For the past two weeks now, I’ve been publishing sections of a 10-part series on auditioning. Here’s the series run down for those of you who missed it: Two weeks ago, I showed you some auditioning tips from Aaron Marcus, Hugh Laurie and Natalie Portman. Last week, I published an anecdote about Clint Eastwood’s audition for Rawhide; I showed you an audition by Canadian actress Rachel McAdams; I shared with you a flawless audition by Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, Green Lantern); I shared some funny audition blooper stories from TV stars; then we looked at an audition that was almost there, but not all there, Scarlett Johannnson auditioning for Jumanji, and finally, we listened to Megan Fox’s wishywashy audition for Transformers.
What do casting directors think about all this? Let’s hear from one. Take a look and listen at the spot on advice given by casting director G. Charles Wright.
Watch Mr.Wright’s comments here.
The idea is to do your characterization homework, even if the side is only one line!
Yours Truly will be teaching “Networking Tricks for Actors” atPATStudio (6925 Willow Street, NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20012) on Monday evenings from 7:45 – 8:45pm 1/23, 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20. The workshop is $25 a night.
I will be teaching “Understanding the Acting Business in the DMV”, along with Ron Bush, Saturday, 2/18, from 11am to 2pm at Studio Boh, 3500 Boston Street, Suite 412, Baltimore, MD.
John Pallotta Studios will be coming to the DC Area February 2012. Bringing you over 30 years experience on “The Craft of Acting”. As a special promotion to actors new to his class, John is accepting students now at the low lock-in-rate of $150.00 a month.
Please text or call 646.619.7777 and register today at www.dcacting.com
Classes will be held in the DC area at either Calvary Baptist Church or The Source. Register today to secure your seat and lock-in-rate of $150.00 a month.
John Pallotta Studio
Yours Truly has launched a podcast! It’s called Inside Acting!Listen here!
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Some of you may have already heard, but Netflix (that’s right, Netflix is in the production business now) will be filming a 13-part TV political thriller called House of Cards in Baltimore this spring. It stars Kevin Spacey and is directed by David Fincher (The Social Network).
Check out the Maryland Film Office for updates on big film and TV projects popping off in Maryland. Their twitter pagehas many casting notices as well.
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