BERLIN 13 February. Master Class

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.

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

Registration Instructions: Please send headshot and CV to