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sabato 25 marzo 2017

National Indian Gaming Association will honor casting director with Chairman's Leadership Award

The National Indian Gaming Association announced today that they will be honoring Native American Film and Television Casting Director Tricia Wood with the coveted Chairman's Leadership Award at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in San Diego, California.

Wood is known for her work as Casting Director of the Oscar-nominated film La La Land and other films such as American Pastoral, Deepwater Horizon, Eye in The Sky and My Week with Marilyn, as well as Fracture, Twilight and over 100 other motion picture films throughout her career. Her illustrious career includes casting responsibilities for such television hits as The Shield and Dexter.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tricia is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation and Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She studied architecture at Oklahoma State University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Tricia Wood started her casting career as an intern in 1993 in the Features Casting Department at Paramount Pictures Studio under her mentor and then Sr. VP of Casting, Deborah Aquila. During the next three years, Tricia continued her casting education in the Features Casting department, moving up from Casting Assistant to Casting Associate. After a brief period of working in production, Tricia reunited with Deborah Aquila in 1999 as an independent casting team. After several years as a successful independent casting company, in 2014 Aquila Wood Casting joined Lionsgate Entertainment as their in-house casting department.

National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. said, "We want to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Tricia to the film and television industry and Indian country." Each year the Chairman's Leadership Award is presented to a Native American individual who has shown an exceptional representation of Native America.


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