TWO – DAY WORKSHOP WITH NANCY BISHOP FOR ACTORS & DIRECTORS
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF CYPRUS AND ‘CYPRUS FILM DAYS’ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Venue: Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia
18 & 19 April 2015
CYPRUS FILM DAYS International Film Festival in collaboration with the Directors Guild of Cyprus proudly organise a series of workshops with Emmy-nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.S.A., who works internationally, casting actors from both Europe and North America. These workshops for actors have limited places so if you would like to participate and you are a professional actor/actress please send your CV and photo together with the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th March 2015. The applicants will be selected by the Festival Committee.
Below is a more detailed description of the workshops:
DAY 1 (SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015)
(12-16 people) 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00
Screen Acting Technique
Actors will participate in a series of exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include calibrating a performance for close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing in the eyes.
Strategies for Sight Reading at a Film Audition
Actors will learn strategies for sight-reading a film scene in an audition situation. When getting a new script, it is important to approach the script with spontaneity, but also analysis in order to present new material in a creative and honest way. Actors will practise with short written scenes.
DAY 2 (SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015)
(capacity: 30 people) 10:00-13:00
This seminar and demonstration is designed for actors who wish to market themselves for international work. Actors will watch and critique actual film castings of successful actors and discuss their success strategies.
A PowerPoint® presentation will include the following marketing topics:
- How to organize a professional CV for international work.
- How to choose a winning headshot
- How to organize a successful website
- How to produce an effective show reel
- How to make an effective self casting
- How to best take advantage of the Internet for actor marketing
- How to use social media to forward an international career
*All actors should bring a printed copy of their headshot for critique. This is crucial that it is printed (not on a usb stick). Actors may also bring their show reels and CVs for possible critique (time allowing)
DAY 2 (SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015)
(unlimited / open group) 15:00-16:30
This seminar focuses on casting considerations for producers and directors. It covers the process of casting, highlighting how casting directors work together with production.
casting the lead
casting as a way to finance the film (How to get good actors so you can get your film financed?)
casting supporting talent
hiring actors vs. amateurs
All workshops will be conducted in the English language.