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Audition and Marketing Technique 2-Day Master Class in Antwerp, Belgium

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Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal, CSA offer a special Master Classes in Antwerp, Belgium, 21 Oct – 22 Oct, 2017.

Summary: This two day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to learn strategies to approach marketing and auditioning and to improve audition on camera acting skills. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The two day class will be taught by casting director David Stejskal, who runs the Prague office. Nancy Bishop will give taped individual feedback to each actor in advance on their self-taped scene and provide a Q+A by Skype.

Class Schedule:

Saturday, 21st October 2017

09:30 – 10:00  Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.

10:00 – 12:00  Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise)

Actors introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Others identify acting archetypes based on their first impression.

12:00 – 13:15  Lunch

13:15 – 16:30 Cold-Reading Practise

1.We start with a short exercise to improve cold-reading skills. 2. Actors cold-read on camera a scene which will be given to them 10mins prior. 3. Watching playbacks and David will provide feedback.

16:30 – 18:00  Archetype Workshop Part II (Headshots)

Actors will bring their headshots (not required) for presentation and discussion. Do their archetype headshots correspond with what they learned about their archetype in the first day exercise? Scenes assigned for the next day.

 

 

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

10:00 – 12:45   Mock Casting Session

  1. Actors will perform prepared scene given to them previous day. 2. David will give each actor a new direction to test his or her flexibility. 3. Watching playbacks and David will provide feedback.

12:45 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 16:00  David will play each self-tape, along with Nancy’s pre-recorded feedback.

16:00 – 17:00 Q+A with Nancy on Skype

18:00               FINAL DINNER AND FAREWELL

 

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred international TV and film projects, from her offices in Prague and London. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and she recently finished the European casting on Ophelia, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.   She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School.

 

About DavidDavid Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office and a member of Casting Society of America. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Knightfall, 12 Monkeys, Transporter, Crossing Lines and feature films Unlocked and Interlude in Prague. Trained as a film director, he is also skilled at working with actors and has been coaching actors privately as well as at Prague Film School, FAMU and ISFF in Berlin.

 

About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Acting for Film and TV: gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. This best-selling book shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles, and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio.  Actors can pre-order the book and get a signed copy for 15EUR.

 

 

MASTER CLASS INFO:

WHAT: AUDITION AND MARKETING TECHNIQUE

WHEN: 21 October – 22 October

WHERE: TBA in Antwerp, Belgium

 

FEES AND HOW TO REGISTER: Please contact janna@fassaertinternational.com

 

For Further info: www.nancybishopcasting.com or nancybishopcoaching.com

 

Nancy and David follow CSA guidelines for teaching. Please note that acceptance by Bishop/Stejskal for your participation in this class is strictly based on your current material including your CV and headshot. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and our acceptance of your attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any reciprocity between us, either now or in the future, nor will our acceptance of your attendance influence your ability to secure a future audition for projects that we may be undertaking. We will ask you to sign a release form to this effect. Thanks for your understanding.

CASTING PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT Cannes Film Festival 2017

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CASTING PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT
Cannes Film Festival 2017

What: Panel Discussion: The Profession of Casting
Hosted by: Casting Society of America and International Network of Casting Directors
Where: The American Pavilion* at the Cannes Film Festival
When: 21 May, Sunday, 2017
Time: 11:00- 12:00

Who:
Constance Demontoy, France
Richard Cook, Lisa Richards Agency, Ireland
Jenny Jue, CSA, USA
Tusse Lande, ICDN, Sweden
Debbie McWilliams, ICDN
Moderated by: Nancy Bishop, CSA, ICDN
* Please note that you do not have to be a member at AmPav to attend the panel, but you must have a festival badge to get into the pavilion. Please RSVP at info@castingsociety.com in order to placed on the guest list.

