PILOT SEASON Primetime TV Festival
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Our biggest and most popular event! SHOWCASE to SIX INCREDIBLE Casting Directors who focus on Primetime TV and Pilots all in one jam-packed morning!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AUDITIONING for Horror Films, Thrillers & Chillers - 4 Week On-Camera Class with Pamela Kramer, Casting Director
Now, here's your chance to explore working in this thrilling industry with one of NY's top casting directors, teaching YOU the skills necessary to break into this very exciting area of the business!
In your first class, you'll be cast into a cold B movie horror scene with another actor and working with Pamela on-camera. She'll work with each couple in a audition scenario, giving adjustments, feedback, suggestions and constructive criticism which will impact your approach toward audition material immediately.
For your following classes, you'll be emailed scenes to prepare in advance for each class. Each week you'll explore on-camera the various areas of horror, thrillers and chillers including low budget horror films (Paranormal Activity, Torture Chamber, The Blair Witch Project), Monster movies (Dracula, Hellraiser, The Evil Dead, The Mist, Tremors), Chillers (The Exorcist, Amityville Horror), Psychological Thrillers (Silence of the Lambs, Dressed to Kill, Christine), modern day Horror films (The Ruins, The Skeleton Key, Paranormal Activity, The Descent, Saw, Hostel) and Sci-Fi Horror (I am Legend, Aliens, Signs, The Thing, Resident Evil, Event Horizon, War of the Worlds).
Pamela will also cover ways to get started without an agent and how to make connections from trade shows to producers to writers.
In the business for over twenty years, Pamela Kramer, (Casting Director and owner of Bradley Baron) casts for film and TV as well as hundreds of commercials, industrials, and voice-overs. Recent film casting includes the independent film, "Torture Chamber", the award-winning"Charred" and the short film "The Orchard", a new TV series called TAILGATE 48 on the Big 10 Network and a huge industrial for the ARMY.
Currently, she's in pre-production for a couple of untitled horror features and is always busy casting a wide variety of commercials, industrials and voice-overs.
Some of Pamela's commercial clients include: Microsoft, Nokia, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, ADP, Phfizer, Pepsi, Kraft, and Roche, Prudential, Panasonic, etc. In addition, she's cast several TV pilot's for VH1, MTV, History Channel, an integrated print and commercial campaign for Chubb, numerous national and regional commercials as well as 30 episodes of Comedy Central's hit TV series "Strangers with Candy."
*** Scenes will be recorded on-camera. As a courtesy, your video clips will be made available to you within a week. An email notification will be sent when the clips are available to view and download from your Actors Connection account. Please note: from time to time technical issues do occur. As a result video clips are a courtesy, not a guarantee.***
Class is limited to 14 actors
Class Success Stories:
Alan R.Rodriguez was picked up by Bohemia and SIGNED to AboutFace! Since taking the Horror class, he's landed 5 co-starring roles on Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, White Collar, The Michael J.Fox Show & Orange is the New Black.
Heather Drew is now listed as one of Horror Societies Deadly Beauties; Scream Queen Rising new STARS!!
Diana Budur is FREELANCING with AboutFace from meeting Jenevieve Brewer, Agent in the showcase night.
Michael Chmiel, Katherine Elliot, Kristin Muri, Adam Lindo, Heather Drew, Cortney Powell & Taylor Cohen all have roles in the upcoming paranormal drama, "Absent Witness" from meeting Pamela Kramer!
"Pamela is awesome, funny and honest. She made the class really fun."
"It was absolutely amazing to meet and work with Pamela and Heather."
"Pamela is great!"
"I'd take this class again!"
"The amount of knowledge gained in 4 weeks was incredible."
"This was quite simply the best class I've ever taken at AC, or at any of this type of institution. Pamela's class is freeing, joyous and inspiring."
-Eric Michael Gillett
"I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how brilliant I think your class is and how marvelous you are as a teacher. As a voice teacher and acting instructor myself, I respect and admire those people in the profession who bring such depth of knowledge accompanied by a sense of both daring and fun to the room. Truly, I've studied with some marvelous teachers since I graduated from Jurassic High (LOL!), but you are, by far, the most inspiring. You've given me such pleasure in the work this past few weeks and I have been raving to every student who comes through my room about both you and the class. And, this I promise, I will return, if not in April, then the next time after that!"
-Eric Michael Gillett, Broadway and TV actor
"Pamela, I haven't had that much fun all week! I appreciate the diversity of the class in its entirety. You make me feel safe and at ease to take acting risk. You and Heather are just all kinds of awesome. Thanks for a wonderful first class."
"Loved that I was able to get out of my comfort zone. Scary movies have been my worst fear and I believe I've conquered that fear! Thanks, Pamela."
"Pamela is a gem. She is caring, kind, sympathetic, understanding and a pro! She knows how to bring out the best in each of us."
"Such a unique class! Truly loved it."
-Melanie Blake Roth
"I loved it!"
