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MCA-I Monthly Meeting Wednesday September 16th, 2015

Casting & Auditioning Tips


The right performer can make or break a production. That's as true for a drama or comedy as it is for a marketing or training video. Whichever side of the camera you work on, you will want to join us on Sept 16th. Our Host, Patricia Shanks—who knows a thing or two about acting and casting—has lined up noted casting director, Wayne Morse, and the talented new host of the iconic TV Series, Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Stephanie Arne. They'll be sharing real-world experiences and tips for finding the right performer—and being the right performer at the right time!
RSVP NOW at MCA-I's MeetUp site:

A former actor, Wayne Morse has been in casting for over 15 years, starting as a Casting Assistant working on projects like Training Day, Requiem for a Dream, Bad Santa, Sin City. Currently under his own banner, Wayne Morse Casting is involved in TV Series and feature projects such as No Man's Land, War Birds, and Diamonds Down Under

To talk about the other side of the casting experience—Auditioning— is special guest Stephanie Arne,  just returning from a shoot in Costa Rica! As you might expect, the first-ever female host of Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom is also a public speaker and an authority on global efforts in conservation and sustainability. Looking past all her credentials you can also see Stephanie is a vivacious, charming host, and perfectly cast for the updated series. Originated in 1963 with hosts Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler, Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, is now a web series.

Our host is MCA-I member, Patricia Shanks. She is an active performing member of SAG-AFTRA and AGMA, and a teacher of acting, voice and piano. Her background includes TV show host, radio host and singing with Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific and as a staff soloist at the former Crystal Cathedral.

Come meet these talented people and get perspectives and practical tips on the process of Casting & Auditioning—no matter what side of the camera you're on!

WHAT & WHEN: MCA-I Monthly Meeting
Wednesday September 16th, 2015

TIME: doors open at 6:30 PM for networking over light refreshments. Program starts at 7:00 PM

COST: $10 at the door / $5 for members of MCA-I and students with ID.

PLEASE RSVP at MCA-I's meetup site
So we have enough sandwiches and refreshment for all.

LOCATION: Studio Shanks Productions. At 750 sq ft, Studio Shanks is a great auditioning and rehearsal space, compact but plenty of room. It's even got a private office.

Studio Shanks

27601 Forbes Road, Suite 45

Laguna Niguel CA 92677

DIRECTIONS; Exit the I-5 Freeway at Crown Valley Parkway in Mission Viejo. Turn West (opposite from the Kaleidoscope and The Mall) and take the first RIGHT turn onto Forbes Road. Follow it all the way down and enter the business park at the very end. Studio Shanks in on the right side towards the corner of the L shaped building.