- Lead Instructor: Erik Lingvall + Jillian Batherson
- Industry Pro: Vivian Watson + Carissa Fowler + Cheryl Louden-Kubin + Jessica Fox-Thigpen
- DATES: June 6-10
- TIME: 10am–5pm
- AGES: 7-12
- INVESTMENT: $749 | Payment plan available
CAMP CATAPULT: THE AUDITION COMPREHENSIVE
Camp Catapult is Catapult Acting’s signature event that combines rigorous scene work, improv and mindset exercises with hands-on industry perspectives. Instructed by Catapult Acting Founder, Erik Lingvall, this 5-day intensive covers every aspect of the audition process. In addition to comprehensive audition technique, actors will receive insight and critical feedback from a different industry pro each day ranging from Agents to Managers to Producers to Directors and more.
NOTE: This is a referral/approval-based camp. This camp is for dedicated and disciplined young actors. Experience is not important, but rather the willingness to challenge one’s self.
Register below to guarantee your spot!
CAMP DETAILS + guest INDUSTRY PROS
DAY 1: Vivian WatsonPRE-PREPARATION
– Know the genre
– Know the director & their work
– Know the network
– Learn how to slate with confidence and personality!
– Work on one-line costar auditions
about THE WORKING ACTOR
Vivian began her journey and realized her passion for acting at the young age of 6. After seeing a local theatre production, she begged to audition for the next play. Vivian spent the next four years performing musical theatre, one play after the other. At 10 years old, her curiosity in film and television led her to Catapult Acting Studios in Atlanta, GA. Vivian quickly fell in love with the industry and worked tirelessly with her mentor and coach, Erik Lingvall. Vivian currently plays Mallory Pike in the Netflix series The Babysitters Club, which just wrapped it’s second season in Vancouver, BC. Vivian is represented by Joy Pervis at J Pervis Talent and managed by Margot Menzel at Luber Roklin Entertainment.
DAY 2: Carissa FowlerSCENE PREP
– Break down a scene as a group to learn scene work + audition preparation technique
-Apply script analysis technique to a cold read!
about THE Talent Agent
Carissa started her career in the entertainment industry when she was 14 years old. She began taking acting classes, found her love of acting, and started booking local commercials and productions in the Atlanta area. In 2004 – 2005 she moved to Los Angeles to take advantage of the training and opportunities during pilot and episodic seasons. Her LA experience paid off when she moved back to Atlanta. She booked several episodic such as CW One Tree Hill, TPS Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and USA Necessary Roughness. After a second stay in LA (between 2009–2010) she continued to build her resume when she booked FOX The Following, a recurring role of BET The Game, and was cast as Diane Lane’s daughter in the feature film, Secretariat. During her downtime beginning in 2007 through current, Carissa started working with Jayme Pervis at J Pervis Talent Agency first assisting in clerical jobs and learning the ins and outs of the agency. In 2011, Carissa married her first love, Mason Fowler. They have 2 beautiful children. She continues to work at J Pervis Talent Agency.
DAY 3: Cheryl Louden-KubinWORKING THE SCRIPT
– Deep dive into scene work with coaches
-Actors execute their scene for the industry pro
about THE casting director
Cheryl Louden-Kubin is an award-winning Casting Director who has been working in Atlanta for over 20 years. She started her career as an Associate Casting Director with The Casting Directors, Inc. in Miami, and then moved to in-house casting for the iconic show MIAMI VICE. After moving to Atlanta, Cheryl opened AtlantaCastingLLC in 2013. In addition to casting numerous commercials, (Google, Moe’s, Under Armour, to name a few) she also recently worked on the Netflix Original Film TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN starring Kevin James. Cheryl loves actors and feels that her acting background and training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London helps her be a better casting director.
DAY 4: Jessica Fox-ThigpenTHE CALLBACK
– Actors execute their scene in front of an Industry Pro like a real callback
about THE casting director
Jessica Fox-Thigpen honed her casting eye in the mid-1980’s with Mick Dowd Casting in Los Angeles, where she secured talent for commercial campaigns, and the Orion Pictures film Hoosiers starring Gene Hackman. Accounts she excelled with include Toyota, 7-Up, Bud Light, AT&T, Cheerios, Maybelline, and Ford among others. In 2015, Jessica began Fox Casting in Atlanta, GA, and the company has quickly become the go-to place for studios, producers, and directors to secure the best principal talent. Recent projects include episodes of hit TV series To Catch a Killer, Your Worst Nightmare, and Dead Silent for Investigation Discovery; and the feature Twisted Tenant for MarVista Entertainment. As an active member of the Casting Society of America, Jessica is known for being an advocate for actors and a champion of her clients. She understands that great casting takes more than just spotting talent; it’s the strength of relationships, the effectiveness of communications, and the efficient organization of the casting process.
-Learning to take direction, while making different choices and staying true to who you are
meet Your instructor
Erik LingvallActing Coach
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.
Jillian Batherson was raised in New Orleans, LA, graduated from The University of Southern California and was classically trained at The British American Drama Academy. She has studied on-camera technique with some of the top coaches in Los Angeles and across the country. Some of her credits include Disney’s Secrets of Sulphur Springs, FX’s American Horror Story and ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club. As a coach, Jillian endeavors to bring out the confidence, creativity and commitment in every student!
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Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for missed, dropped or cancelled classes; should your schedule change once registered and within the cancellation policy.
In the event that “Shelter in Place” or another quarantine situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.