ACTOR CONFERENCE 2019
Casting Director Round Table
Lee Mountjoy Casting is one of the UK's most accomplished casting houses. Lee has a wealth of experience casting award winning Film, TV, Theatre and Commercials.
Lucy Casson began her casting career as a Resident Casting Director at the Finborough Theatre. She then spent several months as Casting Assistant at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Lucy works regularly with Casting Directors Jenny Duffy, Anne McNulty and James Orange as well as being a Casting Director in her own right. Her recent credits include GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM by Martin Sherman at the Park Theatre; EQUUS for ETT / Theatre Royal Stratford East (as Casting Associate) and THE BAY, a new six-part drama for ITV (as Casting Associate).
Agent Round Table
Joanne Moss is currently Casting Associate for ITV Coronation Street, following an eighteen-year tenure at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Joanne has recently taken over the casting for the prestigious JB Shorts.
Nicola is a Senior Agent at Regan Management Manchester and has been since 2015. Before that she had a successful career as an Actress, a Movement Director and a Visiting Practitioner at LIPA. Regan also have offices in Cardiff, London and Bristol. Their clients include Actors, Presenters and Creatives. Regan Management take great pride in the relationships they build with Actors and work with emerging as well as established Talent in all areas of the Industry. In Theatre, Film, TV, Adverts, Radio Drama, Motion Capture. You can check out their Website to see the vast range of Productions their Actors are currently involved in.
Jess is a senior agent at Red Door Management which has offices based in Covent Garden and also the heart of Manchester's MediaCityUK. The agency has performers working as regulars in all the UK soaps, West End shows such as Dream Girls & Thriller, Netflix originals, and the new remake of the Disney Classic Beauty and the Beast and much more.
Intro to New Acting Technique
From the science behind the award winning, hit TV series 'Lie to me', Disney's popular animation 'Inside Out' and Discovery Channels crime documentary series 'Faking it: Tears of a Crime'. EIA Group bring an exclusive introduction to a new acting technique. You will access Emotional Intelligence tips and techniques used by undercover intelligence agents, whose ability to be an ‘actor’ (i.e. live a fake undercover life) could mean the difference between life and death. One of the worlds best lie-detectors will run a short workshop to coach you in the techniques that can put you into a genuine emotional state within seconds (e.g. sadness, anger) when you need to turn one on quickly for your performance as an actor - without tear stick or recalling distressing personal stories.
Vocal Warm Up 101
Northern Voice collective bring their Vocal Warm Up 101 - How to get your voice performance ready efficiently. This will be a quick workshop and demonstration by NVC, they will specifically focus on a warm up routine which will give you the warm up exercises every actor needs to be audition ready. It will keep in mind that this prep might have to be done in a car, audition waiting room, toilet cubicle or even a train toilet!