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FEST – Casting for Directors and Producers Seminar

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Casting for Directors and Producers Seminar

This two hour seminar focuses on casting considerations for producers and directors.
It covers the process of casting, highlighting how casting directors
work together with production.
Topics include:
  • casting the lead
  • casting supporting talent
  • hiring actors vs. amateurs
  • how to effectively communicate with actors during an audition

Link to the Festival Site: http://site.fest.pt/en/

CSA Panel Discussion – Odessa International Film Festival

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*** PRESS RELEASE***

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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*****PRESS RELEASE*****

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.

Help Refugees Paypal Donation Form

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Audition and Screen Acting Technique, Prague, 10-12 Nov, 2017

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Audition and Screen Acting Technique

3-Day Master Class

Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal, CSA offer a special Master Classes in their home city of Prague, 10-12 Nov, 2017.

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.*

 

Class Schedule:

 

Friday, 10 Nov 2017

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

10:30 – 12:00  Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise with David)

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

12:00 – 13:00 SCENE WORK (with David)

With a special exercise on creating unique performance.

13:00 – 14:15  Lunch

14:15– 17:00 SCENE WORK (with David)

                      Practicing cold-reading with special attention on correct “eye technique”.

                       

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017

 

10:00 – 13:00 SCENE WORK (with David)

                        Reading scenes with special attention on realistic delivery of lines.

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch Break

14:15 – 16:00 SELF TAPE SESSION (with Nancy)

All actors will have been pre-assigned self-tape auditions which we will view in the class for critique by Nancy.

16:00 – 17:00  Warm up exercises targeted to help actors identify strategies to approach auditions by identifying circumstance and objectives  and assignment of scenes for mock auditions(with Nancy).

 

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017

10:00 – 12:30 MARKETING MATERIALS

Students present their materials (headshots, reels etc.) for feedback by David and discuss further development strategy.

12:30 – 13:00  SHOWREEL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

A presentation by David on how to build a powerful showreel.

13:00 – 14:15 LUNCH

14:15 – 17:00  MOCK AUDITIONS (with Nancy)

Each actor will be coached and recorded performing the scene assigned on Saturday. Nancy will provide feedback on playbacks.

 

19:00               FINAL DINNER AND FAREWELL

 

About DavidDavid Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office and a member of the Casting Society of America. He has worked on films ‘Ophelia’ and ‘Unlocked’ and TV series ‘Knightfall’, ‘12 Monkeys’, ‘Transporter’ and ‘Crossing Lines’. David is also an acting coach at Prague Film School, ISFF in Berlin while holding private classes.

Furthermore, as an active horseman David is developing unique method of actors training through working with horses under project called ‘Actinghorse’.  David was trained as a film director at Northern Film School. His student film ‘Two Soldiers’ was in the official selection at the Manchester Film Festival 2012. After studies David wrote and directed numerous short projects, including commercial videos for brands like Haagen-Dazs, Arla Denmark and Nestea.

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 price of 20 EUR with all proceeds from sales going towards https://helprefugees.org.uk to help the refugees in Calais.

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 Vivid 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: 10-12 November, 2017

WHERE: Prague (TBC)

COSTS: Discount available for returning students. Please write to david@nancybishopcasting with photo and CV to register and learn about costs. 

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.

2 Day Pilot Season Masterclass in London 28-29 October 2017

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“AUDITIONING FOR TV”

2 DAY PILOT SEASON MASTERCLASS with

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR

LONDON

MASTERCLASS, taught by Nancy Bishop, CSA

Weekend of 28-29 October 2017

 

Nancy Bishop CSA, Emmy- Award Nominated Casting Director and author of Auditioning for Film and TV, offers a special two day PILOT SEASON MASTER CLASS and INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SEMINAR for actors who wish to position themselves for international work. Stay on top of your audition technique with practice in taped auditions, self tapes, and cold reading technique. This class will focus particularly on the demands of pilot season, with targeted scene work typical of American pilots.

 

Saturday 28 October 10:00 – 4.30

10:00 Coffee and Welcome

10:30- 12:00 Targeted warm up exercises will hone cold reading audition technique.

12:00- 13:00: Lunch

13:00- 15:00 Feedback on Self Taped Auditions selected from pilot season sides:

Casting directors are often expected to cast pilots within shorter time periods so they are increasingly relying on self-tapes. Actors will provide a pre-assigned self taped audition from sample pilots for feedback from Nancy

15:00-16:00: 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.

 

16:00- 16:30: Actors are assigned two pilot scenes for the next day.

 

Sunday 29 October 10:00 – 4.30-5 MOCK PILOT AUDITIONS

10:00 – 12:00: Actors will perform  and tape scenes assigned on Saturday with coaching from Nancy.

12:00- 13:00: Critique of taped scenes

13:00- 14:00 Lunch

13:00- 16:30 (Might go later) : Second Round of pilot scene taping and critique

 

 

MASTER CLASS INFO:

WHAT: MASTERCLASS , MARKETING SEMINAR and BOOK LAUNCH

WHEN: 28-29 October 2017

TIMES: 10:00 – 16:30

WHERE: The Umbrella Rooms 241 Shaftesbury Avenue,  T- 0207 693 9776

COST:  for fees and further info, please email

TO REGISTER: Send CV and photo to: nancybishopworkshop@gmail.com

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.

site:
http://www.theodoravoutsa.com/blog/nancybishopamsterdam

Facebook:
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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.