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Casting for Screen
Led by Casting Director Shakyra Dowling CSA
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3 hours / £32.00

Date: November 30th
Location: Actors' Guild Hub at Spotlight, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ
Time: 18.00 - 21.00

We are pleased to welcome back Casting Director Shakyra Dowling CSA.

Following an introduction from Shakyra participants will be paired up and have a chance to read through their scenes. Sides will be sent out shortly before the workshop along with character breakdowns, as she would for a real casting.

Shakyra would like participants to be as familar with text as possible.

Honest feedback will be given in a supportive environment before participants have the chance to do a second take. This will be followed by a short tea break and an informal Q&A.

Independent Casting Director, Shakyra Dowling has been working for over two decades on Sundance, BAFTA, Berlinale and Oscar nominated films whilst zealously promoting diversity in casting.

Last year Shakyra cast Nathalie Biancheri’s first feature Nocturnal which premiered at LFF casting includes Cosmo Jarvis, and at Toronto Film Festival’s White Lie; casting includes Kacey Rohl who is named as Canadian Rising Star for her performance and Amber Anderson, UK ES Rising Star 2017.

She has cast genre-spanning British and international films including Cuban/Canadian co-production Un Traductor (staring Rodrigo Santoro) which was in World Cinema Competition at Sundance 2018 and has been selected as the Cuban Academy Award entry for 2019, French social comedy Naked Normandy (staring Toby Jones) and No Fathers In Kashmir by Oscar nominated Ashvin Kumar.

2020 casting includes Wolf with George MacKay, Lily Rose-Depp and Paddy Considine and Prisoner of Paradise directed by Mitch Jenkins, with Ellie Bamber and Mehdi Dehbi currently shooting in Mauritius.

More information and trailers can be watched at: www.shakyradowlingcasting.com

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3705094/

**Please note all contact or questions regarding this workshop should come through the TAG office. Please do not contact the workshop leader directly with questions**




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