ONLINE Self-Tape vs. Live Auditions for Advanced Actors with Cathy Reinking

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 1pm ET / 10am PT

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A strong actor knows what good acting is on a set or on a stage, but are you clear what “good acting” is for the audition process? Now with self-tape auditions in the mix, (which is its own animal- and not a pretty one at that!), do you really know what casting directors are looking for? They are looking to be emotionally invested within the first 15 seconds, maybe shorter- Tough task unless you know the Secrets of a Great Audition. In this special workshop, you will learn these secrets and more from a veteran casting director who has even written a book on this subject - “How to Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film: Second Edition” - which covers (unexpected) topics like “What is Charisma and How Can You Enhance Your Own” and “Audition In a Way We Can’t Deny You.”

In this online session, you’ll be given material ahead of time. You will create a self-tape audition from the material that you will send to Actors Connection prior to the workshop. All self-tapes will be watched together in the class, with Cathy providing an honest assessment of each performance. In the second half of the class, you will do the same material in a mock "In Person" Audition situation, keeping the standards as high as they are in a real audition for Network, cable, streaming shows, and studio/prestige independent films. There will also be time for a comprehensive Q & A.

Students will be emailed the link for this session the morning of this event.  This event will take place on ZOOM.

Cathy Reinking

CATHY REINKING has been working as a Casting Director since the early '90s, working on Frasier, Arrested Development, According to Jim, and many other shows and pilots on NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, Fox. She also served as NBC's Manager of Casting, overseeing many pilots including "The Office," and holds a degree in theatre arts from UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude. Recent credits include Insatiable, Killerman, New Amsterdam, Abby’s, Manifest, and The Village. For this last pilot season (Winter 2018), NBC hired her to search for talent in Atlanta/Southeast Area for their line up of new shows. 

Cathy is also an acting and business coach who has helped hundreds of actors and non-actors reach their true potential. She’s an expert at being an entrepreneur as she herself has run her own business for years. Her tips are based in practical experience with an emphasis on efficiency, well-being and mindfulness. 


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Thursday, April 16, 20207:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.