A "How to" on Acting
In celebration of the launch of Ellie Kanner and Denny Martin Flinn's new book How NOT to Audition: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make, Back Stage West invites its readers to a free panel discussion on Wed., Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Westwood, 1360 Westwood Blvd., L.A. (south of Wilshire Boulevard). The participants include casting director Ellie Kanner, Gary Marsh (owner of Breakdown Services), Nancy Rainford (former agent and author of How to Agent Your Agent, and former BSW columnist Karen Kondazian (author of The Actors Encyclopedia of Casting Directors).
Kanner has been a casting director for the past 14 years. Her casting credits include the pilots of Friends, The Drew Carey Show, and Sex and the City, among others. She is also the co-author of Next! An Actors Guild to Auditioning. Flinn is a produced screenwriter and the author of How NOT to Write a Screenplay.