Conservatory Presents: What Directors Look For with Finn Taylor

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Conservatory Presents: What Directors Look For with Finn Taylor
Start: 04/07/2016 - 1:30am
End: 04/07/2016 - 3:30am

When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 6

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco Office
350 Sansome St. Suite 900,
San Francisco
(between Sacramento and California Streets)

Public transportation is available and encouraged. There are self-pay parking garages and metered street parking in the area.

What do directors look for in casting sessions and on the set? This event will cover the importance of an actor coming to an audition on time and prepared, with their head shot and current resume. It will also address the need for actors to understand the scene and bring their own ideas to the table. Attendees will learn to speak up and not be afraid to question the director on the emotion of the scene. We’ll also go over tips for remembering placement, so at the end of each take, you can return to first position for the next scene.     

Note: Class size is limited to 20 members.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past year.

As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Friday, April 1st. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.

We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class. If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.

Cost: This event is free for SAG-AFTRA members.

About Finn Taylor
Finn Taylor is a Bay Area Writer & Director.  All three of the feature films Finn Taylor wrote and directed premiered and were sold to distributors at the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. His films have also appeared in numerous other festivals around the world including Stockholm, Seattle, Moscow, Athens, London, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Variety, in its 50th Anniversary edition, selected Finn Taylor for its prestigious list of "The Top 20 Creatives to Watch."

Finn Taylor wrote and directed The Darwin Awards, Cherish, and Dream with the Fishes. In addition, he co-wrote Pontiac Moon. He most recently wrote and directed a new comedy, UNLEASHED, starring Kate Micucci, Steve Howey, Justin Chatwin, Hanna Mae Lee, Sean Astin and Illeana Douglass.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2016) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.