Whether you are coming back to class following a hiatus, arriving after college and need to figure out how to make it in LA, or just want to keep your “engine” in championship shape, THE CASTING ROOM is your anchor. This is an ongoing on-camera workout where you get to show up every week for yourself and for the work- keeping your craft sharp and your career on track.
Taught by veteran teacher, coach, and Casting Director, Caroline Liem, along with Guest BGB Master Teachers, this ongoing weekly practice will strengthen your acting muscle so that you can work at your absolute best, all the time. And- just as essential- be a whole, happy artist.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
The Casting Room
Bring your best self to the work every time!
You are- and always will be- walking into rooms where people don’t know you. How long will it take for them to know you? What do you have to do in order to take command of that space and show yourself fully?
THE CASTING ROOM is where you get to prep and practice all kinds of work you may be asked to prepare. Every week. You will:
- Create from a place of specificity, power and ease- both on-camera and off.
- Cultivate and maintain a practice of presence.
- Increase your confidence and comfort on camera, in your audition experience, and in your career.
Join Caroline- and our amazing Guest BGB Master Teachers- every week as you commit to your ongoing workout. Claim and express your bold, unique voice in your auditions. Bring the kind of work you are capable of all the time into whatever room or stage or set you inhabit.
|Teacher:||Caroline Liem + Guest BGB Master Teachers|
|Dates:||Mondays, 7pm – 10pm. Weekly ongoing class, 4x per month.|
|Duration:||This is an ongoing class meeting 4x a month. A minimum 3-month commitment is recommended.|
|Location:||The BGB Studio|
10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301
North Hollywood, CA 91602
|Requirements:||An open heart and open mind. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||$265/month for 4 classes per month. Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
Beyond the practice of reading in a casting setting and getting incredible real-world notes from Caroline, you’ll get to pick her brain! She’s deep in the trenches of the Industry and knows what’s really important in the audition and in the business.
Every week in THE CASTING ROOM you’ll work mostly on camera and in a casting setting, learning who you are in any given scene. You’ll go deeper, get more personal, and bring your individual voice to any material in the most authentic way possible. You’ll dig in each week, mining what’s unique about you, and then bringing your wonderful, specific point of view to the work.
THE CASTING ROOM includes weekly on-camera scenarios, working with prepared scenes and cold reading, as well as exploring a variety of ways to utilize your voice and body to take your work- on-camera and off- to the next level.
Doing what you do requires strength, persistence, and intense effort. The average human does not see this energy; we see the result of energy through a person’s confidence, physical presence, enthusiasm, vibrancy, and outward state of being. As a Casting Director, I’m always curious why some artists have such ease in their process, while others are inconsistent in their execution, and still others completely flounder, deer-in-the-headlights. I have been teaching and coaching for 24 years in theatre, film, television, and at Studios and Universities. Casting (for 18 years) allows me an insight into the expectation of you showing up, and uncovers any mystery puzzling artists of all levels.
Our class explores 2 parts of your development as an artist: The Professional and The Personal. Here is a sample of what we’ll do in our ongoing collaboration:
Practical work supporting and challenging the knowledge and execution of our on-camera practice. Realistic ways to engage with the Industry.
- Mock audition/callback scenarios with a variety of Film/TV scenes/monologues each week
- On-camera work with candid and constructive notes
- Evaluation of individual work, inspiring and encouraging bold, personal, authentic choices
- Exercises incorporating your voice and body/movement, pertaining to on-camera work
- Practice weekly, with the goal of allowing your first read to be your strongest, rather than the warm-up read
- Understanding and interpreting the Breakdown
- “Sides” analysis. Preparation and how to make sense of material without the script
- Exploring different genres and worlds, and how to approach them
- Expectation throughout the audition process
- Interpreting/Executing redirects/notes given
- Mastering the self-tape
- Typing vs being authentically “You”
- The General Meeting
- On-set conduct and practice
- Discussions designed to further your growth as a creative businessperson
Exploration and incorporation of your interests and life pursuits in your art, i.e. bringing the human being into the conversation.
- How to make own your choices
- Where does the material live in you. Your history is your interpretation of the scene.
- Discussion on owning who you are as a well-rounded, empowered artist
- Explore various approaches to reduce any physical or emotional tendencies that may be keeping you from doing your most confident work
- Writing to develop your creative voice
- Creating your own work
This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.
- CAROLINE LIEMTeacher
Caroline is a casting director, audition coach and international teacher based in Los Angeles. Her highly acclaimed audition and text analysis classes have been taught throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Russia. Additionally, Caroline is adjunct faculty with Pace School of Performing Arts, and has enjoyed guest teaching at universities throughout the United States, including The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, DePaul University, Loyola-Chicago, Columbia College, and Occidental College. Before there was GLEE, there was POPULAR, the first show she worked on alongside Ryan Murphy. Many wonderful casting experiences followed working with prominent producers and directors, including Lauren Shuler Donner, David Goyer, Jon Turteltaub, Nat Bernstein and Bryan Singer, as well as Disney Studios overseeing such projects as GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, PEARL HARBOR, and GANGS OF NEW YORK. She served as the Casting Executive for the award-winning late night show JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Her background as a musician and singer progressing to actor and casting director provided Caroline with a firm foundation and distinct network of professionals. She graduated with an MFA from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, a BA from UCLA, and is a member of the Casting Society of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
More on Caroline here.
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