Erica Jensen of Callieri Casting at TVI Actors Studio
Join busy New York film/TV casting director Erica Jensen (Callieri Casting) and her hand-picked group of some of the city’s top Film/TV agents for this exclusive networking opportunity.
This is the most complete approach possible to launching a film and TV career. Erica will coach you on-camera using scripts from her actual current and recent projects, and then introduce you to some of her favorite agents as you showcase your work to them.
TVI teacher Stephen Ruddy workshops his new show Checkov’s Gun this Wednesday night at UCB. Tickets are $5 Checkov’s Gun features a rotating cast of people including 30 Rock‘s Scott Adsit and Arden Myrin. Stephen Ruddy teaches Commercial Improv at TVI’s New York Studios.
Adeel Ahmad, a full time acting student for TVI, is currently appearing in Voices from Guantanamo, a collection of performed poems about prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. “Voices from Guantanamo takes on an important aspect of the current political situation and presents it for the audience, hopefully opening a dialogue with and for the viewers about the realities of the world in which they live. In this way, the play is incredibly powerful.”–Kelly Aliano, nytheatre.com
When she isn’t taking class with Erica Palgon of Liz Lewis Casting or participating in a Commercial Agent Showcase, TVI NY Member Chantelle Traczyk is busy raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Chantelle is putting on a money-raising fundraiser called “WIN-TER RAFFLE RANDEZVOUS” tomorrow, December 16th, at O’Lunney’s Pub in Times Square (145 W. 45th Street between Bway and 6th). The event starts at 6:30pm, and they are asking for a $15 donation at the door which gets you an evening filled with raffle prize drawings, free appetizers, and more! 100% of the money raised will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so try to make it if you can–it’s for a great cause! Oh yeah, and if YOU want to participate in a TVI Actors Studio Commercial Agent Showcase like Chantelle, call us today because we have one coming up in January of the new year! 212.302.1900
TVI Actors Studio NY will be closed for classes over the Holidays, from December 19th through January 4th, 2009. Not to worry, however, because classes will resume on January 5th, 2009. We have so many amazing classes coming up in the New Year, from 4 week courses with Kim Miscia (TV/Feature Film Casting Director) and Kimberly Hope (Law and Order: Criminal Intent Casting Director), to a 5 week course with Emmy Nominated Broadway/TV/Film Casting Director, Pat McCorkle. Call now to find out how you can get into a class with these casting directors: 212.302.1900
This holiday season, TVI Member Ryan Zanoni can be seen in the Americana classic It’s A Wonderful Life at Connecticut’s Ivoryton Playhouse. Click here for more information on the show. Ryan recently took the Advanced Television and Film Master Class with Pat McCorkle here at TVI New York.
On Thursday, November 20th, at 7pm, TVI Actors Studio Founder and CEO, Alan Nusbaum, will be offering a workshop in Baltimore. Also in attendance will be Scott Goodhue of Taylor Royall Casting. The workshop will offer successful tips on making the big move to New York or LA and provide actors with helpful hints as to how to navigate a successful career in a major entertainment marketplace. This workshop will be extremely informative, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! Click here to sign up or call 212-302-1900 for more details.
Charleene Closshey, TVI Member and multi-talented performer, is heading west. With her new agent, Artistic Talent, Inc, and a great job as the singing-acting-violinist in Striking 12 with the Ensemble Theatre in Santa Barbara, Charleene has decided to relocate. TVI Actors Studio NY will miss Charleene and her genuine warmth and know that TVI LA will take good care of her in our absence.
Congrats to TVI New York Career Coach and Actor, Eric Conley, who is participating in a reading of the play, “String Theory Sonata,” TONIGHT at 9pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. The play, by Temi Rose, is being performed as part of the famed Ensemble Studio Theater’s Octoberfest series. Go catch it at 549 W. 52nd Street–visit the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s website for more information!
Congrats to new TVI New York Member, Michael Marcotte, who has booked the role of the Irish Tenor in the new Stephen Schwartz english opera, “Séance on a Wet Afternoon,” commissioned by Opera Santa Barbara. Schwartz is a legendary Broadway and film composer-lyricist who is best known for Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. The workshop of the opera is being offered November 21st at the Orensanz Center in NYC and November 22nd at the South Oxford Space in Brooklyn. Click here for showtimes and more information.
Here at TVI, Michael has participated in an agent showcase and has taken classes with Pat McCorkle (Emmy Nominated Broadway/TV/Film Casting Director) and Erica Palgon of Liz Lewis Casting. Call today to learn more about our classes–212.302.1900.
TVI Member, Alexandra Cohen-Spiegler, will be starring in the Co-Op Theatre East Production of “Documentary: A Suicide Narrative,” written and directed by Ashley Marinaccio. The show will be presented at 5 different times November 7-9th at the Endtimes Underground in the Gene Frankel Theatre located at 24 Bond Street at Lafayette Street. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit www.endtimesproductions.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Congrats, Alexandra!
Matt DeCapua, former TVI Member turned Career Coach, has been missed the last few months in our New York Office. But with a busy career working on stage in Florida and the currently running William Saroyan classic The Time of Your Life at the Storm Theatre in NYC and his performance on last night’s Law & Order: SVU, we couldn’t be happier for him. Still, he could come visit every now and then. Maybe we’ll see him in the next Jonathan Strauss (casting director for Law & Order: SVU) class here at TVI.