Monday, February 6, 2012

On-camera acting class with Bethany Constance

[From Boston Casting and Bethany Constance.]

BOSTON CASTING PRESENTS:
TEENS ON-CAMERA ACTING CLASS WITH
LA/NEW ENGLAND TALENT MANAGER
BETHANY CONSTANCE

-- 6-week Class Begins February 11, 2012 in Manchester, NH --

(Boston, MA)-- Boston Casting recently announced a special 6-week On-Camera Acting class for teens taught by renowned LA/New England Talent Manager Bethany Constance. Designed for students between the ages of 9 and 17, this 6-week class will focus on how to tap into the Boston acting market and understand the expectations of the New York and Los Angeles casting directors, directors and producers. Ms. Constance will work with students to improve auditioning skills and acting techniques and to develop successful marketing techniques.

Perfect for seasoned stage actors who are looking to get in the game of on-camera acting as well as those interested in learning about the industry, this class is the ideal way to get in front of an experienced Talent Manager, learn to audition flawlessly, and learn how to connect to the right people to jump start an acting career.

The focus of this intensive class is to strengthen actors’ on-camera technique for auditions and TV, film and commercial work. Using scripts from these mediums, students will perform in front of the camera in a real audition setting. Direction and feedback will be given with each performance and students will have the opportunity to watch their auditions on-screen. Students will also learn proper audition etiquette, how to approach cold readings, how to market themselves as actors, how to develop a character, and give multiple deliveries for various scripts. In the last weeks of class, TV and film work will be covered in great detail with scene study and performance. The last class will be held as a real audition and will be taped for students’ and parents’ viewing. It will also include a Q&A session on the business of acting.

Instructor Bethany Constance is a partner with her husband Mark in the production company, a713production. Bethany is a talent manager for a713production and is also a partner in the Los Angeles based management company, Piper Kaniecki Marks Constance. Ms. Constance produced the film “Trouble”, which was written and directed by her husband and the film “Crooked Lane” written and directed by Chase Bailey for Left Bank Films.

Ms. Constance represents New England based clients, including Anthony O’Leary who co-starred as Drew Walker in the star studded film, “The Company Men”, directed by John Wells, playing the son of Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). He currently has a national AT&T commercial running and is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates. She also represents Lucas Ardagna, co-star of “The Mulberry Tree,” and “3 Weeks to Daytona,” and Stan Grunder who is represented nationally by Cindy Osbrink (Osbrink Talent Agency) and Jeff Gill (Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum). She also represents Nate Krawshuk who co-stars with Jackson Rathborne, Angela Plummer and Shannon Woodward in the film “Girlfriend.”

In LA, Ms. Constance founded Academy Management and represented talent in film, television, commercials, voice over, and print for over 10 years before relocating to the east coast. She discovered Sara Paxton, the star of the 2011 holiday release “New Year’s Eve,” “Last House on the Left,” "Aquamarine" and the Discovery networks, “Darcy’s Wild Life,” as well as Alexander Gould, the voice of "(Finding) Nemo" and co-star of Showtime’s “Weeds.” Some of her other clients have starred with Robert DeNiro, Sandra Bullock, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and George Clooney. Her company developed young talent through her acting school which was on the referral list of top Hollywood agents and Casting Directors.

Ms. Constance produced, cast, and acted in a number of off-off Broadway shows, and has been interviewed on television programs such as “Entertainment Tonight” and “E!” regarding her expertise in the young talent market. She has also been featured in numerous publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Wire, Imagine Magazine and NH Magazine. For more information about Ms. Constance, visit her website at www.a713production.com.

Workshop Details:
Date: Saturdays, February 11 – March 24, 2012 (No class March 3)
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 83 Hanover Street, Manchester NH 03101, 4th Floor
Price: $299
Registration: Visit www.mediaperformanceinstitute.com to register or contact Andrew Fitch at 617-254-1001, x4 or mpi@bostoncasting.com

About Boston Casting:
Established in 1991 by Angela Peri, C.S.A., Boston Casting has since become the premiere casting company in New England, having worked with directors such as David O. Russell, Errol Morris, The Farrelly Brothers, David Mamet and Rob Reiner. Recent film credits include the award winning film THE FIGHTER with Mark Wahlberg, PAUL BLART: MALL COP, THE PROPOSAL with Sandra Bullock, PINK PANTHER 2, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, and EDGE OF DARKNESS with Mel Gibson.