September is the unofficial beginning of a new year as we slowly shift back into “school mode” and digest our summer glow. As you pick out your new fall sweater and kicks, how about picking out a new fall course? Acting is certainly a tough business to break into but with the right training and networking you might just break in.
As always, the Media Performance Center at Boston Casting has a fabulous fall line-up that could make any actor blush. Not only will you get the chance to perfect your craft but you could even star in your own film in the course, The Gig: Advanced Acting in Films. This six-week course meets every Sunday for 4 hours at $54 a class. It is taught by Linda Robinson who has been working in film and television for over 30 years. Not only will you be casted but you will be shooting and editing a short film featuring yourself and classmates, using a script from a local screenwriter. A director and photographer will be on the set, and at upon completion of the course, students will be given their own reel.
Like Boston Casting, C.P. Casting has the same caliber line-up of of classes. Check out the intermediate Scene Study for Film and TV with Bates Wilder. The first day you’ll be given a scene to memorize and the syllabus will be outlined in similar format. C.P does caution actors that Bates has “a bit of an edge to him and is known for his honesty”. C.P has many other classes this Fall semester and seminars such as On Camera Auditioning with Tom Kemp and Getting Started in the Business of Acting in Boston with Carolyn Pickman.
Finally, don’t miss upcoming courses offered by LDI Casting. They haven’t put their Fall classes up just yet but they are doing the casting for the new T.V series “Body of Proof” rumored to be shooting until the end of December. In fact, right now they’re looking for background actors to play yuppies, aka high end country club types with tux’s and formal dresses for an upcoming scene. Forward your picture in your formal wear over to [email protected] for a chance to be in this upcoming new TV series.
It doesn’t matter which company you choose or what class you in enroll in as long as you continue to network and work on your craft. Check out Hollywood East Connection’s Career Scene Page for more casting companies and jobs in Hollywood East!