By April 4, 2013Blog

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director, and Derek Power, Manager, Kahn Power Pictures will be in Cannes to host a casting workshop

In this workshop, actors will have the opportunity for coaching and critique by industry professionals. It is ideal for actors who wish to improve auditioning skills in English and make valuable connections for international work. Actors will be assigned scenes in advance to prepare for this three hour workshop. Nancy Bishop (US/Prague) will provide one-on-one coaching, with her proven technique, outlined in her book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Subsequently, the scenes will be taped, reviewed and critiqued by Derek Power, Beverly Hills based talent manager and film producer.

Nancy Bishop, has cast more than sixty films from her base in Prague ranging from large scale studio pictures, such as Mission Impossible IV, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, to independent films such as The Illusionist. Nancy handled European casting on the new ABC series, Missing, the international crime series Crossing Lines (Tandem Productions) starring Donald Sutherland and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on Anne Frank, the Whole Story. She is also a top ranked acting coach and teacher. At the Prague Film School, she founded the Acting for Film Program, and penned the best-selling book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Ms. Bishop is currently casting Child 44 a Ridley Scott Production starring Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy.

Derek Power is a Beverly Hills based film producer, talent and artists’ manager. Together with his wife, award winning HBO producer Ilene Kahn Power they run Kahn Power Pictures-KPIX: a diverse talent management and production company concentrating on international co-production. KPIX has just aired its highly controversial Romeo Killer, starring Eric McCormack, Matt Barr and Lolita Davidovich for Lifetime. Together their producing credits include: Claudio Faeh’s Sniper:Reloaded, HBO’s Gia starring Angelina Jolie, CBS’ Elvis, Dennis Hopper’s The Hot Spot, Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, and Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse. Power’s international film sales experience includes the global distribution of over 100 motion pictures. As Executive Music Producer he supervised the original Highlander, its subsequent sequels and TV series with music by Queen. Currently KPIX is preparing two international miniseries and a 12-hour documentary series.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 10-13:00
Where: near Centre Ville, Cannes – exact location will be announced upon acceptance Cost: 110 EUR
Signed copies Secrets from the Casting Couch available for 10 EUR (normally 15 EUR) Registration Instructions:
How to register: The workshop is limited to 14 participants, and we anticipate the workshop to fill up quickly so please register soon. Please send your CV and photo to organizer: Eirin Forsberg, For further information see and

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