|Title:||Overcoming Career Sabotage|
Get out of your own way and fulfill your greatest potential!
|Date:||Wednesday, April 04, 2012|
|Time:||7:00 - 9:00 pm|
Screen Actors Guild
360 Madison Avenue - 14th Floor
*Entrance on 45th between Madison & 5th Avenue
|Status:||Events list and Seats are full|
Don't let your fears get in the way of a great audition. Learn how to keep at the top of your game by recognizing the signs of career sabotage. Come hear industry experts who have survived the fight.
Panel will be led by Michelle and Robert Colt of Acting Success Now with special industry guests Casting Directors Brette Goldstein and David Cady, Actor and Acting Teacher Harry O'Reilly, Author Brian O'Neil and Paul Michael Owner of The Network.
Michelle and Robert Colt
For the past four years Robert & Michelle Colt of Acting Success Now, have been moderating special "sold out" events at SAG & AFTRA in Los Angeles, NYC, and now San Francisco. These special evenings are about the art of getting out of your own way and overcoming career sabotage. The focus is specifically on providing actors, and the industry, with insights that can help them have a fulfilling, lasting, and successful career in an incredibly competitive and challenging field. The special guests that are invited to join their dynamic career panels are top industry professionals; casting directors, agents, actors, and acting business experts.
Robert & Michelle have just entered their eighth year of business with Acting Success Now. To date over 18,500 actors, and other industry professionals, have benefited from the revolutionary techniques, knowledge, and wisdom of Acting Success Now. ASN brilliantly combines the newest discoveries in brain science and quantum physics, with the timeless wisdom and mysticism from the East, as it relates to unblocking oneself from their deepest internal blocks to living a fully creative, fulfilling, and successful life. Among their numerous clients are award-winning, and working actors and actresses, writers, directors, casting directors, producers, signers, dancers, educators, therapists, and life coaches.
Brette Goldstein is currently casting The Last Immortals and The Pendant, written by Jeff Albert; A State of Nature, directed by Erik Weigel; Homecoming (with Nick Damici), directed by Rik Cordero; 4 Lies, directed by Doug Lodato; and Lullaby (with Piper Laurie, Jake Hoffman and Lynn Cohen), directed by Kimberly Wetherell. Recent films include: Frank the Bastard (with Chris Sarandon, William Sadler and Rachel Miner), directed by Brad Coley; Vivienne Again, directed by Kim Garland; With All My Might, directed by Susan Hunt; Last Night with the Boys, directed by Robert DiFalco; God Don’t Make the Laws (with Paul Sorvino and Robert Prescott), directed by David Sabbath; Queen City, directed by Peter McGennis (with Vivica A. Fox and Lyric Bent); the PBS documentary “No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII”, narrated by Julianna Margulies; Herman and Shelly, directed by Bridget Stokes and Dogs Lie, directed by Richard Atkinson. She was the Casting Director and Associate Producer of the feature film Hello Lonesome directed by Adam Reid (with Lynn Cohen, Sabrina Lloyd and James Urbaniak), that won major awards at festivals internationally. She cast the trailer for Seth Grahame-Smith’s (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) new film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Brette also cast the independent feature films Thousand Year Reich, The Egoists, Everyone’s Depressed and Five Lines, an independent film featured at the NY International Film Festival. She worked with Casting Director Michele Ortlip on Noon Blue Apples (Thomas Jay Ryan, Norbert Leo Butz), which was featured at Sundance in 2001. Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Hamptons, Woodstock, Woods Hole, Clermont-Ferrand, DC Shorts, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Great Lakes, Sante Fe and the IFP Film Market to name just a few.
She cast Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 2006 & 2007 Marathons, the World Premiere of Current Nobody directed by Daniel Aukin and The Unmentionables directed by Pam McKinnon for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company among many others.
Brette was the resident casting director of the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC from 1996-2006. She also worked on the West Coast premiere of Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul for Berkeley Rep.
Brette teaches acting and audition technique workshops and classes at One on One, Actors Connection, The Network and the Deena Levy Theatre Studio, as well as several universities including University of Maryland, Montclair State University and Muhlenberg College.
David Cady is presently a commercial casting director at Donna DeSeta Casting, which he joined in 1991. There he has cast hundreds of television commercials for clients that include Disney, Pepsi, Burger King, Target, NY Lottery and many, many others. Commercial directors for whom he has cast include Joe Pytka, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson and Joel Schumacher.
David has over twenty years of experience in several areas of show business, beginning his professional career as an actor in the 1981 Broadway company of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Merrily We Roll Along," directed by Harold Prince. In 1986, David left acting to pursue a career in casting, working first with casting director Bonnie Timmermann on such films as "Dirty Dancing," "Ironweed," and "Beverly Hills Cop II" and the television series "Miami Vice and "Crime Story." Most recently, David cast the Central Park dance sequence in Disney’s “Enchanted.”
At DeSeta Casting, David was co-casting director for the world premieres of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Whistle Down the Wind" in Washington D.C. and Michael John LaCuisa's "The Petrified Prince" for the NY Shakespeare Festival. Harold Prince directed both productions.
A graduate of NYU with a BFA in acting, David currently teaches a six-week course in commercial performance, information on which can be accessed at www.davidcady.com.
Brian O'Neil is a former agent and personal manager and the author of New York's #1 selling performing arts book, Acting As a Business: Strategies for Success, currently in its Fourth Edition and 30th printing and published by Random House. Acting As a Business is now considered such a vital resource that it recently won a spot on Entertainment Weekly Magazine's exclusive list of Top Ten "Show-Biz Industry Bibles." Brian is also the author of the book Actors Take Action: A Career Guide for the Competitive Actor.
Harry O'Reilly is an actor, director, writer and the owner of The Actor's Alliance in NYC. He has appeared in various feature films, TV series and episodic' s. Most recently "Tower Heist" with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. He has been teaching scene study and has been a private audition coach for TV and Film for over 15 years. As owner of The Actors Alliance Studio Harry has helped countless actors start their careers. This professional level studio was founded by actors for actors. He is happy to be on this panel to help actors move up their career path.
Paul J. Michael
Paul J. Michael is a veteran stage director whose work includes numerous productions in New York City. He was an original company member of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and has worked at many Off-Broadway theatres, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Circle Rep and The Actor's Playhouse. Directing credits include Jan Buttram's An Island to Themselves (starring Kathleen Chalfant), Harley Adams' 233 (winner of the OOB Samuel French Festival), Eugene Grygo's Graduation (Strawberry Festival semi-finalist), and Minus Some Buttons (a currently published Samuel French play).
Paul has also written and directed numerous cabaret acts for many Broadway performers at established NYC cabaret venues including Don't Tell Mama, Eighty Eights, The Duplex and Rose's Turn. Regional credits include Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God, The Mousetrap, What The Butler Saw, Geography Of A Horse Dreamer and Blithe Spirit. Paul is also Co-founder and Artistic Director of Olympia Theatre Company, which has produced numerous plays over the past decade.
Paul holds a Master's degree in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Other training includes the MFA program at Mankato State University in Minnesota, CW Post University on Long Island, Daemen College, and at Circle Rep under Michael Warren Powell and extensively as a television director at Video Associates under Gordon Rigsby.