Directors and actors don’t always speak the same language. Good directors don’t try to put
things into an actor, they bring things out of them. In this short two hour workshop you’ll learn
six tools for communicating with actors and helping them to create memorable performances.
You’ll learn how to address actors in a rehearsal environment and how to give notes in a
positive manner as well as side coaching techniques. And you’ll learn techniques for coaching
blocked actors, actors who resist direction and actors who refuse to take direction.
HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES 101
casting directors/director Charlie Holliday says, “Other than their talent just about the most
important tool an actor has is his or her headshot and resume. It’s usually the first contact a
performer has with the casting director or talent agent. As a casting director I’m appalled at
what actors will submit to us. We see headshots that look like they were shot by the
neighbor’s kid with their phone, as well as resumes that don’t even slightly resemble the
accepted industry norm.”
Bring your headshot and resume to this workshop (if you have one) and Charlie will evaluate
them for you and also teach you the proper industry format for your resume.
Charlie Holliday micro-bio:
Charlie Holliday, Actor/Director/Teacher/Casting Director - Charlie is a member of
SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio
Artists) and former member of Actors Equity Association, and is a working actor who
has appeared in more than fifty movies and television programs. His recent credits
include Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and the Hallmark Movies of the Week The
Christmas Card and Out of the Woods. Television credits include the mini-series
Gone But Not Forgotten, Quantum Leap, General Hospital, and many more. In
addition to his film and television work, Charlie has acted and directed in a wide range
of stage productions. Charlie also teaches film and TV acting and directing and is
owner/director of the Mosaic Acting Studio in Rancho Cordova, where he also
conducts classes and has been voted Sacramento’s Outstanding Training Resource
for Actors. He is the SAG-AFTRA liaison with the Northern California film
commissioners and is also an owning partner in Media Casting Group, Northern
California’s premier casting company.