Kathleen Cooke is founding partner and VP at Cooke Pictures in Burbank CA, Kathleen is responsible for casting all major television and film projects as well as providing creative consulting for projects and nonprofits. An actress, writer, speaker, and businesswoman, Kathleen co-directed the Biola Media Conference – the largest media conference in the country for professionals of faith working in secular media/entertainment for 5 years growing it to national recognition. She taught the cinema and media arts internship program for Biola University for 5 years and presently directs the internship program for Hollywood for Asbury University and supervises several independent groups as well. Kathleen serves on the advisory boards for Hollywood Connect and the Hollywood Prayer Network , 4WordWomen and the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army. She founded the Hollywood chapter of Christian Women In Media Association and currently directs Influence Women for women working in media and entertainment who want to network and educate themselves to use media more effectively and use their skills and talents as global leaders of thought and influence. She edits the monthly Influence Women’s journal, influencelab.com/women and has a weekly blog at kathleencooke.com.