Film and Theater Students Welcome Film Star and Personal Acting Manager

The Storm

The Film Design and Theater Arts students had a unique opportunity when two film professionals spent the day to discuss the film and acting professions. The guest speakers included Wayne Gasser (Warren Hills, Class of ’73) from the Gasser Group and Darien Willardson, professional actor. Wayne has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and has worked with stars like Lucille Ball, Bob Newhart, Dan Rather, Vincent Price and others. He is currently a Casting Director, Personal Manager and acting coach in NYC and Los Angeles and represented stars for “The Young & the Restless,” “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital,” and also represented actors like ‘Enos’ from Dukes of Hazzard’ and Anthony Perkins from ‘Psycho.’   Darien Willardson is a 24 year old director and actor who has 8 films under his belt. His Filmography includes, Nocturne, A Christmas Eve Miracle, Wild Horses directed by Robert Duvall and also starring James Franco, The Last Straw, Storm Rider also starring Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson and others.