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Rusell Boast

Co-founder of Mahtab Entertainment, casting director and producer. Russell Boast was born in South Africa, where he grew up surrounded by artists. Boast graduated with a B.A. in English and communications and a technical degree in film and television from the University of South Africa. He then began to produce theater and at 21 won the Nelson Mandela Artists Award for his contributions to theater in his native country. Russell produced and directed numerous stage shows and corporate videos before working as a casting assistant for European television commercials.

He relocated to Los Angeles almost nine years ago and was mentored by his now business partner Rick Pagano. Alongside Pagano and Debi Manwiller, Boast works at Pagano/Manwiller Casting. Russell is immersed in this business, he creates, produces, directs, and teaches.