Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
Casting Associate, with
Burrows-Boland Casting, Los Angeles.
'The Hobbit' (2012)!
now accepting registrations
Toby's office recently completed
Robert Zemeckis - Mars Needs Moms (2010)
Steven Spielberg - The Adventures of Tintin (2009)
Robert Zemeckis - "Yellow Submarine" (2012)
(Toby was casting here in Rhode Island!!!)
and he is currently Casting...
'The Hobbit' (2012) (Lord of the Rings Trilogy)
Toby independently was the casting director for....
Presentation Pilot for Spike, 'Back Nine'
which has just been picked up for production!
Toby is originally from Rhode Island, and tells me that he can't wait to return home an re-connect with New England actors! This seminar is for actors who want to land principal roles in feature films, and who would like to connect with this busy Casting Director, and learn about the casting side of the business.
We recomend this seminar to those who...
- who want to know more about how casting is done in LA.
- who are considering a move to LA.
- who would like to meet the CD's who help cast films that are filmed in Boston, but cast principle roles are cast in LA and New York, long before production, and long before Angela and Carolyn cast us as in the local hire supporting roles.
- who want the experience of reading and getting direction from Toby.
- who have general questions about how business is done at this level of the film industry.
Toby was the New York casting associate, auditioning New York actors for the principal roles in feature films that were shot in Boston in 2008, Pelham 123, and Bride Wars.
(Why not connect our New England actors for those principle roles for Toby's next film?)
Just last spring (March, 2009), Toby also completed casting on a Presentation Pilot for Spike, 'Back Nine'.
Toby regularly runs this same seminar in LA, to full capacity.
His session includes a lengthy open Q&A, followed by individual readings with scripts from movies or television programs he has cast. He then provides redirection on your performance, and offers you the opportunity to read a second time. Toby prefers a class limit of 25, which makes it a relaxed, intimate and unhurried setting. On top of that, he an extremely generous and nice guy. Some of the Q&A topics include - how does he finds talent, from breakdowns, certain agents, or his personal files? - how does the casting process really work for a feature film? -What is the job of the casting associate as compared to the casting director? - What you can do to put your best foot forward? -Actors in his seminars report that he is very informative and encouraging. Toby has informed me that he has most certainly called in actors for auditions from his past seminars!
and as seems to be the usual for us chatty New England Actor types, we can hang out afterward and Network with one another.
Actors age 17 or under
A single parent or guardian (not just an actor friend, please), may attend the workshop for free when a ticket is purchased for a minor.
Actors age 14 and over may attend without a parent or guardian present.