The Casting Society of America, the International Network of Casting Directors, and the American Pavilion hosts a special panel at Cannes to celebrate the profession of casting. The target audience will be industry professionals who collaborate with casting directors as well as those interested in pursuing casting as a career. Directors, producers, agents and actors are all welcome to attend this round table discussion that explores the history, growth and art and craft of the casting profession in the film industries. Themes will include the qualities that make a successful and effective casting director, the creativity and the evolution of casting, and how casting directors best collaborate with actors, agents, producers and directors. The panel represents a broad range of experienced international professionals.
RICHARD COOK (Ireland) is a talent agent. He is co-founder of the Lisa Richards Agency (www.lisarichards.ie) and Artistic Director of SUBTITLE (www.subtitlefest.com), a European Film Festival based in Kilkenny, Ireland; in the relaxed, informal setting of Kilkenny city, it connects influential casting directors from the US, UK, Europe and Ireland with a small selection of European actors.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

CONSTANCE DEMONTOY (France) collaborates with Quebecker directors like Jean Marc Vallée, Denis Villeneuve and Denys Arcand and with Europeans Thomas Vinterberg, Pepe Dancquart, Sharunas Bartas and Andrei Konchalovsky. Her recent credts include Golden-Globe winner Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven,) the Director’s Fortnight selection of Frost, (dir. Sharunas Bartas) and Rodin , (dir by Jacques Doillon,) which is in the Official Selection for Cannes this year.

JENNY JUE CSA (LA) has been working in feature film casting since 2003. She has been nominated for CSA awards for Kaboom (Dir. Gregg Araki), and My Son What Have you Done? (Dir. Werner Herzog), and won for Inglorious Basterds (Dir. Quentin Tarantino). Recent projects include two feature films for Dir. Bong Joon Ho, Snowpiercer and OKJA, which is currently in competition at Cannes.

TUSSE LANDE ICDN (Sweden) has worked for over twenty years in the Scandinavian and European market. Credits include Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet´s Nest. She has also collaborated on the Bond franchise with SkyFall, and Spectre. Her contribution to ‘Nordic Noir’ features television series such as Wallander, Beck, and Jordskott.

DEBBIE McWIILLIAMS, ICDN, based in London, has been a beloved and experienced member of the casting community for many years. She is most celebrated for her work on the James Bond franchise. Other recent credits include the soon to be released A&E series, Knightfall, Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard and Centurion, directed by Neil Marshall.

NANCY BISHOP, CSA, ICDN is an Emmy award nominated national board member at CSA and will moderate. With offices in London and Prague, she just cast “Ophelia,” starring Clive Owen, and Naomi Watts. Recent credits include Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted, Don’t Breathe, and Mission Impossible IV. Her second book, “Auditioning for Film and TV,” was published by Bloomsbury.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:

CSA: The Casting Society of American currently boasts more than 600 members. CSA Casting Directors and Associates work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa. Today CSA acts as a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals, promotes the image of casting directors and associates worldwide, engages in a number of charitable activities, and supports its members by sharing important and helpful professional information of common interest.
ICDN: The International Casting Directors Network, based in Berlin Germany, is in the process of transforming from a Network to an independent association. The aim of ICDN is to promote professional casting practices across borders and to support open communication and collaboration among casting directors.
The American Pavilion:
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 29th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A sought after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.
For more information, visit www.ampav.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/americanpavilion
Twitter: @AmPav
Instagram: The_American_Pavilion

MASTER CLASS IN AMSTERDAM

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Join Nancy in Amsterdam for a two day intensive audition and film acting course.

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Agenda
Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique

Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include playing an inner monologue and playing specific objectives. Each actor will choose a scene and send in Self tape auditions in advance which will be critiqued on the day. At the end of class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.

Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting

Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to performcasting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.

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When: 22-23 April
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Location TBA
Time: 10:00- 16:00
For information about prices and registration, please write to:theodoravoutsa@gmail.com

Nancy is a CSA member. This means that actors understand that Nancy Bishop follows CSA guidelines for teaching. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and acceptance of actor attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any professional reciprocity, either now or in the future, nor will acceptance of attendance influence an actor’s ability to secure a future audition for projects that they may be undertaking. No headshots will be collected at the class.

VIENNA 2 Day Class 4-5 March

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“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV”
2 DAY MASTERCLASS with
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
VIENNA
MASTERCLASS, taught by Nancy Bishop, CSA and with guest, producer Ilene Kahn Power
Weekend of February 4-5 March 2017
Still places left, please write immediately to: info@hollywoodinrome.com


Nancy Bishop CSA, Emmy- Award Nominated Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, will be joined by Emmy-Award winning producer Ilene Kahn Power to offer a special two day MASTER CLASS and INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR for actors who wish to position themselves for international work. Stay on top of your audition technique with this three-pronged class. Learn valuable skills for self-taping auditions, as well as improving on-camera technique, and international marketing skills. All participants will receive a free copy of “Auditioning for Film and TV.”

