Short course

Overview

Aimed at upcoming producers and directors, this new 3-day casting workshop, led by Liz Stoll, will demystify the casting process from script to selection with, on the final day, each participant meeting professional actors and casting two lead roles for an original 50-minute TV pilot.  

Over the first two days, they will learn the techniques on how to get the best out the actors, prepare for the meetings, get tips and guidance on what to look for in a reading, how to run an effective and productive audition and help in making that crucial casting decision. Included will be the logistics of casting including availabilities, schedules, budget considerations, the etiquette of approaching and making offers to high profile actors and ensuring that diversity is always evident in the selection of people met and cast.  As a producer attending the workshop, you will also have the chance to be involved in negotiating the selection process with one of the directors attending the course.

Liz Stoll has been a casting director for over 18 years in the Drama and Continuing Drama departments at the BBC where she cast series, single dramas, films and drama documentaries. Her first casting position was at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986 followed by Theatre Royal Plymouth which led to casting West End musicals. She then moved into television casting via “The Bill” and various drama documentaries. Her website is: www.lizstollcasting.co.uk

Freelance Rate: £535

Corporate Rate: £995

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us shortcourses@nfts.co.uk 01494 677 903

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