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Platinum Membership

The Casting Network is excited to announce our new Platinum Membership

 

Platinum Membership is $20 per month (6 month minimum commitment, payable monthly). Platinum Perks include:

  • $5 OFF (or more) all Workshops, One-on-Ones, and Showcases
  • First option to sign-up for exclusive, limited space workshops
  • First option on special discounts.

 

Platinum Membership is available to current TCN members.

 

To become a member, email us your photo, resume, phone number, age range and your link to actors access or IMDB (and your demo reel if possible) and who referred you to:

 

info@CastingNetworkLA.com

 

Once accepted, you can come back here to upgrade to Platinum Membership.

Calendar

September
COMMERCIAL SHOWCASE PREP - DAY 1: $0.00 | Platinum: FREE! 
Get on the Waitlist!
Mini Commercial Class & Prep for the Agent Showcase on September 26th
Sun September 25, 5:30 PM
WE HAVE MULTIPLE AGENTS ASKING TO ATTEND OUR SHOWCASES BECAUSE IT SHOWS ACTORS AT THEIR BEST AND EACH ACTOR PERFORMS MULTIPLE TIMES. THE ACTORS IN OUR SHOWCASE GET A GREAT RESPONSE FROM THE AGENTS.


YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THE COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH IN ORDER TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS.


In this Prep Day you will bring commercial copy you feel best showcases you and Rene will pick your top three to perform. She will guide you on branding specifics to sell your TYPE, through your headshot & resume, your wardrobe and your copy. She will also coach you on your performance.


You will receive a complimentary copy of Rene's book LIGHTS, CAMERA...YOU! which has valuable information on commercial auditioning that is intrinsic to success in this agent showcase.


Email Rene@AbundantMedia.net if you have questions.


Rene' Ashton, awarding winning actress/director/writer who has booked over 100 commercials (and 3 dozen theatrical jobs from CD's met at TCN), will coach you using her own techniques. She will help you make strong scene choices and feel calm and confident for your showcase.


** If this is a repeat showcase for you, you only need to come at the end of this prep day to get your order in the showcase**

COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE! DAY 2 : $150.00 | Platinum: $130.00 
1 Space Left!
MAKE 2016 THE YEAR YOU BOOK A BIG COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN! 5 TOP AGENCIES - LIMITED SPACE FOR THIS SHOWCASE!
Mon September 26, 7:30 PM
DON'T WAIT TO MEET GREAT COMMERCIAL REPS AND MAKE YOUR MARK IN 2016.



5 STELLAR AGENTS for $150, only $30 per agent and INCLUDES THE PREP DAY TRAINING!


1. Sovereign Talent Agency


2. Abrams Artists


3. Media Artists Group


4. Ideal Talent Agency


5. Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Inc. (AEFH)


LIMITED NUMBER OF ACTORS FOR THIS EVENT.


WANT TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ACTOR IN LA? BOOK COMMERCIALS.


WANT TO GET NOTICED BY THEATRICAL AGENTS AND MANAGERS? BOOK COMMERCIALS.



THIS IS A 2-DAY EVENT:


DAY 1: THE COMMERCIAL SHOWCASE PREP with RENE ASHTON on Sunday, September 25th at 5:30pm, where you will be prepping at least 3 pieces of commercial copy for the agents. Includes coaching on the right copy, the right look, the right headshot and the right performance. RENE HAS BOOKED OVER 100 COMMERCIALS! SHE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES!


DAY 2: THE COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE!


5 TOP OFFICES!




AGENT QUOTES:


"IT WAS PERFECT! From start to finish! Actors were on it with their copy and it was super organized and comfortable. I Look forward to coming back in the near future."


"Professional showcase, good talent and great atmosphere. Very inviting space, for both agents and actors. The range of actors the casting network provides is a testament too their professionalism."


