Nicci Topping Workshop

Baildon Community Link - Sunday 22nd October 2023


Join our commercial-based workshop with the Casting Director, Nicci Topping, this October!

Often, kids are told there is ‘nothing to prepare’ at a commercial audition but find there is lots of impromptu work when they get there. Or, alternatively, you're sent a big storyboard and told to just 'act it / follow the direction' in your tape...without a script! This workshop will aim to answer questions/cover topics such as:

  • What does a commercial casting look like?

  • You have 5 minutes in the room - how do you make the most of this and ensure you are really memorable?

  • How do self-tapes for commercials differ from self-tapes for TV?

  • How to do a good tape when there's no script and how to approach those castings.

  • Do Casting Directors like the really upbeat intros or do you prefer the ident to be relaxed and natural?

  • How should I dress for different tapes?

  • How can I prepare for a commercial casting?

This will be a high-energy, hands-on session where the kids will do some improvisation, a mock commercial audition, and get personal feedback from Nicci about their performance. It'll be fun, challenging and there will be a lot of on-the-spot drama!

Nicci has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has cast for some amazing projects including: Disneyland, John Lewis, and the BBC! Many of you will recognise her name as you regularly submit tapes for her.

Price: £22.50

Date: Sunday 22nd October 2023

Venue: Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon, BD17 6NX.


7-10s   -  1:45 -15:15

11-13s  -  15:30 - 17:00

14+       -  17:15 - 18:45

Please book soon as we have limited places and if you have any questions, please do let me know.

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