Aug 2, 2010

Know Your Type

Know Your Type and Increase Your Bookings workshop

Date: Sunday, August 22

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Creative Studios of Atlanta

500 Bishop St, Suite F-8

Atlanta, GA 30318


Cost: $45

Want to increase your booking percentage? It starts with knowing who you are and how others see you. When you walk into the room for an audition, what is the casting director’s first impression?

When you’re selling a product (YOU), you have to know exactly what it is that you’re trying to sell. If you don’t know who you are and most importantly, how others see you, you won’t be able to sell it. And if you can’t sell it, they won’t buy it.

Even worse, if you continually go up for the roles you are not right for and don’t book them, you create the impression that you can’t book.

In this workshop, you will discover how others perceive you. Through an extensive exercise you will find out what types of roles you can convincingly play, what others think of your appearance, and what vibes you give off when you enter a room.

You will also find out whether or not your current headshot is effective. Your headshot may get you in the room, but if it doesn’t properly sell you as the product, then it isn’t effective in getting you the role.

After the exercise, you will use the information given to you about you (by the other students) to create what we call your own personal logline: a two-three sentence description that accurately and creatively conveys who you are as a person, and therefore who you are as an actor. When you leave this workshop, you will know what your easy sell is and how to sell it to casting directors, agents, and others.

About the teacher: Jessica Leigh Smith is an actor in Atlanta, with J Pervis Talent. She got her first television break with a role in 2009 on One Tree Hill, playing a character perfectly suited for her type. Very shortly after, she portrayed Lydia in the beautiful short The Mailbox, a different character, but again perfectly suited for her type. Currently, Jessica is working on a web series, again in a role perfectly suited for her type. While she knows she will play different characters as an actor, Jessica likes to focus on those that she is most suited to play.


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