We’ve done it AGAIN, another INSPIRE EXCLUSIVE! We are bringing Casting Directors Jessica Sherman & EMMY Winning Casting Director Sibby Kirchgessner to Manchester from HOLLYWOOD for a MASTERCLASS. OVER 18’s ONLY!
Jessica and Sibby will be delivering the Masterclasses together. We are running two sessions a day over two days on Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May. Actors can choose either a morning or afternoon session on one of the days (PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL ONLY BE ATTENDING ONE MASTERCLASS AT YOUR CHOSEN TIME). The Masterclasses will be 5 hours in duration, snacks and drinks will be provided to keep your energy up! They will be long, insightful and AMAZING DAYS! A fantastic opportunity to get an insight in to what Hollywood is like for an actor.
We’re making it accessible and affordable.
When: Saturday 11th May 2019
9am – 2pm
3pm – 8pm
When: Sunday 12th May 2019
9am – 2pm
3pm – 8pm
Old Granada Studios
Jessica Sherman has been involved with casting some of film and television’s biggest projects over the last 9 years. A Los Angeles native, Sherman took a passion for entertainment and casting while studying at UC Riverside, and has translated that passion into a successful career.
She began her career with April Webster and was involved with Bad Robot projects like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, and CBS’ Person of Interest. She later joined forces with Carlton Cuse and cast A&E’s Bates Motel and FX’s The Strain.
After hanging her own shingle in 2017, Jessica Sherman has cast several smaller budget films like Sundance darling Sleight and Tribeca hit Thumper, as well as the highly anticipated TNT series Tell Me Your Secrets. And most recently, Skin, the short-film she cast has just been Oscar nominated. With experience in the talent agency world as well, she has a diverse background that showcases her knowledge and love of film and television.
Casting is Sibby’s dream job. She didn’t know that it even existed as a profession when she moved to Los Angeles, but while recovering from back surgery in 2004 she figured out – “Hey that’s something I think I would love!” Kirchgessner called a childhood friend who is a writer/producer and explained that she felt this was something she could do, but didn’t know how to get started. Sibby asked her friend if he knew anyone she could meet with to pick their brain. The friend connected her with Eric Dawson and from that meeting she worked with Eric for 9 years. Sibby started out as an assistant and quickly was promoted to Associate Casting Director and then Casting Director.
In 2014 Sibby partnered with Dorian Frankel, together they are Dorian & Sibby Casting (they thought Frankel/Kirchgessner was just too much of a mouthful). The partnership is a success!
Sibby won an Emmy in September 2017, for casting HBO’s VEEP, followed by winning an Artios in January 2018 for the same season. VEEP goes back into production in July for the 7th and final season. Her new show for ABC, Alex Inc., starring Zach Braff starts airing March 28th. She just wrapped season 3 of FX’s Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly and season 1 of Hulu’s Future Man starring Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson.
WHAT WILL IT ENTAIL?
The sessions will begin with a introduction from Sibby and then Jessica, they will talk about their experience casting some of Hollywood’s biggest productions and give valuable insight into the Hollywood Casting World. Actors will then be given the opportunity to introduce themselves. Actors will be paired up in advance and emailed scenes 3 days before the sessions. On the day actors will have approx 20 minutes to work on their scene with their partner. Once the performances are complete we will finish with a Q&A.
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“The intent of the workshop is educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. It is a learning/educational experience. The presence of a Casting Director, Director or Producer is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director, Director or Producer at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director, Director or Producer or any company affiliated with that Casting Director, Director or Producer.”
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