In this Masterclass you will learn how to approach your self tape auditions from a Casting Director’s point of view. You will learn how the technical aspects of your self tape set up and how you approach your script analysis can help your self tape audition shine.
Bio: Cuban American Casting Director and Producer Natalie Ballesteros is a partner and founding member of Adams, Ballesteros, Luna Casting (ABL). This partnership was launched with the intent of highlighting a variety of artists in the entertainment industry, focusing on authentic and inclusive representation in both film and television. The trio has worked on various projects for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Branded Television, HBO, and most recently cast the inaugural presentation of the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Talent Spotlight.
ABL Casting recently cast the Untitled Jenni Rivera Biopic feature film. As the former Director of Talent and Casting for CBS Network TV, Natalie covered series NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Bull, The Equalizer, Bob Hearts Abishola, United States of Al, B Positive, and Mom, among several other pilots and projects. Prior to CBS, Natalie worked on a number of notable projects, including the Academy Award-winning Coco for Walt Disney Films/Pixar, Narcos: Mexico for Netflix, East Los High – The Movie and the series for Hulu, and Los Espookys and Icebox, both for HBO. Additionally, she cast the Amazon series, Soldados o Zombies series for Amazon International.Natalie holds a BFA in Performance from the University of Miami and worked as a professional singer/actress in New York before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. Her background as a performer is instrumental in her approach as a casting director.