MISSISSIPPI-TENNESSEE CASTING AGENCIES TO OFFER WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th

1:00 p.m. – Malco Theatre (Screen TBA)

ACTORS WORKSHOP 

Presented by Sharon Ward – Jackson, MS

Actors Tools

  • Headshots – What makes a good headshot?
  • Resumes – Outline of what needs to be on an actors resume
  • Reel- How do I get a reel?
  • What a actor needs to bring to an audition?
  • What to expect at an audition and how do I prepare?
  • I booked the job, now what?
  • Being on set? What to expect when you are on set.
  • Representation – How do I get an agent?
  • How to tape yourself when you can’t make an audition in person
  • How do I promote myself as an actor?

 

Sharon Ward

Sharon Ward – Jackson, MS

ABOUT SHARON WARD

Sharon Ward is a native of Mississippi and has been in the film/ acting industry for 13 years. She began as a talent agency in Central Mississippi in 2002 and grew to be the largest talent agency in the state representing models and actors throughout the southeast.

Sharon created a model and talent showcase, Showcase of the South, to promote Mississippi talent to larger markets. She was able to connect with large agencies in New York and Los Angeles and as well as internatonally. She brought many agents from large firms into the state of Mississippi to recruit and sign her talent.

Sharon sold the agency in 2012 to concentrate on different aspects of the film industry. She began to do local casting, wardrobe, props, and hair and makeup on set. She is still very busy in this aspect of the business. She recently became a licensed esthetician and enjoys being on set behind the scenes.

Casting-the-net.com is Sharon newest venture. She has designed a website for directors and producers to recruit talent that will work locally in Mississippi. The website will pool all the talent together to make it easier to view and book talent within the state. Click here to see her website.

 

THE CASTING PROCESS

Presented by Lisa Lax – Memphis, TN

  • How to prepare
  • How to conquer the room
  • Directors and Producers, Oh my!

 

Lisa Lax

Lisa Lax – Memphis, TN

ABOUT LISA LAX – MEMPHIS, TN

Lax, who has spent 20 years working as an actress, manager and casting director, has labored mostly below the radar in Memphis. But when she opened her own talent agency, The Lisa Lax Agency, in January 0f 2008 it created a buzz. Lax has a knack for discovering untapped talent, nurturing it and delivering it to the right door says actor, “Chris Ellis” of Hollywood.  In September of 2011, Lax opened a second office in New York City. The expansion came as a result of Lax’s long time development of relationships with national casting agents, producers and directors.  Lisa is most noted for jump starting the career of Memphis actress, Lucy Hale of “Pretty Little Liars.”

A legit agency in NYC, she represents actors for Film, and Television. In Memphis, she provides a full service agency. Already her clients are working on many projects including THE AMERICANS, BLUE BLOODS, NASHVILLE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE BLACKLIST, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, NIKE, TN LOTTERY, AT & T, SLEEPY HOLLOW, FOREVER, LAW & ORDER, I SAW THE LIGHT, SHAQ, INC, VACATIONLAND, RESURRECTION, CHICAGO P.D., ANIMAL PLANET, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, DEAD MAN DOWN,EAST BOUND AND DOWN, ROCK AND ROLL PILOT, SOUTH OF HEAVEN WEST OF HELL, TURN, DROP DEAD DIVA, AMERICAN HUSTLE, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THANKS FOR SHARING, and NON-STOP.

 

 

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