Major Casting Director Workshop!

Major Casting Director Workshop!


– Benefiting the ACTORS FUND OF CANADA –

Presented in Association with CFC Actors Conservatory

2 Day L.A. CASTING DIRECTOR Masterclass with
Seth Yanklewitz, CSA
Fox Broadcasting Company

-Emmy Nominated NEW GIRL
-MINORITY REPORT (shot in Toronto & Vancouver)

….and previous projects include:

“The Hangover” (Warner Brothers), “Eastbound & Down” (HBO),
“Blades of Glory”, “Project X”, “Black Hawk Down”,
“Rock of Ages” (Warner Brothers) etc..

**Plus Very Special Guest**
Emmy & Artios Winning
Toronto Casting Dir.
*Series Include: Fargo (Fx), Heros Reborn (NBC), Shadow Hunters (ABC-F), The
Code (Pilot), The Patriot (Amazon), Hemlock Grove (Netflix) + countless pilots
*Features Include: Race (Focus), Operation Insanity (w. James Caan), Cas & Dylan
(eOne) + many more.


Saturday, Dec 5 – Sunday, Dec 6
@ Milestone
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Participation for Experienced Performers.



$299.00* usd Studio (& Early Reg.)
$375.00* usd UNION
$475.00* usd NON UNION

(MC / VISA / AMEX all fees & details below)


One on One Appointments :
$149.00* Union
$249.00* Non Union

One on One appointments are available for actors participating in the full
workshop, and preference will be given to Union actors. There are currently only
4 appointments available.


–> Register:
or call (310) 492 5713


Presented in Association with

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a leader in developing Canada’s creative
and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries. Celebrating its
25^th anniversary, CFC accelerates the careers of the brightest talent in
film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media. A charitable
organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s
diverse talent, providing exhibition, financial and distribution
opportunities, and fostering industry collaborations and creative

Founded by seven time Academy Award^® nominee and Irving G. Thalberg
Memorial Award recipient Norman Jewison in 1988, CFC originally opened its
doors as a film school with one program attended by 12 filmmakers. A
quarter century on, the CFC has more than 100 residents a year in 16
different programs and initiatives, with over 1,500 alumni creating
groundbreaking content in Canada and internationally.


About Seth Yanklewitz, CSA

In early 2011, Seth Yanklewitz and his former partner Juel Bestrop began casting
on the FOX comedy pilot NEW GIRL, for which they received an Emmy Award
nomination in the category of “Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.”

Currently Seth Yanklewitz is the Vice President of Casting at the Fox
Broadcasting Company and oversees casting for Emmy Award-nominated NEW GIRL, as

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yanklewitz originally attended the
university to pursue acting, but quickly discovered an interest in casting when
he interned at a prestigious commercial casting company. Upon graduation,
Yanklewitz landed an assistant position on the East Coast search for Jon
Turteltaub’s “The Kid,” during which he introduced then-unknown child actor
Spencer Breslin to the producers and Disney casting executives.

After moving to Los Angeles, Yanklewitz spent three years working with Casting
Director Bonnie Timmermann. Together they cast large ensembles for dramatic
films, including “Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Spy Game.” Yanklewitz
then began his foray into comedy, working on the feature film, “Stuck on You,”
for the Farrelly Brothers.

When Yanklewitz met casting director Juel Bestrop, the two formed Juel Bestrop
and Seth Yanklewitz Casting. For six years, they cast some of the most
successful feature comedies in recent history, including “The Hangover,” “Blades
of Glory,” “Four Christmases,” “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakel” and
“Project X,” as well as the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series “Eastbound &
Down.” For their work on “The Hangover,” Yanklewitz and Bestrop won the Casting
Society of America Award for “Outstanding Casting of a Comedy Feature.”

