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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
FILM AND TV: NAILING BOTH SCRIPTED & IMPROV AUDITIONS 4-Week On-Camera Class with Brette Goldstein, Casting Director/Producer
Brette is a New York based Casting Director who loves to focus on ball-busting comedic material. She is currently one of the producers on the film UNTITLED PLAYGROUND PROJECT and the independent pilot "Figuring it Out" plus ongoing commercials.
Recent credits include: HEDGEHOG (with Madeline Brewer and EMMY winner Ann Dowd), the comedy series DONNY! (USA), the pilot presentation for ODD MOM OUT (BRAVO), 3 seasons of I LOVE YOU, BUT I LIED (LMN), the miniseries THE CARS THAT MADE AMERICA for The History Channel, the films EL CAMINO (starring Elisabeth Moss) and CRAZY FAMOUS (with Ajay Naidu and Catherine Curtin), REACHING HOME (with Debra Monk), as well as several pilot presentations, including the "Untitled Micah Sherman Project" for Left/Right. She has cast over 150 commercials, 100 plays, several television and new media projects. Brette has several film, new media series and pilot presentations in the works. Brette also did the NY casting for SHARKNADO 2 with Tara Reid, Judd Hirsch and Vivaca A. Fox.
She was the resident casting director at Washington, DC's Folger Elizabethan Theatre for nine seasons. Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at most of the major film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Brette is the former Co-Producing Director of Washington Jewish Theatre, Production Manager at Washington Shakespeare Co., and Associate Producer of the Washington Theatre Festival.
Each week you'll polish your film/TV audition technique by working intensively on-camera, performing both cold, prepared and improvised scenes from television scripts and indie features with a reader.
Week 1 - Cold sides - Film
Week 2 - Prepared sides - Film
Week 3 - TV - Prepared sides with Comedic Improv
Week 4- TV - Prepared sides with Dramatic Improv
Brette casts for predominately for film, TV and commercials. Additional credits include:HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM, CERESIA (with Angelique Cabral), DEAL TRAVIS IN (with Nick Sandow); TV: THE KARATE TORTOISE (with Gilbert Gottfried), NO HOOKUPS PLEASE, SMALL MIRACLES (with Judd Hirsch and Katryn Kates); PILOT PRESENTATIONS: UNTITLED MICAH SHERMAN PROJECT, DONNY!, ODD MOM OUT, MY BAD TRIP, TEN-ONE; Over 100 national and local commercial campaigns within the last two years. FILM: HELLO LONESOME (with Lynn Cohen, James Urbaniak and Sabrina Lloyd), HERMAN AND SHELLY, FRANK THE BASTARD (with Chris Sarandon, William Sadler and Rachel Miner), VIVIENNE AGAIN, THE ONES THAT HAVE FALLEN, LIVE AT FIVE (with Dylan Baker, Annie Golden and Katie Finnegan), GOD DON'T MAKE THE LAWS (with Paul Sorvino, Robert Prescott and Peter Vack), BUFFALO BUSHIDO (with Jesse L. Martin, Frederick Weller and John Savage) and THE DAVID DANCE.
Please click this link to view Brette's IMDB page to see her full profile of film casting!
*** 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.***
Register now as this class will fill quickly!
"I would absolutely recommend Brette's class and already have to all my friends. She's freaking hilarious. She somehow balances being tactful while being honest and funny! I really feel she's a great teacher and her insight was phenomenal. Thank you so much!"
"Brette is truly an actor's advocate. I learned so much about auditioning with improv - the traps we can fall in and also how to prepare. She gave us tremendous insight about both the indie film and network TV casting process."
"Brette Goldstein bluntly tells you how it is. She lets you know how this business works and what's expected of you. I learned some great audition tips. She is awesome! I love her honesty and sense of humor."
-Nicole Dos Santos
"Loved Brette's class - she's really great, intelligent, funny, has great insights into the business that she shares!"
"Mrs. Goldstein workshop was the first class that I've taken at Actors Connection. I'm very please with the training. Her advice is golden. She gives you tools that's they don't teach in college. This is definitely the class to take if you need improve help."
"Brette is amazing at getting to know you as a person and casting you. She sees your potential and range then challenges you. She is honest and blunt about the casting world and let's you in on great secrets to succeed in your career."
"Brette is unflinchingly honest in her feedback while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere."
"Brette is a breath of fresh air. She is a force of nature and full of the most valuable and straight up advice about the business. She knows character and helps you to shine and considers your character analysis."
"Brette is super direct and helpful. You can speak candidly and expect real feedback."
"I think your class ROCKS and I am so glad I took it. You have such a positive way of saying things and you are so good at talking to actors. You never belittle, only encourage. Believe me, that is rare. Extremely. Thank you."
"I can't tell you enough how much I've enjoyed your classes. The feedback and adjustments that you've given, not only to me but to everyone, are sooooo insightful. You have helped me to get to another level.... thank you! My wife who has seen or read most of my scenes from your classes as well as past classes that I've taken at AC said 'SHE GETS YOU!.' She knows the scenes that you have given me are the kinds of scenes and characters that I want to play. So, thank you for 'GETTING ME!' "
"I just wanted to thank you for your class. I learned SOOOOO much. I am very green when it comes to film and I'm glad I was able to see myself on camera and I picked up so much watching you direct others and having you direct me. Also, I want to thank you for being so human and open with your thoughts on the business. I've recommended you to all my friends."
"Brette's fantastic at typing actors and helping them to key into who they are and how they are perceived. I loved that I got full scripts not just scenes, so I really felt that it was more like the actual audition process. She's also excellent at coaching and fine tuning your scene to perfect the audition. Her down to earth, no-nonsense description of the indie film business was immensely helpful and I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in indies!"
"Brette Goldstein's workshop was a tremendous experience. She takes all her industry, casting and acting knowledge and and generously presents it to her class in an energetic, caring, smart, funny, and thoughtful way that is uniquely Brette. Her honest critique is given with such love, support, and guidance that you have no choice but to walk away a better on-camera actor no matter where you started. Oh, yes, and she is LOL funny, too!"
-Catherine Cobb Ryan
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:30 pm
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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.