WIFT Greece hosted a Masterclass on Audition Techniques for TV and Film with Nancy Bishop, award-winning casting director and author of “Auditioning for Film and TV.” This offered an educational two-day Masterclass and marketing seminar for actors applying for roles in international productions.

For two days, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May 2024 at the Greek Film Library, Nancy Bishop presented valuable techniques for video auditions – specifically self-taped auditions. Self-taped auditions are mandatory for actors in a post-Covid world. Actors participated in a pre-arranged mock audition and received feedback and advice from Nancy. Nancy also provided insight into improving technical acting and marketing skills as defined by the international audiovisual industry. The seminar focused on strategies for actors to promote themselves and secure work in the international market. Topics included how to use the internet for marketing, organizing a professional CV, choosing a successful photo, producing an effective showreel, recording auditions to send to production and using social media.

About Nancy Bishop

Nancy Bishop is an American award-winning casting director who has worked on over a hundred international projects. Based primarily in London, she has cast for major motion pictures including Mission Impossible IV, the Amazon TV series Greek Salad and Borat, the subsequent film, for which she won the CSA Artios Award for Best Comedy Casting. She has been teaching film acting master classes internationally for many years. In addition, Nancy founded the Acting for Film department at the Prague Film School. She is a founding member and past president of the European branch of the Casting Society of America and has written three books on audition techniques.