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CASTING SOCIETY CARES PRESENTS: TOYS FOR TOTS in Prague

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CASTING SOCIETY CARES PRESENTS:

 TOYS FOR TOTS in Prague

CSA Casting directors Nancy Bishop and David Stejskal host TOTS FOR TOTS at the Prague Film School.

Nancy and David will join a rotating panel of Film, TV, and Theatre professionals. Confirmed panelists so far are:

Vaclav Marhoul, Award -Winning Czech Film Director

 

Guy Roberts, Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company

 

Irena Pavlavskova, Award-winning Czech Film Director

All actors who wish to share their work are invited to prepare monologues or scenes to perform for the panel. Each actor should bring toys which will be distributed to local orphanages for the holiday season.

What: TOYS FOR TOTS

Where: The Prague Film School, Pstrossova 19, Prague 1

When: Sunday, 25 November

Time: 13:00 17:00, please sign up here:

Who: Nancy Bishop, CSA, David Stejskal CSA, Guy Roberts,

Reserve a slot herehttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ca9ac2fa3fe3-toys1

 

Instructions for monologues and scenes. You may only sign up for one time slot. If you are working with a scene partner, one of you will sign up. Feel free to bring photo and resume to leave with the panel. Monologues should be 1-2 minutes long and scenes up to four minutes long. Scenes are better in English since the panel mainly work in English but Czech work is also acceptable.

Toys: Toys don’t have to be new but they should be in good condition and unwrapped.

 

 

 

CASTING SOCIETY CARES vás zve na:

TOYS FOR TOTS v Praze.

 

Castingoví režiséři a členové CSA (Americká castingová asociace) Nancy Bishop a David Stejskal pořádají TOYS FOR TOTS v Prague Film School.

Nancy a David se připojí k rotující komisi filmových, televizních a divadelních profesionálů. Potvrzení jsou:

Luc Chaudhary, ředitel a agent londýnské agentury International Artists Management

Václav Marhoul, český filmový oceňovaný režisér.

Irena Pavlásková, česká filmová oceňovaná režisérka.

Guy Roberts, umělecký šéf divadelní společnosti Prague Shakespear Company.

Všichni herci, kteří chtějí prezentovat svoji práci výše jmenované komisi, si mohou připravit monolog nebo scénu. Na oplátku by měli přinést hračky, které budou následně distribuovány do místních dětských domovů.

Kde: The Prague Film School, Pštrossova 19, Praha 1

Kdy: Neděle, 25.listopadu

Čas: 13:00 – 17:00. Přihlašte se kliknutím na tento link.

Instrukce pro zájemce:

-Účastník se může přihlásit pouze do jednoho desetiminutového slotu.
– V případě, že scénu hrají dva herci, je možné do systému přihlásit pouze jednoho z nich.
– V případě zájmu může herec pro komisi přinést své umělecké fotografie a Resume.
– Preferovány jsou scény a monology v angličtině, kvůli účasti anglicky mluvících rodilých mluvčí v komisi, ale mohou být i v češtině.
– Monology by měly být 1-2 minuty a scény 4 minuty dlouhé.
– Hračky: nemusí být nové, ale měly by být v dobrém stavu.

MASTERCLASSES with casting directors NANCY BISHOP, CSA and KIM SWANSON, CSA

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WHEN: November 11 (Sunday), 2018
WHERE: Arts Printing House/
Menu spaustuve, Vilnius, Lithuania
PARTICIPANTS: 100 Eur fee for both masterclasses
UNLIMITED OBSERVERS: 50 Eur fee both masterclasses
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: www.directorslab.org
Deadline is October 20, 2018

NANCY BISHOP – Head of the European Branch of the Casting Society of America “Techniques for Auditioning and Acting” will include a series of exercises that develop effective methods for on camera auditioning. Areas covered will include identifying strong and clear objectives, and cold reading technique that help actors find truth through spontaneity. This class will be taught in English for up to twenty participants and unlimited observers.

KIM SWANSON – Casting Director, USA.  “How To Work A Room” is for the actor who has the acting skills, but just isn’t booking as much as he/she would like to. This class is designed to teach and share marketing tips that will help you be remembered in a positive light. We will discuss the dierences of what and how to present yourself to a Casting Director, Agent and Manager, how to prepare for generals and be ready for impromptu meeting opportunities and how to know when and how to follow up from those meetings. This class will be taught in English.

