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CANNES 2016, SELF-TAPE AND AUDITION TECHNIQUE, 16 MAY

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SELF-TAPE AND AUDITION TECHNIQUE MASTERCLASS
&
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR, sponsored by Spotlight
CANNES
Monday, 16 May 2016

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING CANNES

Cannes
MASTERCLASS, taught by Nancy Bishop, CSA.

In this unique four-part Masterclass, actors will have the opportunity to improve auditioning skills in English and make valuable connections for international work. Special guest: LUCI LENOX, CSA.

Part 1: Learn the art and craft of self-taping.
Self-tape auditioning skills are more essential than ever for any actor who wants to work internationally. Learn the skills to effectively present yourself on tape. Actors will be assigned a scene to tape at home in advance of the class and Nancy will give feedback.
Part 2: Audition Strategy Exercises:
Actors will participate in exercises that will stimulate spontaneity and purpose in auditions. Learn new approaches to cold-reading and strategies to book the role.
Part 3: International Actor Marketing Seminar Join Nancy Bishop as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a free lecture in English sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing. Seminar (in English) 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. This event will be open to the public as well.
*Seminar guests will also have an opportunity to get a special limited offer discount to join Spotlight.
Part 4: Q+A session with Nancy Bishop and Luci Lenox.

Luci Lenox, CSA, specializes in casting international co-productions shooting in Barcelona, Spain and the UK. Casting credits include: Perfume, directed by Tom Tykwer, Woody Allen’s Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, Mabrouk el Mechri’s Cold Light of Day, and The Dictator by Larry Charles. She has worked for some of the world’s leading production companies including Constantine, Filmax, MediaPro, Disney, Summit, Intrepid, and Kanzaman. She runs workshops for actors on a regular basis
in Spain and the UK and is a teacher on E.S.C.A.C’s master programme for directors and producers.

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About Spotlight: is a community of more than 60,000 professional performers from around the world that is used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies. Spotlight sends out 1,000 project briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television, film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

MASTERCLASS INFORMATION:
DATE: Monday, 16 May, 2016
Times: 10:00‐16:00- Masterclass
17:00 – 18:30 Marketing Seminar
Where: Hotel Club Maintenon, 14, rue Edith Cavell, 06400 CANNES
Registration Instructions: Please send headshot and CV to Jenna Bamberger at nancybishopassociate@gmail.com

ROME, 3-5 JUNE

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MASTERCLASS AND
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
ROME
http://hollywoodinrome.com
sponsored by Spotlight
Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, offers a special INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR for actors who wish to position themselves to procure international work.
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June 3rd 19pm – 21pm (Free admission)
Join Nancy Bishop as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a free lecture in English sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing.

Seminar (in English) 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.

Seminar guests will also have an opportunity to get a special limited offer discount to join Spotlight.

About Spotlight: is a community of more than
60,000 professional performers 
from around the world that is
used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies. Spotlight sends out 1,000 project briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television, film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

JUNE 4-5, 10:00 – 16:00
SELF TAPE MASTERCLASS
Actors are increasingly asked to tape their own auditions and send them digitally to casting directors, and those ones who master the skills of self-audition have a crucial advantage in booking the role. Actors 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 may also bring head shots, and promotional material for review. Nancy will also assign scenes for a mock casting on the second day.

The Nancy Bishop Masterclass fills up very quickly. Don’t wait to apply, as there are only 16 spots. Should you require further information please email us: nancybishop.rome@gmai.com

“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV” FREE LECTURES IN PARIS & BERLIN

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“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV”
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
PARIS & BERLIN
sponsored by SPOTLIGHT and ccCom (in France)

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, offers a special INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR for actors who wish to position themselves to procure international work.

Join Nancy Bishop as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a free lecture in English sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing.

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.

Seminar guests will also have an opportunity to get a special limited offer discount to join Spotlight.

Spotlight: is a community of more than
60,000 professional performers 
from around the world that is
used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies. Spotlight sends out 1,000 project briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television, film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

About CCcom. CCCom : is a large platform used by most casting directors and agents in France, to connect artists and professionals, providing visibility for every users and creating the opportunity of being cast, even for those who don’t have any artistic representation.

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 and Nancy is happy to sign copies.

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred American and British 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 she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s film Unlocked starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years.
SEMINAR INFO:
WHAT: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR and BOOK LAUNCH
WHEN: 19:00 Thursday. 28 January IN PARIS:
Théâtre du Gymnase – Marie Bell
38 Bvd de Bonne Nouvelle
75010 PARIS
17:00 Saturday, 13 February in Berlin
Where: http://www.literaturwerkstatt.org/en/rent/
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin
Public transport:
U2 Eberswalder Straße
Tram 12/M1/M10 Eberswalder Straße

COSTS: Free
HOW REGISTER: For Paris contact Eirin Forsberg: emf4@me.com
For Berlin contact: David@nancybishopcasting.com

BERLIN 13 February. Master Class

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ONSCREEN AND SELF-TAPE AUDITION MASTERCLASS
&
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR, sponsored by Spotlight
BERLIN
Saturday, 13 February, 2016

MASTERCLASS, taught by Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal, head of casting in Prague.

