“Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series”
ABC Casting Director Mark Teschner has just won the Emmy for “Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series“, casting General Hospital since 1989. This marks the fourth Emmy Award for Mr Teschner. He also won in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
In addition to casting the popular series “General Hospital”, this year, 2011 he also casts the feature films “Husk” with Devon Graye, “51” with Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London and Rachel Miner, TV Movie, “Scream of the Banshee” with Monica Acosta, Eric F. Adams and Marcelle Baer and the film Elephant White with Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou and Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul. Also in 2011 he cast the comedy “And They’re Off” with Sean Astin, Kevin Nealon and Peter Jacobson.
He shares his experience with aspiring actors in a popular acting class at TVI Actors Studio, called “Acting for Daytime and Beyond”. He often remark that there is no specific technique for Acting for Daytime, just good acting technique. The class which he has been doing since 1986 at TVI Actors Studio in the NY Campus is one of the most respected short courses in America for Actors. While the admissions department invites actors with a strong foundation, the organization is quick to offer that the course in an exceptional and rare opportunity to continue to work on your craft and downplaying and discouraging actors from enrolling in the course for employment.
“Mark Teschner’s ability to educate and enhance an actors audition technique is an art crafted by Mark. His integrity in the process and appreciation of each actor’s contribution shows up in each course night and is obviously acknowledged by the industry as a whole” states Alan S Nusbaum, TVI’s founder.