CENTER THEATRE GROUP: WORKING IN THEATRE SUMMER SERIES

August 2020

Katherine has completed CTG's Working in Theatre Summer Series. The workshop spanned across the summer and covered topics in the industry including funding, financing, and diversity/inclusion. The workshops were offered over Zoom with special industry guests each week.

WRITER'S ASSISTANT- TOM GREEN

August 2020

Katherine has begun her second year working as a writer's assistant to comedian Tom Green.

GLICKMANIA MEDIA GROUP - ASSISTANT

July 2020

Katherine is now working as an assistant to Helena Budnik, the Vice President/Head of TV at Glickmania Media Group. Glickmania is owned by producer Jonathan Glickman (Former MGM President; Credits include NO TIME TO DIE, 27 DRESSES, THE VOW).

SCRIPT ANALYSIS WITH JESSICA HECHT

July 2020

Katherine studied with her mentor, Jessica Hecht, in her 6 week Script Analysis class through HB Studios in New York via zoom. Jessica's credits include "Breaking Bad," "Friends," "Succession," and "The Sinner." She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in "A View From the Bridge" in 2010.

PERFECT SELF TAPE CLASS

July 2020

Katherine studied with Risa Bramon Garcia and Sydney Walsh in the "Perfect Self Tape" Class through the BGB studio over Zoom.

VARIETY FEATURE

May 2020

Katherine was featured in Variety Magazine as part of the "Corona Chronicles." To read her piece, click the logo on the left.

RING OF FIRE ON VIMEO

April 2020

RING OF FIRE is officially available to watch on vimeo. Click the logo to the left to watch. Password: ringoffire

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS VIP GUIDE

March 2020

Katherine officially completed training and is now one of the newest VIP tour guides at Universal Studios. The position is an extension of her job she currently still holds as a studio tour guide, where she will now have the ability to give full tour days to various groups, including a 2 hour tour of the world famous backlot.

BERG STUDIOS

February 2020

Katherine has been accepted to study with Gregory Berger in his scene study master class at Berg Studios. Katherine has been privately coaching with Berg since December. His other clients include Lupita N'yongo, Winston Duke, and Riz Ahmed.

RING OF FIRE END OF FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

February 2020

RING OF FIRE has officially completed its festival circuit with a total acceptance to 25 festivals in 3 countries, across 11 states, in 23 cities. The film has 31 award nominations and 14 wins.

INDIE SHORT FEST

February 2020

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles. The festival takes place in January. The film was nominated for seven awards. It will screened at Raleigh Studios on Friday, February 6th at 6 pm.

NBCUNIVERSAL ACTORS SHOWCASE

January 2020

Katherine performed in the official NBCUniversal Actors Showcase at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The show was directed by James Eckhouse.

TWO ROADS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

January 2020

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Two Roads International Film Festival. The festival honors film based in either "innovation" or "inspiration." The film is part of the "inspiration" category, honoring the nods to the film THELMA & LOUISE. The film screened on January 10th in Brooklyn.

SHORT TO THE POINT

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the SHORT to the Point Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania and screened at the end of December.

CINEMA WORLD FEST

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Cinema World Fest. The film won 4 awards including Best Suspense/Thriller short.

MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is now an official selection of the Miami Independent Film Festival, as part of their monthly version of the festival.

INDIE SHORT FEST AWARDS

December 2019

RING OF FIRE was nominated for 7 awards at the Indie Short Fest: Best Women Short, Best Actress (Katherine Banos), Best Female Director, Best Acting Duo (Katherine Banos & Ianna Vasale), Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, & Best Production Design. It won 3 awards: Outstanding Achievement Women Film, Outstanding Achievement Female Director, Best Sound Editing.

NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the New York Movie Awards. The film screens on December 29th and won the honorable mention for best short.

DREAMACHINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Dreamachine International Film Festival. It won two awards: Best Director and Best Supporting Actress.

CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Culver City Film Festival. The film screened on Thursday, December 12th at 6 pm at the Cinemark 18 & XD.

CANADA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Canada Shorts Film Festival. The film received an Award of Distinction.

INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

November 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Indie Night Film Festival. The film screened at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood in November.

AUSTIN INDIE FEST

November 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Austin Indie Festival. The film screened in Austin, TX in November and was an official awards finalist.

STUDIO CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

November 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Studio City International Film Festival. The film screened in November at the NoHo Laemmle.

MACBETH- SHAKESPEARE CENTER OF LA

September 2019-November 2019

Katherine returned to the role of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare Center of LA's production of MACBETH, directed by Kenn Sabberton, for the second time. The show ran for 48 performances from October 12th through November 3rd.

EVE FILM FESTIVAL

October 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Eve Film Festival, in Canada. The film screened in Ottawa at the end of October.

GLENDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

October 2019

RING OF FIRE was nominated for three awards at the Glendale International Film Festival: Best Film about Women's Empowerment, Best Leading Actress, and Best Director.

GLENDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

October 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection at the Glendale International Film Festival. The film screened at the Laemmle Glendale in October.

SAN FRANCISCO GREEK FILM FESTIVAL

October 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival. The film screened in October at the Lucasfilm offices.

SHAWNA SHEA FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

October 2019

Katherine was nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Callie in RING OF FIRE at the Shawna Shea Film Festival.

SHAWNA SHEA FILM FESTIVAL

October 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Shawna Shea Film Festival. The film screened in early October in Massachusetts.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

October 2019

Katherine studied Alexander Technique with Jean-Louis Rodrigue & Kristof Konrad through Alexander Techworks.

NBCUNIVERSAL ACTORS SHOWCASE

October 2019

Katherine has been cast in the official NBCUniversal Actors Showcase, presented by the Studio Tour. The showcase cast is made up of 16 guides, 8 men and 8 women. The show performs for industry and invited guests on Tuesday, January 21 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The show is directed by James Eckhouse.

LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL

September 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills. The film screened in September at the Wilshire Screening Room.

DETROIT SHETOWN FILM FESTIVAL

September 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Detroit Shetown Film Festival. The film screened on the festival's opening night in September.

PRIVATE VOICE: KEN STACEY

September 2019

Katherine is embarking on her third year of studying voice privately with singer/songwriter, mentor, and producer Ken Stacey, the lead singer of the five time, Grammy nominated band, Ambrosia.  Ken has extensive experience and a rich history in the music industry, including working on the hit shows AMERICAN IDOL, THE VOICE and THE X-FACTOR, as well as singing back up for Elton John and Michael Jackson.

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