"I had a great experience at the Casting Network and can't wait to go again. The actors were incredibly well prepared and clearly ready to hit the ground running. Exactly what I'm looking for when I go to these showcases."


Format: 2 minutes of prepared commercial copy (See Day 1 descriptions). You will read before the panel of agents.



**Unexpected events happen, while all of these agents are booked and confirmed, if any of them do not show up on the night of the showcase, it does not alter the price. We guarantee at least 3, and will replace an agent if they cancel in advance.

FANTASTIC OFFICE! FIRST TIME GUEST!
Tue September 27, 7:30 PM
Maggie Bacharach is an Assoc. with the prestigious office of Jeanie Bacharach and has been working in casting since 2010. This office has been nominated for 3 Emmys for "Brothers and Sisters" and "Ally McBeal".


The cast TV Series, Feature Films and Pilots.


Maggie studied theater at University of Victoria in Canada, where she was born and raised, and has since enjoyed the pleasure of working both in LA and Vancouver on a number of television series!


She also works as an associate at LaPadura/Hart


Maggie's credits include the TV shows "Heartbeat" and "Manhattan", among many others.


Office Credits: Ally McBeal, Brothers and Sisters, Family Practice, The Guardian, Judging Amy, Preacher, Heartbeat, Nashville, Outsiders, Crossing Lines, Labyrinth, Houdini, The River and many more.


Bring your favorite scene! Maggie's favorite format has something for everyone. She wants to see prepared scenes with a reader, in a group format. Bring your 2 minute prepared scene.

October
TERRIFIC FEATURE CD - It's been 3 years since we've seen her!
Sun October 2, 10:00 AM
Bass/Casting -- a bi-coastal casting & production company -- is comprised of the brother-sister team of Lauren & Jordan who specialize in ensemble casting across film, television, & new media.


UPCOMING PROJECTS: We have 6 feature films currently in pre-production, which will shoot in the last 2 quarters of 2016 and early 2017. We are also the in-house casting team for The BlackList Table Read series, a monthly podcast on the Earwolf network that takes screenplays and brings them to life for your ears, which will be gearing up for its 3rd award-winning season in the summer.


Upcoming feature releases include IZZY GETS THE F&^% ACROSS TOWN starring Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Coon, Alex Russell & Alia Shawkat, WIND RIVER starring Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen, SUMMER OF 8 starring Shelley Hennig, Bailey Noble, Carter Jenkins & Matt Shively, HOUSE CAT starring Rhys Wakefield & Danielle Campbell, CUT TO THE CHASE starring Lance Henriksen & Lyndie Greenwood, HARD SELL starring Kristen Chenoweth & Skyler Gisondo and the Armie Hammer thriller MINE (US Casting).


Other film credits include New Line's ANNABELLE, Blumhouse's MARTYRS directed by the Goetz Bros, HBO/Project Greenlight's THE LEISURE CLASS directed by Jason Mann, Chris Sparling's THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, LOUDER THAN BOMBS directed by Joachim Trier (LA casting), THE LAST EXORCISM produced by Eli Roth and the Slamdance hit WEATHER GIRL. Television credits include Ed Burns' TNT series "PUBLIC MORALS" (LA casting/pilot), the Starz drama "SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND", Nickelodeon's "DANCE ON SUNSET" and "BIG TIME RUSH", DirectTV's 'SUIT UP', HDNet's "SVETLANA", Vin Diesel's "THE ROPES", and Vuguru's "THE TEMP AGENCY".


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader then you receive educational feedback. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day before. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

ONE ON ONE|CD - JOHN McALARY of John McAlary Casting: $50.00 | Platinum: $45.00 
Get on the Waitlist!
TCN EXCLUSIVE!! First Time Guest - A Premier Feature Film CD!
Sun October 2, 12:00 PM
This will sell out. LIMITED SEATS, get on the waiting list. Bring your best work!


2 time Artios Nominee, John McAlary (The Descendants, Hitchcock) has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed directors in Hollywood, including Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols, and Alexander Payne.


