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unless you can do them for free otherwise, it's your wasted buck.

And it's your decision to have a pre-internet mentality.

Oh, Truthteller, you're so damned defensive and thin skinned. Never wrong, always right.
 
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Okay, let's steer this back on topic.

If you're anti-CD Workshop, then post your views in a SEPARATE THREAD!

If anyone knows of any updates or worthy add-ons to this list, do share:

Here are some of the usual suspects and where they're cheapest at:

Scott David
Usually always asks for prepared scenes
-$45 (yearly membership of $10) at The Acting Bridge

Kendra Castleberry
She makes you prepare her sides
-$27 Burbank Media Group
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge
-$35 Casting Network


Jamie Castro-Linda Lowy Casting
-$35 (yearly membership of $10) at The Acting Bridge, Cold Read
-$35 Casting Network

Russell Boast-Pagano/Manwiller
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Kristy Baxter-Kennedy/Bluestein
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Jennifer Lare-Cami Patton
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Kendra Shay Clark-Schiff/Audino
-$35 at JBCN

Erica Silverman-April Webster
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Erica Berger-Martinez-Berger
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge , prepared

Lindsay Jameyson-Jennifer Cooper Casting
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Marlize Gunzenhauser-Dorian Frankel
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Becky Silverman-April Webster
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Allen Hooper-Jeff Greenberg
He only does prepared scenes
-$39 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge

Danielle Eskinazi
Asks for prepared commercial copy
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge

Lisa Ystrom-Payne/Ystrom
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (prepared)

Greg Salmon-Associate for Young and the Restless
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (prepared)
 
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Okay, won't share my anti-workshop sentiments. Instead I will say join the union, pay your dues, and go to Union workshops which are usually free. Of course this is considering whether or not you are ready financially and career-wise for the union. There are a lot of casting directors who won't consider non-union co-stars options unless the part is VERY unique and out of the water so most non-union actors would be doing themselves a great disservice by attending a $50-$200 workshop for a hit show. And for union actors...why not take advantage of union perks. Isn't that why you're paying dues?


Laugh when people try to take you as a fool.
 
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How do we find out about CD workshops hosted by SAG-AFTRA? I hear from everyone they offer them, but I never get any notices about them. I've heard they happen only a few times a year and they fill up fast, right?
 
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Morgan Freeman
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Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
Okay, let's steer this back on topic.

If you're anti-CD Workshop, then post your views in a SEPARATE THREAD!

If anyone knows of any updates or worthy add-ons to this list, do share:

Here are some of the usual suspects and where they're cheapest at:

Scott David
Usually always asks for prepared scenes
-$45 (yearly membership of $10) at The Acting Bridge

Kendra Castleberry
She makes you prepare her sides
-$27 Burbank Media Group
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge
-$35 Casting Network


Jamie Castro-Linda Lowy Casting
-$35 (yearly membership of $10) at The Acting Bridge, Cold Read
-$35 Casting Network

Russell Boast-Pagano/Manwiller
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Kristy Baxter-Kennedy/Bluestein
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Jennifer Lare-Cami Patton
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Kendra Shay Clark-Schiff/Audino
-$35 at JBCN

Erica Silverman-April Webster
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Erica Berger-Martinez-Berger
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge , prepared

Lindsay Jameyson-Jennifer Cooper Casting
-$29 at Actors Artistry ($5 or food donation/year membership), prepared scenes

Marlize Gunzenhauser-Dorian Frankel
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Becky Silverman-April Webster
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (Cold read)

Allen Hooper-Jeff Greenberg
He only does prepared scenes
-$39 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge

Danielle Eskinazi
Asks for prepared commercial copy
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge

Lisa Ystrom-Payne/Ystrom
-$35 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (prepared)

Greg Salmon-Associate for Young and the Restless
-$29 (with $10 annual membership) at Acting Bridge (prepared)


Is Scott David actually casting anything now, or just running a workshop full-time? Don't think he is with Criminal Minds anymore, right?
 
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How do we find out about CD workshops hosted by SAG-AFTRA? I hear from everyone they offer them, but I never get any notices about them. I've heard they happen only a few times a year and they fill up fast, right?


http://sagfoundation.org
 
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How do we find out about CD workshops hosted by SAG-AFTRA? I hear from everyone they offer them, but I never get any notices about them. I've heard they happen only a few times a year and they fill up fast, right?


SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory. $35.00 annual membership.
 
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How do we find out about CD workshops hosted by SAG-AFTRA? I hear from everyone they offer them, but I never get any notices about them. I've heard they happen only a few times a year and they fill up fast, right?


SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory. $35.00 annual membership.

SAG-AFTRA Conservatory is a DIFFERENT thing. It's mostly a chance for acting teachers to teach a class and to try to sell you.

SAG Foundation is the one that does the free CD workshops at NO additional cost:

http://sagfoundation.org/allevents/all
 
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Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
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Originally posted by Sgt. Hulka:
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Originally posted by STRUGGLING ARTIST:
How do we find out about CD workshops hosted by SAG-AFTRA? I hear from everyone they offer them, but I never get any notices about them. I've heard they happen only a few times a year and they fill up fast, right?


SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory. $35.00 annual membership.

SAG-AFTRA Conservatory is a DIFFERENT thing. It's mostly a chance for acting teachers to teach a class and to try to sell you.

SAG Foundation is the one that does the free CD workshops at NO additional cost:

http://sagfoundation.org/allevents/all


Apologies for the incorrect info.
 
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Sgt. Hulka...I hope that it went/goes well! Best of luck! Hopefully it does.


Thanks, it did. Just got back. Somewhere in the back of my mind, though, I think I our paths may have crossed another time since the workshop a few years ago. He seemed to remember me, was very nice. Although I've learned not to count on anything in this business, I left the meeting with a positive feeling that I may be called back sometime in the future. No matter; a good meeting, and that's all I could hope for.

And for what it's worth, reading the boards here for awhile, it does seem that Mark Teschner and Scott David, are two of the very few CD's that actually do bring people in after workshops.


Hey, just a quick question for anyone who still has their notifications on for this topic; so, I did book this job on General Hospital...yay! It was booked as a U5, but it ended up really just being a stand-in/double for one of the main characters; back to the camera, no lines, but a pivotal scene. Not even sure I'll get credit for it, in the end credits of the episode.

If I don't get an end credit, and I wouldn't submit it as uncredited to IMDB, could I still get away with putting it on my hard copy resume?
 
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Unfortunately for you, stand in work doesn't count on the resume.
 
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Sean Penn
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Unfortunately for you, stand in work doesn't count on the resume.


Yeah, that's what I thought. Oh well. Hopefully, I'll get paid for it as a U5; that's how I was booked.
 
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Looks like Actors Comedy Studio is offering $20 workshops.

http://www.actorscomedystudio.com/workshops/

And from Mr. Rohrbacher, himself, you don't have to be a student at ACS to attend. And no other strings attached.
 
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Morgan Freeman
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The biggest problem with taking ANY kind of Casting Director workshops is that ALL teach from a subjective point of view. In other words, they are NOT actors, never have been so don't waste your money!


WRONG! Most casting directors ARE ex-actors...some are currently actors.
 
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