Film Workshop Auditions- Nottingham
MODERN HOOD- ROBIN HOOD
Saturday the 10th of May 2014 9am-11am ( to accommodate demand we are extending times to 2pm )
Venue- Nottingham Arts Theatre, 12 George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE
Entrance via stage door corner of Old Lenton Street & Broad Street
If you wish to enquire about drama & theatre based youth classes at Nottingham Arts Theatre rather than Film Workshops please email [email protected] for more information
Class Act Film workshops will be holding open auditions at Nottingham Arts Theatre for young actors ( 7-18 years of age ) to act in a new short film called Modern Hood which is a Modern Robin Hood story, screen-plays are currently being written. To become a member of the film workshops open auditions will be held on Saturday May the 10th from 9am-11am, those who are successful will go on to star in the short film, work with professional directors and crew on film projects and be invited to screenings of their performances . All filming will take place locally. Training, direction and rehearsal will be provided by professional acting coaches and directors.
Audition priority will be given to those who have booked places, with 5 minute slots available per performer. To avoid disappointment please organise an audition by completing the instructions below. Please note it is unlikely that those attending on the day without a booking will be seen.
Audition slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Audition slots can only be allocated by filling in and completing the online form below. If you need any help with your form please email [email protected]for assistance. Audition slots will not be allocated unless those applying for an audition time slot confirm that they have fully read the Questions & Answers relating to the film workshops at the bottom of this page, do not submit your form until you have done so. Please read our Questions & Answers before applying so that you are fully informed. Those applying for a place under the ages of 18 must have parental permission to attend. If you are allocated a time slot and cannot attend please let organisers know promptly so that your place can be offered to another candidate on the waiting list, contact details will be supplied when your audition confirmation is sent. Audition pieces will be sent to you based upon your age and gender.
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Questions & Answers
How long are the auditions and what should I expect ?
Each audition will last for approximately 5 mins before a selected audition panel. Auditions will not be filmed at this stage. You will receive an audition script, which will be emailed to you with your confirmed time for your audition. It will not be compulsory to learn lines, although it would be preferred. One of our staff will read in for any other parts that are required in your audition script. Spare copies will be available at the audition should you forget yours. Please bring a copy of your confirmation details with you. You will receive a formal offer within 14 days of your audition either by post or email. We anticipate that from the time you book in to the time your audition will be completed will be 15 mins in total.
Parking & Directions
Street metered paid parking is available close to the theatre. Closest car-parks can be found opposite Oceana Nightclub on Lower Parliament Street and underground parking at the Victoria Centre Carpark entrance via Glasshouse Street
Locating Audition Room
Please enter via the stage door which can be found on Old Lenton Street at the side of the theatre. Access will be unavailable from the front of the building. Please follow signs upon your arrival.
What the panel are looking for at audition ?
Our panel of experienced directors and tutors are looking for enthusiastic actors to work with, who are willing to learn and who show a natural ability in front of an audience and camera, experience is not necessary and they look forward to working with complete beginners or those who have had previous experience. Directors from the theatre and film industry, including experienced acting coaches and chaperones will sit on the audition panel, who will include directors from Class Act Drama Centre and B9 Films & Media. Collectively they will share over 30 years worth of relevant experience whilst still attempting to make candidates feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible ensuring the very best from audition performances.
If I am successful what will happen ?
You will be offered a place in a weekly film workshop class in Nottingham and be cast in the Modern Hood film project, a formal offer will be sent to you for your consideration with full details about the project you have been chosen for.
If successful how long do I attend for ?
You will only be required to attend a once weekly film workshop class on Saturday Mornings 9.30am-11am, Nottingham Arts Theatre, Upper Rehearsal Room, 12 George Street, Nottingham NG13BE
We have a limited amount of places and it is with regret that we cannot offer places to all candidates. Further auditions will be available throughout the year for new projects if you are unsuccessful the first time around.
Who are Class Act Film Workshops ?
Class Act Film Workshops are affiliated to Class Act Drama Centre which has been established for over 18 years and works with both young people and adults on a variety of drama projects, producing 30 stage shows per year and offering professional training from industry directors, actors and tutors. Class Act’s staff are trained to post-graduate level, CRB checked and members of Equity. Class Act have offered drama training at Nottingham Arts Theatre for over 15 years.
How much do the Film Workshops cost ? Fees & Funding
Class Act’s Film Workshops collaborative projects are not reliant on external funding. Each member of the filming workshops will have a membership fee of £39 per calendar month for their training and participation in the project from May 2014 to Dec 2014. Successful siblings will be offered a discounted rate. There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to fees, please see the section below. Fees include weekly training in a Film Acting Workshop by trained members of staff, copies of royalty free scripts & materials, access to equipment and rehearsal rooms. Other costs will include a one off filming fee of £40 for each member which is payable before the film shooting commences and covers film crew’s costs and expenses, costume & prop provision where relevant, editing & production costs and insurances. Each member can attend their own screening free of charge, however if they require further tickets to their screening they are available at a cost of £8 each. Should a member require a DVD of their film, this will also be available to purchase after the initial screening at a cost of £11.99, bulk purchases will be discounted.
Funding for scholarships
There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to fees. Funding is competitive, will require means testing and cannot be guaranteed. Funding for individual scholarships may be offered as a full or partial scholarship and is offered by the contributions of private individuals into Class Act Drama Centre’s scholarship fund.
When will filming take place, how does the schedule work ?
Pre-production will start in May 2014 and members will attend a weekly training Film Acting Workshop from April, shooting will take place throughout November and December 2014 at times that are easily scheduled for all casts. Screenings will be in January 2015. Dates and schedules will all be confirmed with successful candidates. ** Please note that directors will allow for flexibility on shooting schedules which will allow for unforeseen circumstances, for example weather
Screenings will be at small local theatres with cinema screens and or local cinema settings.
Content & Legal considerations: What I need to know
Each performer if successful will be expected to sign a release form which is industry standard and will outline where the film is expected to be shown and relevant permissions. Project content will be appropriate to age groups.
What happens when the project finishes ? can I continue with new projects ?
If you wish to be involved in the next project you can sign up again in December 2014 and start a new project in January 2015 should you wish to do so. You will be given priority over those on the waiting list.
Full details will be provided to all successful candidates.