Anti-Workshop with Casting Director Erica Silverman Bream
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 Erica Silverman Bream 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."
Erica works alongside April Webster on such shows as Colony and Full Circle: Miami, as well as the pilot Mission Control.
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 your current 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!!