Saturday 4 March 10:00 – 4.30
10:00 Coffee and Welcome
10:30- 12:00 Targeted exercises will hone audition technique.
12:00- 13:00: Lunch
13:00- 15:00 Feedback on Self Taped Auditions:
Self-taped auditions are increasingly prevalent in the industry and actors are expected to have the skills to effectively present themselves. Actors will bring a pre-assigned self taped audition for feedback from Nancy
15:00-16:30: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
Seminar for actors will focus on strategies for actors to promote themselves and procure work in the international market. Topics will include how to best take advantage of the internet for marketing, organize a professional CV, choose a winning headshot, produce an effective show reel, record auditions to send to production, and use social media. Join Nancy for a book signing of “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) afterwards.

Sunday 5 March 10:00 – 4.30 MOCK AUDITIONS
10:00 – 12:00: Actors will perform scenes assigned on Saturday with coaching from Nancy.
12:00- 13:00: Lunch
13:00- 14:30: Critique of taped scenes
14;30 15:30 Archetypes workshop. Actors will bring a printed copy of their headshot for feedback.
15:30- 16:30: Q& A with Nancy Bishop and Ilene Kahn Power

Nancy Bishop, is an American Emmy –award nominated casting director who has cast nearly one hundred International projects. Based in Prague and London, she has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and the recently released independent film, Don’t Breath. She has been teaching film acting master classes internationally for many years. In addition, Nancy founded the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School. She serves on the board of directors at the Casting Society of America, and has penned two book about Audition Technique.

Ilene Kahn Power: Emmy Award winning and multiple Golden Globe nominated
producer, Ilene Kahn Power was Executive Producer on the acclaimed GIA for HBO, the tragic true story of the supermodel starring Angelina Jolie, Mercedes Ruehl, and Faye Dunaway, The film received three Golden Globe Awards, six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture For Television. She was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Laurel Award as Outstanding Producer for long ¬form television for her work on the film. She was instrumental in establishing HBO Films as the potent force it has become today. In the mid 90’s she left her executive post as a Vice President of HBO Films to form the production company KAHN POWER PICTURES.
About Auditioning for Film and TV: This book is the updated and revised version of “Secrets from the Casting Couch.” A great read, endorsed by Donald Sutherland, Auditioning for Film and TV is a bible of knowledge for jobbing actors. Learn crucial strategies for marketing, auditioning, and using internet technology to forward your career. Books will be on sale for 500kc and Nancy is happy to sign copies.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: MASTERCLASS , MARKETING SEMINAR and BOOK LAUNCH
WHEN: 4-5 March
TIMES: 10:00 – 16:30
WHERE: TBA, VIENNA
TO REGISTER and to get cost info: jb@hollywoodineurope.com – info@hollywoodinrome.com

Nancy is a CSA members. This mean that actors understand that Nancy Bishop follows CSA guidelines for teaching. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and acceptance of actor attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any professional reciprocity, either now or in the future, nor will acceptance of attendance influence an actor’s ability to secure a future audition for projects that they may be undertaking. No headshots will be collected at the class.

AUDITION WORKSHOPS WITH DONNA MORONG, CSA in BERLIN, 11 FEB

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CSA Casting Directors Nancy Bishop & Donna Morong
1 Day Seminar
Self-Tape Audition & Auditioning for Camera Workshop
Berlin, February 11th 2017

Self¬taped auditions are in high demand from productions and actors are increasingly expected to effectively present themselves on short notice. In this workshop, actors learn to hone self¬ tape skills with feedback from international casting director Nancy Bishop.
Actors will prepare a pre assigned self taped audition for feedback . Actors should bring headshots for feedback as well.
Donna Morong will instead focus on auditioning for the camera. Actors will be given material ahead of time to prepare for a taped audition in class. You will be asked to take adjustments and the entire class will watch playbacks and receive a critique of your reading. Actors will learn what is expected and required in the audition room in LA, as well as what not to do. Material will be drawn from recents films and TV pilots. Learn the craft of auditioning, it’s similarities and differences from working onset, in order to maximize your ability to get cast in projects originating from LA.
In addition, Nancy and Donna will present a short informational session about working internationally followed by a Q&A.
Workshop Information
WHEN: Saturday, 11 February 2017
TIMES & PROGRAMME:
10:00 – 12:30: Self Tape Audition with Nancy Bishop
13:30 – 14:30: Q&A with Nancy and Donna
15:00 – 17:30: Auditioning for the Camera with Donna Morong
WHERE: http://www.literaturwerkstatt.org/en/rent/
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin
Public transport:
U2 Eberswalder Straße
Tram 12/M1/M10 Eberswalder Straße
COST: Options available to take one or both classes. Auditors also welcome
TO REGISTER and for further info: Please send your headshot + resume to: jb@hollywoodineurope.com