John gained experience as a Casting Executive under the tutelage of Terri Taylor, former head of casting at Paramount Pictures, and has worked successfully both within the studio system and independently. One of his most recent credits, Universal's innovative all-Skype film "Unfriended", became the most tweeted movie trailer in history.


John's other notable work includes "300: Rise of an Empire", "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension", "Hardcore Henry","XOXO" for Netflix, "The Infamous" pilot for producers Nina Jacobson and John Legend, as well as the upcoming Untitled feature from director/producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Ben-Hur) and "6 Balloons" for producers Channing Tatum and Peter Kiernan.


Check it all out on IMDB & CastingAbout.com


Informative Q&A to begin the session - your attendance is optional.


Format: bring your 2 minute prepared scene and a copy for your reader then you will receive educational instruction.

ONE-ON-ONE|CD Associate - KATE REED - FROM A PROLIFIC TV OFFICE: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
Almost Full!
TOP SECRET OFFICE - One of the busiest in town.
Tue October 4, 7:00 PM
Kate is working on a 1 hour drama pilot, which shoots in LA and stars a popular movie star.


Kate Reed has worked in casting on both feature films and TV projects. She helped cast the Bob Zemeckis feature film "The Walk" with Burrows/Boland Casting, with whom she also worked on the remake of "Poltergeist". She has also worked with Demo/McCarthy Casting on the MTV pilot "Finding Carter". Recently, she worked on the Cary Fukunaga/New Line feature, "Accordion". Kate works at one of the busiest casting office in Los Angeles.


Other past credits: GLEE, QUANTICO (pilot)


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day of. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

FROM THE FAMED FEATURE OFFICE BETTY MAE
Tue October 4, 7:30 PM
We love everyone we've met at Betty Mae Casting and are thrilled to now have Riva coming in.


Riva joined Mary Vernieu's casting company Betty Mae in 2014 and is proud to be working as a casting associate and most recently as a casting director with Mary Vernieu. Her latest casting highlights include the DIVERGENT series for Lionsgate/Summit, starring Shailene Woodley, SyFy's 12 MONKEYS, Nicholas Sparks film THE CHOICE, LOVE THE COOPERS and the upcoming BARBERSHOP 3. She is also a member of the Teamsters Local 399.



Riva is also casts indies on her own.


"Steve's Umbrella" written and directed by Michelle Schumacher and starring JK Simmons.


"Spivak" directed by Tony Abrams and Adam Broder, starring Michael Bacall and Michael Cera.


"The Bang Bang Girls" written, directed and starring Lauren Schacher.


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader and then you have 3 minutes to chat. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day of. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

4 Comedy Series on 4 different networks
Mon October 10, 7:30 PM
A longtime favorite of TCN, Ty works on some of the best comedies airing, with the prestigious office of Thomas/O'Neill. He's a fan of great acting and is wonderful to meet!


He's working on 4 comedy series, each airing on different networks and each starring notable actors.


Check it all out on IMDB & CastingAbout.com


Format: bring your 2 minute prepared scene and a copy for your reader then you will receive educational instruction.

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLE AGENT NIGHT! - THEATRICAL: $50.00 | Platinum: $45.00 
Private Interviews with Each Agent!
Tue October 11, 6:59 PM
See both agents on the same night but have the luxury of performing your scene privately with our reader, then having your own educational feedback and Q & A. We will schedule you accordingly, so you can see both as quickly as possible.


Individually, seeing both would cost $70. Book both at once, and it's only $50!


1. ALISA TAYLOR - AGENT, HEAD OF THEATRICAL AT BRADY, BRANNON & RICH (BBR)


2. JENNIFER SIMS - AGENT AND EXECUTIVE AT RPM TALENT


SEE FULL DESCRIPTIONS IN THE INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS BELOW


Private Meeting! Haven't Seen Jennifer in 4 Years!
Tue October 11, 7:00 PM
Theatrical Agent and Executive, JENNIFER SIMS of RPM, a full service, all ages agency.


