By April 3, 2012Blog

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director will teach a series of casting workshops, with special guests Producer Ilene Kahn Power and Talent Manager, Derek Power

In this workshop, actors will have the opportunity for coaching and advice by industry professionals who are casting film and TV internationally. Ideal for actors who wish to improve auditioning skills in English and make valuable connections for international work, in this three-hour workshop actors will prepare assigned scenes in advance. Nancy Bishop (US/Prague) will provide one to one coaching, with the proven technique outlined in her book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Subsequently, the scenes will be taped, reviewed and critiqued by Derek Power, or Ilene Kahn from Kahn Power Pictures.

Nancy Bishop, CSA, has cast more than sixty films from her base in Prague ranging from large scale studio pictures, such as Mission Impossible IV, Prince Caspian, and The Bourne Identity, to independent films such as The Illusionist and Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist . Nancy handled European casting on the new ABC series, Missing 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. Currently she is casting Snowpiercer with award winning Director Bong Joon-Li.

Ilene Kahn Power is an Award winning producer whose films have won multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.  She has produced movies and miniseries such as GIA starring Angelina Jolie, Roswell starring Martin Sheen and Kyle Mclachlan, Stalin starring Robert Duvall and Maximillian Schell, White Mile, starring Alan Alda, Elvis, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Traffic the miniseries for USA Network, Fatherland starring Rutger Hauer, Buffalo Soldier starring Danny Glover and Who Is Clark Rockefeller starring Eric McCormack. Ilene Kahn Power  is a former Senior Executive with HBO Films where she developed and oversaw the production of over sixty films.  She is currently producing two feature length documentaries and is in active development on several motion pictures, series and miniseries.

Derek Power is a film producer and artists’ manager representing actors, directors, and composers. Together with his wife, Ilene Kahn Power, they run Kahn Power Pictures, Inc a Beverly Hills based talent management and production company. As Producer Power’ credit include Peter Weir‘s The Last Wave, Dennis Hopper’s The Hot Spot and Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse, and Sony’s recent Sniper: Reloaded. His earlier International Film Sales experience includes the worldwide distribution of more than 100 motion pictures.  Power was Executive Music Producer for numerous films and TV series notably Highlander. As his manager, Power guided actor Sir Ben Kingsley into a series of films including Sexy Beast, Anne Frank,and The House Of Sand And Fog all three of which earned Kingsley multiple acting nominations from Golden Globes to Oscars. A 30 year relationship with Stewart Copeland, Sting and The Police brought Power and Copeland and their film  Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out to its 2006 Sundance Festival premiere. Derek and Ilene Power are actively preparing more than a half-a-dozen new films and television projects.


When: Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Time: 10-13:00 (first session with Nancy and Derek) 14:00-17:00 (second session )
Where: To Be Announced, Cannes.
Signed copies Secrets from the Casting Couch available for 10Eur (normally 15 EUR)
For fee details and to register: The workshops are limited to 14 participants, and we anticipate the workshops to fill up quickly so please register soon.  Please send your CV and photo to organizer: Eirin Forsberg,
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