Audition and Marketing Master Class in Paris, 23-25 January, 2015

Audition and Screen Acting Technique

3-Day Master Class in Paris


Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author, of Secrets from the Casting Couch, offers special Master Classes, January 23-25, 2015. She will be joined by special guests, LA based acting coach Dufflyn Lammers from Act Now, and French Casting Director Sylvie Brochere,


Summary: This three day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to improve their professional on screen audition skills as well as to make connections in the international acting community. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work, and learn specific strategies for auditioning and marketing for international film projects.

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Class Schedule:


Friday, 23rd    January 2014

10:30               Meet at venue for welcome coffee, croissants and orientation.

11:00-13:30     Marketing Seminar for International Work

In this seminar, actors will learn how to present themselves for international work; how to

crack into the US and European markets. Marketing skills covered will include how to

develop an effective CV, chose a key photo for headshots, and create a show reel and

website. Casting videos from successful actors will be screened.

13:30               Lunch

14:30-18:00     Archetype Workshop. Actors should bring their photos and CVs for discussion. The

class will view and critique one another’s headshots, helping to pinpoint a key archetypal

image for each actor.


Saturday, 24th January 2014

10:00-13:30     Master Class: Strategies for Film Auditioning

13:30               Lunch

14:30-18:00     continuation of Master Class. This section targets specific strategies for casting, including cold reading skills, and audition technique. Actors will be assigned scenes from a variety of genres to prepare for the following day.


Sunday, 25th    January 2014

10:00-13:30    Master Class Scene Study. Actors will further develop auditioning and screen acting              skills with a mock casting by taping and reviewing scenes.

13:30               Lunch

14:30-18:00     continuation of shooting scenes followed by reviewing and critique.

18:00               Farewell drink.

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred American and British projects, from her base in Prague. 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 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 is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School.

 About Paris: Meet and work with actors form all over Europe in beautiful Paris, “La Ville-Lumière” – The City of Light.

The master classes will take place at a central studio in Paris where it’s easy to get to from everywhere, surely not far from Notre Dame and the Seine.  France:  “the birthplace of cinema” responsible for many of its early significant contributions is also of particular interest to actors because of its rich, cultural and theatre history, cuisine and fashion, and because hundreds of international film makers and large scale studios flock to here each year to shoot films.




WHEN: 23-25 January, 2014 (10:00-18:00)

WHERE: Exact location will be announced upon acceptance

COSTS: Discounts available for returning students. Please contact

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 Master Class coordinator Eirin Forsberg,  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.

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