DEVELOP THE ARTIST WITHIN
THE POWER OF EMOTIONS
Riveting.. Passionate… Motivational… The seminar will remind you why we’re propelled towards this maddening, yet hypnotizing profession…A. Kodicek
Gain cutting edge advice on how to seize the moment and release your full potential as an actor from a highly respected casting professional. With over thirty years in the business, Bill Dance breathes life into words through the art of storytelling, giving a behind the scenes, firsthand account of what it takes to become a successful actor. Each participant will learn how to release his or her inner self-expression through the release of their emotions. Whether you’re just starting out in your acting career or you’ve been acting all your life, this seminar will passionately inspire you and give you great insights to your self-expression. The workshop concludes with a Q & A session with Mr. Dance.
YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW
What does a Casting Director want to see in your audition? Have you ever been told that you missed the mark? Veteran Casting Director, Bill Dance, reveals the secrets to auditioning that your competitors only wished they knew. Gain valuable insight into the casting process and the mindset of the industry professionals behind the decisions. From preparation to performance, Bill provides a list of ‘dos and don’ts’ that will dispel the mysteries of auditioning, freeing the actor to focus on what’s really important—the character.
THE FILM TECHNIQUE
STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
Film acting is a fragile technique that an actor must master in order to have a successful career. Veteran Casting Director, Bill Dance, goes into detail explaining and illustrating the subtle nuances of acting for the camera, and citing examples as performed by some of our great actors who are currently working in the film industry. Actors will prepare a 2 minute monologue of their own choosing to perform on-camera and in front of the class. Mr. Dance will work with each actor to bring out the qualities that are needed to land the role. Taped performances will be made available for review online following each class.
THE BUSINESS OF “THE BUSINESS”
A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO AN ACTOR’S CAREER
You’ve made it to Hollywood to become an actor. You know you need an agent to send you out on auditions, but they only accept actors that belong to the Screen Actors Guild. Or maybe you have an agent, but they’re not sending you on auditions. How do you break through the infamous ‘catch-22’ of show business? Thirty thousand people come to Hollywood every month to become actors. What is going to set you apart from your competition? Veteran Casting Director, Bill Dance, understands the caveats of the TV/Film business. He began his career over 30 years ago as a professional dancer, and enjoyed a lifetime of success in the business working with legendary directors such as Ron Howard and Joel Schumacher, to name a few. In this workshop, Bill will relate his personal stories and experiences to those of the aspiring actor. He will share invaluable insight on how this town really works, and provide a range of ideas that will inspire you to become a proactive artist. So whether you’re just launching your career or taking it to the next level, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a true master of success.