Nevada SAG Conservatory
Make the Most of Your Auditions with Fawnda McMahan
& Casting Director Laurie Records
SATURDAY 8/28/10 we will be at Eastside Senior Community Center (see address below). Our Teacher will be Fawnda McMahan. Most of you will remember her. Well she’s back and she will be bringing a Casting Director with her. This means one thing…. DO NOT MISS THIS CLASS! GET THERE ON TIME PLEASE. Fawnda is well liked and respected, so this class will fill quickly. Get there early! Bring Water and a snack for break. BRING YOUR OWN PENS AND PENCILS PLEASE. Bring your headshots and resumes.
Check in starts at 12:30
Worshop 1 to 5 PM
S.A.G. Members you must have your SAG Cards with you.
$20 at the door for Non Members.
Why drive to LA when LA is driving to you? Fawnda McMahan of Commercial Break is coming back to Vegas! Not only has she booked 13 commercials since you've last seen her, but she's bringing with her casting director and actor advocate, Laurie Records for an informative afternoon of how can make the most of your auditions. Students in this class will learn the ins and out of the commercial casting process, hot directors, pet peeves of casting directors, audition scenarios with non dialogue, reactions, personality questions, group scenes, callback adjustments, product handling and reading the room. You will leave feeling more confident about what "they" are looking and how to deliver it with your own personal spin. Think of this class as a fast track to commercial bookings. Advanced stuff for the bookers and the a fresh spin on the basics for the newbies. Hope to see you there!
When: 1-5 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010
(check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Where: Eastside Senior Community Center
250 Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Parking: Free parking is available on-site.
Cost for Workshop: Free for Nevada Conservatory Members or $20 per workshop.
Nevada Conservatory Cost: $40 a year for union members / $80 a year for non-union members.
You will need your SAG ID card (paid up through November 2010) to join as a member and please remember to bring your headshots and resumes.
Check the Nevada Branch Hotline for updates or SAG members should contact Branch Executive Director Steve Clinton by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hotline: (702) 737-8818
No RSVP necessary but please check the Branch Hotline at (702) 737-8818 or (800) 724-0767, option 7 for any last minute changes to the Conservatory program.
About Fawnda McMahan:
Fawnda McMahan, began her commercial acting career when she was cast in a national commercial by veteran casting director, Shelia Manning and directed by icon Leslie Dektor. In the past three years, Fawnda has shot over 27 commercials working with the best directors in the business. Her studio, Commercial Break, opened in 2004, where Fawnda’s honest and groundbreaking style keeps her students booking and coming back. Commercial Break quickly gained the reputation for the most up to date place for actors to study the in and outs of commercial acting. Fawnda's eye for the trends of time can help streamline your audition to pop off the screen and secure those callbacks and bookings! Fawnda is member of Commercial Peer Group at the Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences and enjoys cupcakes.
About Laurie Records:
Laurie Records (Casting Director, CCDA) got her start in the commercial realm in 2004. For three years she cast hundreds of commercials as Associate Casting Director in a bustling commercial office. In 2009, Laurie opened her own company. She continues to cast all types commercials ranging from National Network to Internet only spots, Industrials, and PSA's... you name it, she's casting it. Laurie writes a monthly column titled “Commercial Actors Should Never…” for Casting Networks, Inc., advising commercial actors of the do's and don'ts of commercial acting.
Steve Clinton - Screen Actors Guild
Nevada and San Diego Branch Executive Director
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(800) 724-0767 x7
Fax: (702) 933-9118