Written: 11 September 2008
7 September 2008 saw Casting Director Simone Reynolds giving the first of the Pinewood Net workshops promised in our July showcase news article.
Held at Battersea Arts Centre, Simone's television workshop was oversubscribed. We had to rebook her! Now we have a reserve list of paid up actors keen to benefit from her insight and expertise at her second fully booked event being held on 28 September 2008. Should anyone give up their place for a clashing work commitment or some misfortune, one of them will be able to take advantage of the space made and enjoy all the benefits of the workshop.
One actor present, Stephen Willis, felt that the help he had been given by Simone played a key part in his success in being cast in the role that he went for in a feature film, the audition for which was directly after the workshop.
Other actors that participated on the day were enthusiastic about the information and the experience saying that they felt that it was 'invaluable' and that they 'can't wait for the next Pinewood Net workshop'. We were joined by some New Players and original friends of ours that took part in the Actors Studio course where nearly half of the Founding Members met. The Shot To Be Seen course is one I think that we would all recommend.