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Highlights of Surviving Actors February 2017

The New Year has officially kicked off and here at Surviving Actors it’s all systems go preparing for our London event on Saturday 4th February! This year looks set to be bigger and better than ever before and we are so excited for all the seminars, workshops and exhibitors we have got lined up for you! Make sure you grab your free entry ticket here on our booking page.

Here’s just a handful of our picks of the day to help you get started on planning your visit! For a full list of what’s on, visit the London 2017 page of our website.

  • All Day- Exhibitors
    Be sure to allow enough time to visit all our wonderful exhibitors! Find a new headshot photographer, book a showreel session, ask the team from Equity some questions about the union, find a resting job, build your website, sign up for some classes – this is your one-stop shop to give your career a new coat of paint for the New Year!
  • All Day – Open Casting – Major UK Theatre Tour
    Out Of Joint Theatre will be running an Open Casting Call from 10am – 5pm for a variety of roles covering different ages and ethnicities. The casting will be for a major revival and co-production with two famous British theatres. This will be a major UK tour and London run. Click HERE to apply!
    Please note auditions will be on a first come first served basis on the day.
  • 10:15am- Seminar- Get Cast In Television hosted by casting director Ben Cogan
    Having worked in casting for the BBC and for prominent TV series such as Casulty, Eastenders and Holby City, Ben is with us at Surviving Actors to help guide you through the TV casting process. He will share his advice on audition dos and don’ts, take you through some cold-reading skills and answer any specific queries you may have with in a Q&A session.
  • 11:00- 1-2-1 Session – Headshot Clinic
    Want to know if your current headshots are representing you well? Wondering what to wear for your next shoot? Unsure how to brief your photographer to get the looks you need? Struggling to pick a photographer from the hundreds out there?
    Whatever your headshot worries, drop in to the Headshot Clinic 1-2-1 with an expert from The Association of Professional Headshot Photographers for impartial advice and insights to make the most of your portfolio and help your next session go with a bang!
  • 12:30 Seminar- How To Get Work as a VoiceOver Artist hosted by Rachael Naylor from The VoiceOver Network
    The voiceover world is a rapidly growing industry, especially considering that video games (which rely heavily on voiceover talent) are now bigger than Hollywood and the music industry. It is no longer thought of as the little brother to the acting world and is getting much more respect than before.
    Owner and Founder of The VoiceOver Network, Rachael, will impart her expert knowledge on how to get a slice of that action and how to establish yourself in the VoiceOver world!
  • 15:30- Your Repertoire- Winning Singing Auditions for Actors and Singers with Leontine Hass
    In order to get the job, you’ve got to sing the right song. From acting auditions that require a simple folk song, through to blockbuster musicals, vocal coach Leontine Hass will take you through how to choose material that shows off your voice and shows you’re right for the job. Expect to leave with a new understanding of vocal preparation, tackling any vocal challenges in your material, how to connect to your piece, how to select arrangements that work well in auditions, the best way to present yourself  in castings and how to structure a practice routine at home.
  • 16:30- Workshop- Auditioning for Commercials With Confidence with Tree Petts
    It doesn’t feel good to enter a casting studio unsure about how you are dressed, worried about how you may look on-camera, anxious, nervous and insecure. Then you leave five minutes later having received no feedback on your performance, wondering “what did the casting director think of me”?
    Tree Petts will be covering how well you come across in the audition room, role types and playing ages to work out where you fit. Practical elements will include commercial script work with limited numbers of the audience.

What are you most excited about? Let us know over on our Twitter account: @survivingactors. See you in February!

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Article by Katie Brennan