UNIVERSAL STUDIOS TOUR GUIDE SHOWCASE

January 2020

Katherine has been cast in the official Universal Studios Tour Guide Showcase. 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 and begins rehearsals soon.

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.

INDIE SHORT FEST

December 2019

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.

CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL

December 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Culver City Film Festival. The film screens on Thursday, December 12th at 6 pm at the Cinemark 18 & XD. Tickets available for purchase by clicking on the photo to the left.

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.

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.

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.

GROUNDLINGS WRITING LAB SHOW

August 2019

Katherine performed at the Groundlings for her writing lab class on Sunday August 18th at 1 pm. She has officially passed this level and is now on the waitlist for the Advanced Writing Lab class, the highest level at the Groundlings Theatre.

GROUNDLINGS WRITING LAB

July-August 2019

Katherine completed Writing Lab at the Groundlings with Lauren Burns. The class specifically covers sketch writing, both scenes and monologues, and culminated in a show on Sunday, August 18.

WRITER'S ASSISTANT- TOM GREEN

August 2019

Katherine is now working as a writer's assistant to comedian Tom Green.

WOMEN TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL

August 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Women Texas Film Festival. The film screened in Dallas, TX in August.

LOW TO NO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

August 2019

Katherine won BEST LEADING ACTRESS at the Low to No Film Film festival in Las Vegas for her performance as Callie in RING OF FIRE. The film also won for BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR (Tracy Kleeman). The film was nominated across six categories.

LOW TO NO FILM FESTIVAL

July 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the Low to No Film Festival in Las Vegas. The film screened at The Palms Resort & Casino in July.

RING OF FIRE TRAILER

July 2019

The official trailer for RING OF FIRE is available now for viewing. Click the thumbnail on the left to check it out.

CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S FILM FESTVAL

July 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the California Women's Film Festival in Santa Monica. The film screened in July.

LINKLATER PRIVATE LESSONS

June 2019

Katherine began studying Linklater vocal technique privately with renowned Linklater instructor, Lauren Murphy.

HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS! FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

May 2019

Ring of Fire was nominated for 5 awards at the Hang on to Your Shorts! Film Festival: Best Short- Medium, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Leading Actress (Katherine Banos), and Best Supporting Actress (Ianna Vasale).

HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS! FILM FESTIVAL

May 2019

RING OF FIRE is now an official selection of the HANG ON TO YOUR SHORTS! FILM FESTIVAL. The film screened in May in Asbury Park, NJ.

GROUNDLINGS "WOW"

May 2019

Katherine studied improv at the Groundlings with Karen Maruyama in two of her Wow classes in order to continue to prep for writing lab.

SANDY DENNIS FILM FESTIVAL

April 2019

RING OF FIRE is an official selection of the SANDY DENNIS FILM FESTIVAL. The film screened in Hastings, NE.

TERRY KNICKERBOCKER LA MASTER CLASS

April 2019

Katherine studied with Terry Knickerbocker in his exclusive LA master class. Similar to the March NYC master class, she was paired with a partner to delve deeply into scene work for one week. She worked on a scene from MAURITUS, by Theresa Rebeck, where she played the role of Mary.

THE VILLAGE- CAROLINE LIEM

January 2019- April 2019

Katherine reunited with casting director Caroline Liem in her on camera audition class in order to gear up for pilot season.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD TOUR GUIDE

April 2019

Katherine officially completed training and is now one of the newest tour guides at the World Famous Universal Studio Tour. She is one of nineteen guides who made the cut, after the initial audition that included over 500 people.

WRPN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

March 2019

RING OF FIRE is now an official selection of the WRPN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Deleware. The film is currently in consideration for awards across many categories.

THE WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

March 2019

Katherine's original short film, RING OF FIRE, made its world premiere at The Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA on March 21st. Katherine produced, wrote, and starred in the film.

DAVID NOLES HEADSHOTS

March 2019

Katherine shot new headshots with David Noles in NYC. The photos are now available in the gallery section of this site. Click the photo to the left to see more.

TERRY KNICKERBOCKER NYC MASTER CLASS

March 2019

Katherine completed Terry Knickerbocker's March master class in New York. The class was a week long scene study intensive, where she worked on the role of "Donna" in the first scene of THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW by John Patrick Shanley. Some of Terry's clients include Sam Rockwell, Emmy Rossum, and Zac Efron.

SCOTT RUDIN PRODUCTIONS

July 2018- March 2019

Katherine worked at Scott Rudin Productions on the Fox Studio Lot in Century City, where she helped the office in TV/Film development. This is the second time Katherine worked here, the first being March 2017-August 2017.

JAI ALAI SKETCH COMEDY

February 2019

Katherine performed with the Hancock Park Jai Alai sketch comedy group this month at the Met Theater in Hollywood. She had 3 writing credits and 8 performance credits in a 19 sketch show. The show was directed by Jay Lay.

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY MONOLOGUES

February 2019

Katherine studied with the Independent Shakespeare Company in a monologue intensive class this month, taught by Joseph Cutillion.

KILLIAN'S FOUNDATION FOLLOW UP

February 2019

Katherine completed Killian's Workshop's first ever Foundations follow up class. This commercial class was taught by Jenny Schmidt.

INTRO TO SKETCH- JOHN CRANE

February 2019

Katherine completed the intro to sketch course at the Groundlings, taught by John Crane. John has written for various Nickelodeon shows and was the executive producer of MADTV.

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