Hello and welcome to July's Newsletter. There's some important information below so please read carefully...
Important Date Changes
Due to Sketch Up (AW Showcase 2015) there will be some changes to this months workshops.
- ADVANCE session on Wednesday 22nd July is open to standing order members only. This will be an opportunity to see a TV show being filmed. The address for this session is: Antenna, 9A Beck Street Nottingham NG1 1EQ.
- There will be no BASE session on the 29th July.
AW has a new home...
This months Film & TV network event is Thursday 16th June. The guest this month is Film Liason Officer for City Council and organiser of the Nottingham Screen Partnership, Faith Blakemore. More details will be posted soon. Facebook it!
A Bag of Money
"Four work friends dig up a bag of money but their value for the riches supersedes their value for one another, as they venture into the abyss of the dark, cold and wet mile long tunnel."
After four years workshopping at the College Street Centre, the time has come to move on to pastures new and we are very excited to be partnering up with The Nottingham Writers Studio, where we will be running all our future workshops! There's two floors, a kitchen, a stage and lots of fantastic opportunities to be involved with Nottingham's hub for creative writers. The Nottingham Writers Studio has free street parking after 8pm and before 8pm street parking is only £1 (After 6pm). There's also various car parks nearby in case you are spending the day in town. Those of you taking public transport will find it's pretty convenient for buses and trains.
Please note that from the 1st of August all Workshops will be held at The Nottingham Writers Studio unless notified otherwise!
The address is: The Nottingham Writers Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FH. Behind the Ice Stadium and opposite Bunkershill pub (and very conveniently so!).
Pic: NWS as seen from Lower Parliament Street.
Pic: NWS as marked on the map, click pic for full map.
Last weekend workshoppers new and old enjoyed invaluable insight from London based casting director Brendan McNamara (Beach Casting). Attendees performed specially selected scripts by Brendan, received critical feedback and also got the chance to hear casting pearls of wisdom directly from the industry insider, previously an assistant at Hubbard Casting, one of the worlds most well known casting family's who've worked on the likes of The Bourne Supremacy and King Kong.
Brendan said "The standard at the Actors Workshop is fantastic, I'm really impressed!".
Pic: Brendan McNamara directs Toby Bradford and Jenn Day.
White Post Farm
Actors were selected from the AW Member Page to feature in a brilliantly fun commercial for White Post Farm, a family farm experience full of fun activities, exotic animals and interactivity. The cast were even granted access to the - usually off limits - Meerkat sanctuary and got to hand feed the inquisitive little animals. The commercial will be played on Notts TV (Sky, Virgin and Freeview).
Pic: Santiago Mosquera and Katie Ward brave the meerkats.
Sketch Up - Sarah Hughes Master Class
The cast of The Actors Workshop Showcase 2015 - Sketch Up also got the chance to perform to a professional this week. Sarah Hughes, (casting director for Alan Ayckbourn, BBC and ITV) came to watch the rehearsal process and helped guide the performers with some brilliant feedback. It's the second time Sarah has been to The Actors Workshop and we feel lucky to have her support. She is astute, honest, incredibly knowledgeable and The Sketch Up cast can only benefit from her vast professional experience. Sarah said 'I always have such a good time working with you! And I thought the scenes and actors were really interesting and good'.
Pic: Sarah Hughes and the Sketch Up cast members.
A Bag of Money is a new short film project directed by Derry Shillitto of New Wave Short Films. Derry came along to the Actors Workshop at the beginning of the year to cast Adei Bundy and Georgie Levers in the first of a series of projects. The film also stars Tom Thompson, Jyuddah Jaymes.
Pics: Adei and Georgie inspect the loot in A Bag of Money.
New Wave Short Film Podcast
A weekly podcast for film makers, actors and comedy fans! This week NWSF spoke to the lovely Lucy Young about her latest crowd funding project The Summer Night. Also, explored is Jurassic World's CGI, Creed film, True Detective Season 2 and Women's football!
Next week NWSF speak to David Lilley about Short Stack and his short film Shiner.
If you wish to promote your work or crowdfunding campaign get in touch with them! www.NWSF.co.uk
Details, details, details...
There is still a number of members whose details are missing from our database. Therefore, if you would like to be considered for general castings, please email contact@theactorsworkshopnottingham and ask for our 'Casting Form'. All data remains entirely confidential and will only be used for casting purposes. If you are unsure whether we have your details, please pop us an email and we can let you know.
If you are in need of new headshots or would like your very first headshots taken then please get in touch! Headshots are 'one of the most important and effective tools an actor has and acts as your first audition (of sorts) to casting executives'. We are currently taking bookings for Monday 10th August from 4:30pm in Nottingham City Centre, limited spaces available. The price is just £75 and includes an AW profile. Contact us for more info.
Alternatively, if you already have headshots and would like an AW profile, then Let us know!
Pics: Headshots - Chloe Crump and Sean Radford.
Just to remind all Actors Workshop members, please email: email@example.com if you are unable to make a session! A big thank you to all members who already do this.
July 8th - 8pm until 10pm 'ADVANCE'
July 15th - 8pm until 10pm 'BASE'
July 22nd - 4pm until 11pm 'SKETCH UP' (ADVANCE SO Members Only)
July 29th - 8pm until 10pm 'SKETCH UP' (No BASE Session)
August 5th - 8pm until 10pm 'ADVANCE'
August 12th - 8pm until 10pm 'BASE'