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Success stories: Actors who live and work internationally

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In this section I’ve created a patchwork of stories by actors who work across borders. Just to reiterate the fact that there is no recipe for success and our career paths in the entertainment industry are often meandering, I asked some...

Where to live as an actor and other conundrums

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Some actors are plagued with the question about where they should live in order to get the most work. There was a time when actors who wanted to work in film automatically moved to Hollywood. In today’s world, where the Internet brings us...

Your camera and you

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...A camera is a necessary investment for anyone interested in screen acting. For those who were taught the inside-out method of acting, watching the performance from the outside can be off-putting and painful. In An Actor Prepares...

Commit to the scene

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who get cast are actors who commit to the scene, not the lines in the scene.What happens in the scene?What does the character want?It is more important to nail what happens in the scene, than to perform a perfectly memorized line...

Play in the eyes

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who get cast are actors who play in the eyes.I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.Film photographs thought. The thought is in the eyes. If there is one trick in film acting, it is to keep...

Act and react in the moment

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who are cast are actors who act and react in the moment.Be flexible and open to spontaneity. Almost anything can happen at a casting. Don’t be thrown by the unexpected. It may be that by the time you get there, the script has already...

Make choices

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who get cast are actors who make choices.Make an actable choice that is clear to you and easy to play. Keep it simple. Actors tend to make complicated choices that are difficult to play. For example, ‘I think I love her, but I’m...

Stake a claim on the role, take a risk

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who get cast stake a claim and take a risk. Actors who come in and own the part are the people we have confidence in. They’re the ones we’re happy to present to a director, because they’ll make us look good.This is your...

Tell the story

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Actors who get cast are actors who tell the story.For as many times as it is appropriate to take a risk and play high stakes, there are equally as many times when it’s appropriate to simply tell the story. Sometimes the stakes are low...

Frequently asked questions about casting directors, agents and managers

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...What’s the difference between an agent and a casting director? An agent works for the actor and the casting director works for production. It’s the difference between buying (casting director...