The Art of the Audition with Casting Director, Paul Weber (for kids/teens)

The Art of the Audition: The Business of the Art – with LA Casting Director, Paul Weber


(For kids/teens ages 10-17)

Instructor: Paul Weber, Los Angeles Casting Director

One-Day Workshop: September 8, 2013




Paul Weber, one of Hollywood’s most respected casting directors has developed a dynamic, practical and highly effective intensive program that demystifies the audition process and gives the actor the skill and confidence needed to create a memorable audition experience. THE ART OF THE AUDITION, THE BUSINESS OF THE ART offers actors of every level the winning tools that will help you achieve success in the audition room.

The first half of the workshop, Mr. Weber reveals:

• The Casting Perspective – What Casting professionals expect from Actors. What key elements are they looking for?

• Why Certain Actors Succeed – Mr. Weber talks about the actors he’s worked with and what makes them successful, including Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Dakota Fanning, and Reese Witherspoon.

• What You MUST Do Right Now – Jumpstart your career with these valuable tips for self-branding and marketing.

• Don’t psych yourself out before you even get in the room! Essential techniques that will empower you to stop thinking of yourself as “the victim” in the Audition Room and let the “winning performer” take the stage!

• Indispensable advise on how to handle Rejection, and how to turn Anxiety and Nervousness into Excitement motivated by the joy of doing what you love to do!

• The Laws of Attraction: What you can do now to make your talent more desirable and marketable to an agent, manager or casting director and why.

• The Headshots & Resumes that get noticed today – The very latest on these crucial tools – and how the digital revolution is transforming the Audition process.


The second half of the workshop focuses on the actual Audition and involves actors in the process using scene work to experience and illustrate new techniques. Mr.Weber covers:

• The Anatomy of the Audition – What actually happens?

• How to make the Boldest, most Effective Choices in The Room.

• The Importance of Listening, Cold Reading Technique, and Script Analysis.

• How to Deliver Your Best Read The First Time.

• Why Actors Fail – Common and avoidable mistakes that take Actors out of the picture immediately.


ABOUT PAUL WEBER (CSA) – Casting Director/Producer

Paul Weber is one of Hollywood’s most respected Casting Directors.

As longtime Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Weber effectively moved between both mediums with ease. His keen eye for talent and ability to cultivate and sustain lasting relationships within the entertainment community has made him one of the most sought-after experts in his field.

For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and THE MACHINE starring Vin Diesel. MGM Home Entertainment credits include two SPECIES sequels, INTO THE BLUE: THE REEF and LEGALLY BLONDES with Ashley Tisdale.

He has cast over 700 hours of Television, including the wildly popular STARGATE and SPARTACUS franchises, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, JEREMIAH, POLTERGEIST, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award® nominations.

Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. His current feature projects in development include BEULAH with Dakota Fanning, THE UNEXPECTED with Oscar® nominee Paul Giamatti, THE STUPIDEST ANGEL based on the bestselling novel by Christopher Moore and PLAYING WITH THE ENEMY, directed by Oscar@ nominated director Jim Sheridan. He recently completed NO ORDINARY HERO starring Oscar® winner Marlee Matlin.  Recent TV series credits include THE L.A. COMPLEX on the CW as well as a series of movies for Lifetime and Syfy. He is also a producing partner with One On the Way Productions based in Los Angeles.




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