It is a historic time for Canadian Actors.
The opportunity to be legitimate contenders for the big roles continues for us. We've really proven ourselves in recent years, and the road ahead promises to have many series for streaming services. Think about the average Netflix series in recent years and ask how many actors you'd heard of when they launched. This is the trend.
We better know what we are doing.
Let’s work to level our auditions up to the multi episode characters. Let’s think about auditions that keep the audience invested to know where we will go from here.
Let’s LOSE the ‘day player’ mentality and THINK BIG.
Now is the time.
Day 1: Friday, March 11th or Saturday, March 12th, 10 am-2 pm PT
Actors will coach on either Friday or Saturday with Jeb, and everyone will work with Paul on Sunday. If you coach Friday, you are enthusiastically invited to audit Saturday and vice-versa, or you are free to take the day off and join us on Sunday with Paul
DAY 1: Coach your audition live online with Jeb, with an eye on creating a ‘future story’. The version of the audition that leaves us wanting more from the character, going forward. You’ll be paired with someone in the group and will read for one another in the coaching, as well as on Sunday with Paul.
All coaching work is filmed and emailed to you overnight so you have the chance to review before you get one on one with Paul on Sunday.
Day 2: Sunday, March 13th, 1:30 pm-6:30 pm PST
Work one on one, live online with Paul Weber. Paul will work from his perspective as a casting director and audition coach. Paul’s 30 years of history specifically in casting Vancouver-shot shows from the LA/Network side will help us see what is/isn’t getting hired for the big roles and why or why not. You’ll take notes, adjust, ask personal/career questions, and build your rep and rapport.
All participants will be able to watch all work with casting (unless the actor opts for private work which we will happily facilitate!)
Finally, we’ll wrap up with a group Q&A, discussing whatever questions we have in mind, but especially the road ahead and how to make the most of the historic opportunity immediately ahead for Canadian actors.
Private links view and/or download video of all your work provided.
Date & Time
Friday (10am-2pm PT)/Sunday (1:30pm-6pm PT)
Saturday (10am-2pm PT)/Sunday (1:30pm-6pm PT)
all times are PT
(note that it’s possible that we run longer than the stated completion time but never by too long!)
Cost (tax incl)
$350 + tax
Auditing is available for a $75 fee
JBA Members May Audit For Free
Please Contact Us to arrange.
As Former Executive In House Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios for 16 years, Paul Weber notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, 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, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and ROBOCOP.
Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. In addition to a number of independent features, recent and on going credits include projects for STARZ, NETFLIX, A&E, DISCOVERY NETWORK, HULU, WGN, LIFETIME, HALLMARK, COMEDY CENTRAL and the CW. He is a casting consultant for several Canadian and American production companies, studios and networks, presently handling US Casting for “PURE”, the highly praised limited series for HULU, and the 1/2 hour comedy CRAWFORD for Comedy Central. The supernatural thriller, BUCKOUT ROAD, which he cast and co-produced, will be released in 2018. His next feature SAFE STORAGE is in pre production. Under his production banner, “One on the Way Productions”, Paul and his producing partners are engaged in developing and producing new media and independent feature projects.
Weber is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Writers Guild of America, has served on the Host Committee for the Annual Academy Awards and is a judge for the 2018 Emmys. He is also a respected audition coach and teaches his Art of the Audition, Business of the Art Audition technique class worldwide, including a number of Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. He was the first American Casting director ever to be invited to teach his workshop in South Africa and Cyprus. He also teaches and lectures extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Australia, recently returning from Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw and Sydney, Australia, where he taught at the renowned Australian Institute of Performing Arts. His American University visits include USC, UCLA, the University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia, Loyola Marymount College, University of Conn., University of Arizona, and Sante Fe College, Florida. He is also a regular teaching guest at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Paul recently returned from the Toronto Film Festival where he was a guest speaker for the Rising Stars Program and also appeared on the prestigious SXSW Film Festival panel representing Film Casting Directors. Paul is currently working on a book for actors entitled “The Art of the Audition, the Business of the Art.”