PilotSeason-01

Date and Time

January 30,31, February 1
10am-6pm each day

*** Please note that times are OUTSIDE times and actual schedule may shift within those times based on subject matter for any given day.***

Teachers

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Jeb Beach
Full Bio

This workshop is in TORONTO

601 Christie Street
Suite 251

Cost (tax incl)

Seminar Participant: $170
Active Participant: $395

The Motivation

PILOT SEASON is about planting seeds.  Taking advantage of more face time at higher levels with casting to prove your viability. It’s a pre-screen for the whole year and you can open the doors and raise your stock in the minds of casting more so at this time of year than any other.

Let’s BOOK THE ROOM.

With every audition you have, you are given an insanely tight timeline – about 18-24 hours – to be ready to perform at the highest level.  The further you can grow, explore, and develop your characters within the stylistic parameters of the material, the further you will go in the room, and the more consistently you will book.  The actor who shows up ready to collaborate to create interesting and viable character options for the client consistently will audition consistently.

There a huge opportunity out there right now. It’s creating the chance for actors to get ahead of the curve and collaborate further than most.  The calendar and the status quo are creating it.

The opportunity exists because most actors don’t understand the business logic behind stylistic range.   The slight slowdown that the seasonality of our industry is creating right now creates the chance to quickly develop an advantage that will be in play very early in the new year.  Actors who make the most of this time, learning how to identify the stylistic range, and who also take the time to personally explore and master how to play in every show, will be ahead of the game.  They will bring the most advanced, nuanced, explored characters to their auditions, and will get further in the room.

The Pilot Season Intensive is about claiming this opportunity.

Learn to think like the client. Make the absolute most out of your limited audition prep time, and go further in the room.

Create your advantage. Get ahead of the curve and stay there.

Participant Options

There is both practical and theory-based value to this workshop, so actors have a participation option for either:

Seminar Participants  ($170) will be prepared to prepare for the work:

  • Gain the industry, seasonal and personal perspective needed to productively and expertly prepare to collaborate with casting for every audition.
  • Develop a business-driven perspective that will inform choice.
  • Learn exactly what they need to work on in the next few weeks, setting up their pilot season and year.

 

Active Participants 

($395– very limited space)  will put it all in to practice:

  • Work materials on camera each day, and
  • Be guided through their personal adjustment to style and making it work on camera.
  • Develop a personal practical ownership of the styles of each network.
  • All acting work is filmed provided for download and review.

The Format

Day One

THIS BUSINESS OF ENGAGEMENT

An overview of the Entertainment Industry, and how it’s present state of change is creating opportunities and changing how we need to play the game.We’ll cut through the flash and get to the simple truth of what the business is all about – ENGAGEMENT. 

Understanding how it really works is the basis for identifying the BUSINESS parameters that guide artistic choice.

Understanding where it’s GOING will make clear how to be ready for the opportunity that always comes with change.

On Camera, we’ll start with laying the foundation for creating engaging auditions by crafting and inhabiting range, absent of stylistic parameters   Simply preparing natural, engaging work as the foundation for what’s to come.

Day Two

NETWORKS NETWORKS NETWORKS

Agents, Casting, and Actors have the same Client:  The Network.  The better we meet the needs of the client, the more we will work.  Learn how to identify the needs of the network to guide your work.

Categorize the Networks based on clearly identifiable characteristics which will guide your artistic exploration. 

Now it starts to get fun and a little silly.

In addition to understanding what they are and why, we now begin to play from style to style to style. Network to Network.  Actors’ personal barriers to entry are going to pop up.  We’ll get past each actor’s cliched understanding of the style and open up their personal play space within that style.

We’ll also provide detailed notes and review of all the shows that are known to be shooting this season in your Pilot Season Handbook, and practice predicting and adjusting to those shows – so you know how you fit before the audition ever arrives.

Day Three
FLIGHT PLAN

The weeks immediately following this workshop are some of the most important to be set for.  It’s your chance to get head of the game before the game begins.

Morning:

We’ll take what we’ve learned and identify your overall casting hot spots, map out how to use them to guide the practical side of your work for the next few weeks, and set  yourself up to go further in every audition and taping that comes your way this year.

Afternoon:

A candid group Q & A, where you the actor, have the opportuntity to discuss where you’re at currently and where you would like to get to over the next year with your goals . We will review the state of each Active Participant’s career, marketing materials, and provide guidance as to what the crucial next steps are to set up for success and growth in 2018.  Each participant will have the opportunity to ask those burning ‘industry’ questions that have been lurking in the back of their mind.

 

WHEN YOU’RE DONE

You will leave this workshop with the tools to confidently inform your approach to shows that haven’t been made. You’ll be armed with an actionable set of tasks to find your personal expertise within all of them. 

You’ll be set to take your work further than you ever have before, and be ready for the fervour of the busy season ahead.

 

 

 

Registration

Please complete the following form.  Note that payment is required to confirm your registration.  When you complete the form and click ‘Submit and Complete Payment’, you’ll be taken to our PayPal form, but if you don’t have a PayPal account you can use any major credit card.

Also note that cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the start of the class/seminar/workshop If you let us know in writing within this time frame, we’ll refund your payment less a $50 processing fee.  After this time, your payment is non refundable.

Thank you!

** PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DATE AND PARTICIPATION LEVELS AVAILABLE **

Registration

Please complete the following form.  Note that payment is required to confirm your registration.  When you complete the form and click ‘Submit and Complete Payment’, you’ll be taken to our PayPal form, but if you don’t have a PayPal account you can use any major credit card.

Also note that cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the start of the class/seminar/workshop If you let us know in writing within this time frame, we’ll refund your payment less a $50 processing fee.  After this time, your payment is non refundable.

Thank you!

** PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DATE AND PARTICIPATION LEVELS AVAILABLE **