Creative Studios of Atlanta 
Creative Studios of Atlanta 


Sunday May 6, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

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Creative Studios of Atlanta 
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Paul Weber, one of Hollywood's most respected casting directors, created a dynamic, efficient, and highly effective intensive program to demystify the audition process.   Mr. Weber teaches actors at every level specific key elements to prepare them for the Art of the Audition. 

Sunday May 6th

8-15 yrs old: 10am-2pm
16-adult: 3pm-7pm
Only $175.00

"I seek to share my insights, experiences and unique knowledge of the acting and casting profession so that I can help actors on their journey to fully realize the great potential that is within the grasp of any true aspiring artist." -- Paul Weber, C.S.A.

The first half of the workshop, Mr. Weber reveals:

  • The Casting Perspective – What Casting professionals expect from Actors. What key elements are they looking for?
  • Why Certain Actors Succeed – Mr. Weber talks about the actors he’s worked with and what makes them successful, including Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Dakota Fanning, and Reese Witherspoon.
  • What You MUST Do Right Now – Jumpstart your career with these valuable tips for self-branding and marketing.
  • How Not to Get an Agent - What is the protocol for contacting an agent, manager, or casting director?  What are surefire ways never to get one?
  • The Headshots & Resumes that get noticed today - The very latest on these crucial tools – and how the digital revolution is transforming the Audition process.

The second half of the workshop focuses on the actual Audition and involves actors in the process using scene work to experience and illustrate new techniques.  Mr. Weber covers:

  • The Anatomy of the Audition – What actually happens?
  • How to make the Boldest, most Effective Choices in The Room.
  • The importance of Listening, Cold Reading Technique, Script Analysis.
  • How to Deliver Your Best Read The First Time 
  • What actions make Actors Fail – Common and avoidable mistakes that take Actors out of the picture immediately.

"There are good actors....and then there is what happens in The Room." -- Paul Weber, C.S.A.


About Paul Weber: 

Paul Weber, CSA is one of Hollywood’s most respected Casting Directors.As the longtime Executive Head of Television Casting & Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, he has cast over 1000 TV episodes and films.Paul Weber photo

For series television, Weber most notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS:GODS OF THE ARENA, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, DEAD LIKE ME, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE with John Cusack, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS 3D, a remake of THE THREE STOOGES and THE MACHINE starring Vin Diesel. Home entertainment credits include LEGALLY BLONDES, PICTURE THIS with Ashley Tisdale, INTO THE BLUE 2, WARGAMES, the SPECIES franchise, as well as the CUTTING EDGE franchise for ABC Family.

Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. Busier than ever, his current feature projects include BEULAH starring Dakota Fanning and Ryan Phillippe, HAUNTER starring Abigail Breslin,  THE UNEXPECTED with Paul Giamatti, and co producing THE STUPIDEST ANGEL based on the bestselling novel by Christopher Moore. New TV series projects include THE L.A. COMPLEX premiering this summer on the CW as well as SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE and NOIR for the Starz Network.

Casting over 1000 TV episodes and feature films over two decades,  Weber is in active development with MGM on new series, pilots and features.  Mr. Weber also casts 3-5 independent films a year as well as co-producing  three feature films and acting as the U.S. casting consultant for the CBC in Canadian Broadcast Company.

Weber is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Writers Guild of America, and served on the Host Committee for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.  He presently teaches at UCLA and his keen eye for talent and ability to cultivate and sustain lasting relationships within the entertainment community has made him one of the most sought-after experts in his field.