On-Camera with Paul Davis of CALLERI CASTING
Date: Thu 5/24 @ 6:30pm
Work with Paul Davis of Calleri Casting!
Paul's CW pilot ALL AMERICAN was just picked up for Season 1. Casting to begin soon!
Breakdown: Book-smart but disadvantaged black teen Spencer James has NFL dreams and the talent to make them a possibility, but when he hesitantly takes a recruitment offer from a mostly white (and mostly rich) Beverly Hills high school, he finds himself navigating between vastly different worlds.... and discovers that not everyone is rooting for him.
Paul is also currently casting the upcoming "Central Park Five" mini-series for Netflix produced by Oprah and directed by Ava Duvernay.
On Broadway, Paul has worked on THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, LIVING ON LOVE with Jerry O'Connell and Anna Chlumsky, THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, and Taye Diggs.
Additional credits include: Mike Cahill’s I ORIGINS, the upcoming feature LOOK AWAY with Benjamin Walker and Chloë Sevigny, DOCTOR FAUSTUS for Classic Stage Company, BILOXI BLUES for People's Light, HEAD OVER HEELS produced by Gwyneth Paltrow for Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
and STEEL MAGNOLIAS for Cleveland Playhouse.
This class is on-camera.
THIS CLASS IS FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY- This means, please do not sign up for this class if you have taken class with Paul within the past three years.
Paul will personally choose 2 contrasting sides for you to prepare ahead of time and will work generously with you in class on each scene. Please come dressed appropriately for the camera. Bring one or two accessories that you can use to change for the other character - you do not need a whole costume change.
**Your scene is video taped & made into a movie clip!
After this class, you will receive an email with a link so
you can watch your own video clip from this class.
Look out for your side assignments to be posted under "class sides" 1-3 days before the class. You'll do one role in the first half of class and the second role after the break. Please dress as you would if you were called in for an on camera audition (ladies, be mindful of hair and makeup) and (if appropriate) bring a swift partial-clothing change as for your second role (nothing that would require a bathroom visit, but an item or two, or simple hair change, or whatever, that transitions you appropriately to the second role!).
***Class Structure is subject to change.
About Paul Davis▼
Paul is a Casting Director with the busy and incredibly popular CALLERI CASTING, working primarily on indie FILMS and THEATER.
Calleri Casting has called in & cast several One on One actors, including:
* BOOKED THE ROLE!
The Calleri office just completed casting Mike Cahill's (Another Earth) newest feature i origins, Sondheim's Passion at CSC, Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg at Rattlestick, Holly Hunter at the Flea, David Ives's All in the Timing revival, and are beginning their third season at the Williamstown Theater Festival in the New Year.
The office recently won 4 Artios Awards in Outstanding Achievement in Casting - for Broadway's Venus in Fur, The Cherry Orchard at CSC, A Doll's House at Williamstown, and the short film High Maintenance.
WINTER OF FROZEN DREAMS w/Keith Carradine and Thora Birch
ERAGON w/John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory
CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION, dir by James Ivory (REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE WHITE COUNTESS, etc.)
THE WHITE COUNTESS w/Ralph Fiennes
HEIGHTS w/Glenn Close
THE JIMMY SHOW w/Ethan Hawke
ESTHER KAHN w/Sir Ian Holm & Summer Phoenix
LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS w/Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen & Mira Sorvino-dir. Griffin Dunne
THE CRUCIBLE w/Daniel Day Lewis & Winona Ryder
PILOTS FOR: (NBC) HASKETS CHANCE, (ABC) COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, (FOX) POOL GUYS
All roles on the ABC series HOPE & FAITH
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATER FESTIVAL
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANYCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (for Broadway)
BEAUTY ON THE VINE (Theatre Row)
GODS EAR (New Georges)
Hartford Stages Brand New Festival, Productions at The Long Wharf, CARRIE @ PS 122, THE THUGS @ Soho Rep, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, NY Stage and Film Company, WIDOWERS HOUSES, James Joyces THE DEAD, SMALL TRAGEDY, LOBBY HERO, GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE- Richard Nelson, Lincoln Center Theater, Mark Taper Forum, A.C.T., Goodman, CSC Repertory, and Huntington Theater Companies.