In this unique three-part Masterclass, actors will have the opportunity to improve auditioning skills in English and make valuable connections for international work.

Part 1: Feedback on Self Taped Auditions:
Self-taped auditions are increasingly prevalent in the industry and actors are expected to effectively present themselves. Actors will post a pre-assigned self taped audition for feedback from Nancy and David. Get valuable tips on how to best use this opportunity.
Part 2: Audition Strategy Exercises:
Actors will take part in stimulating exercises that will help actors with spontaneity and purpose, in quick-read audition circumstances. Learn new approaches to cold-reading and strategize an approach to audition work.
Part 3: International Actor Marketing Seminar Join Nancy Bishop as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a free lecture in English sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing. Seminar 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.
*Seminar guests will also have an opportunity to get a special limited offer discount to join Spotlight.

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 Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is also 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 free to all members of the class and available on sale after the Marketing Seminar.

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 to be released Mountains and Stones, starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Hartnett. 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.

About Spotlight: is a community of more than
60,000 professional performers 
from around the world that is
used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies. Spotlight sends out 1,000 project briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television, film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

MASTERCLASS INFORMATION:
WHEN: Saturday, 13 February, 2016
Times: 10:00‐16:00- Masterclass
17:00 – 18:30 Marketing Seminar
Where: Where: http://www.literaturwerkstatt.org/en/rent/
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin
Public transport:
U2 Eberswalder Straße
Tram 12/M1/M10 Eberswalder Straße

Registration Instructions: Please send headshot and CV to david@nancybishopcasting.com

PARIS 28 -30 January, Masterclass

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“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV”
MASTERCLASSES with
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
PARIS

Nancy Bishop, CSA Emmy- Award Nominated Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, will be joined by leading French casting director Nathalie Cheron to offer a special two and a half 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 two-pronged class. Learn valuable skills for self-taping your own auditions, as well as improving your studio on-camera training. All participants will receive a free copy of “Auditioning for Film and TV.

Thursday 28 January: 19:00 – 21:00: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR
Special Seminar sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database and CCcom, France’s leading actors database. Join Nancy as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury).
The seminar 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, maximize social media, organize a professional CV, choose a winning headshot, produce an effective show reel, and record auditions to send to production.

Friday 29 January: 10:00 – 16:00. Class day One
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. Actors 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 may also bring head shots, and promotional material for review. Nancy will also assign scenes for a mock casting on the following day. Special Guest Nathalie Cheron will help give actors feedback on their promo material and answer questions in a Q+A.

Saturday 30th January: 10:00- 16:00
Targeted exercises will hone on-camera work. Actors will rehearse and record their assigned scenes,
followed by view and review. Get professional advice from a casting director who is actively
working in the field. Nancy’s book “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) will be free to all members of the class.

Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred American and British 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 she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s film Unlocked starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. 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.

NATHALIE CHERON: is casting for French and European productions and already worked with some of Europe’s most respected directors. Her credit list includes Lucy and The Family by Luc Besson, Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table! by Guillaume Gallienne, Mr Morgan’s Last Love by Sandra Nettelbeck, Sa Majesté Minor by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Paris, Je t’aime by 20 directors and The Bourne Identity by Doug Liman. Nathalie Cheron is member of the International Casting Directors’ Network (ICDN) and of the Association des Responsables de Distribution Artistique (ARDA).

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.
About Spotlight: is a community of more than 60,000 professional performers from around the world that
is used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies. Spotlight sends out 1,000 project
briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television,
film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: MASTERCLASS , MARKETING SEMINAR and BOOK LAUNCH
WHEN: 28-30 January, 2016
TIMES: 19:00 on 28 January, 10:00 – 16:00 on 29-30 Jan,
WHERE: TBA
TO REGISTER: contact Eirin Forsberg: emf4@me.com

Dublin- Bow Street Studios

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Monday evening 30th November, 19:00, Monday

Join Nancy as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a lecture sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing and party. 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.

 

Bow Street – Academy for Screen Acting

12-13 Bow Street, Dublin 7

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/auditioning-for-film-and-tv-with-nancy-bishop-tickets-19269753351

Ph: +353 1 531 0929
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PRAGUE-KOLOWRAT PALACE- 8-10 November

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“AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV”

3 DAY MASTERCLASS with

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR

PRAGUE, KOLOWRAT PALACE

 

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, offers a special three day MASTER CLASS and  INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR for actors who wish to position themselves for international work. All students will get a free copy of “Auditioning for Film and TV”

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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.

 

Sunday November 8th: 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. In this workshop, participants will be assigned material in advance, prepare a self-taped audition and post it to a drop box. On the day, Nancy Bishop will give a critique of the material.

Students may also bring head shots, and promotional material for review. Nancy will also assign scenes for a mock casting on the following day.

Monday November 9th: 10:00 – 16:00

Targeted exercises will hone on-camera work. Actors will rehearse and record their assigned scenes, followed by view and review. Get professional advice from a casting director who is actively working in the field. Nancy’s book “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) will be available at the class.

