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Focus Session #1 with Casting Director Chris Game

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10:00-11:00 AM -- Room C919
This one-hour session allows individual casting directors to share their personal approaches to the work and offer advice on getting called in and called back. So come armed with your headshot/resume and best questions!

Speaker:

-- Chris Game,
Casting Director, Theater Director, Teacher, Actor

SPEAKER BIO

Chris Game, Casting Director, Theater Director, Teacher, Actor

Chances are you have encountered Chris Game's work many a time. With 15 years of experience in the industry, Chris has cast a number of national commercial campaigns, for Harley-Davidson, Swiffer, Shell, Burger King, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Wells Fargo, Beck's, Lego, Oscar Mayer, Kellogg's, PlayStation, Pepsi, Taco Bell, Sears, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, and many more. His independent-film credits include "The Good Humor Man," featuring Kelsey Grammer, Jason Segel, and Jorge Garcia; "The Uninvited," featuring Colin Hay; "Donner Pass" and an upcoming feature starring Corbin Bleu.

A co-founder and current member of the Elephant Theatre Company, Chris has been a director, actor, and sound designer for the last 15 years. Among his most notable projects are "One Fell Swoop" by Robert Litz, "Serenading Louie" by Lanford Wilson, "Hotline" by Elaine May, "Red Cross" by Sam Shepard, "365 Days/Plays" by Suzan-Lori Parks, "Halfway There" by Christopher Game and Michael J. Vaez, "Muppet Maiden" by Alex Hoover, "The Princess and the Peon" by Jimmie Hudson, "My Only Hopeless," "The Gremlin," "Jerry Tylor's Little Wedding," and the following plays by Christopher Durang: "Beyond Therapy," "The Actor's Nightmare," "Desire, Desire, Desire," and "1-900-Desperate." As an actor, his theater credits include "Search and Destroy" by Howard Korder, "Serenading Louie" by Lanford Wilson, "Never Tell," "Seven Redneck Cheerleaders," "Dear Boys' War," and "The World of Mirth." He has also done theatrical sound design for over 50 productions in Los Angeles over the last decade.

Most recently, Chris worked under the close tutelage of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Chris teaches commercial audition technique at the Elephant Training Lab, Act Now!, the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, and Carolyne Barry Commercial Workshops. This last year alone, he has cast 30 of his students in commercials. Back Stage readers in 2009 and 2010 voted his workshop as a favorite. 






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