We're thrilled to welcome back TOP Casting Director, Bruce Newberg, for a Level 2 8-Week Online TV & Film Intensive for EXPERIENCED actors! This class is for actors 16 years old and up and you will be working on scene study, cold-reading and audition techniques. This will be a live, interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Bruce. Following the class, you will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only.
THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS ONLY. Students must be advanced actors with experience and training.
Bruce H. Newberg, C.S.A. TV Credits include casting THE CLOSER, MAJOR CRIMES, THE CLASS, 20 GOOD YEARS, BAD TEACHER, TRUST ME, DYNASTY, INSATIABLE. Films include NEVER TOO LATE, THE CHERRY OR CHARD, LOVELIFE, SPAWN, JUST WRITE, FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN, THE 15:17 TO PARIS, KILLERMAN. Theatre includes SPRING AWAKENING (Broadway), BIG RIVER (BROADWAY) and more. As a casting executive (3 years at Disney Studios) he supervised THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, ARACHNOPHOBIA, MARRYING MAN, BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY, TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS and EVITA. Bruce has been awarded the Media Access Award and 3 Artios Awards with 25 nominations.
OBJECTIVE: Demystify the audition process and empower the actor with first hand information from a seasoned casting director. Actors will learn how to best prepare for an audition by understanding the tone and pace of the material and by honing their own persona and making the character a version of themselves.
CURRICULUM: Each class to focus on a specific genre.
1. Feature Film Comedy
2. Feature Film Drama
3. Single Camera Comedy Guest Star
4. Multi-camera Comedy Guest Star
5. One Hour Drama Guest Star
6. One Hour Drama Co-Star
7. Multi-Camera and Single Camera Comedy Co-Star
8. Series Regular Comedy
9. Series Regular Drama
10. Chemistry Reads and Callbacks
FORMAT: Actors will be assigned sides ahead of time to prepare. The men are given the same material to read as are the women. Each group will be put into the zoom waiting room and come in one at a time to read with Bruce. When actors are not reading, they will be in the room as “producers”. We will discuss what we are looking for in each character and they will have the opportunity to watch 5 auditions for the same role and discuss who is the best choice. When the actors come back into the room, they are asked how they felt about their audition and then given notes and chance to do the scene again with specific instruction.
This will de-mystify the audition process by giving the actor the opportunity to watch auditions and see things from the casting director and producer’s point of view.
This online intensive will meet via zoom on Thursdays, June 10th, 17th, 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, from 8-10 PM EST / 5-7 PM PST.
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PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.
*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director. The agent or casting director will NOT be taking nor given access to your headshot, resume, or any other of your promotional materials. Your headshot/resume and any other promotional materials will be returned to you."