Lawyers in California are considering filing class-action civil cases against the charged firms on behalf of all the actors who claim to be victims
Casting director Will Stewart wrote a now-deleted Facebook post accusing The Hollywood Reporter of writing a "hate piece" and that "workshops are dying" because of it.
Casting workshop agencies have been contacting their clients asking them to sign a Change.org petition to stop the inquiry.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has appointed an investigator in order to address the so-called "pay-to-play" casting workshop scandal.
Over the next few months, there will be some dramatic changes in the way the workshops are seen as a "tool" in Hollywood.
CSA President Richard Hicks told The Hollywood Reporter, "We have been in communication with the city attorney's office as things come up. At the end of the day, it's up to them to enforce."
Greg Orson, casting director for The Vampire Diaries, has canceled his late April 29 and 30 acting workshops that were scheduled in Georgia.
Written by Paul Kampf The entertainment industry is constantly evolving because of huge advances in technology and ever multiplying distribution channels. However, the actor is still the day-to-day fuel for the engine of Hollywood. Not only do agents and managers need actors to provide them a livelihood, but also acting teachers profit from an exchange of technique for payment. There are photographers, image consultants, publicists and life coaches. Let’s not forget the exploding number of one-night casting director workshops that require payment to attend that have become another actor expense. Without the actor the industry would crumble, and yet most ... Read more
If you’re an eagle-eyed viewer of Mad Men, you may have spotted Jill Alexander in the final minutes of last Sunday’s episode. If not, don’t worry because I’m guessing she’ll be back for more fun times at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Not that she could tell me anything about her role when I talked to her recently. She was sworn to secrecy! Luckily, she was able to talk about everything else. Jill is, in the true sense of the word, a ‘working actor.’ Or, as she called it, a “working class” actor. She’s been in over 50 National commercials, has ... Read more
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Will attending workshops be worth your while? And if so, how to prepare for them?
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There's a new law regarding casting director workshops in California and actor Jamie Fishback isn't too happy about it.