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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.

After the 6 month commitment you may cancel at anytime by emailing info@castingnetworkla.com

Calendar

January
COMMERCIAL SHOWCASE PREP - DAY 1: $0.00 | Platinum: FREE! 
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Mini Commercial Class & Prep for the Agent Showcase on September 26th
Sun January 22, 4:00 PM
WE HAVE MULTIPLE AGENTS ASKING TO ATTEND OUR SHOWCASES BECAUSE IT SHOWS ACTORS AT THEIR BEST WORKING MULTIPLE TIMES WITH COMMERCIAL COPY. THE SHOWCASE IS FOLLOWED BY AN EDUCATIONAL Q&A WITH THE AGENTS.


YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THE COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE ON JANUARY 23rd 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 
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KICK OFF 2017 with LA'S BEST COMMERCIAL SHOWCASE FOR 2016
Mon January 23, 7:30 PM
Armando Vaughn, Commercial Agent | Kathleen Schultz and Associates
Indra Armstrong Clark, Commercial Agent | House of Representatives
Kevin Motley, Owner | TGMD
Lindsay Mass, Head Agent | Reign Agency
Pamela Porter, Commercial Agent | AKA Talent Agency
DON'T WAIT TO MEET GREAT COMMERCIAL REPS AND MAKE YOUR MARK IN 2017.



5 STELLAR AGENTS for $150, only $25 per agent and INCLUDES THE PREP DAY TRAINING!



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, January 22nd at 4:00pm, 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.


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.

WORKSHOP| TV & FEATURE CD - ARLIE DAY: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
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ONLY FORMAT SHE DOES! SEE HER HERE FOR LESS $
Tue January 24, 7:00 PM
Arlie is a popular CD and teacher at TCN. She give great feedback and really cares about actors.


Arlie Day began her career in casting in 2005 for NBC. She later became the associate to Bacharach/O'Neill Casting from 2006-2011 working on over a dozen network pilots and television shows. She spent the first half of her career working on network television pilots and series and later starting casting various independent feature films, both comedy and drama. She cast three tv pilots this year and also had the pleasure of working as a casting exec at a major cable network. She's currently gearing up for a cable series while continuing to cast indie features.


Oh, and she loves actors. It's a great class!


CD Assoc Credits: CSI: Cyber, Intelligence, Brothers and Sisters, The Mob Doctor, Alphas, Are You There Chelsea?, Motive (partial list).


Class Outline:


Q&A on her background and offices she works for and their audition process plus current trends in the business. Followed by Arlie handing out scenes and pairing up actors.


ON-CAMERA COMEDY INTENSIVE: $280.00 | Platinum: $260.00 
4 Weeks of Superb TV Comedy Training
Thu January 26, 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 LISA YSTROM: $35.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
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TV CASTING DIRECTOR
Sat January 28, 1:00 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, she has been casting comedy. Recent credits include A to Z and Suburgatory.



LESSON PLAN FOR WORSKHOP:


"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. OR, IF THEY PREFER I CAN GIVE THEM SCENE FOR A COLD READ. 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. 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."

February
TRIPLE CD NIGHT, 3 GREAT GUESTS - ALL ON TERRIFIC PROJECTS! : $60.00 | Platinum: $50.00 
Almost Full!
SEE 3 TOP GUESTS FOR LESS MONEY AND LESS TIME! CHECK OUT THE EXCITING SHOWS THEY ARE ON!
Wed February 1, 6:59 PM
Maximize your time and dollars seeing 3 TV/Feature Film Guesst from terrific, top offices. YOU MUST LOOK THEM UP on CastingABout.com or IMDBPro.


With our format we are able to schedule you with minimal time in-between. We respect your time!


Individually, seeing all three would cost $90. Book all 3 at once and it's $60!


See their individual write-ups below for more details on each guest.


Pamela Staton - 7 Films


Ty Harman - 3 Comedy Series


Kim Foster-McCollum - 2 Offices, 3 Series


See more details on each guest in their individual write-ups below.

