Workshops

CASTING

 

Lucy has been working in casting for 6 years. She is currently working as an associate at Nina Gold Casting where her most recent associate credits include upcoming films Misbehaviour starring Keira Knightley and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, Ironbark starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Dominic Cooke and a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer and Joss Whedon's new series for HBO, The Nevers.
Jessica Mescall is an experienced Casting Associate and Assistant working for various UK TV and Film Casting Directors most recently including Catherine Willis, Isabella Odoffin, Rose Wicksteed, Kelly Valentine Hendry and Jessie Frost.
THIS WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED ONLINE VIA VIDEO CALL

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Workshops with Casting Directors are educational and should never 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 or refund 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

If your booking name differs from your Spotlight Name, or if you are booking on behalf of someone else, please notify us of their Spotlight name by dropping us an email.

Workshops, Courses + Events

 

Online Workshops

COVID-19: All in-person workshops have been put on hold until further notice.

We are currently doing a series of online sessions. These will be announced a maximum of 7 days in advance via our twitter account and are bookable here.

Free Events

Acting can be a lonely, isolating career and often it feels like there's no one to turn to for help and guidance - especially at the moment.

 

Our FREE Actor's surgery, offers actors the chance to seek 1-to-1 guidance and advice in a supportive and confidential setting. Whether you have a specific problem you need help with or you're looking for advice on agents and casting directors, more practical thoughts about your CV, Showreel and headshots or emotional support dealing with the highs and lows of the industry, you can come and spend time with us for an honest, open chat.

 

Book your 20minute slot for the next surgery now!

 

The £1 booking fee, taken to secure your slot, will be refunded after your attendence.  

This is a 100% free service.

Date: Monday 2nd November

Time: 20 min slots between 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE VIA A ZOOM VIDEO CALL

Jessica Mescall is an experienced Casting Associate and Assistant working for various UK TV and Film Casting Directors most recently including Catherine Willis, Isabella Odoffin, Rose Wicksteed, Kelly Valentine Hendry and Jessie Frost.

 

As associate/assistant Jessica's casting credits include; Clerkenwell Films' TV comedy drama Cheaters due for release in 2021, Legendary Pictures' next picture The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, BBC2's Alma's Not Normal, BFI Feature Film Martyrs Lane, Cannes Palme d'Or nominated and Best Actress winner Little Joe, George Clooney's Midnight Sky, TV includes People Just Do Nothing and The Windsors, amongst many others.

 

During this practical online workshop Jessica will be working with everyone on sides, sent out a few days before. She will offer direction and advice on how best to approach audition material, with a focus on self-tapes in the current climate. The session will end with a Q&A.

Date: Friday 30th October 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

VIA ZOOM VIDEO CALL. 10-12 PEOPLE MAX.

TV+Film Castings

Clare is currently working for Gary Davy.

 

Previously she spent 7 years working for Kate Dowd Casting as her associate. Recent films she has worked on include: We Die Young, Official Secrets (Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith). Other film credits are: Eye in the Sky (Helen Mirren), Me Before You (Emilia Clarke), Mad Max: Fury Road and World War Z (Brad Pitt).

 

Clare's most recent TV credits include: Treadstone, Amazon series Jack Ryan (John Kraskinski) and UK casting on the Netflix reboot of The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina.

 

During this practical online workshop Clare will be working with everyone on sides, sent out a few days before. She will offer direction and advice on how best to approach audition material, with a focus on self-tapes in the current climate. The session will end with a Q&A.

Date: Weds 28th October 2020

Time: 17:30pm - 19:30pm

 

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

VIA ZOOM VIDEO CALL. 10-12 PEOPLE MAX.

TV+Film Castings