We cannot contain our excitement! We are delighted to welcome MANUEL PURO to the Inspire Actors Studio
THIS WORKSHOPS IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO PROFESSIONAL ACTORS OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE!
SATURDAY 24th MARCH
2pm – 5pm (WE MAY RUN OVER) AVAILABLE
9:30am – 12:30pm (WE MAY RUN OVER) FULLY BOOKED
Old Granada Studios
ENTRANCE VIA THE OLD GRANADA STUDIOS CAR PARK ON QUAY ST
If you have any difficulty finding us please call 07864940279
PRICE: GBP 55.00
After graduating from the London School of Economics Manuel Puro’s film career began in 1995 as an assistant to casting director Jeremy Zimmermann, working across film and television projects with directors including Guillermo del Toro, Richard Attenborough and Nic Roeg.
In 2000 he was headhunted by Michael Foster, then co-chairman of Europe’s leading talent agency ICM, to assist with an A-list roster of clients including Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Sean Bean, Michael Caine, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Kingsley, Julie Christie, and the presenters Chris Evans and Jonathan Ross.
From mid 2002 Manuel was head of development at Ska Films – Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie’s production company – responsible for their full slate of film and television projects.
Between 2004 to 2007 he also developed independent film projects with Stephen Frears, Working Title, the Film Consortium and the UK Film Council.
In January 2007 he founded Puro Casting, a full service casting company working across feature films, television, video games, commercials and music videos. Manuel is regularly invited to host mentoring sessions with organizations such as the National Film and Television School, iFeatures, the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Directors Guild of Great Britain. He has held casting workshops all over the world.
Manuel was the winner of Casting Call Pro’s inaugural Casting Director of the Year 2013 Award – voted by actors for the casting director they felt most comfortable with and who they thought got the best out of them.
The workshop will start with an introduction from Manuel, he will speak a little about how he gets his jobs, and how he does the job – just so actors can see it from the other side.
Mock auditions: Actors will work in pairs. Scenes from the films Manuel has cast will be used; the scenes are almost all reactions, there is very little dialogue in them; they’re quite challenging and really interesting. Actors really have to be in the moment and there’s lots of non-verbal communication between the pairs and the reader (Manuel will be reading in) Scenes will be give on the day so there is very little prep before hand.
The workshop 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 is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.”