ONE ON ONE|FULL CD - Pamela Staton: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
ALWAYS CASTING MULTIPLE FILMS!
Wed February 1, 7:00 PM
Pamela is wonderful - She loves talent and working with actors who bring something new and fresh to their work. "When I cast, I am looking for highly creative "thinking" actors. In constant search of the best!" Her workshops are always fun, energized and full of great feedback.


Pamela worked at Warner Bros. Studios for 10 years as well as Walt Disney Studios and Universal. She was part of the team that launched "Comic View" for Television. The projects she's cast have garnered 19 best film honors from prestigious film festivals to date.


Pamela frequently attends talent showcases, theatre productions, comedy shows, international film festivals and numerous movie screenings.


Pamela Staton Casting has offices in West Hollywood, CA and Paris, France.


CLASS OUTLINE:


Straight to work! Pamela love to start off with private, scheduled prepared scenes and then jumps right into redirect and/or feedback. She gives a personal Q&A to each actor.


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader. 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
Wed February 1, 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


Class Outline:


Lecture and Q&A then scheduled private one-on-one prepared scenes followed by redirect and/or feedback.


Lecture topics may include: 1. Different types of performances (film vs. TV vs. theatre vs. digital mediums- and within that, comedy vs. drama, etc.) 2. How to make yourself stand out. 3. Specific office "quirks" and preferences. 4. Making a good impression. 5. Your marketing materials (headshot, resume, postcards, demo reels, voiceover reels, etc.) 6. The role of a manager or agent. 7. Understanding who you are (your niche) as a performer. 8. Being your own boss, and treating your acting career as a business. 9. The importance of studying and doing your research (on the profession, on people you may interact with, on writers, directors, casting people, tv shows, indie films, etc.)


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

WORKING WITH 3 OFFICES
Wed February 1, 7:40 PM
Kim works as a CD with Kimberly Hardin Casting, and also as an Associate with April Webster on a new series and with Michael Testa on a series in its 3rd season.


All the details are on Casting About and IMDBPro.


KIM is a favorite at TCN and has always loved and remembered our actors.


KIMBERLY McCOLLUM has served the casting community for two decades. Kim's credits as a Casting Director include Lifetime's MOW The Housesitter and The Wrong Car, Dark Castle's feature film The Factory, the independent feature Albino Farm, the internet series Getting Away with Murder, and the hit television series Charmed. As an Associate Casting Director, Kim worked on the independent features Heartthrob and The Archer . Kim's past projects include such television series' as ABC Family's Stitchers, FX Pilot Snowfall, Nickelodeon's Bella & The Bulldogs and See Dad Run, TNT's The Librarians, Nick at Nite's Hollywood Heights, the CW's Ringer, ABC Family's Make It or Break It, ABC's The Whole Truth and NBC's Chase, as well as such feature films as The Wedding Ringer, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Biker Boyz, Chasing Papi, and Johnson Family Vacation.


Class Outline:


Q&A on the office and their audition process plus current trends in the business. Then scheduled, private one-on-ones with a reader followed by redirect and/or feedback.


Lecture topics may include: 1. Introduction and background 2. Types of projects this office casts 3. What is expected in an audition 4. How to prepare for the audition 5. How to market yourself as an actor 6. How to keep in contact.


FORMAT: Bring a 2 minute prepared scene and a copy for a reader. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php Your time will be emailed to you by 5pm the day before. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

ONE-ON-ONE|CD Assoc. RAMANI LEAH OF APRIL WEBSTER CASTING: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
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A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TV/FILM OFFICE
Mon February 6, 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.


Past credits include: 11.22.63, Revolution, Colony among others that are still active but we cannot list. Ramani has also worked on films such as Spring Breakers and Palo Alto.


April Webster Casting Credits, Features: Star Wars: The Froce Awakens, The New Star Trek franchise, Mission Impossible: III & Ghost Protocol, Tomorrowland, Super 8, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot TV: Lost, American Gothic, Criminal Minds, CSI, Colony, Army Wives, Alias, Fringe, The Forgotten, Providence, Night Court, Knight Rider.


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


There will be a brief, educational Q&A on the office prior to the scenes. Your attendance is optional.


Lecture topics may include: 1. Introduction and background 2. Types of projects this office casts 3. What is expected in an audition 4. How to prepare for the audition 5. How to market yourself as an actor 6. How to keep in contact.


