WELCOME TO MY COLLAB
A place to connect & collaborate with a Casting Director.
Once the quarantine hit, I needed a way to stay connected to my work and to actors. So I started up one-on-one coaching with actors to help all of us work while experiencing our new reality. Now I am continuing with coaching along side my casting career. I have set aside limited time to continue these sessions. Whether you want to try a new scene, dust off an old monologue or work on an audition, we can work it out together.
Testimonial ~ Annie Karstens
"Coaching with Jamie, I have booked 3 roles off self tapes during quarantine, including a Guest Star role! And I pinned another Guest Star role as well! Jamie works in such a positive, collaborative way, helping me break down the sides and translate them into bookable self-tapes. Eyelines, actions, dealing with props, beats, etc. - she really knows how to navigate these things in an audition. Clearly it works because I've been booking and pinned like crazy!"
COLLAB COACHING & CONSULTATIONS
30 MINUTE CAREER CONSULTATION
Headshots & Resumes & Reels, OH MY!
Confused by how many looks you need on your Actors Access? Not sure how to set up your reel or if you even need one? Which pictures should you use online? Let me help you navigate thru this which can be very overwhelming.
30 MINUTE COACHING SESSION
Audition Technique & Coaching - $75
This is your 30 minutes to spend on a scene or your choice, an audition or I will send you something to work on. Whether you want to sharpen your audition skills or work on memorizing lines, this is your time to work on what is important to you.
30 MINUTE SELF TAPE BOOT CAMP
Self Tape Assessment - $75
Make sure you are ready to receive sides & self tape at a moments notice! I will send you a scene at an unknown time the day before your appointment. You will then have to learn your sides, self tape and turn it in before your appointment where we will watch & dissect your self tape together.
SELF TAPE READER & COACH
$100 for 30 minutes
I am happy to step in (via Zoom) to be your reader for your self tape. We can coach along the way and do as many takes as needed to get it perfect.
60 MINUTE COACHING SESSION
Audition Technique & Coaching Plus - $150
An extended coaching session if you need a little more time to work on that 6 page audition or killer monologue.
CO-STAR POWER HOUR
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Please join me for my CO-STAR POWER HOUR! On the day of the class, you will receive a co-star scene the day before the session. You will perform your scene with the other actors & myself via Zoom. I will give feedback, self tape tips and answer any other questions you might have.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
COACHING & CONSULTATION REQUEST
Please fill out for appointment times or if you have any questions. All days & times are open but subject to my availability. Please list your preferences. FYI- I am a night owl but not an early riser.
Tips to help guide you on your way...
ZOOM ROOM READY
By now you have been in your home long enough that you have a self tape area ready. Make sure that area is where your strongest internet connection is. That is what I call the Zoom Room. Now with Live Virtual Auditions via Eco-Cast or Zoom, the last thing you want is to freeze or delay during your audition. You need a backdrop, preferably blue, good lighting (play with what you have in your house before buying something), a reader for self tapes (either in person or on the phone) and we need to hear you well. A mic is not always necessary but may be a good idea if you live in a loud area.
Headshot - The way you walk thru the door should be how you look in your picture. That being said, the picture shouldn't be you on your most glam day but should be how you look every day. Also, I don't need to see more than 3 different looks. If it's more than that, you have too many.
Slate Shots - I don't care for them. Maybe they bump you up on the breakdown but really, no one cares. And if the CD sorts alphabetically, it doesn't even matter anyway. Don't feed the algorithm.
Reels - I don't use them much. Others do. Agents like them. You can just have one. You don't have to separate them into individual clips. Keep it as one.