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Masterclass with Casting Director, David Newman.

Dear Aspiring Actors and Filmmakers,

We are thrilled to announce an extraordinary opportunity that will elevate your understanding of the casting process and open doors to new possibilities in the world of film and television. Perth Film School and TAFTA proudly present a two-day Masterclass on How To Develop your Self-tape with acclaimed Casting Director, David Newman, on the 7th or 8th of October.

About David Newman:

With over 30 years of industry experience and 23 years specializing in casting, David Newman is a seasoned professional who has made a significant impact in the world of film and television. As a co-founder of McSweeney Newman Casting, David’s work has contributed to many captivating productions.

David’s impressive credits include projects such as the highly anticipated NAUTILUS for Disney+ (screening in December 2023), the thrilling LOVE & MONSTERS on Netflix, the riveting BLACKLIGHT starring Liam Neeson, the gripping NO ESCAPE on Paramount+, and the entertaining DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD under Paramount Pictures’ banner. Additionally, he has been involved in notable TV series like ROCK ISLAND MYSTERIES (Network10 and Nickelodeon) and THE END on Foxtel.

Throughout his illustrious career, David has conducted casting searches for esteemed companies such as HBO, CBS Paramount, NBC Universal, Amazon, and many others, showcasing his expertise on a global stage. His dedication and excellence in casting have earned him four Casting Guild of Australia Awards, including Best Casting in a TV Comedy in 2016 & 2017, and Best Casting in a Short Film in 2017 & 2022. Moreover, David had the honor of representing his peers as the President of the Casting Guild of Australia from 2020-2022.

What inspired David Newman to pursue a career in casting?  

David Newman’s passion for storytelling and his fascination with the intricate process of bringing characters to life through actors motivated him to delve into the world of casting. His belief in the power of casting to shape narratives and evoke emotions propelled him towards his remarkable career.

How has David Newman’s work impacted the global entertainment industry?

David Newman’s influence has reached far and wide, as evidenced by his involvement in international casting searches for major players like HBO, CBS Paramount, NBC Universal, and Amazon. His discerning eye for talent has shaped the faces we see on screens around the world, making him an instrumental figure in the industry’s evolution.

What can participants expect to learn from David Newman’s Masterclass?

 Participants in David Newman’s Masterclass can expect to gain insights into audition techniques that stand out, a deeper understanding of casting dynamics, effective character preparation methods, and a glimpse into the workings of the film and television industry. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from a casting expert with decades of experience.

How does David Newman’s tenure as President of the Casting Guild of Australia reflect his influence?

David Newman’s presidency of the Casting Guild of Australia from 2020 to 2022 underscores his recognition among his peers. This role not only showcases his exceptional contributions to the casting field but also demonstrates his dedication to elevating the standards of casting in Australia.

Who can benefit from David Newman’s Masterclass at Perth Film School?

 David Newman’s Masterclass is designed for a diverse audience. Aspiring actors seeking to enhance their auditioning skills, filmmakers aiming to understand the casting process, and anyone interested in gaining insights into the entertainment industry will find value in this unique learning experience. It’s an opportunity to learn from a seasoned casting director, regardless of your background.

Masterclass Highlights:

In this exclusive Masterclass, David Newman will provide invaluable insights into the art of casting. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the casting process, industry expectations, and how to leave a lasting impression in auditions. The Masterclass will cover the following topics:

1. How to create a Selftape: the main goal of this Masterclass is to teach students how to empower themselves when it comes to an audition and express their value through the selftape.

2. Audition Techniques: Learn essential auditioning techniques that can set you apart from the competition and impress casting directors.

3. Casting Insights: Gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on casting decisions and what casting directors look for in actors.

4. Preparing for Roles: Discover effective methods for preparing and embodying characters, bringing authenticity to your performances.

Enroll Now – Limited Seats Available:

This Masterclass is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s most distinguished casting directors. It is open to aspiring actors, filmmakers, and anyone interested in the art of casting. Secure your spot early, as seats are limited and in high demand.

Event Details:

– Dates: 7th OR 8th of October, 2023 (Students have the option to attend either Saturday or Sunday class)
– Time: From 9 am to 4 pm
– Lunch Break: From 12 pm to 1 pm

– Price: $485

How to Register:

To register for this transformative Masterclass with David Newman, visit our website or contact our admissions office. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a casting veteran and take your passion for film and television to new heights.

At Perth Film School, we are committed to providing you with exceptional learning opportunities and fostering your growth in the industry. Join us for this enriching Masterclass, and let David Newman’s expertise empower your journey in the world of entertainment.

We look forward to welcoming you to this unforgettable experience.

Best regards,

Perth Film School