Fresh off the heels of two back to back much heralded runs of his Multi-City Actor’s Workshop & Talent Search in 2014 and 2015, David E. Talbert is launching the third installment of his Actor’s Workshop & Talent Search concurrently with the release of his highly anticipated movie, “Almost Christmas,” which hits theatres nationwide on Friday, Nov. 11.
“Based on the report by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the need for more diversity in Hollywood is apparent,” said Talbert. “It is my hope that my workshops will create a bigger talent pool and fully open cracked doors.”
Through hands-on instruction by David E. Talbert, participants will learn acting for stage and screen, techniques for auditions and cold reads, get advice for breaking into the industry and receive monologue/scene critiques. This year, special guest Damien McKay, head of Casting at Universal Pictures (“The Fast and Furious” franchise, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Jurassic World,” and “Pitch Perfect”) has teamed up with Talbert for the workshop tour to interact with students, observe scenes and monologues, and share invaluable insight on what it takes to be a working actor in Hollywood. As in years past, everyone who attends the workshop will receive a private one-on-one audition from Talbert for the chance to be cast in his upcoming stage play tour as well as his new feature film projects. The cast of Talbert’s new film, Almost Christmas also includes three young actors who attended and auditioned for his Workshop Tour last year – Karl Bynes who attended the Philadelphia, workshop, Sulondia Hammond who attended the Atlanta, session and Teresa Sykes who attended in Chicago. Sykes also has a starring role in Talbert’s latest theatrical stage production, “Another Man Will,” which will be released on DVD nationwide in January of 2017.
Perfect for the professional and the beginner, David E. Talbert’s Actors Workshop & Talent Search gives attendees a chance to learn first-hand how to elevate their craft and get their foot firmly through the door of the entertainment industry. What makes David E. Talbert’s Actor’s Workshop & Talent Search really unique is the ability for participants to be able to audition with an award winning Hollywood director with over twenty plus years in the business and to gain valuable insight from the Head of Casting for a major film studio.
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