Seth Yanklewitz currently sits on the National Board for the Casting Society of


About Special Guest,Stephanie Gorin:


3 Emmy nominations, 1 Win
4 Artios nominations
3 CSA nominations
3 Canadian Comedy nominations, 1 Win
Selected Credits include:

(1) FARGO (Emmy win for casting mini-series) FX
Directed by: Adam Bernstein, Colin Bucksey, Randall Einhorn, Matt Shakman,
Scott Winant
Executive Producers: John Cameron, Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Ethan
Coen, Joel Coen, Geyer Kosinski, Adam Bernstein

(2) RACE (Feature) Focus Features
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Executive Producers: George Acogny, Jonathan Bronfman

(3) THE TUDORS (2 Emmy nominations for casting) Showtime
Directed by: Various
Executive Producers: Michael Hirst, James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, Tim Bevan,
Eric Fellner, Morgan O’Sullivan, Benjamin Silverman, Teri Weinberg, John
Weber, Charles McDougall, Steve Shill

Some of Stephanie’s other recent film & television credits include:

(Pilot & Series CBS/CW), HAVEN (Seasons 1-5, SYFY), COPPER (BBC-America), CALL
ME FITZ (HBO Canada), THE BORGIAS Season 1-3, Showtime/CBC), BEING ERICA
(Seasons 1-4, CBC), DEGRASSI (Seasons 6-12, CTV) and multiple feature films
including the SAW series of features THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, THE ART
has numarous MOWs, Mini Series and pilots credits as lead or co-casting director
on major projects in the US, Canada and abroad.

Also known for her work in casting some of the largest full scale musical
theatre productons – including at all of Toronto’s major venues, as well as
North American and European tours as well as Broadway productions. Of her 39
major theatre credits, shows include Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Miss Siagon,
Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Sound of Music, West Side Story, War Horse, Dirty
Dancing, Lord of the Rings, Lion King, Bombay Dreams, Beauty and the Beast & RENT.

Stephanie Goin currently sits on the Executive for the Casting Directors Society
of Canada and is a member of the Casting Society of America.



About The Workshop:


* Major LA Casting director and Vice President of Casting at FOX, Seth
Yanklewitz, CSA will be offering a weekend in Toronto for professional actors,
with a focus on audition technique for film and television actors and
experienced live performers…get feedback, adjustments and insight from Seth’s
experience at both the casting and network level for pilot and series work – as
well as his experiences in casting feature films across all genres.

* Demystify the casting process and get answers to questions and audition
pitfalls from a leading network casting executive.

* Special attention will also be paid to self taping and taped auditions and the
DOs and DON’Ts of taped auditions for both series work and feature work.

* Discussion and working in a callback and producer session setting will also be
explored and demystified for both US Network, Studio and Canadian co-pro
projects. Actors will work in both a one on one audition setting, as well as a
chemistry read / call back setting on day two.

* Actor participants will be cast with specific material chosen for them to work
on by Seth in advance for Day 1 and Day 2. Material will be provided to actors
for Day 1 IN ADVANCE of the workshop to prepare (no more than 3 days in advance
as to best simulate the actual amount of time given to prepare for a similar
audition/role). Seth would like to spend time working on audition scenes from
the series and projects he is currently working on and has most recently
completed whenever possible.

* Actors will be given a second opportunity on Day 2 to perform material in a
call back or producer session situation, and will be given new material to
prepare at the end of Day 1. Day two will most likely focus on large guest
stars, recurring roles, series leads and supporting and lead roles.

* Opportunities for the assessment of professional materials (headshot, resume,
styling, etc.) for participants well as in depth discussion and Q&A period
regarding representation and taping for US productions and Canadian actors in US
based productions, pilots and features will occur on both days.

* Seth will talk about auditioning tips, network approval, searches – as well as
pilot season and the various projects coming up on her slate.

* Our Canadian special guest will be present for our Day 2 Q & A – as well
getting a link to all of the work from the weekend (The entire Day 1 and Day 2
session tape will be made available to our Canadian special guest (as well as
participating actors) along with your professional materials.)

* Actors will be working with professional readers and session assistants who
are present to support YOUR work, and allow you to do your BEST possible work.

* This is a special opportunity to dialogue with a high level executive working
on some of the most popular shows currently broadcast – not typically available
for work sessions or extensive feedback.







Studio/Early Registration^ : $299* usd
Union Price : $375* usd
Non Union $475* usd



One on One Appointments:

+ $149.00* usd Union
+ $249.00* usd Non Union

One on One appointments are available for actors participating in
the full workshop, and preference will be given to Union actors.
There are currently only 4 appointments available.


