Acting for Screen – Audition Surgery with Ben Cogan

Time & Date

March 24th 2018 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm




Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS.

About The Event

Ben Cogan has worked in casting for 17 years. He began as a Casting Assistant for many shows (including EastEnders, Holby City and Waking the Dead) before becoming the Casting Director for Doctors in 2002. 380 episodes later, Ben moved to Casualty, and, in his time there, 6 episodes that he worked on were recognised with BAFTA nominations. During this period he also worked on the Afternoon Play series, Kiss of Death and various short films – one of which (Wish 143) was nominated for an Oscar. Ben is now a freelance Casting Director having cast feature film Just Charlie (Winner of the Edinburgh Film Festival Audience Award), Trendy (Raindance Film Festival) and Amaryllis (soon to be released) as well as award winning short films and has just finished work on his first children’s drama; Apple Tree House for CBeebies.

Ben will explain how the casting process works and the most common pitfalls that actors fall into. He will also discuss how to approach and prepare for an audition, perform within it and essentially how to embrace and enjoy it!

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