In this workshop, Paul will be focusing on Cold Reads and will give the actors redirects.
About Paul Weber: As longtime Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Weber effectively moved between both mediums with ease. For series television, Weber most notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, DEAD LIKE ME, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and ROBOCOP. Home entertainment credits include LEGALLY BLONDES, PICTURE THIS with Ashley Tisdale, INTO THE BLUE 2, WARGAMES, the SPECIES franchise, as well as the CUTTING EDGE franchise for ABC Family. Mr. Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. Recent Television series include THE L.A. COMPLEX, SEED, and SAF3 on the CW network, and SPARTACUS and OUTLANDER for the Starz Network, as well as a number of ongoing series for LIFETIME and A&E. He is currently working on a comedy series for Comedy Central and the CBC, and is on the international casting team of a new series for Entertainment One and IFC Films Canada, and recently completed US casting on the highly acclaimed series PURE for the CBC.
He has cast a number of independent features, including ANTHEM (Vancouver) and the recently completed BUCKOUT ROAD, a feature that he cast and Co- Produced in Sudbury Ontario. He is also a casting consultant for several Canadian and American production companies, studios and networks. Under his production banner, “One on the Way Prod”, Paul and his producing partners are engaged in developing and producing new media and independent feature projects. For over two decades, Mr. Weber’s keen eye for talent and ability to cultivate and sustain lasting relationships within the entertainment community has made him one of the most sought-after experts in his field. As such, Mr. Weber is also frequently tapped to lead cold reading audition intensives and scene-study workshops worldwide for performers seeking invaluable practical insight that helps demystify the audition process, giving them a critical edge in an extremely competitive industry. Closer to home, he has taught at UCLA as well as led standing-room only acting workshops at the Screen Actors Guild.