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02 Julie Schubert on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Julie Schubert

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With over 90 titles to her name, Emmy award-winning casting director Julie Schubert has cast some of the most widely acclaimed films and television series in the business. From “House of Cards” to “The Diplomat,” “Manifest,” “The Punisher,” “Mindhunter,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and many more, Julie is highly sought after for her keen eye and knowledgable insight. Starting out as an associate working for some of the biggest casting directors in the industry, Julie shares what she’s learned over the years about what makes a stellar audition, forming relationships with agents, what actors should try asking for in negotiations, and how to get into the casting business.




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Ben Barnes on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Lean Into Where You Are

Ben Barnes is one of Hollywood’s most varied and charismatic actors. Born in London, England, he began acting in musicals as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He later studied drama and English Literature at Kingston University.

Soon after graduating, Ben made his TV debut on the series Doctors, joined a West End production of The History Boys, and made his feature film debut in Stardust. He received a nomination for MTV Movie Award’s Best Breakthrough Male Performance for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. He reprised the role of Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Though he may be best known for his role as Logan Delos on HBO’s science fiction thriller Westworld, his work includes an array of diverse film and TV credits including By The Gun, Seventh Son, Big Wedding, History Channel’s Sons of Liberty, Marvel Netflix’s The Punisher, and BBC’s Gold Digger. Ben will star as the Darkling in the upcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone, an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s popular fantasy series.



“If you’re not happy and things aren’t working for you, you have to change something no matter how small.”

“The first thing I usually think about [preparing for an audition] is to look at the exact opposite of whatever is written… seeing the opposite helps to highlight what’s sitting on the surface.”

“The only reason you’ll ever really get cast in something is because you’re you… because of what you felt in the moment or what’s going on with you that managed to shine through the cloud.”



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