INDIE FILM INTENSIVE 5-Weeks On-Camera with Brette Goldstein, CD/Producer, Brette Goldstein Casting

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

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Did you know that there are now more East Coast opportunities for actors in films than ever before? Here's your chance to work with one of NY's top indie film casting directors, teaching YOU the skills necessary to break into this very exciting area of the business! Each week you'll polish your film audition technique by working intensively on-camera, performing both cold and prepared scenes from indie features with a reader. The first week you'll work on cold sides. The second week you'll work with a prepared scene from a full script that Brette will have emailed you in advance giving you the full history of your character. The third week a new cold scene and the fourth week another prepared scene that will be emailed to you in advance with full script. The final week, Brette will focus on marketing techniques and the business side of the indie market; including who's who in the industry and tips on how to break in. Brette's casts for film, theatre and commercials. Current and recent projects include the films Dead City, The Hike, The Minnow, Silent Lucidity and Love on the Run. Brette's films have been featured in almost every major film festival including Sundance, Toronto and Cannes. ***Each week your scene will be video taped as a digital file. Within one week after each class, you will receive an email with the file to watch and view your work.*** Register now as this class will fill quickly! Class Testimonials: "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." -Larry Daggett "Thank you so much for a great five weeks of class! I learned a lot, and certainly appreciated (and thoroughly enjoyed) your honest...enthusiasm. You speak an "acting language" I really understand, and I left each class with a more specific approach to my work, which only makes me feel more excited and prepared for auditons to come. Thank you!" -Erin Gilliand "Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed Brette Goldstein's "Indie Film Intensive" at Actors Connection. Brette truly has a special knack for creating a supportive, inspiring and fun environment to work and learn in...I guarantee that everyone who takes a class with Brette will learn something about themselves as an actor. Thank you for this opportunity!" - Gwyn Hervochon "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!" - Kristen Riley "I've really learned a lot in your class over the past few weeks... have gotten a lot out of it and you have a great knack (whether it comes naturally or you try and create such an ambiance) for helping to create a great safe and exploratory learning space for your participants=US! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, realness and comedy provided along the way...it was a super cool experience!" - Kristin Pilgreen

Brette Goldstein

Brette has cast five television series (USA, LMN, Lifetime, History Channel, Investigation Discovery), over 50 independent films, 300 commercials, 100 plays, seven pilot presentations (including “Odd Mom Out” for Bravo) and various new media projects, and was the resident casting director at Washington, DC’s Folger Elizabethan Theatre for ten 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.

She is currently working on three projects (one series and two indie films) in development and casting around four commercials a month. 

Testimonials

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 Ryan

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!

Kristen Riley

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.

Salvador Chevez

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!'

Ted Oyama

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.

Larry Daggett

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.

Jana Stella Sintschnig

Brette is unflinchingly honest in her feedback while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere.

Synnove Eriksen

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.

Christophe Morabito

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.

Darlene Dues

Loved Brette's class - she's really great, intelligent, funny, has great insights into the business that she shares!

Kenan Wei

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

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.

Mark Andrew Garner

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!

Zulla Berhe

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