Jason Kennedy

Casting Access (Non-Frequency Restricted)

Los Angeles

Jason Kennedy

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7:00 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:45 PM



SYNOPSIS

ADVANCED CLASS - The event is for advanced actors only. You will not be moved off the waitlist unless you have at LEAST two network TV credits or a studio film credit.

This class will include a Q&A and a cold reading session with an experienced casting professional.

Some brief comments about workshops: Jason is a firm believer in everyone's right to teach, as well as an actor's right to choose who to learn from and what that experience should entail. Networking is an acceptable and vital part of the entertainment industry, but workshops are not an employment opportunity and should never be considered as such. They are strictly learning experiences where actors can exercise their craft in a sage and supportive setting. Workshops like this one can help bridge the cap between and actor's training and the real world tools needed to success in this crazy business. 

For this event, Jason will share his experience in televion, delving into the world of episodic and pilot casting. This will be a conversation about the business side of acting, preparing and researching for roles, audition techniques, finding confidence and making choices, work ethics, keeping busy and creating original content, maintaining relationships, what to expect and how to prepare for episodic and pilot season, pitfals to avoid, what to do after booking a job, and much more. And, of course, questions are welcomed and encouraged. Scene work will consist of cold-readings of paired scenes in a supportive, classroom setting with other actors as the audience so that everyone can participate and learn from any adjustments or feedback.

CASTING DIRECTOR BIO

For more than 15 years, Jason Kennedy has cast a wide variety of projects, ranging from drama and comedy series and pilots to features and miniseries. He is currently working alongside Susan Bluestein on two network dramas. Previous projects include TNT's King & Maxwell, BBC & HBO's Emmy-winning House of Saddam, SyFy's The Dresden Files, CW & WB's Reba, Dawson’s Creek, Living With Fran and Run of the House, plus feature films Congratulations, Cursed, PU-239, A Little Thing Called Murder and Elizabethtown.

REQUIREMENTS

You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class,

NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.

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