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

ONE ON ONE|CD - CRAIG CAMPOBASSO: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
Fabulous CD, SUPER BUSY, SUPER NICE
Tue February 7, 7:00 PM
Craig is a real sweetheart who is always busy with projects. He has 4 features of various budgets on his plate. Craig loves meeting new actors.


Visit his website to see the list of his 8 current projects: http://www.craigcampobasso.com/home


BIO: Fresh out of high school, California native Craig Campobasso found himself working behind the scenes for four years on Frank Herbert's "DUNE". The father and daughter producing team, Dino and Raffaella De Laurentis, and director David Lynch, were Craig's mentors into the business of filmmaking. Raffaella later hired him on the popular Christmas movie "PRANCER", starring Sam Elliott, as a casting director after he apprenticed as a casting associate on Steven Spielberg's "AMAZING STORIES". Craig has been casting for more than two decades and was nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelly's "PICKET FENCES". He is also an acting coach in the Los Angeles area.


Craig Campobasso's directorial debut "STRANGER AT THE PENTAGON" won Best Sci-Fi Short Film at the Burbank Film Festival in September 2014.


Class Outline:


Q&A on the office and their audition process plus current trends in the business. Then scheduled, private one-on-ones with a reader followed by redirect and/or feedback.


Leeson plan of lecture topics, may include:


1. Audition process for film and TV. 2. Breaking down a scene. 3. Script arch in audition sides. 4. The tone of film vs television. 5. Learning how to take and implement direction flawlessly.


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

ONE-ON-ONE | CD Assoc - TROY DANIEL SMITH w/HOWARD MELTZER CASTING: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
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4 MULTI CAM COMEDY SERIES
Tue February 7, 7:30 PM
Troy is a sweetheart and favorite guest at TCN. He works on big comedies with veteran CD Howard Meltzer. Troy is the only CDA in the office and is hands on for all casting.


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


As a producer, Troy co-founded Exit 43 Productions with the purpose of telling original and compelling stories, 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.


Troy is currently developing multiple series for a variety of cable networks.



Class Outline:


Q&A on the office and their audition process plus current trends in the business. Then scheduled, private one-on-ones with a reader followed by redirect and/or feedback.


Workshop Lesson Plan:


Some topics covered in tonight's class could include:


1. What are you looking for? 2. Your job is to audition, your job isn't the job. 3. Is Social Media important to me as an actor? (Hint: there is no wrong answer). 4. Differences between auditioning for TV vs. film vs. theater vs. indie vs. studio, etc. 5. What makes a REEL stand out to you? 6. What makes a GREAT self-tape? 7.I have a buddy that lives in Atlanta, I can be a local hire! Right? 8. How are you presenting yourself when you walk into the room? 9. What do YOU want? What drives you? Honestly.


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



WORKSHOP|CD Assoc. STACEY LEVY: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
2 Spaces Left!
HIT CRIME SHOW -(BASED ON A MEGA HIT FILM FRANCHISE)
Wed February 8, 7:00 PM
Such a great gal!


Stacey has been a long time favorite of our workshop and loves TCN actors!


Stacey has been in Casting for over a decade. She works in both comedies and drama's, and has worked on shows such as the "The Mindy Project" (pilot) "The Drew Carey Show", "The George Lopez Show", "The Law", starring Cedric the Entertainer, and many more, as well as some ABC Family Channel movies of the week. She has also worked on numerous webseries including the comedy videos for BuzzFeed and the webseries for The Walking Dead. In addition to all of this she has also worked on a few independent films. Most recently she worked on "Telenovela" starring Eva Longoria. Currently she is working on a high profile drama for the Fox network.



Format: Stacey will bring great sides to hand out. Come for fun!

A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TV/FILM OFFICE
Sat February 11, 1:00 PM
DARYA IS A FAVORITE GUEST OF TCN and we haven't seen her in awhile. She jsut wrapped a feature with Fern Cassel.


She is best know for Switched at Birth, Veronica Mars, Stitchers, Being Human and many more.


She really wants actors to succeed and wants you to leave her class with some "good honest feedback that is helpful." When performing, she always wants actors to make good choices, and a pet peeve of hers is "forcing feelings that you think should be there."


