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Calendar

September
FROM THE FAMED FEATURE OFFICE BETTY MAE
Tue September 6, 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 as a recently 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

HOW TO BOOK CO-STARS: 4 WEEK INTENSIVE: $280.00 | Platinum: $260.00 
MAKE EVERY CO STAR AUDITION COUNT
Thu September 8, 7:30 PM
How to Book Co-Stars: 4-WEEK Intensive (skipping Memorial Day)


LIMITED TO 8 ACTORS!


Ask any casting director and they will say that Co-Star roles are the hardest to book. The role could be just about anyone, so who are they looking for? And because it's only a line or two, what can you do with it? There are so many choices you could make, often many actors make no choice at all.


Co-Stars require opinion and characterization, but they also require an understanding of your role within the story. How do you make strong choices, blend in, make them notice you, move the story along, and not make the scene about you, all simultaneously?


In other words, HOW DO YOU BOOK THE STUPID THINGS?!?!?


Jamison Haase and Jackie Geary have shot more than 25 co-stars between them and want to show you how to book these elusive yet crucial roles. Two weeks will be spent with Jamison, where he will open your eyes to the THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRAMATIC CO-STAR, while working on several different sides. Learn how to make interesting and bold choices that serve the story, but stay out of the way of the story.


The other two weeks will be spent with Jackie, who will work with you on the THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMEDY CO-STAR, helping you to determine just how funny the writers need and want you to be in a given role. OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IS ON-CAMERA, AND YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO WILL WORK MULTIPLE TIMES EACH CLASS!


Jamison Haase has been teaching actors the tips and techniques required for hour-long television and dramatic features, since 2007. His simple practical on-camera and audition techniques build confidence and allow actors to be creative, in control, and powerful in the audition and on set.


Jamison has worked opposite Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr., Billy Bob Thornton, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Cliff Curtis. He's been seen in many films and television shows, notably AMERICAN CRIME STORY, NCISLA, CASTLE, BONES, 24, MAD MEN, the feature films THE JUDGE, and the fourth installment of the TRANSFORMERS.


Jackie Geary is a familiar face on television, seen recently on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, as well as 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.

KILLIANS COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP- for KIDS!: $250.00 | Platinum: $230.00 
Agents Refer Their Youth Actors to this Great Class!
Sat September 10, 10:30 AM
Everyone knows Killian's Commercial Workshop is the hottest training for booking commercials in LA.


Our own Jaret Sacrey is a highly requested Foundations Teacher at Killians CW. He is also an award winning director of commercials starring kids, has booked over 50 national commercials himself and works in commercial casting for the best casting houses in LA.


Now he's teaching Killian's Commercial Kids Class, exclusively at The Casting Network!


When: 4 Week program, Saturdays, September 10 - October 1st, 10am-11:30am


Who: Young actors ages 8-12yo


Price: $250 for 4 weeks, and the last class we do an audition for the kids to be viewed by AHC Inc. Casting office. So it's more than a class, it's also a showcase !


Philosophy: Kids should be kids!! :)


Killian: "The class is structured and created based on our day to day castings for kids; giving them the tools to cope with the audition environment, i.e. slating, different types of copy, improv situations etc. However, MOST importantly, is that the kids have fun and develop a love for the audition process. When kids understand the process and LOVE the process, they automatically develop a confidence that shines through in their audition.


When the audition as seen as the win, bookings will follow naturally! As a Casting Director at one of the busiest offices in this city, I can tell you that when we are casting kids the majority of our time is spent undoing the damage done by the workshops who are trying to turn kids into 'polished professionals'. Again, KIDS SHOULD BE KIDS !!"


WE ALSO INVITE THE KIDS TAKING THIS COURSE INTO OUR COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE, WHEN THEY ARE READY.

WORKSHOP|FULL CD - Karina Walters: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
3 Spaces Left!
2 Series, a Pilot, plus Indie Features coming up
Sat September 10, 1:00 PM


Karina Walters is a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and has over 11 years of casting experience. She has been working as a full Casting Director since 2012, sometimes as a solo CD, sometimes co-casting with other CDs and for several years, as CD partner in Mockrin/Walters Casting. Prior to that, she was a Casting Associate, honing her craft with some of the top Casting Directors in the business.


Karina has worked on a wide variety of formats, including over 15 TV shows and pilots. Television series experience includes season 2 of Lifetime's critically acclaimed "UnREAL," as well as "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" (Adult Swim), "The Straight Out Report" (Logo), "Burn Notice" (USA), "The Good Guys" (Fox), "The Shield" (FX) and "The Riches" (FX), among others. Television pilot experience includes "Mad Dogs" (Amazon), "Last Resort" (ABC), "Green Bench" (Adult Swim), "Watching the Wilsons" (MTV) and "Awkward" (MTV), among others. Film experience includes independent features "Frozen Peas", "Magnum Opus", "Loaded", "Bar America","North Blvd.", "Oliver, Stoned." and "The Sand", as well as studio features "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows" (Paramount) and "The Watch" (20th Century Fox). She has also cast several award-winning short films and web series.


Additional details and a complete listing of credits can be found on her resume or on imdb.com.


