On 17th April Casting Director Benjamin Newsome came to Casting Kids to run a Children’s Casting Masterclass. Ben began performing at age three, then trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts and has cast many musicals including: The Jungle Book, Flash Dance and Yank to name but a few. Benjamin is also responsible for casting a variety of TV commercials, film and music videos. He was also worked as an agent representing celebrities actors and child actors for TV, film and stage work.
Ben’s Children’s Casting Masterclass consisted of:
- Getting to grips with the top three most important factors for audition success
- Acting technique exercises
- Fun and challenging mock TV commercial auditions
Personal confidence exercises
The children were asked to shout back the three rules of casting throughout the workshop which were:
- Take Direction
Throughout the casting masterclass, children had to express different emotions, demonstrate voice projection, deliver script reading and facilitate a TV commercial where children worked in groups and had to decide who would take on different roles, such as: Runner, Casting Director, Cameraman, Director and Actor.
The day was an outstanding success. It was fun, challenging, instructional and hugely confidence building for all participants. 100% feedback reflected this and our Casting Kids performers are now even more confident and prepared to go and win their next child actor role. Massive thanks to top casting Director, Benjamin Newsome and here’s to everyone’s continued casting success!