This online class will provide feedback from an experienced casting professional. No more than 20 performers will be participating.
There will be a Q&A with the Casting Director as well as live feedback on ZOOM on August 9th.
Actors will select a 2 minute scene to rehearse and record or submit a previous self-tape you're allowed to share, prior to class and scenes will be submitted in the form of a self-tape.
Participants MUST be able to complete their self-tape and submit it to email@example.com, with the subject Casting Access - Stacey Pianko by 9:00am PST Tuesday, August 9th. On August 9th at 12:00pm PST | 3:00pm EST (the same day), Stacey will host a Q&A/Watch Session via Zoom and give notes to actors in real time while the class watches the self tapes together. All participating actors must have the capability to watch the class' self-tapes during the Q&A/Watch session.
Only actors who have submitted their self-tape on time by 9:00am PST Tuesday, August 9th, following all instructions listed below, will be invited to the Q&A/Watch Session that occurs at 12:00pm PST that day.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Stacey Pianko is an Artios Award nominated Casting Director who began her career as the casting assistant on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Then, in the Feature Film department at Disney/Touchstone Pictures, she worked on such films as Cool Runnings, Significant Other, The Three Musketeers, A Far-Off Place and The Mighty Ducks.
Subsequently as a Talent Executive at Disney Channel stars such as Shia LaBeouf, Hilary Duff, Kat Dennings, Lindsay Lohan, Kat Graham, and Kaley Cuoco found their launching pad early in their careers.
After that stint, Stacey entered the independent casting world with her partner Orly Sitowitz, CSA and have cast many Independent Feature Films, pilots and series for major television/streaming platforms.
Some recent credits include:
COMPUTER SCHOOL (2022), Pilot/ HBO Max, Executive producers: Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin.
VIOLET (2021 TIFF Premiere, Artios award nominated), Feature film, directed, written, and produced by Justine Bateman, produced by Loose Cannon Pictures
BREAKWATER, Feature film, directed by James Rowe, produced by Loose Cannon pictures. Starring: Dermot Mulroney and Darren Mann (in post-production)
F*CKING JANE AUSTEN, Feature film, directed by Anna Mastro, produced by Barry Films, Fortitude International, co-produced by Stacey Pianko (in pre-production)
AVATAR 2, (Worldwide kid search) Feature film, 2Oth Century Studios, directed by James Cameron, Producers, James Cameron, and Jon Landau
A WRINKLE IN TIME (with Aisha Coley as CD) Feature film, directed by Ana DuVernay, produced by Legend3D, Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker
ROCK YARD, Feature film, Directed and Written by Howard Reichman and Turhan Caylak, co-produced by Stacey Pianko (pre-production)
IMDB LINK: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0681241/?ref_=instant_nm_1&q=stacey pianko
In addition to casting, Stacey also enjoys coaching actors for auditions under her Casting Fairy banner.
You must use discretion in this class. Sharing photos or video from this class will result in a 6 month suspension from any Casting Access program. You must have completed a Casting Access Online application prior to registering for this class.
If you RSVP for this class you must be able to upload your video by 9:00am PST on August 9th. DO NOT BE LATE. Please read all of the video requirement instructions. Those who have been seated by August 9th are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation if you cannot comply.
You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.
Please note that the 90-day frequency restriction applies to this workshop. Your last frequency-restricted workshop must have taken place no less than 90 (ninety) days prior to this event to be eligible to register.
Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will receive a link inviting them to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be sent the link to join the class.
Your video will not be accepted IF:
-Your video is shot vertically instead of horizontally. If you need to shoot on an iPhone or tablet, turn it sideways.
-It is not appropriately framed. Standard framing is top of the head to mid chest.
-The video has poor sound, clarity, or lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it cannot take away from your performance.
-You have a distracting background. If you cannot provide a solid background, a minimal background is best.
-Your video has title cards or subtitles. They are unnecessary.
-Your video settings are not Unlisted. Videos that are Private or Public will not be accepted.
-You “share” the video through YouTube. You must email the video URL to the specified email address.
-You mark your video as Listed for Kids. Videos are unable to be sent with this setting.