Check out this amazing local opportunity (Boise)!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Catrine McGregor
Blue Banner Films
Executive Producer and Writer, “Making Sense”
FREE AUDITIONING WORKSHOP FOR ASPIRING ACTORS TO BE HELD AT JUMP
Boise Workshop to Feature Veteran Actress and Casting Director with Chance to Star in Independent Feature Film Featuring People with Disabilities
Boise, Idaho (April 26, 2019) - Actors with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend a free workshop held at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) in Boise on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Session instructors are actress April Matson and producer/casting director, Catrine McGregor. Matson and McGregor are co-authors of the book "Both Sides of the Desk: A Conversation Between a Casting Director and an Actor”.
Participants will learn how to audition for parts in TV shows and feature films and no previous acting experience is required. Topics include how to prepare lines, project confidence, and engage with casting directors. Participants will also be invited to attend the June 15 audition for “Making Sense”, an independent feature film supported by the Includeability Inc. charity which will be shot in McCall and Boise, Idaho beginning in September, 2019 by notable Idaho filmmaker Gregory Bayne.
A large number of parts in “Making Sense” will feature
children and adults with disabilities. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend and special accommodations will be made such as ASL interpreters and mobility access. Beyond tips that can be used for auditioning, participants will receive a free acting resume and headshot for use in future auditions.
The class will be limited to the first 100 participants and ages 13 and older are welcome. RSVP is required at
People with disabilities may be accompanied by service animals or assistants/family if needed. Lunch will be provided.
“We’re delighted to bring this workshop to Boise to work with current and aspiring actors of all abilities to prepare them for auditions which can often be intimidating,” said McGregor. “We hope that many of them will return in June to use their skills in an actual audition setting.”
When: Saturday, May 18 at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle Street, Boise.
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Session 1 (required)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Working lunch and optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Session 2 (required)
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
HP Inc. Boise site volunteers will be on hand to assist with the building of resumes and photos.
About the Instructors:
April Matson is an actress best known for her role as Lori Trager on the ABC Family cable television network series, “Kyle XY” (2006-2009). Prior to that, she played Penny Chase on the Fox network television series “Quintuplets” (2004) alongside Andy Richter. April has also appeared as a guest star in various television series and has been featured in several independent films. She has performed in several theatre productions, sketch comedy shows, and made her stand-up comedy debut in 2015 coming in as runner-up in Boise’s Funniest Person competition. In early 2016, April founded PLATFORM, LLC, an acting studio and film & theatre production company.
Catrine McGregor is the CEO of Blue Banner Films LLC and has been working in the film and television industry as a producer, writer, director, and casting director for over 40 years. She is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America (CSA). She produces True Heath: Body Mind, Spirit, which is available on Amazon Prime and is in development on a slate of feature films, starting with The Deaf Kid. Catrine has done an extensive amount of filming on location, and besides films, TV, and movies-of-the-week, has cast five IMAX movies.
- Please note: This is not a job interview or audition. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. The intent of the class is solely educational. Attending a workshop is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. Such contact as you may have with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.