Amy Darton AND Finlay James in the Top Ten for Warner Bros Television Actors in Training Virtual Casting Initiative

Amy Darton

Not ONE, but TWO Shelley Barrett Management clients have been selected for the Warner Bros Television “Actors in Training” Virtual Casting Initiative Class of 2021

Amy Darton and Finlay James both graduated this year, from LAMDA and Oxford School of Drama respectively. 
They beat out competition from several thousand other applicants to each land a place on the program, with only 10 spaces available in total. 

The program launched last year with the aim of connecting the studio with emerging actors whose final year in drama schools was curtailed or negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many graduates still affected by the pandemic and post-grad/year-end activities still not returning to normal pre-COVID levels, WBTV Casting conducted the program for a second year.


The 10 performers were chosen from more than 2,100 actors from 280 training programs worldwide. The search included not only traditional top-tier institutions but also direct outreach to schools and training programs in historically underserved and underrepresented communities.

Finlay James

You can view the full breakdown of the top 10 on Deadline.