WIMP Actor Database workshop w/Nicky Hawthorne (casting associate)
Hey WIMP actors! I'm currently casting with Beverly Holloway on multiple projects and starting mid March I move to another office to be the casting associate on a $10MM action feature. I would love to take the opportunity to meet as many of the WIMP actors as possible before I gear into this next big one. I'll start with a brief Q & A to talk about casting and trends I see, do's/don't in the room, etc and then I'll bring a reader and each of you lovely actors will bring a headshot/resume and 2 copies of a prepared scene with the reader's lines highlighted and we'll do our scenes one by one and I'll give constructive feedback.
Look forward to meeting y'all!
P.S. If you're in need of sides, I recommend checking out: http://www.mocksides.com/ It's free and they've got quality stuff :)
Nicky is a Casting Associate who works on multimillion dollar features with a new office (check castingabout.com and IMDB.com- they should be updated shortly!). She previously worked with Bev Holloway on features, and at Lakeshore Entertainment with a major Casting Director, where she focuses on films (they didn't always use castingabout.com, so instead check that link to Lakeshore for her credits!). She has also worked as the Casting Associate on 15+ SAG features over the past two years, and co-wrote and produced Open Road's The Tank, which will be in theaters in 2016.
For scenes- due to what her experience is in, she sent the following note on sides: if possible, I'd prefer actors prepare dramatic scenes, preferably taken from a movie, not tv scenes. No period pieces- contemporary films. And no crying scenes.