Dana G. Bowling, CSA
Casting Director /Actor Career Consultant / Audition Coach
Using my years of experience as a Casting Director and Agent, I am here to give you the knowledge and information you need to succeed as an actor.
Whether it is coaching for an audition, self taping or general career guidance, I can work with you!
ACTOR CAREER CONSULTING
Do you feel like you have nothing but information, but still have no idea what to focus on to further your career? Do you feel lost on why your headshot isn't getting any attention and why you can't get an agent? Do you get plenty of auditions but very few or no callbacks? Or, have you been steadily working for many years but feel the need to rework your brand? I can help with my various packages that suit you.
AUDITION COACH / PREP
Using my many years of casting experience, I can give you the tips and tricks that you need to know before walking into any audition room. How to present yourself, what to say and what not to say, where to look, what to wear, and so much more. I can also use this time with you to run lines and help you prepare for your big audition!
ALL FOR KIDS
One of my favorite things I have done in my career is work with kids that love to act and are following their dream. I have helped discover many Disney and Nickelodeon stars, and through the process, I have seen what works and what doesn't. I can work with young actors to help them reach their full potential, all while maintaining a level of satisfaction and happiness when things don't go their way. Think of it as a "Life Coach" for child actors. This can be worked into the other packages as well.
PARENTS OF CHILD ACTORS
As a mother myself, I sympathize for the parents of children who want to follow their dreams and work as an actor. It can be overwhelming and scary, but it doesn't need to be. I offer coaching sessions to parents who want to support their child without losing themselves in the meantime. I help you decide whether the risks are worth the rewards and can connect you with other parents going through similar situations.
FIRST IMPRESSION CONSULTING
Many underestimate how important presence is when trying to convey their business and professional goals. Have you ever seen Shark Tank? Yes, the product is important but your pitch is what wins people over. Using my knowledge of interviewing thousands of actors over the years and working with professionals in various fields, I teach the basics of confidence, approach, and communication that will convey your expertise in your field. This is applicable to any business professional - job seekers, entrepreneurs, corporate and student presenters, public speakers, and interviewees.
Choose which option is best for you! **Currently offering a new client special! Contact me for details**
General Overview Package
These are 4 hourlong sessions. You will learn everything including:
Everything you want to know about agents and managers
Get the inside track on unions
Learn pro tips on headshots
Preparing an effective resume
Putting your promo package together
In a one-on-one session, we’ll talk about all of these things and you will be able to ask me any questions. We’ll also review your Agent/Manager submission package, (headshot, resume, submission letter). You’ll get real-world advice on how to make it the best it can be.
Kids & Teens
Find out what the steps are to get Kids and Teens started in the industry. What is a Coogan account and how do you set one up? How do you secure a work permit? And more.
Additional Overview Package
This includes everything in the general overview package plus:
Preparing a monologue
A la Carte - 1/2 or 1 hour
Audition Technique / Audition Coaching
Specific notes on auditions as they come
Last minute sessions
General audition choices - dos and donts
Insider casting director info
**offering a new client special**
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