Facebook: KarinaWaltersCasting


Instagram: karinawalterscasting


Twitter: KarinaWaltersCD



Format: Workshop where Karina hands out sides, be at the studio by 1pm.

ONE-ON-ONE-Great Feature Film CD - Paul Ruddy: $35.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
8 Active Features Listed on CastingAbout.com
Sun September 11, 11:00 AM
One of the busiest Indy F/F casting directors in town. Most of his films shoot in LA. Paul worked for famed CD, Fern Champion for many years and then went out on his own about 6 years ago and he has been casting up a storm ever since. LOVES our actors! He also casts theatre in LA, all the time. Really, he's a sweet man who loves casting and actors.


PAUL RUDDY, CSA: For the last 15 years, Paul has cast numerous, wide ranging feature films, television series and movies for Lifetime, Hallmark, and Syfy, and web series for Disney Interactive, Dreamworks and Fandango. He currently is casting the television series "Here We Go Again", which premiered on TVOne in February. LA Theatre credits include: "Sneaky Ol Time," "Leaving Home," "A Face in the Reeds," "Talhotblond," "El Grande De Coca Cola," Paradise" and the upcoming "A Raisin in the Sun" (Ruskin Group Theatre).



See IMDB and castingabout.com for the list of his credits!


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 the night before.

6 FEATURES AND A PILOT!
Sun September 11, 11:30 AM
Andy Henry has been in casting for more than 17 years. Starting out on "The X-Files", he has worked one more than 450 episodes of television, ranging from Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom", the cult hit "Eureka" and more than 8 years of the show "CSI". On the feature film side, Andy has worked on in excess of 50 movies, from big budget hits "The Descendants", "Elysium" and "The Amazing Spiderman" as well as indie darlings like "Rubber" and "Reality". Andy continues to work as a Casting Director and Director of Creative Affairs for Nancy Nayor Casting, one of the largest independent film and television casting offices in Los Angeles.


"As always, we have a number of indie features going at once, ranging from 1Mil to 22Mil in budget. We have 3 projects primed to start on, as well"



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 before. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

You Are Only As Good As Your Scene!
Mon September 12, 7:00 PM
You can be the best actor in town, but if you don't have the right scene, no one else will know it!


The number one constructive criticism by Casting Directors, after a workshop, is that many actors choose scenes that are not right for them. At The Casting Network, we've been working with actors and scenes since 1989, and we know what works. We can help you pick your best scene and hone it for success.


In addition to being regular readers at The Casting Network, Aubrey Manning and Ben Zelevansky are working actors who have experienced first-hand the value of casting director workshops. Sign up for their FREE Scene Workout, and you'll have a chance to pick their brains on everything from your scene choice to your headshots to your performance to your workshop strategy...and anything else you can think of!


Aubrey will guide you with your drama scenes, while Ben will handle comedy. To see them in action, check out Aubrey's reel and Ben's reel!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2619132/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


http://www.benzelevansky.com/reel


IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A TIME SLOT FOR THIS SCENE WORKOUT, you must FILL OUT THIS QUESTIONNAIRE so Ben and Aubrey know how to schedule you. Please be sure to submit your questionnaire no later than 2pm the day of the Workout.


Format: bring at least one 2 minute prepared scene, time slots will be 20 minutes. Your time will be emailed to you by 5 pm, the same as for a One-on-One.

Private Meeting! Very Rare Guest! Great Agency! Learn from the best.
Tue September 13, 7:00 PM
Theatrical Agent, LAUREN GIBSON of MTA (Metropolitan Talent Agency) a prestigious and acclaimed LA agency. It's impossible to get Lauren in when episodic season is in full swing, so see her now.


Lauren is an highly respected agent at MTA who loves finding new talent. MTA is a top-notch full service Agency. They have a great reputation, with new actors in development, series regulars, and icons like Debbie Reynolds and Karen Black.


LAUREN HAS A GREAT EYE FOR TALENT.


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

Private Meeting! Vice President and Director of the Theatrical Dept.
Tue September 13, 7:15 PM
Theatrical Agent, V.P. and Head of the Theatrical Department at Clear Talent Group, Brianna Ancel is a force to be reckoned with. She has a positive attitude and loves to discover talent. Clear Talent Group is open to a full range of great actors.


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

Private Meeting! Very Rare Guest! Great Agency!
Tue September 13, 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

A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TV/FILM OFFICE
Tue September 20, 7:00 PM
Getting her start in the theatre, Ramani made the switch into casting with an immense about of respect and passion for actors. Upon her move to LA, she soon interned for April Webster. Throughout her casting ventures, Ramani has worked for notables such as Susan Vash, Francine Maisler, Leslie Litt and Laray Mayfield but finally found her way back home to April's office and has been working with her for the past 3.5 years.


She loves teaching in the One-on-One format so actors gain experience of what it is like in their office.


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

October
ONE-ON-ONE|CD Associate - Kate Reed: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
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

ON-CAMERA COMEDY INTENSIVE: $280.00 | Platinum: $260.00 
4 Weeks of Superb TV Comedy Training
Wed October 5, 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.