Self Tape Master Class with Director Trey Haley

Self Tape Master Class with Richard Lawson and Special Guest: Director Trey Haley

With the industry shifting towards self-tapes as the standard for auditioning, this class will teach you to set yourself apart from other actors and help you answer these important questions:

  • Performance-wise, does your uniqueness resonate on camera?
  • Can you create a relationship with the character(s) that you’re talking to?
  • Do you utilize the frame to tell a story?
  • Do you know that you’re a genius until proven otherwise and that you should trust your instincts?
  • Do you have a grasp of your casting?
  • Do you know and believe that it’s your job to lose?
  • Technically speaking, do you have everything you need to showcase your artistry in your best light?
  • Does your background complement your skin tone and create great contrast?
  • Do your lighting and wardrobe make your eyes pop?
  • Is your room set up for proper sound so that there is no reverberation or ambient sound?

In this Master Class, Richard Lawson and the guest instructor assess working actors on their technical setups and both technical and emotional aspects of their performance. Both working and observing students will walk away with a greater reality on what it takes to create a self-tape audition that looks professional and showcases their skillsets.

This master class will be taught by Richard Lawson with special guest, director Trey Haley.

**Please note: there are 2 ticket types for this event.

All tickets are non-refundable.

$55 ticket = you will turn in a self-tape audition and receive an assessment by Richard and Trey Haley during the class. Audition tapes are due by February 23rd at 10 AM PST.

FOR WORKING ACTORS: Self-tape instructions will be sent in your confirmation email from Eventbrite. Please make sure that your email address is accurate, as our response will be sent to you to the email provided. Only those who follow the instructions and get their tapes in ON TIME will receive an assessment. Please make sure you get your tapes in EARLY to account for any technical difficulties or errors in submission! Read everything CAREFULLY!

$20 ticket = you will receive access to be a student in the class and learn from the assessments of the working actor’s auditions.

All tickets include access to the Q&A following the assessments where you will be able to ask your questions. (Due to a high number of attendees, we cannot guarantee your question will be asked, however, we will do our best to get to as many questions as possible with the time allotted)

Disclaimer: This class is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/producer/director teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to headshots or resumes. All classes will be recorded for archival purposes.

While we do allow minors to be part of these classes, please be advised that this program may include explicit, sexual, disturbing or offensive content and is intended for mature audiences only.

About Trey Haley:

Trey Haley is President and Partner at Tri Destined Studios where he is responsible for the implementation of productions and events. He is also tasked with developing diverse venture collaborations and strategic alliances based on shared vision, values and goals. A passionate filmmaker with a diverse breadth and sensibility, Trey has directed a variety of genres.

His latest project is the hit crime drama “The Family Business” where he serves as both Director and Co-Executive Producer. A fan-favorite the series stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Emilio Rivera and Tami Roman, just to name a few. Season 2 of the series is streaming now on BET+ and he is currently filming Season 3.

Other projects he has directed include the legal thriller “Influence,” which also boasts a star-studded ensemble to include Deborah Cox, Roger Guenveur Smith, Kellita Smith and Anthony Hamilton, is streaming exclusively on BET+. Trey also directed the Rom-Com “Always a Bridesmaid” written by Yvette Nicole Brown. The project, which aired on BET in 2019, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for writing. It is a leading title streaming on Netflix and stars Javicia Leslie, Jordan Calloway, Yvette Nicole Brown and Richard Lawson.