AUDITING (NO Participation):

-Agency/UNION/CAEA $200 usd*
-Non Union $325 usd*

AUDITING : Auditing by application only, will be allowed at the costs
listed above for auditing both day 1 and 2. Auditing performers are
strictly there to observe. They will not participate in performance,
question and answer, discussions or one–on–one meetings if applicable.

*Fees will be charges in CAD equivalent

Application Process: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Please email your current headshot and resume, and training to with SETH YANKLEWITZ TORONTO in the
subject line.

Indicate your age range, union status (and membership number), contact
details – and whether you’d like to participate or audit (as well as
whether you’re applying for one of the 4 ONE ON ONE appointments).

Applicants accepted to participate will receive a confirmation email
requesting payment information to secure their spot. Any and all questions
are welcomed in advance of the workshop.


Preference will be given to experienced union performers. Actors will be
placed on a waitlist once the workshop enrollment is full, and will be
offered auditing spots as available.


A Note on Our Format:

We believe strongly in our workshops and their format, as we feel it
provides the class atmosphere necessary to help you learn from the
questions of others, while still providing one on one time for you to hone
your craft of performing.

While everyone in the workshop stays present for the question and answer
portion of the workshop, one of the best aspects of our workshops is the
one on one conference time you receive with the casting director, producer
or director running the workshop.

In this portion of the workshop, you are one on one, paired with a
screened, skilled, professional actor who is your reader, and there purely
for YOUR benefit.

Their goal is to make YOU look good (as opposed to a random partner who may
be there to personally impress the teacher), so that our industry guest can
accurately aid you with advice on becoming a stronger performer.


– Creating our own choices on scene direction
– Analyze personal goals and how to achieve them
– Analyze performance for means of improvement

Essential Question:
* How can we become better actors?

Workshop Exercises:
* Actors will prepare a scene ahead of time provided to them, or of their
choice as per instructors directions.
* The guest instructor will review their personal background in the
entertainment industry, including, but not limited to, prior jobs in the
dramatic arts (casting, directing, acting, their own education, experience
as a teacher of the dramatic arts, etc.)
* Guest instructor will discuss the process involved in succeeding as an
actor in their opinion and professional experience
* Guest instructor will answer questions from students regarding their
professional aspirations, and other relevant queries
* Actors will, one at a time, conference with teacher regarding their
headshot/resume and scene.Actors will perform scene it in its entirety at
least once for evaluation; often with an opportunity to perform additional
material on day two.
* Guest instructor will fill out an evaluation form based upon
performance and headshot/resume, and cite specific ways student can improve
technique, choices, and marketability in the future.

Our goal with our workshops and masterclasses is for you as an actor to
gain as much insight from your own decisions and performance as from the
guest instructors insights and suggestions. We endeavor to create the same
professional atmosphere that you are expected to work within in the
industry within which to hone your skills.

It’s our opinion that it is important for each actor exercise
self-evaluation in combination with feedback suggestions or critiques from
the guest instructor and our other special guests that drop in from time to

We want you to reach your full potential, grow as a performer and aid in
building and creating relationships within the industry with those
individuals who are in decision making positions and can make the casting
and production process as transparent as possible.

CSA Disclaimer: Workshops/Classes are NOT job interviews. The presence of
an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. Actors
Workshops Canada does NOT attempt to procure employment for actors/artists
– we are strictly for educational purposes. Participant materials (headshot
and resume) will NOT be retained by industry professional at summation of


The Cancellation Policy is as follows:

Pre-registration cancellations are subject to a $100 non refundable fee.
(This fee can be applied to future workshops.)
Participants and auditors:
14 days prior to the workshop: You receive a 50% refund.

Within 13 days prior to the workshop: No refund.

*An attempt to substitute your attendance with another AWC Workshop will be
made to occur within 1 year of the original workshop date.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.

CSA Disclaimer: Workshops/Classes are NOT job interviews. The presence of an
industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. Actors Workshops
Canada does NOT attempt to procure employment for actors/artists – we are
strictly for educational purposes. Participant materials (headshot and resume)
will NOT be retained by industry professional at summation of workshop.

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