Anti-Workshop with Cara Chute Rosenbaum, Casting Director
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 Cara Chute Rosenbaum 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."
More about Cara:
Television credits include: "The People vs OJ Simpson" (Artios & Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting), "The Mindy Project" (Hulu), "Lopez" (TVLand), "The League" (FXX), "The Last Man On Earth" (FOX), and many more. She and Erica Silverman Bream are the MainStage Casting Directors for The Blank Theatre Company in Hollywood. She has also cast many award winning short film and indie feature projects.
Please see her IMDB page for more information. You can follow her on twitter @ccrcasting - Please NO Facebook requests!
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, OR Pershing Square is 3 blocks away...so you could always take the subway there!!