Pace BFA Acting 2017 Virtual Showcase

Pace BFA Acting 2017 Virtual Showcase

Presenting Pace Performing Arts Los Angeles Showcase 2017. This is a video showcase produced and directed by Caroline Liem, Pace Prof/Casting Director and Wendy Kurtzman, Pace Prof/Casting Director/College To Career Acting with Pace University. Our talented BFA Acting Seniors trained for 3 weeks in Los Angeles receiving in-depth industry education alongside some of our favorite producers, directors and casting directors. They have learned to expand their work as artists in film and television writing, producing, acting, as well as the business of the actor always speaking from their unique voice. They’re ready for film/TV. Please view & enjoy!
For industry folk interested in meeting any of our wonderful students please contact: Grant Kretchik, to arrange an appointment. And for those in New York please save the date for their live NY showcase, May 8.
Virtual showcase link:

Pace LA Intensive 2017

Pace LA Intensive 2017

It has been my joy to collaborate with Pace University on our third annual LA Intensive. This program has allowed BFA candidates an inside look to our industry. They entered the Writers Room and developed and pitched self-written scripts with Nat Bernstein, uncovered who they are with branding skills provided through The Branding Buddha’s Carla Renata, elevated & monetized their online presence using their unique voice with Larry Shapiro, elevated their acting skills for career longevity with Howard Fine, learned techniques for Self Care with Kehinde Koyejo, as well as perfected their technique for auditioning on-camera for film, television, commercials with myself and casting colleagues and taking a general meeting with executives. All this along with producing their showcase videos that will serve as their reel. I look forward to following up with this beautiful group of artists in the spring. Until then…



Our Core Teachers Howard Fine, Wendy Kurtzman, Nat Bernstein, Caroline Liem, Larry Shapiro



What a terrific group of talented wonderful people I got to work with for 8 weeks at BGB Studio. My next class begins in January.  Looking forward to a wonderful holiday with family then back to the audition room for Pilot Season! #AuditionExperience


8-Week Audition Class

8-Week Audition Class

The Audition Experience, my next 8-week adults class, begins September 24 at BGB Studio.

We’ll work on technique to inform and elevate your audition preparation, as well as tips and on-camera practice for the waiting room, entering the room, making the strongest most personal choices and implementing casting notes. Along with a bonus of 2 BGB Master Teachers to further explore and expand your Audition Experience, this is the class what will reconnect you to  your authentic self, enabling you to audition with a vibrant spontaneity and a deep sense of truth. CLICK HERE for more information, and to register with BGB Studio.

How is skydiving like acting…? Click the pic to find out

Thank you BGB for including me!! You ROCK!




The Artist Series | August 20-21

The Artist Series | August 20-21

Are you working social media or is it working your last nerve?  Is your career on track? Are you feeling confident and making progress? Are casting and reps clear on how to cast and pitch you? Maybe could you use some guidance on brand or navigating social media or cultivating industry relationships? How do you stay creative and at the same time run a business

1 weekend 4 classes

to prepare for Episodic Season & Beyond!


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Non-members of The Actors Key signing up for these classes may join at a 50% discount. Use MEM50 at check out, then click UPDATE CART to take advantage of this incentive.

One Take Wonders

One Take Wonders

I marvel at how actors can prepare for auditions at the last minute. It takes a certain skill set to disseminate the breakdown, read the script, if offered, prepare the material, and deliver a personalized and thoughtful performance in the audition room or through a self-tape. I’ll offer observations on both.

There is an actor I tape from time to time. She has appeared as a series regular, recurred on several familiar shows, and has tested for countless projects. Whenever I work with her it’s very last minute, usually due the same day, and she has just had the day or evening prior to review the material. She usually tapes it in one shot, and books the role. She’s a one-take wonder. But what does she do?

1. Her confidence is palpable. She’s clear and focused on the performance at hand.

2. There is very clear sense what she wants from the other character, and it is undeniable she will get it. 

3. She draws the camera to her read, as if it is listening in on a juicy secret.

During recent casting, the actors I brought back to producers and those who ultimately booked their roles had certain qualities in common. CLICK HERE for specifics on how each of these actors booked the room in one take!  – Backstage

Casting and Chemistry

Casting and Chemistry

Chemistry is the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people. If this were a romantic article, it would be about love. Instead, we are discussing the astonishing rapport between two actors, and how that connection is achieved in order to book the room, and ultimately, the role.

A chemistry read is an opportunity to read with actors being considered for a role opposite yours, usually lead roles. The main purpose is to see how you instinctively connect and work with the other actor. But before you meet that opportunity, the casting director needs to see that potential. Please CLICK HERE to continue this read and to get tips on…

Everything You Need to Know to Nail a Chemistry Read

Pace BFA Showcase

Pace BFA Showcase

One year ago these talented Seniors were summoned to their 6th Floor conference room for a meet & greet with me to begin the discussion of how to prepare for the bridge from their amazing theatre program into our film/TV industry. They’ve done GREAT work during their 3 week session Los Angeles Intensive and now NY gets to see what LA already know. I couldn’t be prouder of you all! Break legs and go be amazing!!! xo




Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was a whirlwind of fast-paced excitement, humble filmmakers and talented actors sharing their great work.

For the list of winners click TFF



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Supporting red carpet diva Carla Renata. Behind the scenes is no joke!

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@BarbieStyle on the red carpet


One of several high spirited parties celebrating women film makers


Teen Youth Pilot Intensive 2016

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Teen-Youth 2-Day Pilot Intensive
Age: 10-16 years
Dates: February 20-21
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Sherman Oaks
Rate: $300 for 2-day weekend.
Admission: Application or Invitation – Required: Deposit

More information & application click HERE or call | email 818.732.1798 |




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