"Pamela is an amazing acting teacher. I have been with her for 2 years and I appreciate her more with every class I take. I have been a Sag actor since 1986 and I have been with at least 30 different acting teachers and I have never been so challenged as I am in her classes. I have learned so much and I will continue taking her classes for as long as she continues to teach. I believe an actor should never stop his or her training."
"Pamela's killer class brought the inner acting beast out of me, and I haven't been the same since! I had such an amazing time and loved every second. Took two back to back sessions and landed a role in a kids scary movie Sugar Skull Girls from producer I met taking class! I'm a massive fan of horror and always wanted to try acting, this course was perfect! I adore Pamela to death, and can't wait to continue DYING FOR THE CAMERA!!!"
"Pamela, I just wanted to thank you for your welcoming and challenging class this past 4 weeks. It was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken. Not just because I was presented with new and unique situations, but because I learned an incredible amount. You created a safe environment for experimenting and gave honest critiques (whether good or bad). I'm someone who immensely appreciates honesty, so I knew when you said something was good, it actually was. I look forward to the opportunity of taking the class again!
"Pamela is extremely welcoming and honest. I know she wants her students to succeed. I also loved how small the class size was. This is one of my favorite acting classes I have ever taken."
"Lots of good feedback, fun exercises!"
"Very supportive atmosphere. Pamela pushes you past your comfort zone and makes you comfortable there."
"Pamela Kramer is the strength. She is the best. Kind and honest. A great combo. She cares about her actors. It's amazing!"
"This is much more than a horror class. Pamela is an excellent acting coach with clear adjustments that make a difference in the work. She is incredibly generous with her time and encouraging!"
"I loved the direction and that each scene enabled us to play a different character/emotion. Also, love that it was filmed, so we could study our scene."
"This class has been amazing. Most fun class ever!"
"Pamela Kramer's Horror Film class ended in sensationally!! With a dynamic showcase second to noneâ€¦the industry reps that attended were fabulous, caring, supportive and REAL! They gave great feedback and phenomenal adjustments! I did a thriller monologue and a horror scene. I rocked, but they wanted more & more. I took their adjustments and nailed it!!!"
"Pamela Kramer's class is my acting secret weapon. I tripled my auditions after taking AUDITIONING for Horror Films, Thrillers & Chillers-4 Week On-Camera Class with Pamela Kramer, Casting Director. I booked 4 Co-Starring roles within two months of taking her class!"
"Pamela's horror class is one of my fave classes I've taken. Ever."
"I want to thank you for the five fantastic weeks of amazing classes. Thank you for reminding us that acting is FUN. Never knew screaming and dying can be such an organismic experience. (Ops, TMI) I really appreciate your patience, support, and bottom-less knowledge that you share with us."
"Thanks for everything! I had a lot of fun in class and I feel the scenes you gave me pushed me as an actor. You are a wonderful teacher and I hope to work with you again soon!!!"
"This class is awesome and she is a wonderful teacher!"
"Hi Pam, it's Tuesday and I feel like turning into a werewolf, but there's nowhere to go. Miss you and the class. Had a great time and look forward to doing it again."
"I really enjoyed your class and working with you! I will miss you too and it was wonderful learning with you."
"Thank you Pamela! I had so much fun in this class and the videos of our work being emailed to us each week is such a huge help."
-Mark J. Parker
"I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful class. It was rewarding and a lot of fun, and being able to look at the video clips was a huge help. I'm excited to say that Jenevieve Brewer, Agent, Aboutface from the panel contacted me to have me link my Actors Access and Casting Networks to her so she could submit me for jobs!"
"Just wanted to thank you once again for a great experience. This is the first class that I was actually sad to see end. I appreciate all of your advice and feed back on my work. I definitely had no idea what I was getting into when I applied for the class, but I have to say, I came out with information pouring out of my ears. There was sooo much to take in and learn, especially in our last class. It was an honor and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to met our guests. I hope that you get the opportunity to continue to teach this class at Actors Connection, it's definitely worth the money."
"You asked that I let you know how the audition for Law and Order: SVU goes. Well, I am extremely proud to say that I booked the role and began filming as of yesterday. It is because of this that I will not be able to attend our next class but I will be returning the following week. You were a great help in me landing this gig as you kicked my ass the last class. I would like to thank you."
"Pamela, it was thrilling to have the chance to work with you over the last six weeks in horror class.....get it? Thrilling :) I think of all the class members, I probably came in with the least knowledge of the genre (other than having watched a few of the classics like Evil Dead and the Omen), so thank you for teaching me not only how to delve deeper into myself for more gripping performances....but also to have an appreciation for several films it would never have occurred to me to watch. You've opened up a whole new chapter for me, and for that I am deeply grateful. I appreciate how lovingly you communicated with everyone in the class when giving constructive feedback - that, to me, is the mark of a wonderful teacher. Someone said it last night, and it's true for me as well - this class was the most fun I've ever taken!"
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