The Actors Centre

TV Commercial Confidential

WHAT IS IT? This workshop will give you the lowdown on commercial casting and show you how to master, enjoy and win commercial auditions (all auditions!) plus improve your relationship with agents, casting directors and scene partners. It’s an excellent introduction to commercials for less experienced actors, a useful refresher for actors returning to the business and a terrific tune-up for working actors. HOW WILL IT WORK? Using a typical audition situation as template, John will share his positive, practical, professional secrets, tips and golden rules that work! Actors will then perform actual copy to camera, watch the playback and receive individual coaching in John’s upbeat, down to earth, irreverent style. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will learn how to prepare for, dress for and enjoy auditions; how to analyse scripts and make them come alive; how to identify and broaden your casting range; how to get the edge on the competition and how to put joy in your work and money in your pocket. Participant Price: £40. Observer Price: £15.

Tutor

John Guerrasio

Brooklyn native John Guerrasio has starred in commercials worldwide and conducted this popular workshop in New York and London. He has taught acting in colleges, prisons, drug-rehabs and drama schools and directed extensively - most recently at ALRA. John wrote and presented programs for the Travel Channel and PBS. His theatre work includes musicals, classics and the avant-garde on Broadway, in the West End and at leading regional theatres. He is featured in Nixon’s The One with Harry Shearer and Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. John is often heard on BBC radio and is active in all areas of commercial voice work. John’s commercials currently running include Coca-Cola (worldwide), Mr. Kipling Cakes (UK), RAY Casinos (Finland) and Doubletree Hotels (online).

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