Anti-Workshop with Casting Director Lindsey Weissmeuller
An alternative to the drama of the pay-to-play workshop world! In this relaxed evening of open conversation, host and working actor Meredith Riley Stewart will interview Lindsey Weissmeuller on her experiences as a casting director over the past few years in LA. The goal of the evening is to enlighten actors to the internal workings of the casting process, to breakdown the heirarchy we create in our minds about this process and to focus more on what we can do that will actually make a difference "in the room."
For the last decade, Lindsey Weissmueller has built a strong resume casting feature films in Los Angeles. She was the only casting director with two films at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 (Sleight which was co-cast with Jessica Sherman and Carnage Park), both of which sold to major distributors. She is currently working on season two of her cable comedy series, Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV). Other recent credits include Search (starring John Cho and Debra Messing currently in post), two MTV pilots currently in post, MGM's Balls Out (starring Nikki Reed, Jake Lacy, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett and released by MGM), Jake Squared (Virginia Madsen, Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jane Seymour) and Lazer Team (which was the second highest crowd-funded feature of all time, raising $2.4 million in just one week). Lindsey lives in Los Angeles with her husband Zach, a documentary filmmaker, and her one-year-old son, Sail.
We'll hear about specific instances from her experience that shape how she sees the casting process "from the other side of the table." We'll talk topics like star meter, drop offs, agent pitches, workshops and more. Plan to give your personal "elevator pitch" or log line and get feedback on yoru curent headshot options too. A few days before the event, Meredith will take questions from the attendees to help guide the night to be most insightful for everyone. One thing we will NOT do is cold reads or prepared reads or sides of any kind! We're all approaching this evening as potential collaborators who are coming together to hear about an individual's experiences in casting offices and take away what works for each of us.
Location: DTLA. $10 parking in the building, $7 parking across the street, FREE parking under Pershing Square 3 blocks away...or you could always take the subway there!!