I’m posting this article by Dallas Travers about Scott David being fired. Casting Director Workshops have become an important part of your business, whether you like them, agree with them or not. And you as the business owner – the CEO of your acting career – need to stay up to date.
I also recommend having a coach for the Business of showBusiness and I highly recommend Dallas Travers. This article is one of her Free Acting Business Bites, which I suggest you sign up to receive. I completely agree with everything she says. Read it thoroughly and click on the link and read the Hollywood Reporter article as well.
Although Casting Workshops are set up as an “acting class,” they should not be a replacement for acting class. Class should be a safe place to make mistakes, explore, and try new things outside of your comfort zone. An acting teacher should be teaching you a process of acting and how to prepare for auditions and meetings with Casting Directors. This is how you grow as an actor.
Yes, you can get great tips from Casting Directors, but you’re going to the workshop to make relationships and to stand out. You need to be one of the top two or three actors in the workshop to be remembered. This is how workshops can lead to booking work.
If you’re not standing out as one of the top two or three in the workshop, then I recommend getting back into acting class. In Intentional Acting classes, you can use your class time to prepare your workshop scenes and bring the feedback from the Casting Directors and work on improving in the areas they see as weak.
Please take the time to read Dallas Travers’ Acting Business Bites: What Scott David’s Firing Means For You.
Also, here is the article from the Hollywood Reporter.
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