Workshop with Hollywood Casting Director Paul Weber C.S.A.
THE ART OF THE AUDITION, THE BUSINESS OF THE ART
1-day workshop (7 hours) – September 23rd 2023
Paul Weber, one of Hollywood’s most respected casting directors has developed a dynamic, practical and highly effective intensive program that demystifies the audition process and gives the actor the skill and confidence needed to create a memorable audition experience.
IN THIS WORKSHOP MR. WEBER REVEALS:
• The Casting Perspective – What Casting professionals expect from Actors. What key elements are they looking for?
• Why Certain Actors Succeed – Mr. Weber talks about the actors he’s worked
with and reveals what makes them successful, including Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Dakota Fanning, Reese Witherspoon, Bella Thorne and Jason Momoa.
• What You MUST Do Right Now – Jumpstart your career with these valuable tips for self-branding and marketing.
• Don’t psych yourself out before you even get in the room! Es-sential techniques that will empower you to stop thinking of yourself as “the victim” in the Audition Room and let the “winning performer” take the stage!
• Indispensable advise on how to handle Rejection, and how to embrace Nervousness and Anxiety and make it work to your ad-vantage.
• The Laws of Attraction: What you can do now to make your ta-lent more desirable and marketable to an agent, manager or casting director and why.
• The Headshots & Resumes that get noticed today – The very latest on these crucial tools –
and how the Zoom/Virtual Auditioning digital revolution is per-manently transforming the way actors will be seen, and how to Virtually create the most powerful audition experience possible!
The Anatomy of the Audition – What actually happens?
How to make the Boldest, most Effective Choices in The Room.
The Importance of Listening, Cold Reading Technique, and Script Analysis. How to Deliver Your Best Read the Very First Time.
Why Actors Fail – Common and avoidable mistakes that take Actors out of the picture immediately.
Each actor will be assigned one scene with another actor with material sent in advance. They will perform the scene on camera and then be re-directed.
Class fee: 150 euros
Studio Khapka: Janáčkovo nábř. 61, 150 00 Malá Strana, Prague
Schedule: 10-13H – 14-17H
As Former Executive In House Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios for 16 years, Paul We-ber notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, OUTLAN-DER, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous ho-nors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM featu-res including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and ROBOCOP.
Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. In addition to a number of independent features, recent and on going credits include projects for STARZ, NETFLIX, A&E, HULU, WGN and LIFETIME He is a consultant for several U.S., Canadian and European production companies, studios and networks. BUCKOUT ROAD, a supernatural thriller which he cast and Exec produced, has been released and his most recent feature, THE ISLAND BETWEEN TIDES just completed producti-on. His next feature, CRY FROM THE SEA is in pre production in Ireland. He is also the Casting Executive for the Immersive Nati-onal Stage Tour of THE QUEEN’S BALL: A BRIDGERTON EXPERI-ENCE. Under his production banner, “One on the Way Producti-ons”, Paul and his producing partners are engaged in developing and producing new media and independent feature projects.
Weber is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Wri-ters Guild of America, has served on the Host Committee for the Annual Academy Awards and is a regular judge for the Emmy Awards. He is also a respected audition coach and teaches his Art of the Audition, Business of the Art Audition technique class worldwide, including a number of Liberal Arts Colleges and Uni-versities. He was the first American Casting Director ever to be invited to teach an Audition Master Class in South Africa and Cyprus. He also teaches and lectures extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Australia, recently returning from Barcelo-na, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw and Sydney, Australia, where he taught at the renowned Australian Institute of Performing Arts. His American University visits include USC, UCLA, the University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia, Loyola Marymount Coll-ege, University of Conn., University of Arizona, and Sante Fe College, Florida. He is also a regular teaching guest at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Paul has been a guest speaker for the Rising Stars Program at the Toronto International Film Festival and also appeared on the prestigious SXSW Film Festival panel represen-ting Film Casting Directors. Originally from Connecticut, Paul makes Los Angeles his home.
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