NANCY BISHOP , CSA, is an American casting director with offices in London and Prague. She has cast supporting talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Identity and Snowpiercer. She recently finished work on Blood Drive, a TV series for Sci¬Fy. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books, the second of which “Auditioning for Film and TV,” will be available to all members of the class at a special discount price.
DONNA MORONG is a respected Hollywood casting director . She spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company ultimately becoming Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Casting in the feature film division.She won an Artios Award for casting Ben Affleck’s “GONE BABY GONE”.Her ability to spot talent helped launch many successful careers including Heath Ledger, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon Levitt.After the career at the Walt Disney Company, Ms. Morong decided to launch her own casting company where she has been working on independent and studio films in Europe and the U.S.

Nancy and Donna are both CSA members. This mean that actors understand that Nancy Bishop and Donna Morong follow CSA guidelines for teaching. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and acceptance of actor attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any professional reciprocity, either now or in the future, nor will acceptance of attendance influence an actor’s ability to secure a future audition for projects that they may be undertaking. No headshots will be collected at the class.

Prague Three Day Master Class, 9-11 December

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Audition and Screen Acting Technique
3-Day Master Class

Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal offer a special Master Classes in their home city of Prague, 9-11 Dec, 2016.

Summary: This three day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to learn strategies to approach marketing and auditioning and to improve on camera acting skills. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The class is for instructional purposes only and follows the guidelines set out by the Casting Society of America.*
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Class Schedule:

Friday, 9 Dec 2016
10:00 – 10:30 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
10:30 – 12:00 Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise)
Actors introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Others identify acting archetypes based on their first impression.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30– 16:00 Self-Tape Casting
All actors will have been pre-assigned self tape auditions which we will view in the class for critique by Nancy and David.

Saturday, 10 Dec 2016

10:00 – 12:00 Warm up exercises targeted to help actors identify strategies to approach auditions by identifying circumstance and objectives.

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:00 Cold-Reading Practise
Actors will participate in a series of cold reading exercises that will exercise strategies and ability to feel confident with new material. At the end of day, actors will be assigned scenes for mock auditions the next day.

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016
10:00 – 12:30 MOCK AUDITIONS
Each actor will be coached and recorded performing the scene assigned on Saturday
Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 FEEDBACK ON MOCK AUDITIONS
16:00 – 16:30 Break

19:00 FINAL DINNER AND FAREWELL

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred international TV and film projects, from her offices in Prague and London. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s Unlocked. She is currently developing several independent features with Das Films. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School, and author of two books on auditioning.

About David: David Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Transporter, Crossing Lines and the soon toe be released feature film, Interlude in Prague. Trained as a film director, he is also skilled at working with actors and has been coaching actors privately as well as holding a teaching position at the Prague Film School and a guest lecture appointment at FAMU.

About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Acting for Film and TV: gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. This best-selling book shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles, and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 10 EUR.

About Prague: Meet and work with actors form all over Europe in beautiful Prague, the Golden City filled with a thousand spires. Visit the Christmas Market. The master classes will take place at Letna Studios in Prague overlooking Letna Park. Prague is also of particular interest to actors not only because of its rich theatre history (notably with former President/playwright Vaclav Havel) but because hundreds of international film makers and large scale studios flock to Prague each year to shoot films.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: AUDITION AND SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASSES IN PRAGUE OVER THREE DAYS
WHEN: 9-11 December, 2016
WHERE: http://letnastudios.cz, Frantizka Krizka 1

COSTS: Please write to david@nancybishopcasting.com

ACCOMODATION INFORMATION: Because participants may require different levels of budget/comfort, the organizers will recommend several different contacts for accommodation options.
HOW TO REGISTER: Please send a photo and CV to workshop manager david@nancybishopcasting.com. Preference will be given to serious career actors, with a commitment to skill enrichment. The 3-day master class space is limited, and we anticipate the class will fill up quickly so please register soon.
For Further info: www.nancybishopcasting.com or nancybishopcoaching.com

*Nancy and David follow CSA guidelines for teaching. Please note that acceptance by Bishop/Stejskal for your participation in this class is strictly based on your current material including your CV and headshot. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and our acceptance of your attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any reciprocity between us, either now or in the future, nor will our acceptance of your attendance influence your ability to secure a future audition for projects that we may be undertaking. We will ask you to sign a release form to this effect. Thanks for your understanding.

