• INSTRUCTORS: Erik Lingvall + Joe Massingill
  • INDUSTRY PROS: Kimberly Wistedt (Fincannon & Associates) + Joy Pervis (J Pervis Talent) + Pedro Tapia (CESD Talent)
  • DATES: July 18th-20th
  • TIMES: 18th+19th: 10am–5pm | 20th: 1-4pm
  • 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 LA 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

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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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Kimberly Wistedt

ATL CASTING Associate, CSA > Fincannon & Associates

While stage managing many of the mainstage productions at the University of Florida, Kimberly became fascinated with the process of an actor attaining a role. She sat in every audition alongside the director – hearing his thoughts and reactions to the talent at hand.  This was the beginning of her journey into casting!  After her junior year of college, Kimberly spent the summer in New York City interning for the renowned Broadway casting director Tara Rubin.  Post graduation, she moved back to New York City to intern for casting powerhouse, Bernard Telsey of Telsey + Company casting.  Later, as the commercial casting apprentice, she ran sessions for such companies as Apple, Macy’s, and Target.  When the city life kept her too far from family and loved ones, Kimberly decided to make the move back to her home town of Atlanta to take part in the television and film industry boom in the Southeast. She’s been with Fincannon & Associates since February of 2013, and is thrilled for what’s to come in this bustling Atlanta market!

This is Kimberly’s second year as co-casting director alongside Lisa Mae Fincannon for AMC’s The Walking Dead, and she’s excited to also be co-casting director on TWD’s new spin-off, The Walking Dead III shooting in Richmond later this summer. Other associate casting director TV & film credits include: HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, HULU’s The Act, FOX’s The Resident, AMAZON’s Lore, AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire, Mile 22, Jurassic World, Dirty Grandpa, Triple Nine, & Furious 7 to name a few.

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Joy Pervis

TALENT AGENT > J. PERVIS TALENT AGENCY

Joy began her career in the entertainment industry 25 years ago in the Atlanta market when she created a talent agency specializing in young actors.  In 2007, her impeccable eye for talent and her years of discovering and building careers earned her a position as Head Talent Scout for the prestigious Osbrink Agency located in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, she joined her daughter in-law, Jayme Pervis, at the J Pervis Talent Agency, recognized as one of the top talent agency in the Southeast representing children and adults in all facets of the industry.

​Joy is nationally recognized for discovering, developing, and/or representing actors such as sisters Dakota Fanning & Elle Fanning, Raven Symone’, Nolan Gould (ABC’s Modern Family), Lucas Till (CBS’s McGuyver), Chloe X Halle, Navia Robinson (Disney’s Raven’s Home), Algee Smith, Up and coming, Myles Truitt (KIN) and many more.

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PEDRO TAPIA

LA TALENT AGENT > CESD TALENT

Pedro Tapia is the Vice President of TV/Film at CESD in Los Angeles. As an agent, he’s helped launch the careers of Grant Gustin (The Flash, CW), Darren Criss (Glee), and more. His clients can be seen on some of the most successful television shows on air and some of the biggest films in theaters on a consistent basis.

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Join the waitlist below. P.S. Catapult workshops sell out quickly – we always encourage early registration to guarantee your spot!

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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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Joe Massingill

INSTRUCTOR

Joe is from Newnan, Georgia. He has always wanted to act, landing his first role on stage at the age of 3, and taking pretty much every opportunity he could find after that. In 2008 he graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Performance, and shortly after moved to Los Angeles, where he has worked as an actor, improviser, voice-over performer, and writer. In 2010 Joe’s first play Passion and Precision premiered in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in 2011 the production 2 short plays by Joe Massingill won the Stage Scene LA awards for Best Intimate Theatre Performance, and Best Ensemble. Joe has been training since 2012 at the Aquila Morong Studio for Actors, specializing in the Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner acting techniques. At the studio, as well as working on stage and on set, Joe has had the opportunity to work with and learn from industry veterans including Clint Eastwood, John Goodman, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Taraji P Henson, George Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Alfred Molina, W Earl Brown, Thomas Sadoski, and many more. He has also trained in sketch and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Joe has been working as an acting coach/teacher since 2016. Film credits: When the Game Stands Tall, Trouble with the Curve, In My Dreams, A Good Day to Die Hard, TV Credits: Catch 22, The Resident, Halt and Catch Fire, Nashville, NCIS: New Orleans, Battle Creek, and Hart of Dixie. Stage credits: Above The Fold, Hamlet, and Sunday in the Park with George.