Tuesday evening November 10th, 19:00

Join Nancy as she launches her new book, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (Bloomsbury) for a lecture sponsored by Spotlight, Europe’s premier actor database. Lecture will be followed by book signing and party. 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.         

 

Seminar guests will also have an opportunity to get a special limited offer discount to join Spotlight. Gary Broughton from Spotlight, Europe’s premiere casting database, will be on-hand to answer questions.

 

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred American and British 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 she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s film Unlocked starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. 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.

 

 

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 300kc and Nancy is happy to sign copies.

 

 

About Spotlight: is a community of more than
60,000 professional performers 
from around the world that is
used by over 1,000 casting professionals, producers & agencies.  Spotlight sends out 1,000 project briefs/month and facilitates 100,000 searches for performers monthly, offering hundreds of roles in television, film, theatre & advertising in Europe and around the world.

 

MASTER CLASS INFO:

WHAT: MASTERCLASS , MARKETING SEMINAR and BOOK LAUNCH party

WHEN: 8-10 November, 2015

TIMES: 10:00 – 16:00 on 8-9 November, 19:00 on 10 November

WHERE: Prague Shakespeare Theatre, Kolowrat Palace, 4th Floor, Ovocny trh 6, Prague 1

COST: inquire about returning student discounts. All students will receive a free copy of “Auditioning for Film and TV”

TO REGISTER: contact david@nancybishopcasting.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH AT THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP IN NYC

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AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV

BOOK LAUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION

followed by book signing, with wine and cheese reception

Sponsored by Casting Networks

 

Panel Focus: As the internet connects us and the world grows smaller, the global talent pool is expanding.  Americans are working abroad and foreign actors increasingly occupy our screens. This panel discusses how actors can use today’s internet technologies, such as self-tape auditioning and marketing tools to most effectively support their career. Actors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the best strategies for actors to spin themselves in the most positive light to attract casters and representation.

About Auditioning for Film and TV (Bloomsbury): 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, self-taping and using internet technology to forward your career. Books will be on sale and Nancy is happy to sign copies.

About the sponsor: Casting Networks improves the casting process through the application of innovative solutions, cutting edge technologies, and superior customer support, making careers in the entertainment industry more efficient, accessible, and fun for everyone involved.

 

PANELISTS

Nancy Bishop, CSA is an Emmy-ward nominated casting director based in London and Prague who has worked on scores of projects ranging from large scale studio films such as Mission Impossible IV, to independent films such as Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato. Recent credits include Snowpiercer, November Man,” and Child 44. Nancy is also on demand as a coach and teaches classes internationally. She has penned two books on casting, including “Auditioning for Film and TV.” (Bloomsbury.) http://www.nancybishopcasting.com

Avy Kaufman, CSA is a multi- award winning casting director, who has cast more than 150 film and TV projects from her base in New York. She has worked with such legendary directors as Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Wes Craven.Her casting credits include the Life of Pi,  The Sixth Sense, Brokeback Mountain, Public Enemies, and Salt.

Myrna Jacoby is the CEO of MJ Management where her clients include Sam Underwood, James Badge Dale, and Joseph Siroka. Prior to opening her own company,  she was an agent at the William Morris Agency in New York City and discovered and groomed the careers of Uma Thurman, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly, Gillian Anderson, and Gary Sinise.

 

WHAT: BOOK LAUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION

WHO: Nancy Bishop, CSA, Avy Kaufman, CSA, Myrna Jacoby, MJ Talent

WHERE: The Drama Book Shop

250 W 40th St #1, New York, NY 10018

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 24th

TIME: 6:00-8:00pm, followed by book signing, and wine and cheese reception

COST: Free of charge

 

US CLASSES

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AQUILA MORONG STUDIOS: LOS ANGELES
Self Tape Workshop with Nancy and Donna Morong
13 September
inquiries@aquilamorong.com

SAG FOUNDATION: NEW YORK CITY
4pm on Sept. 18th
contact: freynold@sagfoundation.org

PAUL MICHAEL’S THE NETWORK, NYC
Cold Reading Class
6.30PM, 22 September
https://www.thenetworknyc.com/product/show/pid/5392
tel (212) 239-3198

BOOK SIGNING AND Q & A AT SAMUEL FRENCH BOOKSTORE IN HOLLYWOOD

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Nancy Bishop will read from her second book “Auditioning for Film and TV,” followed by coffee, cake and book signing.

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Nancy Bishop, CSA is an Emmy-ward nominated casting director based in London and Prague who has worked on scores of projects ranging from large-scale studio films such as “Mission Impossible IV,” to independent films such as Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato.” Recent credits include “Snowpiercer,” “November Man,” and “Child 44.” Nancy is also in demand as an audition coach and teaches classes internationally. She has penned two books on casting, including “Auditioning for Film and TV.” (Bloomsbury.) http://www.nancybishopcasting.com

 

About Auditioning for Film and TV (Bloomsbury): 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, self-taping and using internet technology to forward your career.

 

What: “Auditioning for Film and TV” book reading and singing

Where: The Green Room at Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood

7623 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

When: Friday, September 11th, 2015

Time: 1-2pm

RSVP: info@nancybishopcasting.com

Parking: behind the bookshop on Stanley