4 Week On-Camera “Audition To On-Set”

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Date(s) - 02/16/2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location Acting Up Network

$225.00 CLASS FULL

Taught by HBO Entertainment Producer/Casting Director DON PHILLIP SMITH…..Bio Below.

The first portion of this 6-weeker will cover the complete ‘Audition’ process, including

pre-reads; callbacks; screen tests; chemistry reads; and character and script breakdown.

The second portion will consist of ‘On-Set’ work.  We will focus on scenework and

working ‘On Set’, including performance direction and redirection; camera and stage

blocking; and pick-ups and reshoots.

All work will be on-camera and played back for review/critique.

Material will range from a variety of creative, challenging film and television scripts,

including projects in development and production at HBO.


Don Phillip Smith is a California native whose television and film career began

at CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” during his college years.  After eight years

of working with the Y&R casting department and directing team, Don went on to

produce Aaron Spelling’s “Sunset Beach” and cast NBC’s “Passions”.  Don then

transitioned back to the Y&R directing team while also venturing into prime-time

casting with such hits as CBS’ “CSI: Miami” and “Medium”.

Following his run of prime-time casting, Don wrote and sold an episodic pilot

script to HBO Entertainment, West Coast, where he has worked as a

Development Producer for HBO Series, Films, and Talent Development

ever since.

Don is currently in charge of writing and producing new film and episodic

material for HBO as well as well as auditioning, recruiting, and casting new talent

into the HBO fold.


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