Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Please join me in London for a seminar, and a glass of wine to celebrate Secrets from the Casting Couch.
Secrets from the Casting Couch
Seminar: Directors and Casting Directors
In this seminar casting director and author Nancy Bishop shares information from her new book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. She is joined by Michael Bassett, director of the upcoming blockbuster Solomon Kane, (released in UK cinemas in Dec 09) starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite. Discussion will focus on how directors and casting directors work together to cast a project. Clips will be shown from Solomon Kane, on which Michael and Nancy collaborated. Topics covered will include, how actors can best forge a relationship with industry professionals, strategies for success at castings, and how casting decisions are made. The seminar will be followed by a question and answer session, book signing, and then please join us for a wine reception. Secrets from the Casting Couch will be available at a discounted price.
Michael J. Basset, is a writer and director, his former projects include Deathwatch (Jamie Bell, Kris Marshall, Andy Serkis) and Wilderness (Sean Pertwee).
Nancy Bishop (C.S.A.) is an Emmy nominated American Casting Director who has cast supporting talent in Europe for over 60 films, including the recently released G.I. Joe, and Prince Caspian. She is chair of the Prague Film School Acting Department. www.nancybishopcasting.com
Where: The Actors Centre, London, 1a Tower St,London, WC2H 9NP
When: Monday, 7 September, 09
Time: 3pm- 5pm, followed by a wine reception.
Tickets: £12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thanks to everyone who came to my book signing in Edinburgh. I have to say that I really have to work on my technique. I mean I look like I'm about to eat my potential readers in this photo... though my colleague Helen Raw is looking a bit friendlier but in a drugged out sort of way.
I'm back in Prague and now that I'm here I need to go to the circus since it's that time of year... but life is a circus for me right now.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
FROM FRINGE TO THE SILVER SCREEN;
Superstars Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Hugh Grant, Ricky Gervais and Rachel Weisz all started their careers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Spotlight, the UK’s leading casting service, sponsors this casting symposium; a panel of theatre and film professionals will discuss how actors can use the Fringe to launch a career.
Listen to leading casting directors, agents and promoters discuss the differences between casting in Film and Theatre, and how can actors branch out from theatre to screen work. This two-hour symposium will begin with a moderated discussion followed by a question and answer session from the audience.
Moderator: Pippa Harrison, Spotlight.
Nancy Bishop,C.S. A, Casting Director(US/Europe); credits include Prince Caspian, and author of “Secrets from the Casting Couch”
Sam Jones, Casting Director (UK); formerly Head of Casting at the RSC, recent TV credits include Occupation for BBC1 and Above Suspicion for ITV.
Tim Hawkins, Manager of Press Office, and formerly acting Chief Executive of the Fringe.
Kate Staddon,Talent Agent at the Curtis Brown Agency, London.
Lucinda Syson, Casting Director (UK). Credits include, Children of Men and Batman Begins.
Place: Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT.
Date: Wed, 19 August, 2009.
Time: 11AM- 1PM
Tickets: £10, Seats are limited. To order tickets ahead, http://www.edfringe.com/ticketing/detail.php?id=17029