DARYA BALYURA'S Workshop Lesson Plan:


Background discussion and Q & A followed by scheduled private one on ones with feedback and/or redirect. I may also comment on actor's headshot and resume, which will be returned at end of class.


My goal for my classes to be as in depth and educational as possible in a fun comfortable environment where actors are encouraged to share thoughts and ask questions. Some subjects we usually discuss will include, but are not limited to the below:


How We Cast / What We Look For: 1. Breakdowns. 2. Going in to do the job, not trying to get the job. 3. Making the audition appropriate for the scene. 4. Pre reads vs. Producer's sessions. 5. Self-tapes. 6. Headshot & Resumes. 7. Appropriate reels. 8. Pilots & TV auditions vs. Features. 9. Audition Techniques / Props. 10. Being an actor business person. 11. Social Media. 12. Role of Agent/Manager. 13. Understanding your NICHE as a performer. And much more...


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

ONE-ON-ONE-Great F/F CD - PAUL RUDDY: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
Currently casting FIVE Feature Films!
Sat February 11, 1:30 PM
A TCN favorite, Paul is one of the busiest Indie F/F CDs in town. Most of his films shoot in LA. Paul always has multiple projects in the pipeline and is known as one of the nicest CD's in Hollywood. Plus, he has a passion for theatre and casts local stage productions.


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 and many LA theatre projects including the Ovation award nominated A RAISIN IN THE SUN.


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


Class Outline:


Lecture and Q&A, then scheduled private one-on-one reads with our reader followed by redirect and/or feedback. Paul gives extensive feedback and instruction privately to each actor after their prepared scene.


Lecture topics may include: 1. Introduction and background 2. Types of projects this office casts 3. What is expected in an audition 4. How to prepare for the audition 5. How to market yourself as an actor 6. How to keep in contact.


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

2 MAJOR NETWORK COMEDIES
Sun February 12, 10:00 AM
Allen is wonderfully passionate about acting and spends detailed and attentive time with each actor. Here are some quotes from actors who've taken his workshop.


"Had a very great one on one chat after my scene about what type of roles he would cast me in."


"Best cash I've ever laid down for a CD workshop. Gives the best question and answer I've ever attended. His individual feedback is super thoughtful. Wish every CD took the work as seriously."


"Very funny, honest, gave great feedback, spent ample time with every single actor, taught us a ton of useful information about what his office is looking for and about comedic acting in general that was all very helpful. He also gave me feedback about my type, which was extremely eye-opening and valuable."


Allen has worked in casting for the last 10+ years, primarily on 1/2 hour TV comedies, both single and 4-camera. Further details can be found at IMDB.


Actors should either pick their sides (one-on-one material) from those available at his web-site, www.allenhooper.com or they can bring their own material.” If you use something else, please send a copy to info@castingnetworkla.com so we can forward it to Allen.


SPECIAL NOTE: Since Allen gives such a fabulous information, we are going to hold a group Q&A at 10am and schedule the One-on-Ones beginning at 10:30pm. You are NOT required to come to the Q&A, but we highly recommend it. Extremely entertaining and informative!


There will be a brief, educational Q&A on the office prior to the scenes. Your attendance is optional.


Lecture topics may include: 1. Introduction and background 2. Types of projects this office casts 3. What is expected in an audition 4. How to prepare for the audition 5. How to market yourself as an actor 6. How to keep in contact.


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader and then you have 3 minutes to chat. Your times will be emailed to you by 5pm the day before. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

FEATURE FILM CASTING LEGEND !
Mon February 13, 7:00 PM
We are thrilled to have Jane in. She has cast some of the highest grossing, most critically acclaimed feature films of all time.


Her most recent film is the Rob Reiner film, "SHOCK AND AWE", with Woody Harrelson adn Tommy Lee Jones. Some of our favorites she has cast are: A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Jurassic Park, The American President, Apollo 13, Mrs. Doubtfire, In the Line of Fire, A Few Good Men, Home Alone, When Harry Met Sally, Beetlejuice, The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Body Double.


Check out her IMDB for full details on her impressive credits.


