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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 6:30p
This event is in the past.
Fern Champion is the HEAD CD of Fern Champion Casting, where she casts television (she's about to start up on a History Channel miniseries, the feature film Charming the Hearts of Men, and a web series called Vox), and also specializes in feature films. She will see all ages 7 and up and adults!
PLEASE BE SURE TO BE ON TIME! If you are late, she WILL NOT allow you in the workshop.
Her most recent projects include casting:
- Zombeo and Juliecula, a story based on Romeo and Juliet but with 6 yr olds falling in love as vampires and zombies with a great message about anti bullying and learning to accept peoples differences
- The feature film Sleeping Around
- "TOM SAWYER AND HUCKLEBERRY FINN", based on the stories of Mark Twain, for the big screen starring Joel Courtney ("SUPER 8"), Jake T. Austin ("WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE"), Noah Munck ("iCarly") and Katherine McNamara ("MADISON HIGH"). (Feature Film)
- The epic six hour mini series Hatfields & McCoys that will air in May 2012 (for the History Channel starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, along with bright talent from the younger generation such as Jenna Malone, Lindsay Pulsipher, Matt Barr, Noel Fischer, and Boyd Holbrook)
- Jadagrace Show (Shooting in Vegas)
- BAYOU TALES, directed by David Dubos, Exec Producer is Gray Fredrickson. Shoots the end of November through the end of January in New Orleans. Story about a young student that hears a dying man's last words that opens up a Pandora's Box of money, mayhem, and murder including a unlikely criminal alliance with a beautiful young woman with a dangerous past.
- CHOICES directed by Gilbert Shilton, which will be shooting about early spring of 2012, a story about the lives of Rachel and Dan, whose lives have been shaped by unforeseeable events. They have in their grasp the ability to make choices which can redirect their futures...
- LE GRAND JETE, a great script written by Alice Walker; After being badly injured onstage, once-aspiring ballerina AUDREY HARRINGTON purchases a rundown theatre owned by former movie musical performer MILLIE HALIFAX, and turn it into a school for the performing arts. Directed by Armand Mastroianni. Shoots also early next spring.
A little about Fern:
Fern is a veteran casting director of numerous, wide-ranging and eclectic feature films and television series. Her professional journey began in New York casting "Saturday Night Fever." A love of comedy led her to casting the "The Naked Gun" and the "Police Academy," series of films as well as movies featuring the likes of Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Rodney Dangerfield, Dan Ackroyd and Cheech and Chong. Highly regarded as a comedic casting director, she had the privilege of casting legendary director Billy Wilder's final film with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon entitled "Buddy Buddy".
In addition, while casting "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, Fern discovered future super-star Cameron Diaz. Other discoveries include such diverse talents as Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Preston, Pee Wee Herman, and Sharon Stone, whom she cast in the epic miniseries "War and Remembrance".
Fern ventured into the action/horror genre with several "Friday the 13th" movies, "Pet Sematary," and "Mortal Kombat." During the 90s, her focus shifted to series television, working with prolific producer Aaron Spelling for six years on such series as "Beverly Hills, 90210." Other hit series include "The Highlander" and "Babylon 5."
She only wants to see actors she hasn't seen in the last six months as well! She's got a great memory!
PLEASE NOTE: All information is current as of when the Casting Director is booked for the workshop. We are not responsible for casting directors changing offices/projects! GENERAL RULES Each of our Casting Director Teachers are scheduled in advance. If there are changes to their schedules or the shows they work on, we cannot be held responsible- this is truly part of the business, and the shows are there to let you know their experience as you choose who you want to learn from. We will try to get you as much information as quickly as we can if there are any changes. If casting directors have to cancel unexpectedly we will inform you ASAP and reschedule. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!