Today marks my 1 week countdown to accompanying Independent Film Casting Director, Donna McKenna to London where TVI Actors Studio has paired up with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to host her All Day Intensive Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd . Donna will be scouting talent for 2 European films she is currently casting, “Senorita Rosa” starring Christopher Lloyd and “Just In Time”. London here I come!
Commercial casting director James Levine started his five week intensive class this week at the Los Angeles location of TVI.
In his first class James introduced his students to business and process of commercial acting, outlining how the process works, the players involved in the decision making, and how to understand your type and capitalize on it.
As we’ve mentioned before, ABC’s manager of casting John Ort is coming to TVI New York for an exclusive On Camera Pilot Audition Technique class, and his next class, which begins very soon, only has a few spaces left.
Thursday night at TVI New York is Improv night!
Join TVI teacher Joe Osheroff as he teaches you what to do when you don’t know what to do!
Every actor needs to be able to improvise. A brilliant performance can’t be scripted. Sure, the lines are written down (usually!). But the inflections? What your body
is doing? The timing? All that—and more—is up to you.
We had a great selection of classes at TVI New York this past weekend.
Casting Directors Kim Miscia (Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods) and Jessica Kelly (Zero Hour, The Carrie Diaries) were in the studio for both an adult and youth intensive on audition technique for primetime television roles. Continue reading
Another great day of classes at the New York studio today.
This afternoon, our Hybrid conservatory students are enjoying their voice and diction class with our excellent voice specialist Minna Taylor.
It’s Monday! It’s the start of a new week, a new opportunity to achieve your dreams, and most importantly a busy day at TVI New York.
We have a full slate of classes on the cards for Monday night at the New York Studio.
Our Hybrid Conservatory actors are in full swing in their 16 week course, today they have a superb class on Alexander Technique with Patrick Mellon, and later they will be joining some of New York’s newest and brightest talents in Joe Osheroff’s Acting Foundations class.
Also on Monday night, we welcome in Justin McCarthy for his class on Indie Film audition and booking technique. Justin is a writer, director, producer and actor, and nobody knows better than him how to make it in the independent film industry, having recently written and directed two feature films, starring Courtney Cox and Vincent Gallo.
As you can see it’s a busy night at the New York studio, but as always, we want to help you on your journey to stardom, so if you’re interested in anything we have going on a Monday night, call the studio on 212-302-1900.
The old saying “It’s not what you know, as much as who you know” is still very much true in today’s industry. The best way to achieve your dream of having a successful film and television career is how many contacts you have with talent agents and casting directors.
TVI’s Two Week Actors Conservatory and Talent Industry showcase is the most comprehensive way to launch your film and TV career in the shortest possible time. This unique course will allow you to receive advanced training in auditioning, then the chance to network with 20 different talent agents, casting directors and other industry professionals, in just two weeks.
This unique program has already been given advanced dates for 2013, but there are still places remaining in the fall course in New York. The pre-registration saving does end on soon though, so I’d advise you to secure your place as soon as possible.
Click here for more information on the program.
Jodi Angstreich is a freelance casting associate, currently residing at Laura Rosenthal Casting. Most recent projects include Kill Your Darlings (Feature Film with Daniel Radcliffe) and Adult Children of Divorce (Feature Film starring Adam Scott, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch). Past projects include Mildred Pierce (Emmy winning mini series with Kate Winslet for HBO), The Art of Getting By (Feature Film with Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts), Rampart (Feature Film with Woody Harrelson) and many more. Jodi also spent six years at CBS working on pilots and current series.
Jodi will be at TVI in New York City on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Lauren Port is a Casting Assistant at MelCap Casting, working in film, television, voiceover, and theatre. She has assisted with Broadway productions of Death of a Salesman, Seminar, Stick Fly, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, just to name a few! She has worked with Second Stage on several productions including How I Learned to Drive, and The Blue Flower. Lauren has also assisted with many regional theatre companies such as ACT, Ars Nova, Arena Stage, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is currently the associate on Steel Magnolias (Sony for Lifetime). Recent feature films include Love and Other Drugs and Blue Valentine. Independently, Lauren has cast FanBoy and Joan: 316 for The ExtraPulp Ensemble as well as readings of The Bird and the Two Ton Weight in connection with Syracuse University. Lauren holds a BFA in Drama from Syracuse University.
Lauren will be hosting a one night workshop at TVI Actors Studio in NYC on Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:30 pm. We are ecstatic to have her with us!
Casting Director, Kim Mischia of Mischia/Bowling Casting and Casting Associate, Jamie Schulman of ABC Pilot Season will teach a master class on primetime television audition technique at TVI New York on Saturday, February 11th 2012.
This is an incredible opportunity to get seen by the casting directors who are now casting some of NYC’s hottest shows (Delocated and Gossip Girl. )
Check out the TVI website for details!
“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.