Auditions to Offer and Beyond... A live-stream event on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
- Why upping your number of auditions doesn't matter
- How to stop wasting time on actions that don't get results
- How to shift your focus to think like an Successful Actor
- The number one way to go from auditions to offers
This evening is full of practical advice and strategies on the importance of building long term relationships with people who can hire you - not just chasing after the next random audition. Building on the fact that the audition is actually the beginning, not the end of the road.
James Jones has a unique background for a talent agent. His formative career was in national and regional politics. Here Mr. Jones worked for 11 years as a political and legislative strategist and tactician in both Washington State and Washington D.C. In addition to working on Senatorial, Congressional and Gubernatorial campaigns, Mr. Jones used his strategic and tactical abilities for three years as a senior staff member of a former Presidential campaign.
After his stint in politics, he went to graduate school receiving an MA in Philosophical Theology and Narrative Criticism. Through his years in the political world and as an executive in NPO development, he was connected to professional athletes and celebrities. This led him in 2001, to form Premier Talent NW (Seattle) to guide those careers. Shortly, thereafter, in 2002, PTNW became a SAG/AFTRA franchised agency. In 2006, James decided to expand his operations and moved full-time to California where he opened and now operates a successful SAG Franchised Talent Agency – The Premier Talent Group.
A California native, Monika graduated from UCLA and has been involved in casting ever since. Her list of credits includes high profile features such as SERVING SARA, the CLEANER, Rob Zombie's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS and his HALLOWEEN franchise films. But it is the independent film that has her heart, starting with THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL for director Wim Wenders, NURSE BETTY for Neil Labute, and the precious treasures that live long and prosper in the festival world, like ALL GOD'S CHILDREN CAN DANCE, LOVE LIZA, and MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU.
Nicholas Tabarrok is a prolific film and television producer whose company, Darius Films, has offices in Los Angeles and Toronto.
Since 1998, he has produced over a dozen features that have received both commercial and critical success. Many of them have premiered at the world's top film festivals: The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW 2005), Hank and Mike (Karlovy Vary 2007), Surviving Crooked Lake (Slamdance 2008), Weirdsville (Toronto International Film Festival and opening night gala of the 2007 Slamdance and Raindance Film Festivals), Coopers' Christmas (Toronto International Film Festival 2008), and Defendor (Toronto International Film Festival 2009).
Nicholas' most recent completed film, A Beginner's Guide to Endings starring Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan and JK Simmons, was released in summer 2012. The Black Marks, starring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel and Terence Stamp is currently in post-production and will be distributed by Dimension Films. Nicholas' first television series, Fugget About It, will be airing in September 2012.
He is a proud member of the Producer's Guild of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Nicholas was honored by Variety Magazine as one the "Top Ten Producers to Watch" in 2008.
Carlease is an actress who is adept at creating her own work. She has performed in over 26 features and 75 TV shows, virtually an episode of every network TV show airing incl. Shameless, Hot in Cleveland and Raising Hope.
Emily Grace helps actors think like a producer so they can act for a living. Through her company, Emily Grace Productions, she has helped countless actors land representation, big auditions, land more bookings and get in the driver's seat of their career with marketing plans that actually work. Emily is a Sundance and Deauville award-winning actress, as well as a writer and producer.
Hear different perspectives from an agent, casting director, producer, actress, and a career coach about how to increase your offers.
The evening will be full of practical advice and strategies on the importance of building long-term relationships with the people who can hire you—not simply chasing after the next random audition. Building on the thact that the audition is actually the beginning, not the end of the road.
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Auditions—to Offer and Beyond...
Tuesday, July 10th - 10-Midnight (Eastern)