Special Events

Upcoming 2014 Special Events

The Director’s Agenda
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ted Ashley Screening Room
Warner Building at AFI
2021 N Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Congratulations! You got a callback!   

So, you nailed the audition. They loved what you did. You dressed the part. You were well prepared. You knew all your lines. You fit the part perfectly. You were creatively unique.  Casting loved you. But guess what. So did all the other actors they called in for that same role. So what else can you do that is in your control to prepare for the callback and win the part?   

Join award winning director/producer Jon Keeyes as he discusses the hidden test actors go through during the callback process and why meeting all the above requirements just isn't enough to land you the part. Learn what you can do to be fully prepared to master the callback and win the role.   
Award-winning director and producer Jon Keeyes turned a successful entertainment journalism career into feature film directing and producing in 1999. Among his directorial credits are the cult hit American Nightmare, Suburban Nightmare, Hallow’s End, Mad Bad, Phobia, Nightmare Box, Living & Dying with Michael Madsen and Edward Furlong, and Fall Down Dead with Dominique Swain and David Carradine. All of his movies have been distributed worldwide by such companies as Warner Bros., MGM, Lionsgate and HBO. Jon is also an accomplished short film director. Angela's Body was an Academy Award finalist and the award winning steampunk short film The Mechanical Grave is playing worldwide on the Shorts International cable station. His most recent feature film, Nightmare Box, has been successfully running the film festival circuit winning Best Movie four times. It will be released theatrically in 2014. Jon has previously been the guest speaker on acting and directing at the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and multiple film festivals and conventions around the country.