Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Five time Emmy nominated actress Faith Ford, actor Fred Goss and Emmy winning casting director April Webster spoke at a standing room only event at the Odyssey Theatre on Wednesday February 13, 2008. The seminar was hosted by world renowned acting coach and director Lynette McNeill, best known for her work with some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee and Anne Archer.
McNeill introduces a ground-breaking approach to acting that avoids the questionable and often controversial acting exercises of the past . A student of Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, McNeill was challenged to find a more effective way in which she could train actors and challenge them to be as real as they can on stage and on film- without encouraging an actor to dredge old, painful emotions.
About her new approach to acting Lynette McNeill says: “I want to give actors the opportunity to broaden the level of artistry by helping them find their voice, opening the door to finding the endless possibilities as to what they can create by removing old concepts and false information.”
Casting Director April Webster agreed: "To get the part, an actor has to be in the moment. Not thinking about how much their life is going to change in the next few minutes. Be there to do the work."
During the seminar, Faith Ford and Fred Goss performed a scene from their hit show Carpoolers. April Webster gave great insight on the casting process and her experiences casting some of the top Hollywood movies and TV shows like Mission: Impossible, Lost, Criminal Minds and CSI.
For more information about Lynette McNeill: www.lynettemcneillstudio.com