Date 8th October 2022
Starts 2:15 pm GMT
Finishes 3:00 pm GMT
Room Room: Broadgate 1 - Workshops
Hosted by Leanne Flinn, Casting Director
Type In-person Only

TV Commercials can be a lucrative career path, but how do the auditions work? Multi-award winning Leanne Flinn will be giving young performers a practical workshop on how they can nail their first TV Commercial! The workshop will give attendees the chance to see what works, and what doesn’t whilst working through a script!

About Leanne:

Leanne Flinn is a freelance Casting Director providing a bespoke service for commercials, music videos, film and TV. She started off in Street Casting starting her career with Director Daniel Wolfe and the award winning music videos for Plan B. She now focuses on traditional casting methods with occasional street casting and has gone on to cast some exciting projects.

 In the last couple of years Leanne is delighted to have won 2 D&AD pencil awards, a Silver British Arrow, 2 Ciclope casting awards and 2 Casting Director Association awards.

 As a trained actor, attending Italia Conti on the musical theatre course, Leanne has developed a creative approach to casting and has a very good eye for spotting talent, interesting faces and the ability to communicate ideas and get people on board!

 Credits include This Girl Can, Absolut ‘Equal Love, Uniqlo ‘Move’, John Smiths and many many more commercials… She has also worked on features, street casting on Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest film The Favourite, assistant casting director on ‘ill manors’, ‘Catch me Daddy’, ‘The Goob’& ‘Blood Cells’. Plus casting director on TV, music promos & award winning short films such as ‘People Just Do Nothing’,The Shoes ‘Time to Dance’ promo with Jake Gyllenhaal, Plan B ‘Defamation of Strickland Banks’ album, Dua Lipa, Marina and Adrienne, Kara and Wild Horses shorts.

Leanne is a member of the CDA- Casting Directors Association and has won won 5 CDA awards and a CDG award for best commercial.