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After working at Lionsgate for 2 years, Max made the move into casting in late 2015, working with Amy Hubbard on new film Mortal Engines (Produced by Peter Jackson).
Sean trained at The National Theatre Studio as well as both the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and East 15. He is the current Director of the West End and UK Touring productions of The Play That Goes Wrong and has directed replica productions in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Spain.
As well as running Casting Workshops for 6 years, Ollie has been working as an Actor, Writer and Producer for 10 years - producing & acting in both award nominated theatre productions, and also working in TV & Film production. During his career he has amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the inner workings of the industry which he'll be sharing.

Workshops with Casting Directors are educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

We are happy to offer full refunds on all standard 3hr workshops, provided we are given a full working 72hrs notice.

If only 24-72 hours notice is supplied a credit note will be issued, valid for 6 months and redeemable once.

A credit note will not be issued for cancellations made inside 24hrs.

 

IMPROV COURSES (When Available)

You can book and pay in full immediately or alternatively secure your space by selecting the £50 deposit. (Non-refundable but deductable from total cost). Final payments to confirm attendance must be paid by (See course details). If full payment has not been made by this date we reserve the right to re-allocate your space.

 

IMPROV COURSE CANCELLATIONS

We will be able to offer a refund of the full fee (minus £50 deposit) on any cancellations made on or before (See course details).

We regret we cannot offer refunds after this date unless your space is filled.

 

For more details about the improv courses email: info(at)casting-workshops.co.uk

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Current Workshops + Courses

 

TV & Film Castings

As well as running Casting Workshops for 6 years, Ollie has been working as an Actor, Writer and Producer for 10 years - producing & acting in both award nominated theatre productions, and also working in TV & Film production. During his career he has amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the inner workings of the industry which he'll be sharing.

 

As an Actor Ollie has most recently appeared in Taboo, Lovesick, Born a King, Justice League and The Current War. He also recently wrapped on Alex Garland's new TV series Devs for FX. As a writer, he recently had drama series optioned by an Oscar winning producer in LA and has several other TV projects in development here in the UK.

 

In this 3hr session aimed at graduates and more experienced actors alike, Ollie will be looking at how to best present yourself when approaching Casting Directors and Agents; using both positive/negative examples of approaches gathered from you in advance, to fine tune your letter writing. He will also explore the many platforms you can use to promote yourself and the dos & don'ts when it comes to social media and how to find out about upcoming productions on stage and screen.

Date: Monday 8th April

Time: 18:00pm - 21:00pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Theatre Casting - Characters & Clowning

Sean trained at The National Theatre Studio as well as both the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and East 15. He is the current Director of the West End and UK Touring productions of The Play That Goes Wrong and has directed replica productions in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Spain.

 

Sean is responsible for unearthing Arthur Miller’s first play No Villain and presenting the World Premiere which transferred to the West End in 2016 (Trafalgar Studios). Other recent credits include: Talk Radio (Old Red Lion); Nahda (Bush Theatre) The Crucible (ALRA); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Permanently Bard/UK Tour); Shakespeare's Lovers (The Faction); His 2012 London transfer of Edinburgh hit Three of Hearts received five Off West End nominations including Best Director.

 

During this practical workshop Sean will cover a variety of things Including; improvisations to look at the basics of clowning for character development and learning to get out of your own way in castings. A unique insight to the casting process for Mischief Theatre productions as well as Sean’s own casting for stage techniques.

Date: Weds 27th March

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

After working at Lionsgate for 2 years, Max made the move into casting in late 2015, working with Amy Hubbard on new film Mortal Engines (Produced by Peter Jackson).

 

In 2017 Max became Amy's Associate whilst working on Little Women for the BBC, which aired in 2018 to much acclaim. He recently finished working on Chimerica for Channel 4 and the George Clooney directed TV Adaptation of Catch-22 for Hulu.

 

During this session Max will use a selection of sides sent out a few days before, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting. He will start with an informal Q&A, and then see everyone individually, and offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in the casting.

Date: Weds 20th March 2019

Time: 18:45pm - 21:45pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street