Casting Director Workshop with Carmen Kotyk

$275.00


WHEN:
SATURDAY December 5th  |  9am – 5pm
SUNDAY December 6th  |  10am – 3pm
WHERE: Online via ZOOM
PARTICIPANTS: Only 16 Seats available!
FOR: 19+
FEES: $275 (GST included). Prior payment is required to reserve a seat.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants will not be able to cancel for this workshop. Seats can be transferred to friends and we will do everything we can to find a replacement as there is usually a wait-list for these workshops.

WHO:

Carmen Kotyk – Carmen is an award winning Casting Director who has garnered a reputation for casting excellence within Canada and abroad. Her recent credits include Grudge Reboot (Sony Pictures, Ghost House Pictures) Run (Lionsgate), Channel Zero (Universal) and A Dog’s Journey (Amblin, Universal).

Carmen opened up The Abby in February of 2018 with the intention of “upping the game in Winnipeg” while providing a familiar space for the acting community to flourish. One of her first jobs in Winnipeg was a television series which was mandated to cast as many Manitoba actors as possible. She rose to that challenge, casting in excess of 170 MB actors over the course of the 22 episode series which in turn grew the local talent base to what we see today.

Carmen Kotyk is the only Professional working in Canada who has cast extensively in every market in the country and has been a member of the Casting Directors Society of Canada since 2000.


Catherine Lough Haggquist

Catherine Lough Haggquist’s 30 plus year career in the entertainment industry includes the multi-award winning The North Plan (Upintheair Theatre) and such film and TV fan favourites as: The Good Doctor, Supernatural, Stargate:SG1, Stargate: Universe, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel, Van Helsing, Godzilla, Continuum and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. She looks forward to the release of her new series Motherland: Fort Salem in which she plays the recurring role of “Petra Bellweather”

Among Cat’s favourite credits are her nearly 30 Hallmark and Holiday projects. Currently she has an ongoing roles as “Terry Sternholz” in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries and “Linda Nelson” on Chesapeake Shores, both for Hallmark.

She is an associate producer of Reel Women Seen, a short film that has won numerous awards including the 2018 Jury Choice Award at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase.

In 1996 Catherine founded the Vancouver book store, now BizBooks.net to provide a dedicated industry source for film, television, and theatre products.

Catherine was recipient of the 2008 Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s Special Jury Award, was named as the Union of BC Performers’ 2013 International Women’s Day Honoree and was awarded Life Membership by UBCP in 2017.

Read more about Catherine on her IMDB Profile page


12 Seats Available!

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WORKSHOP FORMAT:


Saturday, December 5th:

  • 9am – 5pm | On camera scene preparation with Catherine Lough Haggquist

Sunday, December 6th:

  • 10am-3pm | Scene presentations for Carmen Kotyk
  • Feedback and Q&A
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