Monday, January 21, 2013

Nancy Bishop Casting Workshop in Berlin – with Special Guest Lana Veenker

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Prague Casting Director Nancy Bishop CSA has invited Lana to help coach actors at her annual Casting Workshop during the Berlinale. This will mark Lana and Nancy’s fifth year of collaboration in Berlin.

Please note: This is not a Cast Iron Studios or Tools for Actors event; you must register directly with the organizers at the email address below.


Nancy Bishop, CSA, is teaching her annual casting workshop during the Berlinale
Special Guest: Lana Veenker, CSA

In this workshop, actors will have the opportunity to collaborate with top European and American casting directors. Ideal for actors who wish to improve auditioning skills in English and make valuable connections for international work. Actors will be assigned scenes to prepare in advance. Nancy Bishop (US/Prague) will coach the scenes, with her proven technique, outlined in her book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Subsequently, the scenes will be taped and critiqued by US Caster Lana Veenker.

Nancy Bishop, CSA, has cast more than seventy films from her base in Prague ranging from large scale studio pictures, such as Mission Impossible IV, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, to independent films such as The Illusionist. She just finished the European casting on The Last Knights, starring Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on Anne Frank the Whole Story. She is also a top ranked acting coach, and her workshops are in demand internationally from Rio De Janeiro to Istanbul. At the Prague Film School, she founded the Acting for Film Program, and penned the best-selling book, Secrets from the Casting Couch. Currently she is working on an international Tandem TV series, Crossing Lines, starring Donald Sutherland.

Casting Director Lana Veenker began her career in London and, upon returning to her Northwest roots, founded one of the most successful location casting companies in the U.S. She has found her calling in helping actors who live outside Hollywood break into the business. Recent projects include NBC’s Grimm, now in its second season, and 64 episodes of TNT’s Leverage. Gus Van Sant, Catherine Hardwicke and Tim Robbins figure among past film clients. Lana is a member of the Casting Society of America and the International Casting Directors Network. She has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today,,,, and Wired, and is a regular contributor to Follow her on Twitter @lanaveenker.


When: Monday, February 11, 2013
Time: 11-15:00
Where: The Acting Studio, Schillerstrasse 64, 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Directions: U2 + U7 Bismarckstrasse or U2 Sophie-Charlotte-Platz, for a detailed map

Please go to:
Cost: 110 EUR for the workshop
Signed copies Secrets from the Casting Couch available for 10 EUR (normally 15 EUR)

Registration Instructions: The workshop is limited to 16 actors and we anticipate the workshop to fill up quickly so please register soon.  Please contact Joel Kirby (in English or German) with a current CV and Headshot at:

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