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Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents Screen Actors Guild Master Classes for prospective Michigan film industry actors

March 23, 2009
UPDATE, 1 April, 2009: Please note that all seats for the classes described below are filled. No further registrations for these dates can be taken. More WSU/SAG Master Classes will be announced in the future.

 

"Marketing Yourself, Headshots and Resumes, Knowing Your Type and Dressing to Get the Part" March 28; "Improv! Auditioning, Character and Scene Development for Film" April 4; and "Voice Acting" April 25

Detroit - Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts collaborated with the Screen Actors Guild to present a series of master classes by SAG professionals for students in southeast Michigan seeking employment in the film and television industry. This series of classes follows the partnership's inaugural workshop in September 2008 titled "An Actor's Survival Guide to Working in Film and TV."

"The recent passage of tax incentives by the Michigan Legislature created an unprecedented opportunity for Wayne State students to gain practical experience in the TV and film industry here in Michigan," SAG President Marcia Fishman said at the September workshop. "Understanding the protocol of the industry can mean the difference between being hired or not."

As Michigan's only urban university, Wayne State is uniquely positioned to maximize opportunities with SAG for the people in Michigan's population center to find jobs in film and television. "Wayne State is committed to workforce development for our students in this region," said CFPCA Associate Dean, Steve Peters. "Our CFPCA departments train generations of southeast Michigan actors, dancers, musicians, designers and mass electronic media professionals. This series of Master Classes extends the opportunity for training to the wider population as well, as we aspire to keep talent in Michigan and drive the state and local economy."

Master Classes with the Screen Actors Guild
Registration: $10 per person per class. Participants must pre-register. Call 313-577-5747.

1. Marketing Yourself, Headshots and Resumes, Knowing Your Type and Dressing to Get the Part with Linda Lange-Davidson, SAG-Franchised Talent Agent, The Talent Shop; Debbie Darakdjian, Professional Makeup Artist, IATSE; Ed Kelly and Sonja Crosby, Professional SAG Actors

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 3372 Old Main, Theatre Movement Studio, Wayne State University
• Bring your headshots and resumes
• Come dressed as your "type," bring an additional wardrobe choice
• Come "camera ready" with your makeup already applied
• Professional artists will offer feedback and critiques of headshots and resumes to help you make the right choices of makeup and wardrobe for your type. See yourself on camera.
• Get valuable information on marketing yourself, making demo's, getting on casting Web sites and more

2. Improv! Auditioning, Character and Scene Development for Film with Steve Goldsmith, Professional SAG Actor and Improvisational Artist

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 4402 Old Main, Hilberry Rehearsal Room, Wayne State University (enter from 480 W. Hancock St.)
• Simple improvisation techniques and skills you can use to boost your effectiveness in any film audition, role or scene
• Come dressed in comfortable clothes and athletic or dance footwear

3. Voice Acting with Tom Force, Professional SAG and AFTRA Actor, Radio Artist and Teacher

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 4416 Old Main, Bonstelle Rehearsal Room, Wayne State University (enter from 480 W. Hancock St.)
• Learn advanced script analysis techniques
• Develop microphone technique
• Adapt your acting skills to the commercial/narration world
• Gain character development skills
• Prepare a demo

  • Contact: David Romas
  • Voice: (313) 577-5448
  • Email: ac2942@wayne.edu
  • Fax: (313) 577-5355
  • Website: www.media.wayne.edu
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