CSA PANEL – SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

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CSA PANEL

SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

 

What: Panel Discussion: Casting – act locally, think globally and create effective strategy to boost your international  career.

Hosted by: Casting Society of America

Place: Carpa Noray (Hotel Meliá Sitges), Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona

Directionshttps://goo.gl/maps/M12YnnZR8CF2 

Date: Thursday, 11th October.

 

Time: 11:00 am.

 

Moderated by: Luci Lenox, CSA ICDN  Spain

Panelists:   Nancy Bishop, CSA, ICDN;  UK and Czech Republic

Leo Davis, ICDN, UK

Manuel Puro, CSA, UK

Sarah Travis, CSA, CDG, UK

 

Casting – ACT LOCALLY AND THINK GLOBALLY

 

The Casting Society of America hosts a special panel at the Sitges Film Festival where the discussion is focuses on strategies to ensure that your acting career will develop to its full potential.  Discussion will also include how directors and producers can work to get the best possible cast in each territory that they are casting in.

 

Directors, producers, agents and actors are all welcome to attend this round table discussion which will explore how to ensure that local talent is reaching its full potential.  There will be discussions about showreels, headshots and tips on self-taping.

 

The panel represents a broad range of experienced international casting directors who will share their wisdom about casting around the entire world. 

 

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

LUCI LENOX, CSA is a casting director and member of the CSA European Board, who has worked in the film industry for the last fifteen years between Barcelona, Spain and the UK. Her specialties are international productions shooting in Spain and European co-productions, but she also enjoys working with budding filmmakers and rising stars. Credits include the award winning Victoria, for which she cast the title role, Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina, Barcelona, and the TV series Genius.

 

NANCY BISHOP, CSA, ICDN is an American born Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the Chair of the CSA European Branch, as well as a national CSA board member. She has been retained as a casting director by dozens of major producers and directors, ranging from Matthew Weiner on his most recent series, The Romanoffs. Recent TV credits include 12 Monkeys for Sci-Fy, Knightfall, for A&E, and Lore for Amazon. Recent film credits include the soon to be released Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Past credits include, Snowpiercer, Mission Impossible IV, and Bourne Identity. When she is not casting, she is educating actors and has written two books on acting, the most recent, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (published by Bloomsbury), is available on Amazon. She also founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School.

 

LEO DAVIS , is British casting Director based in London.

Amongst the many directors she has worked with are Stephen Frears , Fernando Meirelles, Peter Webber , Wim Wenders, Volker Schlondorff,  Bille August , Soren Kragh-Jacobsen ,Shekhar Kapur, Ralph Fiennes, Lars von Trier, Ricky Gervais, Roland Emmerich, Arnaud Desplechin, Nae Caranfil , Atom Egoyan ,  Lee Tamahori ,

David Jones , Mel Gibson  and Mike Nicols. She has been nominated for  Emmy Awards three times, and has cast on 6 Oscar nominated films. Notes titles are: The Constant Gardener, The Queen, Philomena, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Snapper…

 

Manuel Puro, CSA, began his film career in 1995 as an assistant casting director working with directors including Guillermo del Toro, Nicolas Roeg and Richard Attenborough.

In 2000 he was headhunted by Michael Foster, co-chairman of Europe’s leading talent agency ICM, to work with A-list clients including Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Julie Christie. From mid 2002 Manuel was head of development at SKA Films – Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie’s production company. In January 2007 he returned to his first love and founded Puro Casting, an award winning international casting company. Recent projects include MUTE (Duncan Jones), MUSE (Jaume Balaguero) and PLANET OF THE APES: THE LAST FRONTIER, the first in-house video game to come out of Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium. Last year Manuel created The Acting Habit, an innovative online platform where actors from all over the world can share their work, receive and give feedback, experiment creatively and learn new technical skills.

 

SARAH TREVIS, CSA & CDG, is an award-winning British casting director based in London, and a member of the CSA European board.  She began her career at the National Theatre and then went on to work in feature films and television, in the UK, Europe and the US.  She has worked for major US studios with leading film Directors such as Danny Boyle, Roger Michell, Paul Thomas Anderson and Rob Marshall.  Recent credits include Pennyworth (Warner Bros), Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) and Phantom Thread (Annapurna).  Her particular interest is in Africa and her past credits include:  The Ghost and The Darkness,A United KingdomHotel Rwanda and The Flight of the Phoenix.  She was the Industry Consultant for the oldest UK drama school, LAMDA, from 2009-2018 and most recently won the prize for Best Casting at BWIFF, a Chicago Independent Film Festival.

