• INSTRUCTORS: Erik Lingvall + Carole Kaboya
  • INDUSTRY PROS: Jami Rudofsky + J. Renee Colquitt + Cheryl Louden-Kubin
  • DATES: June 13th-15th
  • TIMES: 13th+14th: 10am–5pm | 15th: 12:30-4pm
  • AGES: 8-16
  • INVESTMENT: Early Bird: $399 | Regular: $449

WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?

The AUDITION GAUNTLET is a three day intensive focused on challenging the actor in ways he/she hasn’t been challenged before. The first two days will be 7 hours of focused script work, dedicated to improving audition prep, script analysis, and character breakdown. On the third day, each actor will rotate between three rooms here at Catapult, executing their scenes back to back to back for a Top Agent (in person), Top Casting Director (in person), and Top LA Pro (via Skype.) Most actors prep their scene, go in the room, and audition once. Actors never execute their scenes three times in a row… Until now.

THIS THREE DAY WORKSHOP WILL COVER
  • Memorization Techniques
  • Conquering the “Cold Read”
  • What do agents look for?
  • What do Casting Directors look for?
  • How to impress industry pros
  • The Signature Slate
  • Keys to “Owning the Room”
  • How to truly “Let Go”
  • Embracing your Authenticity
  • Creating a WINNING Mindset
  • Crafting a compelling character

This workshop is full. please join the waitlist below.

Please join the waitlist below. Those on the waitlist will be notified of any cancellations in the order they were added to the waitlist.

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THE BREAKDOWN

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DAY 1

SCENE PREP

– Select a scene that best showcases your skill set
– Work with two Catapult acting coaches to create a compelling character

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DAY 2

WORKING SCRIPT

– Practice! Practice! Practice!
– Maximize your tape
– Experiment with the 4th wall
– Continue working with acting coaches

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DAY 3

MOCK AUDITIONS

– Final scene prep
– Mock auditions with three different industry pros in three of Catapult’s audition rooms

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WRAP

Q&A SESSION

– Q & A session with critical feedback from the industry pros
– See pros listed below

YOUR INDUSTRY PROS

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Jami Rudofsky

CASTING DIRECTOR > Jami Rudofsky Casting

Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for close to 20 years. Jami received a BFA In Theatre from UCLA. She just finished casting GILMORE GIRLS, A YEAR IN THE LIFE, for Netflix after casting the 7 seasons of the original series. She also cast the YouTube Red Original Series SING IT, and has cast Seasons 2-4 of MASTERS OF SEX with Risa Bramon Garcia. Jami is also the Resident Casting Director and Artistic Associate at the award winning CELEBRATION THEATER.

Jami’s background in casting, teaching, and in acting gives her a great understanding of the plight of the working actor. She approaches her work with actors from a place of deep respect and spirited collaboration.

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J. Renee Colquitt

TALENT AGENT > J. PERVIS TALENT AGENCY

J. Renee Colquitt started her career in the entertainment industry approximately 20 years ago in casting where she began casting and producing feature films and series for television.

From casting she took a position as an assistant at a Los Angeles Talent Agency and worked her way up to become an agent heading up the Children’s MP/TV/Commercial Department. She quickly gained experience as an agent and began booking talent on national commercials and television series.

J. Renee then became a booker in the Children’s Department at the prestigious FORD MODELS in Los Angeles booking children in national ad campaigns. She then had the opportunity to move back to Atlanta and established her own casting company. She cast two shows for TBS and several national and regional commercials.

J. Renee’s hobby of taking photographs took off after she would advise talent of the kinds of photographs they needed for auditions. She closed her casting company and opened J. Renee Photography Studio with great success. She spent the next ten years shooting actors and models in the Southeast and in Los Angeles, CA.

Hollywood came calling once again and she returned to California placing her Photography business on hiatus to assist a friend with her growing talent agency. After her dear friend passed J. Renee opened her own agency. The birth of two new grandchildren landed J. Renee back in Atlanta in 2018. She is now a part of the theatrical team at J Pervis Talent Agency.

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Cheryl Louden-Kubin

Atlanta Casting

Cheryl has been Casting for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY with a BA in Drama & English. Cheryl attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England and Carnegie-Mellon University. She began her journey in casting as an Associate at The Casting Directors, Inc. and then moved on to in-house casting for Miami Vice with Lori Wyman.  After Vice wrapped, she opened The Casting Crew, Inc. in Hollywood, FL and was President/Owner there for 10 years. A highlight of her career was winning a CLIO Award for Casting Excellence for a Pepsi Commercial. Cheryl moved to the Atlanta area in 2000, and loves actors and the entire casting process.

This workshop is full. please join the waitlist below.

Please join the waitlist below. Those on the waitlist will be notified of any cancellations in the order they were added to the waitlist.

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DISCLAIMER: DEAR ACTOR, Please note that this class, as with all of our others, is specifically designed to educate and train, NOT to get you representation or guaranteed employment.

NOTE: Guest Industry Pros are subject to change due to nature of the business. If/when industry pros change, each event will be updated as soon as possible.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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ERIK LINGVALL

INSTRUCTOR

Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.”   Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give,Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.

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Carole Kaboya

INSTRUCTOR

Carole Kaboya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but grew up in metro Atlanta. She studied Theatre Performance and Music Business at the University of Georgia. It was there that her passion for TV and film truly developed. After graduating, Carole worked with Adult Swim on various marketing tours around the country as she continued to work as an actress. Carole’s on-camera work include appearances on Daytime Divas (VH1) and a recurring role on Cobra Kai (YouTube Red). In 2013, she began her journey in the casting world and has since worked as a Casting Associate for various film and TV projects for Netflix, Sony, Warner Brothers, CBS Studios and many more. As an actress, casting associate, writer, and photographer; Carole has been able to benefit from her experience working in front of and behind the camera. One of her greatest joys is being able to share that knowledge with her students. Carole is excited to provide the resources needed to expand their knowledge in this industry and hopes they can carry what they learn into other aspects of their lives.