Study Screen Acting Technique in Paris

By December 4, 2010Blog

ancy Bishop, Casting Director and author, comes to Paris to promote her book, “Secrets from the Casting Couch,” and to teach classes and seminars.


Day 1: MARKETING FOR INTERNATIONAL WORK. In this seminar, actors will learn how to present themselves for international work, highlighting how to crack into the US and UK markets. Marketing skills covered will include how to create an effective, eye-catching C.V, chose a key photo, and create a show reel and website. Actors should bring their photos and C.V.s for discussion.

DAY2:  SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS: Actors participate in a series of practical exercises that develop effective methods for screen acting. Material covered will include learning how to calibrate a performance for close-up vs. wide shot, playing an inner monologue, playing reaction shots and playing in the eyes. All participants will receive a free copy of “Secrets from the Casting Couch.”

Day 3: AUDITON STRATEGY: This class will target specific strategies for casting, including cold reading skills, and audition technique. Actors will also do a casting session on camera with coaching from Nancy. All participants will get a free copy of “Secrets from the Casting Couch.”

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast over sixty American and British films, from her base in Prague. She has cast for major feature films including Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Hellboy, Bourne Identity, and Wanted and Prince Caspian. She has been teaching casting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US, and the head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film. She is a member of The Casting Society of America, and the International Network of Casting Directors.

About the Secrets from the Casting Couch: Why is it that so many good actors don’t perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio.

Time: 11:00AM – 17:00PM

Date 21-23 January 2011

Cost for one master class: 330 euros
Included in cost will be a copy of Secrets from the Casting Couch.

How to register: The class is limited to 14 participants so please register soon.

Please contact: (English speakers) or (French speakers)
Jean-Christophe Lucchesi 33 (0)6 10 67 28 08 / Rosy Allary 33 (0)1 43 53 23 27 – 33 (0)6 11 95 46 21

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