Synopsis by Tracy Weisert
On April 28, 2007 L.A. Casting welcomed Lauri Johnson as our key speaker for the Inside the Industry Seminar. She is a working actor and Life & Career Consultant focusing on entertainment-related concerns.
As an acting coach and consultant for 14 years, Lauri Johnson has an amazing allure. She showed the audience the evolutionary process of auditioning, demonstrating the most modest walk-in to one more confident. She stressed the actor must either work on the acting (as a craft) or the actor (as a personality).
Laurie started performing later in life. By the encouragement of a television producer, Laurie began acting after booking frequent TV roles. Her logic is straightforward but never simplified. An actor must acknowledge the journey is never egocentric, it’s a collaborative effort.
Ms. Johnson’s work spans several mediums of the entertainment industry. She has worked on projects helmed by such filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, F. Gary Gray, Brad Silberling and Barry Sonnenfeld.