01/02 . 10 . 2011


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Nancy Bishop, C.S.A., is an Emmy-nominated casting director, author, acting coach, and head of the Film Acting Department at the Prague Film School.
Her most recent credits include Mission: Impossible â Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, and Paula Patton, and written by J.J. Abrams and directed by Brad Bird.
With more than 60 major feature film and television projects among her credits, Nancy has cast and instructed literally hundreds of actors throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major feature film and television producers and directors, including George Lucas, âRed Tailsâ, Joel Schumacher âBad Companyâ and Roman Polanskiâs âOliver Twistâ. She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on âAnne Frank: The Whole Storyâ, ABC/Disney Studios.
Now in addition to a busy casting schedule, Nancy continues to guest lecture internationally, offering on-camera master classes and seminars to develop an actorâs on-camera skills and career marketing. In 2009 she founded the Acting For Film Program at the Prague Film School, which offers an intensive, conservatory style training (half year or full year) program for actors in English. She is also very active on the International Film Festival Circuit, where she regularly produces seminars and partakes in panel discussions and symposiums on the casting process. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and the International Network of Casting Directors. Although based in Prague, Czech Republic, she works throughout Europe and the U.S

Day 1 â Screen Acting Technique
Actors will watch and critique actual film castings of successful actors and discuss the techniques they used. Actors then participate in a series of exercises that develop effective methods that work on camera. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing in the eyes. At the end of class, actors will be assigned two scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.
Day 2 â Strategies for Screen Casting
Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform two casting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes, chosen from actual film scripts from projects that Nancy has cast, will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.