This is a SPECIAL EVENT: Jane will give a Q&A and then we will do our classic One-on-One format. We are allowing an hour for the Q&A, but if Jane wants to talk we are going to let her. So, cancel your other appointments, be here at 7pm, and enjoy learning from a true legend in The Business.


WORKSHOP BULLET POINTS:


What is the audition? Audition room etiquette. How to prepare. What is the goal of the audition. What if you're not right. What to do if there's a callback. To memorize or not to memorize (change dialog). Confidence vs nerves. Who is in the room. Self tape. On going acting classes or a group vs workshop.


Format: As stated above, plus bring a 2 minute prepared scene, we provide a reader then you will get private feedback and or redirect from Jane. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php. We will make a sign up list as people RSVP. We are not committing to specific time slots, but we will give 5 minutes in the order of sign-ups.

FIRST TIME GUEST!
Sat February 18, 1:00 PM
M'saada Nia is the casting associate with Emily Schweber and is also the HEAD CD on a number of indie films. She has over 100 casting credits to her name and most recently worked on "A Wrinkle in Time".



Class Outline:


M'saada provides excellent feedback and instruction to each actor following their prepared scene. She will also give details on how she works.


FORMAT: Bring a 2 minute prepared scene and a copy for a reader. If you need a scene you can access our library at http://www.castingnetworkla.com/sides.php Your time will be emailed to you by 5pm the day before. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com

ALWAYS A FULL SLATE!
Sat February 18, 1:30 PM
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.


Andy is currently working on indie films ranging from 1Mil to 22Mil in budget


CLASS SYLLABUS:


Q&A: - Introduction, back ground and previous projects


- Discussion of current project (broad brush strokes only; genre, indie vs. studio, etc.)


- Discussion of trends in audition techniques/acting style.


- Differences between Indie/Studio Films - Cable/Network TV


- Techniques/trends of self tapes; elaborate vs simple - solicited vs. unsolicited.


- Other topics as needed/wanted


- cold reads/prepared readings (depending on venue) with redirect and specific critiques.


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 prior. You may send time requests to TCNTimeRequests@gmail.com This workshop starts with a Q&A followed by your scheduled private prepared reads (or cold read with Andy's material if you prefer.)

ONE-ON-ONE|CD Assoc. ANNA MENDOZA w/G. CHARLES WRIGHT CASTING: $30.00 | Platinum: $25.00 
Get on the Waitlist!
FIRST TIME GUEST!! works with the Wonderful G. Charles Wright
Thu February 23, 7:00 PM
Anna Mendoza's start in the biz began with an internship that led her to working with casting legend Mary Jo Slater. Three years later, she has worked on TV shows like Perception (seasons 2 &3) , Mistresses (Season 3 and helping out a bit in season 2) and also worked on indie films like Gun and Reversion. In between that time, she also worked at ABC as a casting assistant to two casting executives. She currently is working for the wonderful CD G. Charles Wright on THE MIDDLE (Emmy Nom with Patricia Heaton)and wrapped ABC's SQUARE ROOTS.


Anna is very excited to meet our TCN actors!


Class Outline:


An optional lectue and Q&A on the office and their audition process. Then scheduled, private one-on-ones with a reader followed by redirect and/or feedback.



Lecture topics may include: 1. Introduction and background 2. Types of projects this office casts 3. What is expected in an audition 4. How to prepare for the audition 5. How to market yourself as an actor 6. How to keep in contact.


Format: bring a 2 minute prepared scene and a copy for a reader. 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

WORKSHOP|CD Assoc - MEREDITH FORDNEY: $35.00 | Platinum: $30.00 
GET INSIDE KNOWLEDGE ON AMERICA'S TOP CRIME DRAMAS
Mon February 27, 7:30 PM
Meredith Fordney is the associate for Susan Bluestein and Jason Kennedy. Yep, they cast THE MOST POPULAR SHOW IN AMERICA, and all of it's spin-off shows. These are crime-drama procedure shows at their best.


Meredith also casts independent projects outside of Bluestein/Kennedy.


She's known for helping actors understand what is required for top crime dramas and how to make a great impression in her office.


https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm2614010/


Format: Meredith loves the classic style workshop and has a fabulous Q&A before handing out scenes. She is incredibly informative and loves to teach.