HOLLYWOOD COMES TO HOUSTON!
Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th
Register NOW - Space is LIMITED
Planet Funk Academy
5731 Logan Lane
Houston, TX 77007
TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER!
Take advantage of our connections in the industry. Get that competitive edge. All ages and experience levels welcome.
THE DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE is providing five top industry professionals for a two-day Actor Workshop!
- Come prepared with a monologue or scene; you may be asked to do a cold read.
- Receive Personalized feedback & Valuable career guidance from our top industry professionals.
- Get Hollywood insider info direct from top talent agents, CDs, and managers.
- Get Individual/group coaching and acting training from a top acting coach/actress.
- Bring 5 headshot/resumes (If you don't have headshots, bring five good photos).
- Actors of all levels and ages are WELCOME!
- Our Industry Professionals love to discover new talent! They are actively looking for the breakout stars of tomorrow!
The Industry Professionals participating in this event are:
PAUL WEBER - Casting Director
- Former Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios. Paul Weber leads cold reading audition intensives and scene-study workshops worldwide as well as standing-room only acting workshops at the Screen Actors Guild and UCLA.
The shows he has worked on have garnered 21 Primetime Emmy nominations. Credits: Stargate franchise, Poltergeist, The Outer Limits
, the James Bond franchise
, Fame, Zookeeper, Red Dawn, Cabin in the Woods
, Wargames, the Species franchise, Cutting Edge
, and others. As an independent casting director/producer: Beulah
(Dakota Fanning), Haunter
(Abigail Breslin), The Unexpected
(Paul Giamatti), Playing with the Enemy
(Jim Sheridan, dir.). Recent TV series: Spartacus: Vengeance
(Starz), A Sister's Nightmar
e (Lifetime), The L.A. Complex
(CW). See Paul's IMDB
MATTHEW LESSALL - Casting Director -
Raised in New York though born in London, casting director Matthew Lessall has made a solid name for himself, chalking up an impressive list of casting award-winning films that have been official selections at the World's most prestigious film festivals. Matthew was the Director of Feature Film Casting at 20th Century Fox and on the indie front, as in-house casting consultant for the Fox Searchlab Writer/Director Program. Matthew's credits include Sundance Film Festival standouts, Rocket Science, Mean Creek
, as well as the NetFlix Find Your Voice winner Almost Kings
. He also cast Warner Bros. mega-successful webseries, Mortal Kombat
, and the Liam Neeson starrer After Life
. Matthew's dual nationality (USA/UK) affords him the broad vision imperative to cast in today's global market. He has cast productions and co-productions for Canada, Germany, Holland, Italy and Mexico. See Matthew's IMDB
MICHAEL GOLDBERG - VP of Talent - Element Talent Agency -
Michael has developed the careers of many actors who've gone on to become stars. After 14 years as a talent agent, Michael Goldberg started the theatrical department for Element Talent Agency joining the company in January 2013 as Partner/VP of Talent. Michael recently booked clients into pilots for FOX, NBC and CBS. Michael is currently responsible for the careers of 50 actor clients ranging in all ages. Clients' television credits: Revolution, Mike and Molly, Sons of Anarchy, Once Upon a Time and NCIS
to name a few. Series regulars credits: House of Lies,
Starz; I'm With the Band
and Lab Rats
, Disney XD; Unforgettable
, CBS; Pretty Little Liars
, ABC Family; Heroes
, NBC; True Jackson VP
, Nick; Eve and Cuts
, UPN; Gilmore Girls
, WB. In feature films, Michael's clients have starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake and others, working with directors such as Christopher Nolan and David Fincher. See Michael's IMDB
MARA SANTINO - Talent Manager, Luber Rockin - Clients: Davis Cleveland, Shake It Up; Glenn McCuen, Bucket & Skinner; Tucker Albrizzi, Paranormal; Brighid Fleming; Labor Day, Chord Overstreet, Glee; Mara has discovered and developed the careers of many actors: Brandon Routh, Superman Returns; Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl, Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene from Twilight. Luber Roklin clients include: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia), Paul Walker (Fast and the Furious), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Billy Unger (Lab Rats), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Michael Steger (90210), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Shane West (Nikita), Luke Goss (Red Window), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Adam Brown (The Hobbit), and many, many more. They've also produced hit films such as Evan Almighty and Bride Wars. See Mara's IMDB.
JOANNA SANCHEZ - Actress/Acting Coach/Producer -
She has coached children and adults individually and in workshops in Texas for several years, and has been frequently requested to help guide Texas actors.
Joanna is no stranger to Houston!
She is endorsed by Houston's Woman in Film as well as magazine publisher Hector Luna, and local top talent agents Pastorini-Boseby and Page Parks. Joanna has appeared on Broadway, and in television and films such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Closer, Nip Tuck, Conspiracy Theory, Up Close and Personal, and the upcoming Friended to Death. She has coached beginners to Emmy-winning and Academy-Award winning actors. Joanna recently produced the award winning film, Burnt. Joanna is in demand as a speaker at workshops for actors around the world. See Joanna's IMDB.
Check-in - 9:00-10:00AM
Guest Industry Panel/Q&A - Meet our professionals - 10:00-11:00AM
Actors' Warm-up with Joanna Sanchez - 11AM-12:00PM.
Break (Organize into rotating groups - ABCD) - 12:00PM-12:30PM
(Audition with prepared monologues/scenes/plus cold reads for CDs)
12:00 - 2:00 PM Breakout Groups (CDs/Agent-Manager/Acting notes)
2:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch break
3:00 - 7:00 PM Breakout Groups (CDs/Agent-Manager/Acting notes)
Sunday - Workshop Intensive - Rotating Sessions (12:00PM-7:30PM)
12:00-2:00 - Joanna Sanchez - Acting Workshop (Groups ABCD)
2:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch break
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Breakout Groups (CDs/Agent-Manager/Acting notes)
I attended the workshop in Salt Lake City last week and want to express my gratitude once again for bringing such an exciting opportunity to us. Speaking to casting directors and agents willing to divulge their secrets of the business side of acting quieted most of my fears concerning a career in Los Angeles. I hope you'll consider visiting again and hope to help out in any way I can. We need something like this on a regular basis.
Haeleigh Royall (actress)
Please note: These seminars or classes are for educational purposes only. Although you may be meeting with qualified industry professionals, this is not an audition for employment or for obtaining a talent agent or talent management.
We reserve the right to substitute an industry professional of equal credits and experience if there are any cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
REGISTER NOW FOR THIS TALENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th, 2013
THE DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE
11543 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025