Tonight I attended a Casting Director Workshop with Commercial CD Megan Foley. The workshop was at AIA Actors Studio in Burbank.
I auditioned, and was called back for, a Clairitin Commercial that Megan cast over a year ago, but have not auditioned for her since. So I was really looking forward to meeting Megan again.
Megan was all about the Q&A’s, and since there were various level of actors in the workshop, there were many questions that were answered. Megan’s tips for commercial audition was to always “pick 3 different ways of saying a line” and “think about saying it to 3 different people in your life”.
Megan passed out a series of commercial lines from an Acura commercial and each person in the class was asked to choose one line and prepare it 3 different ways. I chose the line “They give excellent service and after the repair someone always calls to ask me how the service went.” My characters: a casual friendly woman, a valley girl and a “Desperate Housewives” gossip. When Megan told me I had a Bree kind of feel, I knew I hit the nail on the head!
Thanks to Megan for teaching and answering so many questions!