New actors seem to be so anxious to get an agent. I often wonder why. The reality is this: it is the agent that wants you. If the talent is “marketable” then, by all means, the agent would love to work for you. No kidding. The best thing you can do for yourself is to work on your talent, skills and personality. Then, it is a matter of “Marketing” yourself so that those interested agents can find you. So remember treat the agent as if they were part of your “Tool Kit” and not just something you must have.
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Wanna know how? I do. The best way to get an agent is to show them your work. Another round of Legit and commercial Agent Showcase dates have been announced for August, on Monday & Thursday nights, starting Aug 6th. Plus for your added bonus, on day one of the commercial showcase, you get Rebecca Yarsin from House Productions Casting, to help you with your copy. For more info please call us at ASAP 212 302 1900.
The Central Park Film Festival August 18th through the 22nd.
Sponsored by Bloomberg, the free summer event opens “Sex and the City“. (Casting Directors Bernard Telsey and Tiffany Little Canfield)
Other films in the Central Park Film Festival include “Shaft” (1971), the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake (2001) and “Twilight” (2008).
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“I was very surprised to hear an actor call himself a “failure”.” ~ Jeffrey Dreisbach, Director, TVI Studios, New York
Apparently, the role he had worked so hard for did not reveal itself at the audition. Instead he read the faces of the Casting Director, the Director, the Stage Manager and concluded that he missed the entire point of the scene. I was saddened by his decision to beat himself up.
“After all, failure is not defeat until or unless you stop trying.” ~ Jeffrey Dreisbach, Director, TVI Studios, New York
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The Primetime Emmy nominations came out this week and TVI-NY sends out our congratulations to two of New York’s own casting directors, who were nominated for best casting. Comedy - Jennifer McNamara for 30 Rock. Drama – Julie Tucker and Ross Myerson for Damages. Ross Myerson is one of the casting directors who have graced the halls of TVI in our Primetime Audition classes. Other Emmy winners working at TVI are Pat McCorkle (Californication) and Kim Miscia (Mad Men). Kim is currently casting Gossip Girl among others and has a one day intensive on August 29th while Pat teaches her popular master class in Film & TV every month. For information on these and other classes, please call the NYC-TVI office at 212 302 1926
Not your usual panel discussion about acting headshots. Three of the top American headshot photographers were at TVI Actors Studio in Los Angeles speaking about…you guessed it. Headshots!
From Left to Right, Peter Hurley, Peter Konerko and Innis Cassey were on hand to offer the TVI Acting Students unique and interesting perspectives why your headshot is more then just your calling card.
All three, sought after and recommended by LA and NY top talent agents and casting directors gave honest and informative information in regards to their style and ideas to a great headshot.
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Remember the Film, TV, Commercial and Theatre Audition days in Chicago….heat, cold, humidity, rain and wind. See the recent post on Actorpreneur, I think you will find it of interest.
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Patrick Baca (click his name and check out his IMDB) will be in town from LA for a Pilot Intensives on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th from 11am-2pm. Patrick will use his “actor detective” method to help you find hidden secrets in the script to make a memorable performance, and land that series. Then all you need is that agent to get you the audition. Check out our legit & commercial showcases coming up now! July! Call us in NYC ASAP to get your spot.
The uniqueness of TVI Actors Studios across several continents in bring foundation acting classes with prominent talent agents and casting directors. We call this the Hybrid Actors School. While founder of TVI, Alan S Nusbaum recognized the importance of a solid dramatic education and theatre foundation, what was missing was the weekly interaction with the talent agents, casting directors, producers and directors that will eventually be employing the TVI Acting Students – whether it be in Hollywood, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Mumbai or Sydney.
“Education without practical knowledge and industry relationships will only get you so far working as a professional actor”, or as Alan S Nusbaum coined the term actor-preneur.
Pictured in the posting is head of the TV Commercial department at Abrams Artists Mark Measures in Los Angleles and TVI actress in the middle of coaching her on suggestions and tips to succeed in the commercial marketplace.
See more details about Abrams Artists here.
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Congratulations Scout Taylor-Compton on being cast by Wendy O’Brien in “The Runaways” with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.
The film is based on the true story of the all-girl punk band in the 1970s.
Scout can be seen next in “Halloween 2” where she will reprise her role as Laurie Strode.
Beginning her acting career with a role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L with David Morse. Since then, she performed in 7 independent films, over 15 student films, and 3 music videos.
Her agent is Sarah Shyn at The Gersh Agency.
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America’s Acting School, TVI in New York and Los Angeles will be closed from Friday the 3rd of July in celebration of the Independence Day Holiday. The acting schools will re-open on Monday, the 6th of July.
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