Our Team

Samantha Chapman

Casting 101 was founded in 2014 and is run by Samantha Chapman. She started out her journey in the industry by receiving her Advanced Diploma in “Acting for the Camera” from the multi-media college City Varsity in Cape Town. She has worked on several sets from being an extra on the HBO series “Strike Back” to starring in several commercials both locally and internationally.

Not only has she done work in front of the camera but also behind it. She has worked as a Studio Director since 2011 for casting houses such as Kayos, Traffik Studios and Cast TM. She has worked with casting directors from the “setting up” stage to making the presentations that go to the client.

Her industry experience also includes working as a Child-minder for several production companies. She has worked with children actors since 2010. She has been involved in their casting as well as minding them on set. This includes making sure that both the child and parents are always comfortable on set, as well as defending the child’s working hours.

Casting 101 is an agency which aims to represent all the fun and quirky characters that she has both loved to play as well as cast. With Samantha’s experience and knowledge of the industry she is confident that she’ll be around to represent all character actors for a long long time.