Tag: casting director workshops

Class-Action Lawsuits to be Filed in California’s “Pay-to-Play” Casting Director Workshop Fallout?

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 Blames The Hollywood Reporter for ‘Dying’ Workshop Industry

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 Director Workshop Industry Responds to Los Angeles City Attorney “Pay-to-Play” Probe

Casting workshop agencies have been contacting their clients asking them to sign a Change.org petition to stop the inquiry.

Alleged “Pay-to-Play” Casting Workshops Now Under Investigation by Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has appointed an investigator in order to address the so-called "pay-to-play" casting workshop scandal.

14 Things You Can Do To Stop the Casting Director Workshop Scheme in Hollywood

Over the next few months, there will be some dramatic changes in the way the workshops are seen as a "tool" in Hollywood.

Casting Society of America Forming Committee to Investigate “Pay-to-Play” Workshops

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."

‘Vampire Diaries’ Casting Director Cancels Georgia Workshop

Greg Orson, casting director for The Vampire Diaries, has canceled his late April 29 and 30 acting workshops that were scheduled in Georgia.

Empowering the Actor: Daily Actions You Can Take to Gain a Different Perspective on Your Place in the Industry

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

Interview: Jill Alexander on Auditioning, Paying Attention to Her Career and Why She Calls Herself a “Working Class” Actor

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

Acting Workshops with Casting Directors

Here are some relevant issues on why attending one might be worth your while and how to prepare for it if you do

Acting Workshops with Casting Directors: Some Things to Consider Before Signing Up

Will attending workshops be worth your while? And if so, how to prepare for them?

Interview: Casting Director Scott David

Criminal Minds Casting Director Scott David talks about actor’s being unprepared, how we can find our "type" and Beckinfield!

7 Steps To Making Workshops Work For You

It's easy to fall into the trap that the more people you meet, the more opportunities you'll have. But that's just not true. It's not about who you know in this town. It's about who knows you.

The New Law To Help “Protect” Actors?

There's a new law regarding casting director workshops in California and actor Jamie Fishback isn't too happy about it.