The Casting Gym weekly updates

JUNE ALREADY! This Sundays info email & more

Thank you to those that auditioned for Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba VO




Thrilled to book a CASTING GYM MEMBER for the VO spot with a 9 yr old Zoe Blum (through KGM) who works today & who does audition often for VO jobs

as well as takes classes ...this shows EXPERIENCE and with more experience comes more opportunities and then the BOOKINGS are easier! Consider practicing more by making a VO audition reel. This gives a VO client variety should they want to hear more. You would get coaching with a VO producer who works in VO everyday. (This could be a potential CLIENT for you if they see & hear you are GOOD!)

Learning VO takes time & is an "investment" in an actors career & can only ADD to an on camera audition.

I had some really good submissions on this one & many that were WRONG (wrong format, put the slate first, only sent ONE variation, recorded in the wrong type of room...many did not follow directions but many did! I only hope some of you continue with some REAL TRAINING to get more casting opportunities!

You can't go wrong with voiceover training for your child (or YOU!) it promotes

reading & writing, using your voice creatively while articulating & annunciating...

- most important, staying "in the game" as an actor when those castings are few and far between.

There are many more VO opportunities than on camera auditions. VO is a great career!

Check out our Facebook page to get to see WHO BOOKED IT!


Remember CGMs...if you cannot make your regular classes, try to schedule a one on one with me or one of TCG coaches to make sure you are always "audition ready" for those casting opportunities.



(CGM) Casting Gym members receive a discount when working one on one with me when I am available ($75 an hour vs TCG coaches @ $125 per hour) but they are ACTING COACHES when I am a CASTING DIRECTOR.

Private coaching is available for ALL AUDITIONS: castings, vocals, voiceover, dance & anything else you may need. Being a CGM gives you full access to all my 25+ yrs of resources & coaches. Take advantage!


CG Parents: Need help recording your child for the VO auditions that come up at home so you do not have to pay to come into the studio? We can arrange this! Book an hour or more with our VO producer/coach & see & HEAR your child work in the audio booth on commercial scripts and how they SHOULD be done.

VO coaching is such a good way to stay creative ON CAMERA as well & it is so much fun!


I will be working much more in VO as the season kicks off & plan to have a KIDS VO CASTING CLUB that will have me working with kids EVERY WEEK on auditions & coaching. It is a commitment I am not yet ready to make but I will as so many clients are now coming to me with MAJOR CASTINGS!


Casting Gym Members - please stay active on our social media pages & share your posts!

Being a CGM gives you access to our social media pages. WE WANT TO PROMOTE YOU!

You should all have a YOUTUBE or TWITTER/INSTAGRAM account to check in with The Casting Gym regularly on everything that YOU love to do that makes YOU, YOU!

We want to hear from you & keep you on the minds of your agents & managers by tagging them - showing them you are actively training to make them confident to send you on more auditions!

Please set a reminder on your phones to DO THIS EVERY WEEK!

If you don't have time, post your current headshot & representation for us to share...the more active you stay, the more INTEREST you will receive from our clients & page viewers.


This weekend's classes:

Sunday CASTING SESSIONS is on "scene work" and staying natural & in the moment. We are doing individual scenes - each person will have a different scene to do & two chances to have a video to post/share with your agent. You can do one scene or both.

CASTING SESSIONS is 10:00-11:00AM w Miss Mariah AGES 3-6 & 12:00-1:00PM AGES 7-11

MUSIC PERFORMANCE is 11:00-12:00PM & will focus on performing to the camera when singing or dancing or singing along to music.

Most kids want to jump around out and end up out of frame so we want to make sure the PERFORMANCE is engaging to those watching & the steps are followed.

*Already registered? Your script is attached to this email - please bring a PRINTED OUT COPY with you to class. You can do BOTH scenes or choose ONE scene.


COMBO RATE for 2 classes this week: $75

Non members are welcome to participate in ONE class before joining the Gym. The price is the same & the combo can be counted as one class this week. Membership to The Casting Gym is $99 for the year.

Request your invoice @ TheCastingGym@gmail.com


FILM MAKING for YOUNG ACTORS Our SCRIPT2SCREEN series is beginning soon!

Sundays June 19-June 10. There are FOUR, 3 hr classes from script writing & creating to filming scenes.

Work with a real film team on making audition reels & make them aware of your skills for when THEY work with talent on their own projects!

A private screening will be at the end of the series for friends, family & agents!

One on one/private 3 hour sessions @ $250 or join into the 4 week series for $425

Deposit of $100 is all that is due now to register.

AGES 7-11 @ 10:00-1:00PM/TEENS 12-16 @ 3:00-6:00PM


CASTING CAMP: AGES 5-10 WEEKS JUNE 13-17 & JULY 18-22/$250 PER WEEK or $75 PER DAY

9:30-4:30PM : FOCUS DAILY on IMPROV, VOICEOVER, CASTINGS FOR COMMERCIALS, TV & FILM, VOCALS & DANCE JAMS for AUDITIONS. BUILD YOUR ON CAMERA SKILLS in this fun, creative camp.


UPCOMING CLASSES/PLAN AHEAD...

Sunday June 12 & Saturday June 18 has VOICEOVER with working in the AUDIO BOOTH w Kim Houston

CASTING SESSIONS AGES 3-6 @ 10:00-11:00AM

VOCALS w Miss Melia AGES 3-6 @ 11:00-12:00PM

VOICEOVER AGES 5-7 @ 12:00-1:00PM

VOICEOVER & CASTING SESSIONS COMBO AGES 7-11 @ 1:00-2:30PM


COMBO CLASSES RATES AVAILABLE:

CASTING & VOCALS: $75.00

CASTING & VO: $75.00

CASTING, VOCALS, VO:$99.00

INDIVIDUAL CLASS: $49.99


SELF TAPE NEEDED?

Schedule with ReelTimeAuditions@gmail.com or text 305.491.7604 to schedule.









Kim Houston

CASTING DIRECTOR.COUNSELOR.ARTIST DEVELOPMENT


305.491.7604 floridacastingservices.com

The Casting Gym

2734 Polk Street #B

Hollywood, FL 33020

Ongoing Auditioning Training Classes . Private Casting guidance for Kids, Teens & Adults

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