Self-Tape Audition Masterclass, 15 October

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One-day SELF-TAPE AUDITION MASTERCLASS
LONDON
Saturday, 15 October, 2016

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MASTERCLASS, taught by Nancy Bishop, CSA*

In this unique two-part masterclass, actors will have the opportunity to improve self-taping skills, and learn new strategies for audition work.

Part 1: Feedback on Self Taped Auditions:
Self-taped auditions are increasingly prevalent in the industry and actors are expected to have the skills to effectively present themselves. Actors will bring a pre-assigned self taped audition that they have taped themselves in advance. Nancy will offer detailed feedback on each clip.

Lunch

Part 2: Audition Strategy Exercises:
Actors will take part in stimulating exercises designed to develop spontaneity and purpose, in quick-read audition circumstances. Learn new techniques for cold-reading and strategize an approach to audition work.

Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American casting director with offices in London and Prague. She has cast supporting talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Snowpiercer, and the recently released Don’t Breathe. She recently finished work on Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom, and the Blood Drive TV series for the SciFy network. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books, the second of which “Auditioning for Film and TV,” will be available at a discounted price to all members of the class.

MASTERCLASS INFORMATION:
WHEN: Saturday, 15 October, 2016
Times: 10:00‐16:00
Where: TBA Central Location in London

Registration Instructions: Please send headshot and CV to nancybishopworkshop@gmail.com

* Please note that Nancy follows CSA rules for teaching so students should understand that this class is instructional only. It does not guarantee future auditions with Nancy.

3 DAY CLASS IN ROME, 28-30 October

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“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV”
3 DAY MASTERCLASS
ROME
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Nancy Bishop, CSA* Emmy- Award Nominated Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV offers a special three day MASTER CLASS for actors who wish to position themselves for international work. Stay on top of your audition technique with this two-pronged class. Learn valuable skills for self-taping your own auditions, as well as improving your studio on-camera training. All participants will have an opportunity to buy “Auditioning for Film and TV for a special discount price.

Friday 28th October: 10:00 – 16:00:
Actors are increasingly asked to tape their own auditions and send them digitally to casting directors.
Actors who master the skills of self-audition have a crucial advantage in booking the role. Participants will be assigned material in advance, prepare a self-taped audition and post it to a drop box. On the day, Nancy will give a critique of the material. Students must also bring printed head shots for an archetype workshop in the afternoon. (Actors who do not bring a headshot cannot participate.)

Saturday 29th October: 10:00 – 16:00

Targeted exercises will hone cold-reading skills. Actors will worked with basic assigned texts to practice identifying and playing strong objectives. Nancy will also teach cold-reading technique with assigned material. At the end of the day, scenes will be assigned for mock auditions the following day.

Sunday 30th October: 10:00- 16:00

Mock Auditions. Nancy will give everyone coaching and feedback on their assigned scene. This will be followed by taping and critique.

Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred American and British projects. Based in Prague and London, she has cast for major feature films including Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Bourne Identity, the recently released box office success Don’t Breathe. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy founded the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School. She is a member of CSA, BAFTA, ICDN and the Emmy Academy.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: AUDITONING FOR FILM AND TV MASTERCLASS
WHEN: 28-30th October, 2016
TIMES: 10:00 – 16:00
WHERE: Teatro Agora, Via della Penitenza, 33, Trastevere Area
TO REGISTER: nancybishop.rome@gmail.com
* Please note that Nancy follows CSA rules for teaching so students should understand that this class is instructional only. It does not guarantee future auditions with Nancy.