 

ABOUT THE HOSTS:

CSA: Celebrating casting excellence globally since 1982.

The premier organization for casting directors and associate casting directors in film, television, theatre and new media, the Casting Society of America seeks to uphold and honor the highest standards of professionalism in the casting field; to advocate and promote the role of the casting director generally and within the entertainment industry while supporting its members to further their goals and protect their common interests.

We promise to support equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Casting Directors and Associate Casting Directors affiliated with the Casting Society of America are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and ethical responsibility.

CSA Panel Discussion – Odessa International Film Festival

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What: CSA Panel Discussion: “Casting Across Borders, Europe, Ukraine and the future of casting in an uncertain Europe”

Where: Odessa International Film Festival

When: Sunday 15th July

Time: 15:00

Place: Cinema Rodina

Casting Across Borders, Europe, Ukraine and the future of casting in an uncertain Europe

The Casting Society of America hosts a special panel at the Odessa International Film Festival to discuss the unique role of the casting profession in Europe.  The target audience is all film industry professionals, 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 importance of the casting and agenting professions in European regions. Themes will include trends in ethnic diversity and authenticity, casting directors hiring actors across borders, and international opportunities for actors. Authentic casting has become more important and if it’s a Ukrainian role for example, casting directors often reach out to Ukrainian actors.  Even with Brexit and growing concerns in Europe about migration, new international laws allow Ukrainian actors with biometric passports to work in Europe. The growth of professional casting directors and agents in key former Soviet bloc regions, has been instrumental to many European actors’ careers as well as to the diversity of casts across regions.  The panel represents a broad range of experienced international professional casting directors and actors’ agents.

About the CSA

The Casting Society of America (CSA) was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests.

CSA currently boasts over 800 members. CSA Casting Directors and Associates work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa.

The CSA is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals, while promoting the image of casting directors and associates worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities, and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on the Casting Society of America, please visit http://www.CastingSociety.com

PANELIST BIOS

 

NANCY BISHOP, CSA, ICDN is an American born Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the Chair of the CSA European Branch, as well as a national CSA board member. She has been retained as a casting director by dozens of major producers and directors, ranging from Matthew Weiner on his most recent series, The Romanoffs. Recent TV credits include 12 Monkeys for Sci-Fy, Knightfall, for A&E, and Lore for Amazon. Recent film credits include the soon to be released Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Past credits include, Snowpiercer, Mission Impossible IV, and Bourne Identity. When she is not casting, she is educating actors and has written two books on acting, the most recent, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (published by Bloomsbury), is available on Amazon. She also founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School.

 

KELLY VALENTINE HENDRY CSA, CDG,  is a London based casting director who works in Film and Television in Europe and the United States. She has been required to find international casts for many projects including Sky Atlantic’s RIVIERA DEEP STATE for FOX, THE LAST KINGDOM for Netflix and Gideon Raff’s new espionage thriller for Netflix THE SPY.  Back in the UK Kelly has cast some of our recent biggest dramas and comedies, includin BROADCHURCHFLEABAG, EPISODES & GRANTCHESTER  and is currently casting Gareth Evan’s new 10 hour international drama for HBO and Sky Atlantic GANGS OF LONDON, season two of DEEP STATE and a new BBC drama led by Julie Walters called GOLD DIGGER

 

BEATRICE KRUGER – Casting Director (ICDN, CSA, UICD). She grew up between Germany, Hong Kong, Italy and the USA speaks 5 languages, studied acting, anthropological theatre and travelled throughout Europe as a theatre actress in the 70s and 80s. In 1992 she founded FBI CASTING in Rome and has many cast Italian and international films ever since, such as: The Book of Vision (C. Hintermann), Grain (S. Kaplanoglu), The Cut (F. Akin), To Rome With Love (W. Allen), The American (A. Corbijn), Letters to Juliet (G. Winek), My Mother’s Smile (M. Bellocchio), Not of This World (G. Piccioni), El Alamein (E. Monteleone) Ten Winters (V. Mieli), Elvis & Meriljn (A. Manni); or she did the Italian or European casting, e.g. for The Divine Order, Spectre, Inferno, Dreamland, Nine, Casino Royale or the TV series Mozart in the Jungle and Borgia. Beatrice is based in Rome, a member of the AMPAS, the EFA, the Italian Film Academy and founder of www.e-talenta.eu, a multi-language platform for casting professionals and European actors.

