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  • Menu Spaustuve Šiltadaržio g. 6 Vilnius 01124 Lithuania (map)

WHERE: Arts Printing House/ Menų spaustuvė, Vilnius, Lithuania
PARTICIPANTS: 100 Eur fee for both masterclasses
UNLIMITED OBSERVERS: 50 Eur fee both masterclasses
Apply till October 20, 2018:

Techniques for Auditioning and Acting” will include a series of exercises that develop effective methods for on camera auditioning. Areas covered will include identifying strong and clear objectives, and cold reading technique that help actors find truth through spontaneity. This class will be taught in English by Nancy Bishop for up to 20 participants and unlimited observers.

"How To Work A Room" is for the actor who has the acting skills, but just isn't booking as much as he/she would like to.  This class is designed to teach and share marketing tips that will help you be remembered in a positive light. We will discuss the differences of what and how to present yourself to a Casting Director, Agent and Manager, how to prepare for generals and be ready for impromptu meeting opportunities and how to know when and how to follow up from those meetings. This class will be taught in English by Kim Swanson.


NANCY BISHOPCSA,  is an American born Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the Chair of the CSA European Branch, as well as a national CSA board member. She has been retained as a casting director by dozens of major producers and directors, ranging from Matthew Weiner on his most recent series, The Romanoffs. Recent TV credits include 12 Monkeys for Sci-Fy, Knightfall, for A&E, and Lore for Amazon. Recent film credits include the soon to be released Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Past credits include, SnowpiercerMission Impossible IV, and Bourne Identity. When she is not casting, she is educating actors and has written two books on acting, the most recent, “Auditioning for Film and TV” (published by Bloomsbury), is available on Amazon. She also founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School.

Kim Swanson – Casting Director, CSA, is an American born Casting Director who has worked internationally, as well.  She maintains offices in Los Angeles, and a Midwest office in St. Louis, Missouri.  The first three commercial projects she cast all won Emmy Awards.  The first feature film she cast The Treatment (a/k/a "Gua Sha") for the Beijing Television Arts Center (BTAC) was awarded Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in Beijing. Past film credits also include Showdown at Area 51 for Sci-Fi Channel (top 5 grossing films that year).  She recently concluded casting for A&E on Intervention and Intervention Epidemic, as well as the scripted series Declassified (CNN).  Kim  also enjoys guiding talent in a positive format through her Facebook Page "The Casting Factor".  When not working in production, Kim enjoys being a mom and grandmother, and recently becoming a part of the Lithuanian American Business Association in Los Angeles.