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The Actor Symposium Series returns to Atlanta!
The Actor Symposium Series: Atlanta - 6 of the busiest Casting Directors in the Southeast - 4 information packed seminars - 1 amazing day that will touch on everything from SlateShots and self-taped auditions to how to get that extra edge and book more roles.
The Actor Symposium Series: Atlanta gives you the behind the scenes info you don’t usually get. As an added bonus, give us your Actors Access link when you register and we will send it to all of the panelists!
All-Access Day Passes are $50 and give you entry to ALL 4 seminars! On sale NOW.
Get your passes early. Our last event was sold-out.
- Jackie Burch
- Rhavynn Drummer
- Mark Fincannon
- Blair Foster
- Jessica Fox-Thigpen
- Bruce Newberg
- Tracy Kilpatrick
- George Pierre
- & Scott Thigpen
Please Note: Panelists and moderators are subject to change without notice.
SEMINAR 1 - 10:30AM - 12:00PM – "Get More Auditions"
There is more to being a successful working actor than just signing with an agent. Get the inside scoop on how to make a good first impression and why certain actors are called in time and time again.
Commercial and Theatrical Casting Directors will give you their perspective on these essentials:
- Marketing strategies
- Standing out from the crowd
- Selecting the right headshot for the role
- Attaching the appropriate and most effective media to your submission
- Working in partnership with your agent
SEMINAR 2 - 12:20PM - 1:50PM – "Behind the Scenes of the Casting Process"
This is a rare opportunity to look over the shoulder of the Casting Director. A revealing, behind the scenes look at how the Casting Director sees your submission and your ability to have an impact on the way it’s viewed.
- See where your submission goes and how to have an impact on how it’s viewed
- Find out what makes a good headshot and why you need one
- What does your headshot look like in a sea of submissions
- How to move to the top of the submission list with a SlateShot and clips
- The importance of succinct notes and clips
An eye-opening experience, this workshop is designed specifically to help actors land roles.
LUNCH - 1:50PM - 2:50PM
SEMINAR 3 - 2:50PM - 4:20PM – "Auditioning Dos & Don’ts"
Getting an audition is great, but making the most of it is the key to success. Casting Directors share the things actors do that either drive them nuts, or put that actor on the short list.
Get the Casting Director’s informed perspective on:
- Audition preparation
- In person vs. virtual auditions
SEMINAR 4 - 4:40PM - 6:10PM – "Auditioning Opportunities and the Art of Self-Taping"
More and more Casting Directors are reaching outside of their regional markets to find fresh, new talent. Hear how Casting Directors are using tools like Eco Cast to cast their projects and expand opportunities for themselves and for you. From the sublime to the ridiculous, you’ll learn how the self-tape can be your strongest ally or your worst enemy.
- Do Casting Directors really watch self-tapes?
- How do you submit self-tapes to casting?
- How have virtual auditions changed the way the industry works?
- What are the main pitfalls to avoid when self-taping?
- What makes a good self-tape?
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