Harvardwood Heads To... Realities of the Casting Process

May 13, 2017 at 2:00pm - 5pm
The District by Hannah An
8722 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States
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IVY Entertainment

A can’t-miss opportunity for actors, directors, producers, agents, and executives! Come join IVY Entertainment for a comprehensive review of the electronic casting process, with a live, behind-the-scenes look at how casting directors use Breakdown Express and Actors Access to cast film, TV and theatre projects.

This 2-hour seminar will shed light on how auditions are scheduled and why certain submissions stand out (or are skipped over). Topics will include how headshots and demo clips are evolving in the digital world, practical strategies talent agents use to get their clients seen in a competitive market, and helpful marketing tips for working actors to foster long-term relationships with the casting community.

Special guest casting director Lauren Bass.

The salon will also include an exclusive networking opportunity for guests and panelists while enjoying a cash bar, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres at the District by Hannah An. Plus all registrants will be added to The District's VIP list and entered for a chance to win a patio party for you and your friends.

Blair Hickey (host, Brown): Blair Hickey is an actor, a co-founder of CastingAbout, and a consultant for Breakdown Services. He graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from Brown University, started his career in New York on stage and with recurring roles on daytime soaps. Since moving to Los Angeles, Blair’s worked primarily in television, appearing in such shows as NCIS:LA, TOUCH, HARRY'S LAW, HEROES, MEDIUM, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, GHOST WHISPERER, ALLY MCBEAL, THE PRACTICE and CHICAGO HOPE. In 2004, Blair co-created CastingAbout, the online casting and production guide. In 2009, CastingAbout was acquired by Breakdown Services, where Blair continues to serve as a developer and consultant.

Lauren Bass (casting director, Brown): Lauren began her casting career working for one of LA's top television casting offices, Ulrich/Dawson/ Kritzer, where she worked on such hit shows as “CSI”, “Jack & Bobby” and “Everwood”. From UDK, Lauren went to work for one of the most respected feature film casting directors in the business, Mali Finn. Under Mali's tutelage, Lauren helped to cast such notable films as Andrew Dominik's THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES...starring Brad Pitt & Casey Affleck, Antoine Fuqua's SHOOTER starring Mark Wahlberg & Kate Mara, SERAPHIM FALLS starring Pierce Brosnan & Liam Neeson, Joel Schumacher's THE NUMBER 23 starring Jim Carrey & Virginia Madsen, as well as the highly acclaimed AVATAR directed & produced by James Cameron. Following Mali's retirement, Lauren teamed with brother Jordan to open bass/casting -- a bi-coastal casting & production company specializing in curating strong ensemble casts in film, television, & new media projects. Recent features include Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut, WIND RIVER starring Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen, James Franco's THE PRETENDERS, Michael Doneger's BRAMPTON'S OWN, and IZZY GETS THE F&^% ACROSS TOWN starring Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Coon, Keith Stanfield & Alia Shawkat.

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