Workshops and Masterclasses Throughout December:
Lisa Beach Casting Workshop
December 7th, 2019, Los Angeles
This December at Ace Studios, you can sign up for a Casting Director workshop to improve your audition skills, how to maximize your auditions and learn how to film a great self tape with Lisa Beach, owner of Beach/Katzman Casting.
Mitchell Gossett (Industry Entertainment) Monologue Masterclass
December 7th, 2019, NYC
Sold Out currently, but there is a waiting list if you’d like to join. Mitchell Gossett from Industry Entertainment is presenting a monologue masterclass where he will explore the material and offer coaching and direction for your pieces.
Masterclass with Tom Todoroff
December 15th, Las Vegas
This masterclass will focus specifically on audition technique and offers insight into career counseling for performers. Tickets are available via the SAG-AFTRA website and they offer discounts for members.
The Nuts and Bolts of Background Actor Casting
December 16th, 2019, Los Angeles
The event is presented by The Background Actors Education & Outreach Subcommittee and will provide an in-depth panel to discuss the mysteries behind the background industry. The program will include discussions around how the business has changed throughout the years, latest updates and how to market yourself to casting.
Holiday Events Throughout December:
Rockettes at Radio City
December 5th – January 5th, NYC
If you’ve not had the chance to see the Rockettes live, make sure to make this a bucket list item for this Christmas season! The Rockettes have had residency in the Radio City Music Hall since 1932 and is a memorable show and experience.
Cirque Du Soleil – ‘Twas the Night Before
Chicago, IL December 5th – Dec 8th
NYC – Dec 12th – Dec 29th
This festive show follows the story of a girl, Isabella, who becomes dulled by the hype of Christmas. She is whisked away into a mysterial inside-out world where she meets characters inspired by an ageless poem.
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
Tickets available in multiple cities
Los Angeles 12/6/19
San Francisco 12/8/19
New York City 12/13/19
The Jingle Ball was first introduced over 20 years ago and today, it stands as one of the nation’s top events to celebrate during the Christmas season. Over the years, the ball has turned into a multi-city national tour and this year’s lineup includes Taylor Swift, BTS, Katy Perry, Lizzo & many more!
Idina Menzel at Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, December 11th in NYC
The show is presented by Live Nation and will include performances by featured guests and artists; Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Josh Gad, and Menzel’s husband, Aaron Lohr.
Sunday, December 15th
Join this interactive holiday experience in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 15th. Activities include wreath-making workshops, gingerbread decorating, scavenger hunts, mixology classes and much more!
Film Festivals in December:
Culver City Film Festival
December 6th – 12th, LA, CA
This independent film festival is run in Culver City, CA this December. The festival includes an actor’s panel, networking industry events, and will show multiple screenings across the event dates. Make sure to go out and support our local filmmakers!
Asian Film Festival
December 12th, 2019, LA, CA
(First Annual) Showing over 350 films from across the globe at the first annual Asian Film Festival. The festival was founded by Asian Film Festival Committee and the American International Chamber of Commerce, encourage and support Asian films and Asian American films.
Movie Premieres in December:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – In the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, the Resistance faces the First Order and prepares for battle.
Jumanji: The Next Level – The crew is back to take on the snowy mountains and arid deserts in this year’s Jumanji sequel – The Next Level! Featuring A-List lineup Karen Gillan, Madison Iseman, Ashley Scott, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danny Devito, and Jack Black.
Spies In Disguise – This family-focused animated feature about the world’s greatest spy turned pigeon includes voices from Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, and Will Smith.
Bad Boys For Life – Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are back for Bad Boys for Life, where character Marcus Burnett is now in the police force, while Mike Lowery is going through a midlife crisis. Watch it unfold!
Little Women – Not to miss this Christmas season! Little Women, the tale of four sisters, is out and includes a powerhouse cast of leading actresses; Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen.
1917 – This war action-packed feature, Directed by Sam Mendes and written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, is about two young British privates during the First World War and the impossible mission they were given.
Black Christmas – Jason Blum, producer of “Get Out” and “Paranormal Activity,” brings you “Black Christmas” for the Holidays. This holiday thriller is about a group of female students who are stalked by a stranger throughout their Christmas break. If you’re in the spooky mood this holiday season, this is for you!