Jen Kelley

Big Picture Casting

May 21st - 11:00am to 4:00pm - $135.00

Jen grew up in New Hampshire, attended college in Vermont, and then in 1991 dragged her packed Plymouth Horizon to Los Angeles, California. There she found her niche working as a talent agent in the Youth division of TGI/Bloom, where she helped to launch the careers of Michelle Williams, Brandi Norwood and Erika Christenson.

After five years, four mudslides, two earthquakes and one riot, Jen left the City of Angels and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There she discovered the joy of grits and pimento cheese, while resuming her life as a talent agent at People Store. Jen worked in all departments during her 14 years there, eventually becoming the department head of the commercial and industrial divisions. She leftPeople Store October 1, 2011 to form Big Picture Casting, Inc. with Rita Harrell and they are currently working on the new Nicholas Cage film "VENGANCE: A Love Story".

Jen is also a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Sketchworks Theatre. There she writes, directs, produces and acts in various sketch comedy shows throughout the year. She has also co-written "The Actor's Guide For Kids" a successful actor's handbook published by Illustrata. In her spare time, Jen enjoys tennis, gardening, writing and volunteering at Furkids. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Nick and her cat who thinks hes a dog, Maximum Jackson (Max).

Get Scene 360 Format

Students will have the opportunity to experience all three audition scenarios: self tape, in person, and a cold read. Actors will be given mock sides ahead of time and be required to self tape. They will receive feedback and have the opportunity to read again. Afterward they will get a cold read on the spot to improve how they make spontaneous choices. This intensive class will conclude with a Q&A.

  • Age Requirement: 16 years old and up
  • Class Size of 12 students
  • Cold Reads
  • On Camera Work w/ Playback
  • One on One time with instructor
  • The class will conclude with a Q&A

Cancellations must be done seven days prior to intensive in order to secure a refund or credit. A 10% processing fee will be assessed to all refunds. Credits will expire after six months. Cancellations less than seven days and no-shows result in loss of payment and no credit.