We are thrilled to Jennifer Sims back! She is so busy and hard to get in.


RPM THEATRICAL DIVISION has a mix of established faces and younger child actors just bursting on the scene. Our board features many familiar faces known for blockbuster and Award winning films such as Minority Report, Suicide Kings, Lincoln Lawyer, Are We There Yet?, Chronicles of Narnia, just to name a few.


Our Network/Television department has negotiated hundreds of co-stars, guest stars, recurring and series regular contracts for productions such as Criminal Minds, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Scandal, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn 99, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, Glee, The Mentalist, Californication, Suburgatory, Mixology, Big Love, The Haunted Hathaways, Dexter, Jessie, Sam and Cat, Kickin It, East Los High, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Army Wives, and The Office.


We continue to proudly support the artistic development in the over 450 independent films that our clients were a part of this last year. With the huge success of some of these independents such as Damn Foreigners, Nina, Defending Santa, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Ragamuffin, and Enough Said, we have continued to provide our actors a team of agents that allows for creative freedom in addition to their commercial viability.


Check out their client list and credits on IMDBPro.com


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader and then you will get instructional feedback on your marketing materials and goals. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day of. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

Private Meeting! Very Rare Guest! Great Agency!
Tue October 11, 7:30 PM
Theatrical Agent, ALISA TAYLOR of BBR. bi-coastal, full service, all ages, plus literary and new media.


BBR, a powerhouse commercial agency, has been building their theatrical roster the last couple of years, with Alisa heading the department. This is a coup! Alisa does not do workshops around town, you will not find her on panels elsewhere. This is a great opportunity to be seen by one of LA's best agencies. DO NOT MISS!!


Alisa LOVES theatre actors!


Check out their client list and credits on IMDBPro.com


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader and then you have 3 minutes to chat. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day of. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

ONE OF THE BUSIEST FEATURE OFFICES IN TOWN
Mon October 17, 7:00 PM
Dean is a Head CD at Pemrick/Fronk Casting. They are always busy with multiple features on their slate in various stages of the casting process.


Dean is a very informative teacher with over 200 credits to his name and years of casting experience to share with you. Plus, he loves meeting new actors.


"Pemrick/Fronk believe that the audition process is achieved best in an actor friendly environment. Their resume includes many of the finest actors today and they are always looking for the actors of tomorrow."


Dean does group workshops only. He will be handing out sides and pairing up actors.

ON-CAMERA COMEDY INTENSIVE: $280.00 | Platinum: $260.00 
4 Weeks of Superb TV Comedy Training
Wed October 19, 7:30 PM
Jackie Geary breaks down how to be funny almost mathematically. Ninety percent of all funny stems from what we call opposites (or reversals); and while these are discussed in many comedy classes, Jackie's class is the only one that breaks down all the different KINDS of them -- how to spot those given to you by the writer, how to create them on your own, and how to create more of them than ANYONE else will. Cause even if the funniest read doesn't BOOK you the job, it's what will be remembered. And what will get you brought back in. That's the name of the game.


She'll also break down her 4 essential components for a comedic scene, and the 18 tools she uses to make any read complete. IMDb her -- even when you see a dramatic credit listed, she's been cast as the comedic relief. She knows how to book comedy. Let her show you how :)


Every student is guaranteed to WORK TWICE EVERY CLASS!


Jackie Geary is a familiar face on television, appearing on 'HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER,' 'WEEDS,' 'SUBURGATORY,' 'RIZZOLI & ISLES,' 'BONES,' 'CASTLE,' 'THE UNITED STATES OF TARA,' 'HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,' and in the memorable "Fanilow" episode of 'WILL & GRACE.' She is also known for her recurring role as quirky agent Susan Grady on 'NCIS.' Recent features include a supporting role in Roland Emmerich's 'WHITE HOUSE DOWN.'


