Monday, July 2, 2012

Kids and Teens On-Camera Auditioning Master Workshop with Talent Manager, Bethany Constance

[Passing along this info on a cool opportunity for young actors!]

Kids and Teens On-Camera Auditioning Master Workshop with Talent Manager, Bethany Constance

(Ages 9-17)

Instructor: Bethany Constance, LA/New England Talent Manager
Workshop: Thursday, August 16, 2012 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Location: Boston Casting – 129 Braintree Street, Suite 107, Boston, MA 02134
Contact: Brittany Shapiro at 617-254-1001 x4 (www.mediaperformanceinstitute.com)
Price: $99

Do you want to improve your acting skills?  Do you want to make yourself marketable? With accomplished LA/New England talent manager, Bethany Constance as the instructor, this is the workshop for you!
Whether you’re a seasoned actor who is looking to get in the game of on-camera acting or you’re new to the industry, this workshop is the best way to get in front of an experienced talent manager, learn to audition flawlessly, and learn how to market yourself as an actor.

In this intensive workshop, you will learn how to give a great on-camera audition.  Using scripts from films, TV, and commercials, 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 chance to watch their auditions on-screen to get a feel of how they come across to their audience.  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.

About the Instructor:

Bethany Constance is a partner with her husband Mark in the production company, a713production. Bethany is a talent manager for a713production and is a partner in the Los Angeles based management company, Piper Kaniecki Marks Constance.

Bethany produced the films TROUBLE, a film about children in trouble and how in the modern world children must cope with inner strength in difficult times and the paranormal thriller CROOKED LANE.

Bethany represents New England based clients, 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 can also be seen in the AT&T commercial “The Silent Treatment” and is represented nationally by Don Buchwald & Associates. Hannah McEachern, also represented by Don Buchwald & Assoc., starred in the film “Bleeder” and featured on TV shows “The Bronx is Burning” and “Discover Me”. Lucas Ardagna, co-star of the films “Three Weeks to Daytona”, and “The Mulberry Tree”. Lucas is represented nationally by CESD).

For complete client list see www.a713production.com.

She founded Academy Management and represented talent in film, television, commercials, voice over, and print for over 10 years before relocating to the east coast. Bethany discovered Sara Paxton, "Aquamarine" and the Discovery networks, “Darcy’s Wild Life” and 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.

Bethany graduated from the Syracuse University Drama Department with a BFA. She studied in London with professors from LAMDA and RADA. She is an alumni of the William Esper Studio, Lee Strasberg Institute and the Manhattan Theatre Workshop. She produced, cast, and acted in a number of off-off Broadway shows.

Bethany has been interviewed on television programs such as  Entertainment Tonight and E! regarding her expertise in the young talent market. Various trade papers including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Wire, Imagine Magazine and NH Magazine have done numerous featured cover articles on her and a713production.

Bethany and Mark have produced music video(s) for singer/songwriter Chatham Yelle and the bands “Leaving Eden”, "The Charms" and “Behind Your Eyes”, all of which Mark directed.