ICDA (International Casting Directors in Athens) / Workshops for Actors

The newly introduced non profit organization International Casting Directors in Athens workshops for Actors (ICDAworkshops) for the promotion of theatre and cinema in Greece and abroad, organises for the first time in Athens a series of one day guiding and advisory seminars in English with International Casting Directors. The seminars are intended for professional actors and students of acting. The aim of the company is to provide actors with the qualifications and knowledge to create the best possible impression in every professional encounter abroad.

The third ICDA workshops seminar will take place on the 17th and 18th of October 2015 with renowned Casting Director Sarah Leung (www.imdb.me/indiecastinguk). Sarah Leung began her career in film as assistant to producer Larry Franco on "Batman Begins". She was asked to return to the film's post-production as assistant to Emma Thomas (wife of director Christopher Nolan). Sarah moved immediately into casting, working with one of London's premiere casting offices on Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men". She then spent the next few years working with up and coming British filmmakers before turning her sights to also gaining experience in the fast-paced world of television casting. Sarah freelanced for the BBC, working for top UK TV casting director Andy Morgan on some of the country's highest rated series and mini-series ("Luther", "Law & Order: UK", "Inside Men", etc.). She has worked in high end international productions with renowned and established hollywood stars like this year’s Oscar winner of best actress Julian Moore, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Gary Oldman, Clive Owen, Liam Neeson etc. In 2013, she finally found her niche as one of the UK's most promising new generation of independent casting directors. Alongside Sarah, her assistant Samantha Hare who organizes casting sessions for Sarah Leung and checking actors availability but also she works as her personal talent scount, discovering up and coming actors.

ICDA Workshop with Casting Director Sarah Leung cost:

90 euros (in two installations of 45 euros each) for a limited number of participants and advance total payment.

The ICDA workshop with Sarah Leung will commence with a speech and will be followed by a Q&A. Prior to the workshop, ICDA workshops will email actors with casting material (dialogue) for them to prepare and perform in the workshop. The actors will then be called into the room in pairs (personal casting) to perform their prepared scenes.

The ICDA workshop with Sarah Leung will take place in central Athens. The exact place of the workshops will be announced to the participants, after they have been selected to participate in the workshop.

ICDA workshops invites actors to email with their application at icdaworkshops@gmail.com until the 20th of September 2015, attaching their headshots and resume. ICDA workshops kindly informs that this is a limited number of participants workshop, so there will be a selection among candidates.

The participants of these workshops will have priority status and will receive a better price for the future ICDA workshops with International Casting Directors.

Previous ICDA workhsops took place succesfully in March 2015 with establised Agent Miles Anthony (www.marlowes.eu) whose client work includes: The Dark Night, Harry Potter, The Bodyguard etc). Also, with internationally aclaimed Casting Director Manuel Puro(www.purocasting.com), who has worked with: Guy Richie,Val Kilmer, Daniel Graig, Hugh Grand, Antonio Banderas, Reichel Weisz, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey etc and as casting director in films such as Moon, Hellboy II etc. For more information: please visit the official ICDA workshops website: icdaworkshops.wix.com/icdaworkshops .