Catering to the growing demand for Hollywood savvy professionals, Boston Casting is helping to educate the Beantown public with a plethora of classes geared towards skill-building for the cinematic set. These opportunities enable both the newcomer and moderately seasoned professional to enhance and build upon skill sets that can aid in maintaining a successful career in front of the camera in Hollywood East.
Workshops span a variety of age groups from children through adults. 6 week classes that start January 13th include topics such as “Acting for Commercials” and “Acting for Films”. Other more targeted classes include “Scene Study”, “Nail that Audition” (for adults), and “Voice Over”. A “Master Class” with Donna Deseta, New York casting director for the Tom Cruise film Knight and Day will be taught as workshops on January 30th and 31st.
Seminars are typically one evening breezers that cover a wider scope in an overview format. “Breaking into the Business”, taught by Julie Arvedon, a casting director and the director of marketing for Boston Casting, covers tips and techniques for children, teens, and adults on the difficult task of self-promotion as a New England actor. “Intermediate/Advanced Acting” and “Advanced Acting for Commercials” will be starting later in February, and will further techniques developed in the beginner classes.
Kids classes and workshops include acting and “Improv for Film and TV” and are meant primarily for children that fall into the 5-11 year old age group. Similar classes are offered at the teen level, for ages 12-18.
Head shot clinics are offered as well for all age groups, and includes a professional makeup artist for the length of a 1 hour session that will allow for 2 wardrobe changes. All participants will receive a disk of 100 digital shots taken during the sitting, at a cost of $399 per person. All other seminars, workshops, and classes, range in price from $99 to $299.
For more information on course offerings, or to register, visit their website.