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Casting Call Pro and The National Council for Drama Training are very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Casting Call Pro Student of the Year Award.

The awards seek to celebrate students graduating from NCDT accredited courses who show innovation and passion for the industry as a whole. With the job of an actor becoming ever more difficult, the awards honour individuals with the ability to inspire their peers, and the potential to give a positive boost to the industry as a whole.

On 5th July 2007 Ricky Payne and Karla Olivares were announced as the joint winners. Each receive £1000 plus headshots from John Clark Photography, a show reel from Actor’s One Stop Shop and voice reel from Cut Glass Productions as well as lifetime membership to Casting Call Pro.

Ricky Payne is a graduating student from Italia Conti. He is currently preparing to take his one man show ‘Womb Man’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Karla Olivares is a graduating student from Central School of Speech and Drama. Among other projects, Karla is looking at producing new work with the Moscow Arts Theatre.

Six students were short-listed for the award. More details can be found at including links to the winners CVs and the full short-list.

For more information about the awards, the winners, Casting Call Pro, and for additional photographs please contact:

Robbie Dale
020 7288 2233
Casting Call Pro

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