Kranjska Gora Film Festival – Panel Discussion

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WHAT: CSA Casting Across Borders, Europe, and The Balkans, Panel Discussion

WHERE: Kranjska Gora Film Festival, http://kgiff.si

SPONSORED BY: CSA, The Casting Society of America

WHEN: 4 August, 2018

TIME: 10:00 AM

PLACE: Ljudski dom

 

WHO:                             

Casting Directors

Nancy Bishop, CSA (National board member and head of the CSA Europe Chapter) London, Prague

Timka Grin, CSA, Sarajevo

Beatrice Kruger, CSA, Rome

Lucinda Syson, CSA, London

Agents:

Aleksandra Balmazovic, United Slavic Actors, Slovenia

Anila Gajevic, Zona Agency, Bosnia

 

Casting Across Borders, Europe, and The Balkans

The Casting Society of America hosts a special panel at the Kranjska Gora International Film Festival to discuss the unique role of the casting profession in Europe.  The target audience is all film industry professionals, 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 importance of the casting and agenting professions in European regions. Themes will include trends in ethnic diversity and authenticity, casting directors hiring actors across borders, and international opportunities for actors.

The growth of professional casting directors and agents in key former Soviet bloc regions and South-East Europe, has been instrumental to many European actors’ careers as well as to the diversity of casts across regions.

The Balkan region is developing in very positive ways both with its local film industry and also as a filming location. International casting directors are increasingly turning to the Balkans for casting as well. Whereas in many smaller European countries, the roles of casting director and agent are often conflated, Bosnia has held the high professional standard of separating these roles in a way encouraged by CSA and other professional casting associations.

The panel represents a broad range of experienced international professional casting directors and actors’ agents.

 

About the CSA

The Casting Society of America (CSA) was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests.

CSA currently boasts over 800 members. CSA Casting Directors and Associates work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa.

The CSA is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals, while promoting the image of casting directors and associates worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities, and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on the Casting Society of America, please visit http://www.CastingSociety.com

PANELIST BIOS

NANCY BISHOP, CSA, ICDN is an American born Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the Chair of the CSA European Branch, as well as a national CSA board member. She has been retained as a casting director by dozens of major producers and directors, ranging from Matthew Weiner on his most recent series, The Romanoffs. Recent TV credits include 12 Monkeys for Sci-Fy, Knightfall, for A&E, and Lore for Amazon. Recent film credits include the soon to be released Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Past credits include, Snowpiercer, Mission Impossible IV, and Bourne Identity. When she is not casting, she is educating actors and has written two books on acting, the most recent, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (published by Bloomsbury), is available on Amazon. She also founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School.

 

 

TIMKA GRIN, CSA, ICDN from Bosnia and Hercegovina works as a casting director since 2007. Her early credits are: “As If I Am Not There” by Juanita Wilson (the lead actress Nataša Petrović won a Shooting Star Award based on this performance); In The Land of Blood and Honey by Angelina Jolie; Circus Columbia by Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic, etc. Timka Grin is Executive board member of International Casting Directors’ Network, and a board member of Casting Society of America European branch. Over the last four years, she gave seminars, masterclasses and workshops about casting for actors, in Berlin, Ljubljana, several times in Zagreb as well as at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She worked with regional directors such as: Aida Begic, Srdan Golubovic, Jasmila Zbanic, Una Gunjak, etc., but also internationally, with Ursula Meyer, Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Marco Bellocchio, Sam Mendes and many others.

