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Casting for Screen
Led by Casting Director, Louise Collins
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3 hours / £31.00

Date: March 26th
Location: Actors' Guild Hub at Spotlight, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ
Time: 18.00 - 21.00

We are pleased to welcome for the first time at TAG, Louise Collins who is a casting director with 8 years industry experience. Having trained with some of the most highly regarded casting directors in the world (including Jina Jay) she is now a casting director in her own right. 

In this 3 hour practical workshop Louise shares her wealth of experience and top tips. Louise will begin with a brief chat covering her professional background before moving into the practical element.

Actors will have the chance to read specially selected scenes in a mock casting scenario. Prior to the workshop Louise will email out a selection of scenes for you and ask you to prepare two as you would for a real casting.  If there is time you will do both scenes but if there isn’t we will concentrate on just one scene. Louise will provide feedback and during the Q&A section will be happy to answer questions relating to all aspects of casting. 

Please bring 2 copies of your scene with you so that someone else can read in.

Louise Collins started her casting career as a child casting scout for casting director Jessica Ronane, working on West End Musicals ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ directed by Sam Mendez, ‘Matilda’ directed by Matthew Warchus and ‘Billy Elliot’ directed by Stephen Daldry. She went onto working in film and television for leading casting director, Jina Jay on projects such as ‘Rogue One; A Star Wars Story’ directed by Gareth Edwards, ‘Assassins Creed’ directed by Justin Kurzel and the BBC series, ’The Night Manager’ directed by Susanne Bier. She was the open call casting-co-ordinator for Warner Bros ‘Pan’ directed by Joe Wright, she then became UK casting associate to Sharon Howard-Field for Amazon’s ‘The New Pope’ starring John Malkovich. They also worked on several independent films by Hollywood producer, Fred Roos. She recently assisted Elaine Grainger on the highly anticipated HBO Series, ‘Warrior’ by Bruce Lee Ent.

Louise went onto becoming a casting director in 2016, casting projects, including LFF winner, ‘Fighter’ by Bugsy Riverbank Steele, International film festival winner, ’Okay Mum’ and for Netflix’s ‘Murder Maps’. She recently cast Olga Kurylenko and Christian Cooke in ‘Everything you Didn’t Say’ directed by Charlie James Reader. ‘To the Boats’ directed by Michael Driscoll, starring Coco König and ‘Granada Nights’ directed by Abid Khan starring screen daily’s rising star, Antonio Aakeel, which are soon to be released beginning of 2019

She has cast music videos for international acclaimed artists such as The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, Lily Allen and for Kobo, who’s latest video received a Kinsale Shark award and was a UKMVA nominee. Commercials she has cast, include global brands such as, Nike, Ikea, Sony Xperia, Volvic and Dove as well as international campaigns for UNICEF and Amnesty International. To see more of Louise’s work please click on the link: www.CollinsCasting.com 

***Please Note: Cameras are only used in our workshops when requested by the workshop leader and then if specified in the class description above***




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