Pilot Season:

Plotting Your Course

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In addition to being one of LA’s top Acting Coaches, Colleen has intimate, first-hand knowledge of the pilot casting process from beginning to end as a casting assistant on pilots for The CW and Showtime. She coached Emmy Award winner Kerry Washington for her ground-breaking role as Olivia Pope on ABC’s “Scandal”.

  • All students receive Series Regular audition sides they will self-tape between Week 1 & Week 2 classes.

  • Select students will coach live with Colleen Week 1.

  • Those students will be notified when they receive their material and be given preparation instructions. 

Pilot Season Overview:

  • What is the pilot audition experience & cycle?

  • How is a pilot audition different from a current series or film audition?

  • Choices: How to go beyond just “Doing the Scene”

  • Importance of Composure: Expectations & pressures of Series Regulars

  • Self-Tapes: the “new” Pre-Read Audition

  • Producer Sessions & Callbacks

  • Chemistry Reads & Work Sessions

  • Studio & Network Tests

 

Select actors will get to coach with Colleen on their assigned Series Regular audition sides in class. Everyone will Self-Tape their scenes on their own between Week 1 & Week 2 classes. 

As a class we will watch each student self-tapes with individual feedback from Colleen for each student. 

 

Wrap Up

  • Open Q & A with Colleen

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