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Film & TV Auditions For Actors
Thu 22 June 2017, 13:15 – 16:00 BST
Who: Liz Bichard, Casting Director (CDG)
When: 1:15pm - 4:00pm
This workshop will start with a talk in which Liz will demystify the job of the Casting Director. She will discuss what a Casting Director does, from pitching for a casting job all the way through to contracting the chosen actors. Liz will also discuss how actors can effectively connect with Casting Directors, and then maintain their relationships with them. There will be time for questions too.
After the talk students will watch each other’s mock television/film auditions. Each student will have the opportunity to perform their scene twice, with direction and feedback from Liz.
Liz Bichard has worked in top UK film and television casting departments on award-winning television series like River and Outlander, and on features which include Mission Impossible 5, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, The Hundred Foot Journey, Legend, and Straight Outta Compton. She has also assisted on over forty shows for the West End, Bath Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic. More recently Liz has worked as Casting Director on independent British feature films.
Please note: The intent of the workshop is 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.
Important: Actors will be e-mailed sides to prepare for the workshop during the week leading up to the workshop.