Workshops

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Date: Monday 21st May
Date: Wednesday 23rd May
Date: Tuesday 5th June
Date: Thursday 7th June
Date: Saturday 9th June

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

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

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Current Workshops + Courses

 

Acting for Screen - TV Director

Jon East is a BAFTA winning television director. His recent directing credits include: Killing Eve (BBC America), The Last Kingdom (BBC), Ackley Bridge (CH4), Maigret (ITV), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky), Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (ITV) & Downton Abbey (ITV).

 

This non-text based experiential rather than cognitive workshop, focusing upon expanding the emotional spectrum of the actor, borrows various techniques from body-oriented personal growth modalities, such as Radix and Bioenergetics. We shall be looking at the concept of 'emotional armouring' and engaging in exercises to both heighten the participants' awareness of how it can limit their 'authenticity' on stage and in front of the camera, and suggest ways to loosen this armour and facilitate a greater range

 

Participants can choose to be either barefoot or in socks, but will need to wear loose, non-restrictive clothing, (such as jogging bottoms etc). You will need to bring a cushion to sit on during certain sections of the workshop. The session will consist of 2 to 2.5 hours of experiential work, (incorporating a 10 minute tea break), followed by a feedback and Q&A session.

 

Jon will run this fascinating session with Jay East, UKCP registered psychotherapist.

Date: Monday 21st May

Time: 18:00pm - 21:00pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Catriona is currently working as Casting Associate to Rachel Freck on a number of upcoming comedy and drama series.

 

She previously worked with Kate RIngsell for a number of years where her casting experience covered both film and TV; working on film projects such as Justice League (Warner Brothers), All the Money in the World (Sony) and The Lost City of Z (Amazon), as well as TV series' including Sense8 (Netflix), Berlin Station (Epix) and Barbarians Rising (History Channel).

 

During this session Catriona 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: Saturday 9th June 2018

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space

Nearest Tube: Southwark

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 Amm's Casting Associate whilst working on Little Women for the BBC, which aired this Christmas to much acclaim. He is currently working on Foreign Skies 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: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/Euston Square

TV & Film Castings

Beatrice joined Jane Ripley casting in 2012. She has co-cast numerous productions for BBC Comedy including Crims, Our Ex-wife, This Country of Ours and Limbo. She also worked with Jane on the BAFTA nominated and RTS award winning My Mad Fat Diary and, most recently E4’s hit series Chewing Gum.

 

Recent projects include Loaded for Channel 4 and AMC,  Kiss Me First - a major new drama series for E4/Netflix and Clique - an 8 part drama series for the BBC. Stath for Roughcut and E4, Pure - a new drama series for Drama Republic and C4 and as a Casting Director; the award winning CBBC series So Awkward.

 

During this session Beatrice will use a selection of sides, given out on the night, 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 7th June 2018

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Casting for Film

Ruth has worked in the film industry for the last 11 years. The majority of which have been spent working with Lucy Bevan, casting high profile film and television projects. This includes Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Tarzan, Miss You Already (co-Casting Director) and the live action Disney retellings of Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast starring Emma Watson.

 

Ruth now works freelance as a Casting Director and Consultant for several large casting offices.

 

During this session Ruth 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 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: Wednesday 23rd May

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Career Development

As well as running Casting Workshops for 5 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.

 

Ollie recently appeared in Taboo alongside Tom Hardy, Lovesick on Netflix and in 2017 wrapped on 2 studio features out early in 2018. He also has a sitcom in development with a BAFTA winning production company. During his career he has amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the inner workings of the industry which he'll be sharing.

 

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: TBC

Time: TBC

 

Venue: London