In The Room – Toronto: JASON KNIGHT

 

Date & Time
March 1 & 2, 2014

 Jason Knight is a Toronto based casting director. Some recent credits include Sarah Polley’s ‘Take This Waltz’, Vincenzo Natali’s ‘Splice’, Atom Egoyan’s ‘Chloe’, Ruba Nadda’s ‘Cairo Time’, Sook-Yin Lee’s ‘Year of the Carnivore’, and George A. Romero’s ‘Survival of the Dead’. Jason and his partner John Buchan won the 2010 Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Casting. Jason is a casting director in residence and mentor for the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory and also currently serves as the casting consultant for CBC Television where he and John oversee all casting for scripted programming at the network.

Instructor
Brendan Beiser | IMDB Profile

Class Description
This is your chance to make a personal impression with Casting.  This format will get you in the room with all the pressure of a real room audition setting.  Our format allows you and your reader to spend a total of 20-30 minutes in the room with just Casting, Brendan, and the Camera Person.  You gain an unparalleled first-hand sense of how each casting director works and what he/she wants to see in their room.  Insight gained would normally take 6-10 auditions with that Casting Director.

Sides are cast in advance of the workshop, and you will be coached by one of Canada’s top coaches to get your best out in front of the people that need to see it.

Day 1: Saturday March 1, 2014, 9am-6pm
Coach your scene with Matthew – get to the heart of the story,  emotional truth of both your character and yourself, and put it into action.

Day 2: Sunday March 2, 9am-6pm
Showcase your acting chops in a full one-on-one audition setting for the Casting Director in a true to life audition format.  Get personal notes and direction in the room. After auditions are concluded, there is and inti­mate Q & A for the entire group. Finally, Brendan will provide you with ‘the teacher’s translation’ to reinforce your understanding of what you need to work at for your auditions going forward.

Video links of your audition scene will be forwarded to you after the workshop.

Pre­req­ui­sites
None

Cost
$271.20 Including Tax

Auditing Policy
Auditing not available for this workshop

 

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