Workshops

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Date: Wednesday 18th October
Date: Wednesday 25th September
Date: Thursday 26th October
Date: Thursday 2nd November
Date: Saturday 11th November

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 48hrs notice.

If 48 working hours notice is not supplied a credit note will be issued, valid for 6 months and redeemable once.

Please note - you should notify us in advance of your non-attendance. No shows will not be offered a credit.

 

IMPROV COURSES

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

If your booking name differs from your Spotlight Name, or if you are booking on behalf of someone else, please include the attendee's Spotlight name & email on the 'notes' section of the

paypal payment page or send us an email notifying us.

Current Workshops + Courses

 

Casting Film & TV

Isabella has been working in predominantly feature film casting for the past 8 years. She began her career as an intern to Rose Wicksteed & Amelia Hashemi.

 

She currently is currently freelance and has just finished working on Mary Queen of Scots (Dir Josie Rourke) with Alastair Coomer at the Donmar Warehouse, for Working Title Films.  Prior to this she was associate to Dixie Chassay for 6 years, and has also worked for Casting Directors such as Kate Rhodes James and Jina Jay.

 

Other recent associate credits include Jawbone (Dir Thomas Napper), the BAFTA winning Denial (Dir Mick Jackson), Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite' and Pan (Dir Joe Wright).  She is currently developing a British feature film with Bad Owl Films, as well as continuing her work own short films.

 

During this session Isabella will use a selection of sides, given out on the evening, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in the casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.

 

Date: Thursday 2nd November

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/ Euston Square

Casting Film & TV

Sonia began her career working in production before moving into casting. She spent a number of years working on continuing drama series such as Hollyoaks, Holby & Emmerdale.

 

Most recently, Sonia has been working with Catherine Willis as an Associate on numerous projects.

including: Upstart Crow S2 (BBC), Flowers S2 (C4), Detectorists S3 (BBC), Plebs S4 (ITV2), Bad Move (ITV), Plebs S4 (ITV 2), Hetty Feather (CBBC), Wolfblood (CBBC), Porters (DAVE), (Broadcast Pilots) The Pact (BBC2) and Static (BBC1).

 

During this session Sonia will provide a relaxed friendly environment with no pressure to feel you have to prove yourself. This session will entail improvisation games, working in pairs, groups and individually at times. Sides will be provided on the day to work with. Advice / Feedback will be given if required. The session will end with an informal Q&A

 

 

 

Date: Saturday 11th November

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space

Nearest Tube: Southwark/London Bridge

Casting Film & TV

Clare has worked for Kate Dowd Casting for 6 years as her associate, working on films such as Eye in the Sky (Helen Mirren), Category 5, Me Before You (Emilia Clarke), The Book Thief and World War Z (Brad Pitt).

 

Clare has most recently been working with Kate Dowd on the feature film We Die Young, Shonda Rhimes produced series, Still Star Crossed and the Jack Ryan TV series for Amazon starring John Kraskinski. Clare works alongside Kate on pilot season for Warner Bros and ABC

 

During this session Clare 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. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.

 

Date: Wednesday 18th October

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/ Euston Square

Casting Film & TV

Jonny has been working in casting for 5 years across Theatre, TV and film and currently works alongside Shaheen Baig (Peaky Blinders, Electric Dreams, Guerilla, Three Girls).

 

Jonny started his career at Chichester Festival Theatre. After going freelance as a casting assistant Jonny initially worked on West End and UK touring theatre, where he spent a year working on several major projects.

 

He then moved to TV where he worked alongside Kate Rhodes James as an assistant for over 3 years. Whilst working with Kate, Jonny worked on some of the best loved British TV shows in recent memory. These included projects such as Sherlock, Ripper Street, The Missing & Line Of Duty.

 

During this session Jonny 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 offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.

Date: Wednesday 25th October

Time: 19:00pm - 22:00pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/ Euston Square

Casting Film & TV

Nicky is an experienced Casting Director both in TV and film, and has worked on many successful comedies and comedy dramas across numerous channels including the BBC, SKY, Channel 4.

 

Recent credits include: Living The Dream (Sky), Nigel Farage Wants His Life back (BBC2) Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Boomers (BBC1), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Bad Education (BBC), Mount Pleasant (Tiger Aspect/SKY) and Psychobitches (SKY Arts). Other credits: include Psychoville, Crackanory, Ideal & Extras.

 

During this session Nicky 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. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.

 

Date: Thursday 26th October

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/ Euston Square