She credits her analytical Ivy League education (Bard), combined with her love of comedy, for the technique she teaches in her On-Camera Comedy intensive.

WORKSHOP|CD - MICHAEL TESTA of SHANER/TESTA: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
ALWAYS BUSY WITH TV SERIES & FEATURES AT THE SAME TIME
Thu October 20, 7:30 PM
Michael is a Head Casting director at Shaner/Testa. He was voted RUNNER UP in Backstage's Reader Poll for Best Favorite TV Casting Director in LA in 2011.


Michael began casting TV is the 80's, working on top shows like LA LAW. He's also known for casting the hit show COLD CASE. He has much to teach about this business. This will be an excellent class.



Michael does group workshops only. He will be handing out sides and pairing up actors.

4 MULTI CAM COMEDY SERIES
Mon October 24, 8:00 PM
Troy is a sweetheart and favorite guest at TCN. A Nebraska native, Troy Daniel Smith, started his career in the entertainment business - as so many do - with acting, appearing in TV shows such as "Wilfred" and "All My Children". He is a member of the TV Academy, The Casting Society of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Film Independent.


Troy has worked in casting on hit TV shows such as Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" and "Lab Rats", as well as the feature film "The Impossible".


As a producer, Troy enjoys the collaboration that goes into bringing artists' visions to fruition. Troy co-founded Exit 43 Productions with the purpose of telling original and compelling stories through film, starting with its debut project, the award-winning feature film "Lonely Boy". Exit 43's follow up projects include the feature-length films "Felly" and "HipMen: Los Angeles," both to be directed by Alev Aydin.


In 2016, Troy will segue into producing television when his first docu-series makes its debut. Troy is currently developing multiple series for a variety of cable networks. Troy studied History and Philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.




Format: Prepared Scene Group Workshop with Q&A. Bring your prepared 2 minute scene, Troy will give redirection and notes.

CALLING ALL COMEDY LOVERS-this one's for you!
Thu October 27, 7:30 PM
Lisa started in casting in 1998 with what was then Liberman/Hirschfeld and later became Liberman/Patton. At that company, she worked on numerous projects including Seinfeld, Pasadena, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and The Pacific. Lately, as a full CD, she has been casting comedy. Recent credits include A to Z and Suburgatory.


Format: Lisa only does Group Workshops. You may choose to bring your 2 minute prepared scene to do with a reader, or you may choose to cold read from Lisa's material.


LISA'S LESSON PLAN FOR WORSKHOPS:


We will start with a group Q&A in which I will introduce myself, talk about any show or shows that I’m working on and how my office works, then topics covered will include audition tips and information on how I feel is the best way for actors to approach auditions, as well as how important it is for them to keep their resumes, website, etc. updated. Other topics will include discussing headshots, the importance of being prepared and confident with their choices, specifics on comedy auditioning including the differences between single cam and multi cam, and the importance of honing cold reading skills. After the Q&A, actors will perform prepared scenes in front of the group. Although I have been recently casting comedy, actors do not need to do a comedy scene. Actors are encouraged to choose a scene that they feel most comfortable with. Or, they can choose for me to give them material for a cold read. I will provide feedback and/or re-directs. And although I will not be taking the head shots, the actors should still bring them so I can provide feedback and comments on both pictures and resumes.

November
DAYTIME DRAMA
Thu November 10, 7:30 PM
After several years of casting episodic television, Rachel is the CD Associate on an Emmy award winning daytime drama, which is the most watched show on the planet. She loves craft beer and fast cars, and has a great sense of humor!


Rachel is pro-actor, very supportive and gives terrific feedback and redirect.


Past Credits Include: Master of Sex, Suits, Fairly Legal, Men at Work, Covert Affairs


FORMAT: Rachel will hand out sides and pair up actors in a group format.