Casting Success Master Class

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Casting Success Master Class
Start: 06/20/2015 - 5:00pm
End: 06/20/2015 - 8:00pm

The Austin Actors Conservatory presents a master class with casting director Barbara Divisek and photographer/director Ray Bengston.

Learn the insights from industry pros and discover the secrets to casting success. What makes a good headshot? What is the slate shot and how does it enhance your visibility? Discover the do’s and don'ts of auditioning for commercial, theatrical and TV.

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, June 20 (check-in at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: MediaTech Institute
4719 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX

Cost: Free for Austin, Houston or ProACT Conservatory members. SAG-AFTRA members may join the Conservatory for $35/year - join here.
$35 – Fans - register/pay here.
$40 – Fans at the door.
Only members will participate in cold reads with the casting director. Fans may audit the class.

RSVP: Send email to
Members: Please include picture and resume in PDF form with your RSVP.

About Barbara Divisek:
Divisek owns one of the most successful casting companies in Hollywood. With more than 4,200 projects under her belt, Divisek’s clients include The Coen Brothers, Jon Singleton, Barry Sonnenfeld, American Express, Coca-Cola, UPS, Disney, Mercedes and Target. In 2010, Divisek cast the award-winning film Return to the Hiding Place, then produced and cast Alone Yet Not Alone and To Have and to Hold. Divisek also casts episodic TV and has three TV shows in development, plus a new feature film project titled Eternal.

About Ray Bengston:
For more than 40 years, Bengston has been one of the most sought-after headshot and celebrity photographers in the industry. He is known for his ability to put his subjects at ease and capture truly beautiful, unique and spirited images. Bengston has photographed events for SAG-AFTRA and DGA over four decades. He recently directed Alone Yet Not Alone and To Have and to Hold, and is currently in development on several TV and film productions. While in development, Bengston can’t stay away from his first loves – teaching and photography.

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