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VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors – Second Session (SAG Foundation)

Today, we present you with the last of the pilot season sessions where you get some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Patrick Baca (Alligator Point, Fashion House)
Amy Jo Berman (Independent Casting Director; Former Head of Casting at HBO)
Krisha Bullock (Victorious, iCarly)
Fern Champion (Hatfields & McCoys)
Howard Meltzer (Lab Rats, Life with Boys, Hannah Montana)

Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors (SAG Foundation)

Continuing on our pilot season theme (as it is that time of year), we thought we’d bring you some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Sharon Bialy (The Walking Dead, Vegas, Breaking Bad)
Wendy O’ Brien (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Sons Of Anarchy)
Richard Hicks (Zero Dark Thirty, Game Change)
Seth Yanklewitz (VP of Casting, Fox)

Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Associates (SAG Foundation)

It’s pilot season!  We know you all know this, but in light of it being that time of year (and with a few more hours until the Oscar nominations), we thought we’d bring you some information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this excellent and informative session includes:

Gohar Gazazyan (The Walking Dead, Vegas)
Ty Harman (Warehouse 13)
Mike Page (Arrow)
Troy Daniel Smith (Life with Boys)
Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, The Mentalist)

Grab pen and paper, grab a coffee, get your acting focus head on and Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered (Part 3)

Happy Valentine’s Day aftermath, everyone!  In keeping with our “love letter to acting”, and as promised, here is the final instalment of Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered.

We wanted to share this documentary from BBC’s Omnibus series about highly respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, best known to audiences for his portrayal of “Sir Humphrey Appleby” in Yes, Minister & Yes, Prime Minister and his Oscar® Nominated performance as “King George III” in the acclaimed film The Madness of King George, for a couple of reasons.  Nigel has special significance to ActorSpeak.com founder, Sally McLean, as he was her Honorary Patron in the early days of her production company, before his passing in 2001.  This documentary was shot in 1999 while Nigel was preparing for his most demanding stage performance – that of the title role in the RSC’s Anglo/Japanese production of King Lear – at age 70.  Inspiring for all actors, this is a must-see for those who feel the clock is ticking on their career in regards to success – with some fascinating insights into the acting business, the balance between private and professional life and acting itself.

Part 1 can be seen here, and Part 2 is here.

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VIDEO: Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered (Part 2)

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  In keeping with our “love letter to acting”, here is the next instalment of Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered.

We wanted to share this documentary from BBC’s Omnibus series about highly respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, best known to audiences for his portrayal of “Sir Humphrey Appleby” in Yes, Minister & Yes, Prime Minister and his Oscar® Nominated performance as “King George III” in the acclaimed film The Madness of King George, for a couple of reasons.  Nigel has special significance to ActorSpeak.com founder, Sally McLean, as he was her Honorary Patron in the early days of her production company, before his passing in 2001.  This documentary was shot in 1999 while Nigel was preparing for his most demanding stage performance – that of the title role in the RSC’s Anglo/Japanese production of King Lear – at age 70.  Inspiring for all actors, this is a must-see for those who feel the clock is ticking on their career in regards to success – with some fascinating insights into the acting business, the balance between private and professional life and acting itself.

Part 1 can be seen here, with Part 3 being added tomorrow.

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VIDEO: Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered

Happy Valentine’s Day week everyone!  In keeping with the theme of this week (love of others, love of our craft), here is a intriguing documentary about one of our favourite actors: Sir Nigel Hawthorne Remembered.

We wanted to share this documentary from BBC’s Omnibus series about highly respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, best known to audiences for his portrayal of “Sir Humphrey Appleby” in Yes, Minister & Yes, Prime Minister and his Oscar® Nominated performance as “King George III” in the acclaimed film The Madness of King George, for a couple of reasons.  Nigel has special significance to ActorSpeak.com founder, Sally McLean, as he was her Honorary Patron in the early days of her production company, before his passing in 2001.  This documentary was shot in 1999 while Nigel was preparing for his most demanding stage performance – that of the title role in the RSC’s Anglo/Japanese production of King Lear – at age 70.  Inspiring for all actors, this is a must-see for those who feel the clock is ticking on their career in regards to success – with some fascinating insights into the acting business, the balance between private and professional life and acting itself.

Parts 2 & 3 to come in the next couple of days.

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