 

 

 

BEATRICE KRUGER – Casting Director (ICDN, CSA, UICD). She grew up between Germany, Hong Kong, Italy and the USA speaks 5 languages, studied acting, anthropological theatre and travelled throughout Europe as a theatre actress in the 70s and 80s. In 1992 she founded FBI CASTING in Rome and has many cast Italian and international films ever since, such as: The Book of Vision (C. Hintermann), Grain (S. Kaplanoglu), The Cut (F. Akin), To Rome With Love (W. Allen), The American (A. Corbijn), Letters to Juliet (G. Winek), My Mother’s Smile (M. Bellocchio), Not of This World (G. Piccioni), El Alamein (E. Monteleone) Ten Winters (V. Mieli), Elvis & Meriljn (A. Manni); or she did the Italian or European casting, e.g. for The Divine Order, Spectre, Inferno, Dreamland, Nine, Casino Royale or the TV series Mozart in the Jungle and Borgia. Beatrice is based in Rome, a member of the AMPAS, the EFA, the Italian Film Academy and founder of www.e-talenta.eu, a multi-language platform for casting professionals and European actors.

 

Lucinda Syson (Casting Director – London Based) after graduating with a French and Linguistics degree and short lived career as a photographer  Her first film – ‘a baptism by fire’ – as Casting Assistant was David Fincher’s Alien 3 shortly followed by the likes of City of Joy, 1492 and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein .

She made her debut as Casting Director with Udayan Prasad’s Brothers in Trouble, and then went on to cast Luc Besson’s Fifth Element spending six months afterwards in Argentina working on location on Seven Year in Tibet .  She returned to UK to work with Guy Ritchie on Snatch and was fortunate enough to work with Tony Scott on Spygame which was a benchmark in her career.   She has since been incredibly lucky to have continued her career with such prolific film makers such as Alfonso Cuarón (Children Of Men/Gravity) Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins /The Dark Knight/Inception ), Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and more recently Patty Jenkins (Wonder woman) and Producers like Iain Smith to name but a few.  She received an Artios nomination for Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 film Kick-Ass. She is a member of the International Casting Directors Network and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

 

ALEKSANDRA BALMAZOVIC is a Slovenian actress who started the first actors agency in Slovenia, called United Slavic Actors.  She received a number of awards for the role of Suzana in the film “The Gray Truck of Red”, She also earned a Shooting Stars award, awarded by European Film Promotion to young and promising actors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANILA GAJEVIĆ was born in Sarajevo where she graduated Bosnian literature and language. As former journalist and editor, in 2008, she founded ZONA, the first casting/talent agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is today the leading agency in Southeastern Europe and wider.

Her agency represents some of most prominent actors and young talents from Balkans, but also from Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Kazahstan. As an agent she represented actors in numerous international projects such as „Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol“, „The November Man“, „Snowpiercer“, „Legends“ „Skyfall“ „Love, Lies and Records“, „Gomorrah“, „Game of Thrones“, „In Order of Disappearance“, „Der Pass“, „Success“, „Cold War“…Screen International listed her in 2016 as one of the „Future Leaders: Agents“. In her country received two awards „Lady Boss“ and „Woman of the Year“ for entrepreneurship. She is member of Association of filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Film Academy.

DEREK POWER is a Producer and Talent Manager. Former clients include Sting, Robert Dornhelm, Iva Babiç, Ben Kingsley, David

Nykl, Stewart Copeland, Michael Nyman, and Nancy Bishop CSA. As Producer, Power helped mount Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, Dennis Hopper’s The Hot Spot and Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse and Claudio Faeh’s Sniper: Reloaded. Power also guided Ben Kingsley into Sexy Beast, Anne Frank, and The House Of Sand & Fog, securing Kingsley Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. A 30 year relationship with The Police brought Copeland’s  Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out to its Sundance Festival premiere. As Music Producer, Power supervised films and series including The Equalizer and the iconic Highlander soundtrack with multiplatinum  songs written and performed by Queen.

24-26 JANUARY AUDITIONING & MARKETING CLASS IN PARIS,

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24-26 JANUARY, 2014

AUDITIONING AND MARKETING CLASS IN PARIS, JANUARY, 2014

Audition and Screen Acting Technique with special guest, French Casting Director SYLVIE BROCHERE
3-Day Master Class in Paris

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author, of Secrets from the Casting Couch, offers special Master Classes in Paris, January 24-26, 2014.

Summary: This three day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to brush up on 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. The three day Master Class will be co-taught by Joel Kirby, Head Acting Coach of the Nancy Bishop Technique.

Class Schedule:

Friday, 24th January 2014
09:30 Meet at venue for welcome coffee, and introduction.
10:00-13:30 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
14:30-16:00 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.

