Nancy is coming back to Frank Stein Studio in Barcelona this July. This masterclass is designed for professional actors who want to improve their auditioning skills and increase their marketability in the international market. She is responsible for the Bishop Technique for Screen Acting and Auditioning, developing it simultaneously as she career flourished as an international casting director.
In this seminar you will learn how to:
The class will start with a series of exercises that develop effective methods for on-camera acting work. Areas covered will include developing an inner monologue, the reaction shot and cold reading. Actors will have the opportunity to perform a short scene from an actual film, which will function as a mock casting. Every student will receive one-on-one coaching with Nancy.
Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique
Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include playing an inner monologue and playing specific objectives. Each actor will choose a scene and send in self tape auditions in advance which will be critiqued on the day. At the end of class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.
Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting
Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform casting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.
NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS COURSE IS ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH.
Nancy Bishop, CSA, has cast more than seventy films from her base in Prague ranging from large scale studio pictures, such as Mission Impossible IV, Prince Caspian, The Bourne Identity, to independent films such as The Illusionist. She just finished work on The Last Knights, starring Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story. She is also a top ranked acting coach and teacher, and her workshops are in demand internationally from Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul. She founded the Acting for Film Program at The Prague Film School, and penned the best-selling book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Currently she is working on an international Tandem TV series, Crossing Lines, starring Donald Sutherland.