THREE DAY AUDITION TECHNIQUE CLASS IN PRAGUE, 29-31 July

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Audition and Screen Acting Technique
3-Day Master Class

Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal offer a special Master Classes in their home city of Prague, 29 July -31 July, 2016.
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Summary: This three day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to learn strategies to approach marketing and auditioning and to improve on camera acting skills. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The three day class will be taught by casting director David Stejskal, who runs the Prague office and teaches acting at the Prague Film School. Nancy Bishop will give feedback to actors each day.

Class Schedule:

Friday, 29th July 2016
10:00 – 10:30 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
10:30 – 12:00 Master class: Self-Tape Casting
All actors will have been pre-assigned self tape auditions which we will view in the class for critique by Nancy Bishop.

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise)
Actors introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Others identify acting archetypes based on their first impression.
15:00 – 16:00 Cold-Reading Practise
1.We start with a short exercise to improve cold-reading skills. 2.actors cold-read on camera a scene which will be given to them 10mins prior.
16:00 – 17:00 Watching playbacks; David will provide feedback to each actor.

17:00 – 18:00 Cocktail Hour at a local Prague Pub (optional)

19:30 Theatre Performance TBA. For participants who are interested, we can arrange tickets to a local performance. (optional)

Saturday, 30st July 2016
10:00 – 12:30 Acting a Scene with objectives
Actors will identify a wide scale of possible objectives in the given scene. They will practice to deliver the scene with focus on different objectives. This exercise will help actors to 1.improve ‘flexibility’ and be ready to adjust performance in instance when asked by the director; 2.listen and receive from their partner.

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 16:30 Taping Scenes
16:30 – 17:30 Watching the playbacks; Nancy will provide feedback to each actor.

Sunday, 31st August 2016
10:00 – 11:45 Archetype Workshop Part II (Headshots)
Actors should bring their photos for discussion. The
class will view and critique one another’s headshots, helping to pinpoint an archetypal image for each actor. Do the headshots correspond with the feedback from Part I?
11:45 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 16:00 Blocking Techniques Workshop
Actors identify the main beats in their scenes. David helps them to arrange blocking of the scene to deliver the beats. The aim is to ‘make physical what is emotional’ between the characters. The scene will be therefore divided into multiple camera set-ups and the actors will practice 1.‘Finding and acting for the camera’; 2. Repeat the action while avoiding editing issues.
16:00 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 17:45 Watching the playbacks; Nancy will provide feedback to each actor.

19:00 FINAL DINNER AND FAREWELL

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred international TV and film projects, from her offices in Prague and London. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s Unlocked. She is currently developing several independent features with Das Films. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School.

About David: David Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Transporter, Crossing Lines and the soon toe be released feature film, Interlude in Prague. Trained as a film director, he is also skilled at working with actors and has been coaching actors privately as well as holding a teaching position at the Prague Film School and FAMU.

About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Acting for Film and TV: gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. This best-selling book shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles, and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 15 EUR.

About Prague: Meet and work with actors form all over Europe in beautiful Prague, the Golden City filled with a thousand spires. The master classes will take place at Kolowratský palace in Prague 1, resident home of the Prague Shakespeare Company, www.pragueshakespeare.cz. Located in the center of Prague, it is conveniently accessible nestled between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Market. Prague is also of particular interest to actors not only because of its rich theatre history (notably with former President/playwright Vaclav Havel) but because hundreds of international film makers and large scale studios flock to Prague each year to shoot films.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: AUDITION AND SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASSES IN PRAGUE OVER THREE DAYS
WHEN: 29 July – 31 July
WHERE: Kolowratský palac, Ovocný trh 579/6, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
COSTS: Class fee: Please write to david@nancybishopcasting.com

ACCOMODATION INFORMATION: Because participants may require different levels of budget/comfort, the organizers will recommend several different contacts for accommodation options.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please send a photo and CV to workshop manager david@nancybishopcasting.com. Preference will be given to serious career actors, with a commitment to skill enrichment. The 3-day master class space is limited, and we anticipate the class will fill up quickly so please register soon.
For Further info: www.nancybishopcasting.com or nancybishopcoaching.com

Nancy and David follow CSA guidelines for teaching. Please note that acceptance by Bishop/Stejskal for your participation in this class is strictly based on your current material including your CV and headshot. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and our acceptance of your attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any reciprocity between us, either now or in the future, nor will our acceptance of your attendance influence your ability to secure a future audition for projects that we may be undertaking. We will ask you to sign a release form to this effect. Thanks for your understanding.