The Casting Director Workshop with Candice Elzinga


SATURDAY June 22nd  |  9am – 5pm
SUNDAY June 23rd  |  10am – 3pm
PARTICIPANTS: Only 16 Seats available!
FOR: 19+
FEES: $295 (GST included). Prior payment is required to reserve a seat.
WHERE: Suite 216, 1118 Homer Street, Vancouver. Safety protocols in place.
Ample parking on Richards between Helmcken and Davie.
$1/hour with a 3 hour maximum

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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.
* ActorVan Studios may need to change coaches at the last minute if coaches are sick or on set.


Candice Elzinga

Candice Elizinga is one of Vancouver’s top casting directors. Candice has four Emmy Nominations. Casting such shows as SEE, Man in The High Castle, The 100, Loudermilk, When Calls the Heart, Chesapeake Shores and many more. This is a great opportunity for actors ready to show where they are in their craft and to be seen by Candice.

Petar Gatsby Petar Gatsby

Originally from sunny Croatia, Petar grew up and started training the craft in Germany. He lived and worked in Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand before permanently relocating to Vancouver, BC. Over the years, he’s worked as an Actor, Stunt Actor, Stage Actor, TV Presenter, Drama Teacher, Audition Coach, Stage Manager and Director/Producer. Finding his niche in the busy Vancouver Film and Television Industry early on, he quickly started booking roles and is working tirelessly to expand his range as an actor.

Some of his favourite credits include ARROW (CW Network), THE DETOUR (TBS), PROJECT BLUE BOOK (History Channel), TURNER & HOOCH (Disney +) and THE DAY WE LEFT (Edmonton International Film Festival).

Most recently Petar spent 2 weeks in Osoyoos, B.C. shooting for a Recurring Role on a new TV Series.

In his spare time he likes to take cold plunges and float in dark, salty isolation tanks to enhance his creativity.



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Saturday, June 22nd:

  • 9am – 5pm | On camera scene preparation with Petar Gatsby

Sunday, June 23rd:

  • 10am – 3pm | Scene presentations for Candice Elzinga
  • Feedback and Q&A
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