Congratulations to casting director and TVI teacher, Donna McKenna, who’s latest independent film, WEST END, screened in the Soho Film Festival last night. Many actors from the film were in attendance including some TVI members. The film was a home run largely due to the incredible actors (cast by Donna McKenna).
Despite the snow throughout the UK, casting director, Donna McKenna, teaches a SOLD OUT workshop in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Even though the workshop started at 10am, the actors were crowding the lobby at 9am, hungry to learn about Acting in America.
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!
After attending a workshop with Mark Teschner, Stefne Mercedes decided to test out Los Angeles by attending a 5-Day Intensive at the beginning of pilot season. After showcasing for 20 top talent agencies and casting directors, she signed with The Stevens Group. Good luck on the move to California, Stefne!
Happy New Year to one and all!
To kick off 2013 at TVI Actors Studio in New York we have some great new classes.
Top independent film casting director Donna McKenna will be in the studio on January 30th to begin a four week class on audition technique. Donna is currently casting 6 different films, which include Sebastian – starring Cathy Moriarty and Eric Roberts – 79 Parts, Speak Easy, Other Plans, Shooters Nails and In Between Men. Donna also routinely casts her students directly from her class, taking a class with her is both a great educational opportunity and a chance to further your career and book a leading role in an independent film.
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
Scene study is the most essential component of on-going actor training, and what better way to continue your studies than with a top industry profesional.
Rich Delia of Barden/Schnee Casting teaches an on-going scene study class at TVI Los Angeles. Continue reading
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.
As we told you on Friday, John Orts exclusive ‘On Camera Pilot Audition Technique’ class was down to it’s last few available spots, and as predicted the class sold out early on Friday morning. However, just because the class is full, it doesn’t mean that you have completely missed your chance. The wait list for John’s class is now open, and you can get on it completely free of charge.
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.