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Casting Director Jason La Padura Heads to Jacksonville to Teach The Art of the Audition and Cold Reading Techniques

Sound Tree Entertainment is pleased to announce that LA-based casting director, Jason La Padura (www.JasonLaPadura.com), is coming to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 24th to teach two acting workshops.

LaPadura will be teaching The Art of the Audition and Cold Reading Techniques, which will teach you how to make the most of your audition and leave a lasting impression. Talent will learn the common problems faced in the audition process, both “live” and recorded, and how to overcome these challenges. In the afternoon, Jason will be teaching Acting for Film and Television on Camera. This session will teach you the right skills to develop your screen presence. The class helps actors of all ages strengthen their confidence and develop their unique self image. Talent will spend time reviewing improvisation, delivery, concentration, speech and characterization.

LaPadura has cast for such Disney films including “Camp Rock” and “High School Musical”, plus many network shows including “Heroes” and “Criminal Minds”. He has also cast Texas born actress Amber Heard in the NBC show “The Playboy Club.” Amber is a superstar that was discovered by Gregory James Blount while he was producing the 2003 ELLEgirl Model Search. Amber’s latest film was “The Rum Diary” opposite Johnny Depp, which came out this past October, and is now available on DVD. LaPadura’s latest project is the new FOX show with Kiefer Sutherland, called “TOUCH”, which is receiving rave reviews.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get credential-based training and meet one-on-one with one of the industry’s best casting directors. Parents are welcome to stay and observe throughout the day. The workshops will be held at the Bolles Middle School Campus, Lovett Arts Center, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Space is limited for both classes. Attend one 3-hour workshop for $195 or choose the whole day for $350, a savings of $40. Don’t miss out! To reserve online, please visit www.soundtreeentertainment.com/workshops

About Sound Tree Entertainment
Sound Tree Entertainment is a full service production company that works in all areas of production including film, television, castings, photo shoots, fashion shows, concerts and talent development. Under a division of the company, the Entertainment Speakers Bureau exclusively manages some of today’s top casting directors including Jason La Padura (Camp Rock, High School Musical, The Event), and Brandi Brice and Dana Gergely (Disney’s Suite Life on Deck, ANT Farm). In association with Peter Glenn Publications, Sound Tree Entertainment produces the performing arts Talent Camp at Universal Studios in both Los Angeles and Orlando. Please visit www.soundtreeentertainment.com/workshops for more information.

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