16:00 Q&A with SYLVIE BROCHERE

Saturday, 25th 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, 26th 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 over sixty American and British films, 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 Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Octavia Spencer.  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 Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Secrets from the Casting Couch: Why is it that so many good actors don’t perform well at auditions? “Secrets from the Casting Couch” 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 featuring advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 10 EUR.

About Joel: Joel Kirby and Nancy Bishop have been collaborating for many years, on casting and coaching. Joel was crucial to the development of the Bishop technique of screen actor coaching. A professional actor himself, he resides in Berlin. His international film acting credits include, Babylon A.D., Euro Trip, Harrison´s Flowers, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Anne Frank: The Whole Story, Beyond the Sea, The Ghostwriter (directed by Roman Polanski) and Faust directed by Alexandr Sokurov, awarded the 2011 Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice. German films credits include, Drei Schwestern: Made in Germany, Erkan und Stefan and most recently award-winning Hannah Arendt directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Joel has collaborated with Nancy on casting many projects including Hellboy, Mirrors, and The Illusionist.

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 Studio Name in Paris (district or description of the area “close to Notre Dame and the Seine, etc). 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.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: AUDITION AND SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASSES IN PARIS OVER THREE DAYS
WHEN: 24-26 January, 2014 (10:00-18:00)
WHERE: Studio Name, Adr…..
COSTS: Class fee: TBA, please inquire at workshops@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 Master Class coordinator Eirin Forsberg, emf4@me.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 and artists4film.com

 

FILM ACTING MASTERCLASSES IN VIENNA

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Film Acting and Audition Technique

2-Day Master Class

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author, of Secrets from the Casting Couch, offers special Master Classes Vienna, Austria November 9-10, 2013.

Summary: This two day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to brush up on 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. The two day Master Class will be co-taught by Joel Kirby, Workshop Manager and Head Acting Coach of the Nancy Bishop Technique.

Class Schedule:

Saturday, 9th November 2013*
10:00 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
11:00-17:00 Master Class: Screen Acting Technique
Day 1 – Actors will watch and critique actual film castings of successful actors and discuss the techniques they used. Actors then participate in a series of exercises that develop effective methods that work on camera. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing in the eyes. At the end of class, actors will be assigned a scene to prepare for mock castings the next day.
Sunday, 10th November 2013*
11:00-17:00 Master Class: Strategies for Screen Casting –Scene Study
Day 2 – Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform a casting session in front of camera. The scenes, chosen from actual film scripts from projects that Nancy has cast, will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. This mock casting enables actors to further develop their auditioning and screen acting skills. The scenes will be taped and reviewed.
17:00 Farewell drink

*Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break during the day

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast over sixty American and British films, 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 Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Octavia Spencer. 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 Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Secrets from the Casting Couch: Why is it that so many good actors don’t perform well at auditions? Secrets from the Casting Couch 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 Joel: Joel Kirby and Nancy Bishop have been collaborating for many years, on casting and coaching. Joel was crucial to the development of the Bishop technique of screen actor coaching. A professional actor himself, he resides in Berlin. His international film acting credits include, Babylon A.D., Euro Trip, Harrison´s Flowers, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Anne Frank: The Whole Story, Beyond the Sea, The Ghostwriter (directed by Roman Polanski) and Faust directed by Alexandr Sokurov, awarded the 2011 Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice. German films credits include, Drei Schwestern: Made in Germany, Erkan und Stefan and most recently award-winning Hannah Arendt directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Joel has collaborated with Nancy on casting many projects including Hellboy, Mirrors, and The Illusionist.

About Vienna: Rich in history and culture. Once home to the Hapsburgs and center of their European reign, today Vienna is an international center for the business, commerce and arts, especially theater and film. Located on the beautiful Danube the city is immersed with a blend of old-world charm and modern 21st century development. The two day workshop will be held in FOTOLOFT.AT a beautiful, expansive photographic studio spread over two floors in the center of Vienna.

MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: FILM ACTING AND AUDITION TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASSES IN VIENNA OVER TWO DAYS
WHEN: 09-10 November, 2013 (11:00-17:00)
WHERE: FOTOLOFT.AT Schweidlgasse 15/18, 1020 Vienna, Austria
COSTS: Class fee: 300,00 EUR. Price also includes a link to your scene work after the course.

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 Joel Kirby at application@nancybishopcasting.com Preference will be given to serious career actors, with a commitment to skill enrichment. The 2-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