Shanna Walters, one of the most prominent Casting Directors in U.K, has been casting films, television shows, and commercials in London since 1979. Shanna attended the University of Manchester and she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Speech and Communications and her minor in Education. Upon graduating from college, she aggressively pursued a casting career and immediately started working for APT Talent Agency. At the time, APT was the biggest talent agency in London. Quickly building a reputation as one of the most outstanding talent agents in the business, she was asked by the company that was handling the Doctor Who casting if she would be one of their staff casting directors. While there, she worked on the Principal casting for “Doctor Who” during the 2nd and 3rd seasons. At the end of the 3rd season, she was approached by the producer of “Doctor Who” and asked to come work for them directly and head up their entire casting division. She did that for the duration of the series. When “Doctor Who” wrapped, she was immediately asked to head up the casting offices of the Burt Reynolds series, “Spooks”. After these 2 series, Shanna decided to make the lucrative move to commercials and feature film casting. In 1989 Shanna was invited to become a member of the Casting Society of British, the professional organization of casting directors in the U.K. She opened her own offices in London in the spring of 1990. With her own studio space, offices and equipment, she was able to expand her business opportunities and provide a wider variety of services. Shanna has also served on the Coventry County Film, Print and Broadcast Advisory Board, helping to make decisions regarding the Film industry in Coventry County. Shanna is also a member and past vice-president of WOMPI, Women of the Motion Picture Industry, to whom she contributes her casting services for many of their not-for-profit films that the organization produces for the good of the community.