Jane Jenkins and Deborah Aquila
Presented by Next Dimension Productions
Date: January 8-9, 2011 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Location: Act Now Portland
Address: 232 SE Oak St, Suite 100, Portland, OR
Registration: Call 818-425-9764 to RSVP. Space is limited. Signups close December 20th, 2010.
Topics covered include:
- How to fully analyze a script and break down scenes when prepping for auditions
- How to handle your nerves at an audition
- How to stand out when auditioning on camera
- How to sharpen audition performances to get the callback
- What a casting director looks for and insider tips
Since 1981, Jane Jenkins and her company have cast over 100 feature films, including the Academy Award winning “A Beautiful Mind”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Airforce Once”, “Jurassic Park”, “The American President”, “Apollo 13”, “The Lost World”, “A Few Good Men”, “Backdraft”, “Misery”, “Ghost”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Beetlejuice”, “Stand By Me”, and “Home Alone”. Jane is a charter member of the Casting Society of America, as well as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Television Academy.
Deborah Aquila has enjoyed a long-standing career as a casting director that has spanned both the East Coast and West Coast, television and film, as well as independent features and studio pictures. Her independent casting career began with Steven Soderbergh’s SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE. Before moving the Los Angeles in 1993 to cast Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Deborah had completed over 40 independent films in New York. In 1993 she was named Senior Vice-President of Features Casting for Paramount Pictures. The more notable films Deborah cast at Paramount were: PRIMAL FEAR, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, THE BRADY BUNCH, KISS THE GIRLS and WHAT WOMEN WANT. Deborah has been recognized six times by the Casting Society of America for her work. She was recognized by the Hollywood community with the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.