Posted August 31, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Caroline Davis, director of external relations
615.277.7403 • cdavis@watkins.edu • Watkins.edu

CALENDAR LISTING: General auditions by the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film for Fall 2015 student film productions, Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the campus at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., in Metro Center. See Watkins.edu for audition schedule
and casting breakdowns.

Watkins Sets Sept. 12 Casting Call for Film School Productions

Nashville, TN (August 13, 2015) – Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student film projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.
Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring headshots and résumés.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) will be posted to Watkins.edu/auditions-fall2015 as available and distributed on site.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); please note that individual appointments are not available.

• 10 to 11 a.m. – Leading men, age range 19-40
• 11 a.m. to noon – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
• Noon to 1 p.m. – Leading women, age range 19-40
• 1 to 2 p.m. – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
• 3 to 4 p.m. – Children and youth, age range 8-18

Visit Watkins.edu for more information or email auditions@watkins.edu. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center (across from the Looby). Free parking is available in the campus lot.

All cast members will be invited to a screening of projects at the end of the semester and will have access to an online copy of the film and a quick-time file (without music) to cut into a reel.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited four-year baccalaureate college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, a Bachelor of Arts in Art, and Certificates in Film and in Interior Design. Established in 1885 as a community-based learning institution, Watkins continues to shape and positively influence the cultural horizon and economy of our community through art, design and film instruction in an academic setting, as well as through the Community Education program for youth, teens and adults. Visit Watkins.edu.

Offering one of the College’s oldest degree programs, The Film School offers a demanding and immersive curriculum that explores the artistic, technical and business aspects of filmmaking to provide a truly hands-on experience for aspiring professionals. While rooted in dramatic narrative, the program encourages documentaries, commercials, music videos, experimental films, and television/web programs as students develop their technical skills and sharpen the focus on their unique artistic vision. Through deep study of the primary roles of writing, producing, directing, imaging, and editing; access to the latest—and next—technologies; a portfolio reel of increasingly complex projects, and opportunities to connect with the professional creative community, graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in film, video, news and entertainment.

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