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Casting Smaller Roles in TV
Led by Casting Director Rick Laxton CDG
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3 hours / £31.00

Date: July 14th
Location: Actors' Guild Hub at Spotlight, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ
Time: 18.00 - 21.00

Run by Rick Laxton CDG, former Head of Casting at Lime Pictures who is currently casting a new series for BBC1, this workshop is an opportunity to focus on smaller roles in TV drama. It will take a look at how to approach such roles and what can help you in the casting process for them. This is a practical session.

Small parts are vital roles in any TV programme that is being cast.  They’re often the first TV credit actors gain, and many actors audition for parts of this size throughout their careers.  But they’re surprisingly tricky roles to nail in a casting room.  It’s a different and difficult skill to get right.  This workshop with Casting Director Rick Laxton will use practical script work to explore approaches to these roles, examining what Casting Directors are looking for, and what actors can do to increase their chances of success. 

As sides for ongoing drama are often given on arrival, scripts for this session will be handed out on the night so that you can practice your cold reading skills.

Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and a member of the CDG.  His freelance credits include series for BBC, ITV, Amazon Prime and Disney, including award winning BBC1 comedy series 'Peter Kay's Car Share'.  He was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, where his credits included 'Hollyoaks', 'Rocket's Island', 'The Case' and 'House of Anubis'.  Before that, Rick worked in the ITV casting department for seven years, on shows such as 'The Street', 'Vincent', 'Coronation Street', 'Blue Murder' and 'The Road to Coronation Street'.
 
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