Commercial Casting Director James Levine brings in TVI Actors Studio students for an actual Commercial Audition experience. The students went to On Your Mark Studios for the final class of the session. They were giving a commercial side to prepare for the class and they also received the tape of their audition. This is wonderful for the students because they can become more comfortable being on camera for a commercial audition. David E. Cousins is the student that is on the monitor filming his audition with a green screen behind him. The tape is also uploaded to LA Casting, which allows them to see how the audition process works. We have another class with James Levine starting on the 28 of January, so make sure you call in and sign up before it’s full!
Tonight at TVI Actors Studio in New York we have two exciting classes beginning their final week. Commercial Talent Agent Doug Kesten from Paradigm finishes up his 6-week on-camera commercial technique class, and our Conservatory students will take their final Alexander Technique class with Patrick Mellen.
The TVI Actors Conservatory students are in the penultimate week of their 16-week course. Their final week, next week, will see them showcase themselves to a combination of 20 talents agents, managers, and casting directors. Including casting directors from offices such as: Telsey & Co.; Rosalie Joseph Casting; Amanda Mackey Casting; Kathleen Chopin Casting, and Chrystie Street Casting.
Meanwhile, Doug Kesten’s class have been working alongside Doug for the previous 6-weeks to break down the challenges related to both commercial auditions, and finding a commercial representation.
As our students embark upon the next challenge in their acting careers, we wish them all the best of luck!
If you would like to know more about any upcoming classes at TVI Actors Studio in New York, click here. Alternatively, you can call the studio at 212-302-1900 or email us at NYadmissions@tvistudios.com
In order to achieve success in your acting career, you have to know where to invest your energy, and more importantly, know where not to waste it. There is a common misconception that the first thing you should do with your time is find an agent. This is absolutely NOT the case. Start your journey into the professional world of acting by meeting casting directors not agents.
You’re wondering why, aren’t you?
Imagine this hypothetical (but perhaps, familiar) situation:
You are fresh out of acting school, you have zero credits on your resume, but you are hungry to start booking work. You think to yourself, Well, if I want to book work, I must need an agent! With that in mind, you start hitting up every agent showcase in town. Boom! The best talent agent in the city loves your look, loves your work, and wants to call you in for a meeting. This is it! You practically soar through the air on the way to your meeting with him. When you sit down in that chair across from his desk, you are expecting a glorious contract to be handed to you and the auditions to start flooding your inbox and voicemail INSTANTLY. But no. Instead the agent looks you dead in the eyes and asks you, So which casting directors know your work?
Do you have an answer for him?
This is the reality of what will happen when you get called in for a meeting with a talent agent.
So how do you meet casting directors?
TVI Actors Studio New York’s calendar is filled with classes with casting directors in the areas of TV, Film and Commercials. Be proactive with your career! Call 212-302-1900 to speak with a career coach about which acting class is the right fit for you.
Today at TVI Actors Studio in New York we have a day packed with classes.
Paradigm Talent Agent Doug Kesten will continue to work with his students in his on-camera commercial technique class. The class are currently in their second session, after a great start last week.
ABC Casting Director John Ort will be in the studio to start his 4-week class on “Becoming a Series Regular”. John handles all the East Coast casting for ABC, and works on the majority of the networks pilots for pilot season.
Hosting for TV
Our Hosting for TV class head into their fifth week with teacher Brandhyze Stanley. This week they will be showcasing their hosting talent to a top NYC Hosting Talent Agent, and next week they will meet and work with VH1 Casting Director Angela Bowers.
Body, Voice and Movement for Acting
Finally, our Hybrid Conservatory students will continue to work on body, voice and movement with their Alexander Technique class.
Chantal recently took class with Paradigm Commercial Talent Agent Doug Kesten, who she attributes her recent success to. Chantal told us that she felt that it was the skills she learned in Doug Kesten’s 6-week Commercial class that helped her book the commercial.
This Saturday at TVI Actors Studio in Los Angeles, LA Commercial Casting Director Vicki Goggin is offering a Free sample of her 5-week TV Commercial Acting class.
To RSVP and details, please call TVI Actors Studio at 818-784-6500.
How do you feel when you turn up at an audition and a new scene is suddenly thrust upon you? Can you adapt, and give your all in such a short period of time? How you perform in this situation could be the difference between getting that big break, and just missing out.
TVI Los Angeles offer an on-going class specifically to target and perfect the cold read. Continue reading
Many of today’s celebrities began their careers in commercials. It’s a well-worn path, and with the holidays fast approaching now is the best time to make your move into the commercial acting industry.
To help you along your way TVI New York is bringing in commercial casting director Doug Kesten in November! Continue reading
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.
Are you currently looking for either legit or commercial representation? If the answer is yes then why not take a look at the ‘Two Week Actors Conservatory and Talent Industry Showcase’ at TVI New York.
This two week program is the most comprehensive way to launch your film and TV career in the shortest possible time. You will receive advance training in auditioning, and then you will get to network with 20 different talent agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals in just two weeks.