Paul Webber CSA
April 8th - 10:00am to 3:00pm - $235.00
As Former Executive In House Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios for 16 years, Paul Weber notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and ROBOCOP.
Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. In addition to a number of independent features, recent and on going credits include projects for STARZ, NETFLIX, A&E, DISCOVERY NETWORK, HULU, LIFETIME, HALLMARK, COMEDY CENTRAL and the CW. He is a casting consultant for several Canadian and American production companies, studios and networks, recently completing US Casting for “PURE”, the highly praised limited series for HULU, and the 1/2 hour comedy CRAWFORD for Comedy Central. BUCKOUT ROAD, which he cast and co-produced, wrapped principal photography this summer, and will be released in 2018. Under his production banner, “One on the Way Prod”, Paul and his producing partners are engaged in developing and producing new media and independent feature projects. His next film, “SAFE STORAGE”, is in pre production.
Weber is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Writers Guild of America, and has served on the Host Committee for the Annual Academy Awards. He is also a respected audition coach and teaches his Art of the Audition, Business of the Art Audition technique class worldwide, including a number of Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. He was the first American Casting director ever to be invited to teach his workshop in South Africa and Cyprus. He also teaches and lectures extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Australia, recently returning from Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw and Sydney, Australia, where he taught at the renowned Australian Institute of Performing Arts. His American University visits include USC, UCLA, the University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia, Loyola Marymount College, University of Conn., University of Arizona, and Sante Fe College, Florida. He is also a regular teaching guest at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Paul recently returned from the Toronto Film Festival where he was a guest speaker for the Rising Stars Program and also appeared on the prestigious SXSW Film Festival panel representing Film Casting Directors. He is also a judge for the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards. Paul is currently working on a book for actors entitled “The Art of the Audition, the Business of the Art.”
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 workshop in order to secure a refund or credit. A $5.00 processing fee will be assesed to all refunds. Credits will expire after six months. Same day cancellations/no-shows result in loss of payment and no credit.