Interview with Casting Director Christine Scowley

Lana gave Kids’ Casting Director Christine Scowley a buzz this morning to chat about her workshops for kids and parents in Portland on April 5-7, 2013. We love her warm demeanor and encouraging approach. Perfect for working with kids!

Have a listen:

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There are still slots available for the Friday night “Parents’ Boot Camp,” featuring a panel with Casting Directors Christine Scowley, Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker, as well as for the kids’ weekend workshops “Acting Like a Pro.”

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2013 CASTING DIRECTOR MASTER SERIES

ROUND ONE: Kids’ Casting Director Christine Scowley CSA

Young actors can join us on April 6-7, 2013 for a two-day acting workshop (morning sessions for ages 8-12; afternoons for ages 13-17) with Kids Casting Director Christine Scowley CSA.

We’re also offering a PARENT ONLY night on Friday, April 5th, featuring a panel with CDs Christine Scowley of Christine Scowley Casting and Bizzy Blondes Entertainment, and Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker of Cast Iron Studios. This will be your opportunity to learn straight from casting directors how to help your young actor succeed in film and television.

Your child does not need to be enrolled in the weekend workshop in order for you to enroll in the Parents’ Boot Camp. Please also note that the parent night is at a different location than the workshops.

More information on future Master Series guests coming soon. (We could tell you whom we’ve lined up, but then we’d have to kill you! Suffice it to say that we’re FREAKING EXCITED.)

BIO: CHRISTINE SCOWLEY CSA

Christine ScowleyScowley is the Casting Director of the hit Nickelodeon series HOW TO ROCK and Disney Channel’s MOVIE SURFERS. She also cast the series SMASH CUTS for the CW and conducted the nationwide search for the pilot HUGE for ABC Family.

Her Nickelodeon credits include pilots such as BIG TIME RUSH and EVERY WITCH WAY (to air this coming year), and a special episode of TRUE JACKSON, VP. Scowley also casts for DisneyFamily Online. She has several upcoming projects in the works for various networks and she’s currently consulting on a music project for Sony Music International.

Additionally, Scowley created and produced the series ROCK THE CRADLE with Fremantle Media for MTV, which featured the children of rock stars competing in a sing-off.

She often conducts nationwide searches, traveling the country to uncover new talent. She loves working with actors and music talent, and is continually inspired by all those who work tirelessly at pursuing their creative goals!

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PARENTS’ BOOT CAMP
With CDs Christine Scowley, Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker
No kids allowed!

A chance for parents to learn everything they ever wanted to know about navigating the shark-infested waters of the entertainment industry and preparing child actors for a potential Hollywood career (or not!). You’ll hear the Northwest perspective as well as the Los Angeles one, and have plenty of opportunities to ask your burning questions about kids and acting. Topics may include marketing materials, representation, training, resume building, managing a child’s acting career and more.

Friday, April 5, 2013
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

University of Oregon Portland Extension
White Stag Block
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
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ANY PARENT OR INTERESTED ADULT CAN ATTEND. REGISTER NOW!

$75 for up to two parents or guardians (OPTION E)
*$49 for up to two parents or guardians, if child is registered for Acting Like a Pro (choose OPTION B or D)

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ACTING LIKE A PRO
With CD Christine Scowley
Morning Session (ages 8-12)

This workshop will feature a business of acting component tailored especially for kids to help them navigate the adult world of show biz. Christine will engage them in improvisational exercises, teach the art of hosting for kids’ shows, and cover audition and cold reading techniques. Then they’ll be assigned scenes to rehearse and perform for the Sunday session in a mock audition setting, using sides from real projects that Christine has cast. Young actors will have ample opportunities to ask questions and get advice from one of LA’s top kids casting directors!

Saturday, April 6, 2013
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
&
Sunday, April 7, 2013
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Cast Iron Studios
1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212
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ONLY 16 SPACES AVAILABLE. REGISTER NOW!

$199 (OPTION A)
Add on Parents’ Boot Camp for only $49 (a 35% discount), total $248: choose OPTION B

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ACTING LIKE A PRO
With CD Christine Scowley
Afternoon Session (ages 13-17)

This workshop will feature a more prominent business of acting component, tailored especially for teens to help them navigate the adult world of show biz. Christine will cover audition and cold reading techniques, and teach attendees the art of TV hosting. They’ll learn how to break down a script, and take home scenes to rehearse and perform for the Sunday session in a mock audition setting, using sides from real projects that Christine has cast. Actors will have ample opportunities to ask questions and get advice from one of LA’s top kids casting directors!

Saturday, April 6
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
&
Sunday, April 7
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cast Iron Studios
1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212
map

ONLY 18 SPACES AVAILABLE. REGISTER NOW!

$199 (OPTION C)
Add on Parents’ Boot Camp for only $49 (a 35% discount), total $248: choose OPTION D

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Please note: This workshop is an educational experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. The presence of a casting director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of work. As such, casting director will not be retaining, nor be given access to actors’ headshots, resumes or any other promotional materials after the workshop. This workshop and its facilitators voluntarily adhere to CSA teaching guidelines approved by SAG-AFTRA.

Due to the vagaries of the film and television industry, guest facilitators may occasionally have to cancel their appearances. Cast Iron Studios and Tools for Actors reserve the option to replace a canceled guest facilitator with an industry professional of equal or greater caliber.

REFUNDS: A full refund will be issued if registrant cancels at least one week prior to start of workshop. All hardships will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For any cancellations or refund requests or concerns, you must contact us directly at toolsforactors[at]castironstudios.com.

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