BOOM THE ROOM!

 

Pilot season is underway!

Join us for 5 weeks working one-on-one on audition technique for those last minute auditions as well as your prepared material. It’s geared for the trained actor who wants to take his/her recognized and strong work to the next level. Each week we focus on distinct challenges with text, audition room situations, and your business as an artist using group collaboration and individualized guidance to overcome & master these challenges. On-camera each week. Consultation/Audition required. BOOM!

 

RUSSIA!

RUSSIA!

So what did you do over the holidays…?

I was honored to be teaching with some extremely talented colleagues collaborating with Astra Films and Kultburo in Moscow, Russia.  No, it wasn’t that cold- it was ski time weather- PERFECT!  Discussion included casting and auditioning in America, and how to prepare to work in the US.  I loved our interaction during our one on one and small group coaching and exercises geared to prepare for feature auditions, the audition room, on-camera technique and how to interview.  Enjoy the pictures…

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One of MANY classes

 

 

 

 

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Red Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team USA – Cathy Sandrich Gelfond, Me, Darren  Boghosian, Kate Lacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

group photo moscow 1Our wonderful producers and interpreters from Astra Films  Ilya, Alissa, Me, Julia, Kate, Andrey, Slava

BOOM begins…

OCTOBER 31st

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TEEN/YOUTH Class

TEEN/YOUTH Class

We’ve had a terrific summer with our TEEN/YOUTH Intensive and now class is back in session with our TEEN/YOUTH Class beginning AUGUST 25 for 5 weeks. Elevate your on-camera skills with material and audition technique that will challenge you in a terrific FUN atmosphere as you prepare for Episodic season. Click here to find out more and request your application.

Casting by premieres

Casting by premieres

CASTING BY Premieres TONIGHT – HBO 9pm. This engaging film shines a spotlight on casting and casting directors. Everything you ever wanted to know about what we do and how it came about. PLEASE WATCH IT!!!

2 days to sharpen your audition skills

2 days to sharpen your audition skills

We’ve received such great feedback on our latest TEEN/YOUTH class we’re adding a 2-day intensive.

TEEN/YOUTH Intensive

AUGUST 3-4

10:00 am-2:00 pm

AGES 10-16 YEARS

 

Two days to sharpen your audition skills and learn techniques to transition between single camera, multi-camera and more serious episodic and feature material.

These 2 FUN, action-packed days include:

* Auditioning in LA (mock auditions)
* Presenting the best YOU in the room
* Character development
* Believability and overall effectiveness of a scene
* One on One reading with prepared material
* Detailed feedback and redirection
* Round table discussion including guest speaker
* Written feedback included from instructor and guest

Click here to request your application and get more information on our TEEN/YOUTH Intensive

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8 Tips for Self-Taping Your Audition

8 Tips for Self-Taping Your Audition

My latest Backstage article is up. This month’s tip- Self-taping- read on…

With shorter production, tighter budgets, and more out-of-state shoots, a taped audition may become your first—and sometimes only—connection with casting directors, producers and directors. A self-taped audition may be submitted when you’re out of town, on-set, facing scheduling challenges (you have too many appointments!), or you’re a casting office favorite—but they haven’t seen you play this type of role. The turnaround time for your self-taped audition is quick, with just days to read the script, make your strong specific choices, tape, edit, and send it in. How do you make sure we see and hear you while showing your personality and sharing your best performance and–receive a call-back or booking? When my clients cannot get to my studio to tape and coach their auditions, they self-tape. Click here for your 8 Tips for Self-Taping Your Audition.

Casting by

Casting by

Beautiful night supporting friends and connecting with our casting community for CASTING BY at Los Angeles Film Festival.  Click here to read more about everyone involved in creating this extremely entertaining love letter to the casting director and Marion Dougherty, who revolutionized the role of casting director in film and television.  

 

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With Kate Lacey, Producer

Demo Reels

Demo Reels

Take a look at my recent video on demo reels.  Thank  you  Master Talent Teachers and Retta Putignano for her  excellent questions and Kevin King for his excellent camera work!  Click on the picture to connect and let me know what your thoughts. Enjoy!

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TEEN & YOUTH Classes

Following a terrific summer of weekend intensives we are back “in session” with our TEEN/YOUTH Classes…

TEEN/YOUTH CLASS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 thru SEPT 29

(no class 9/1)

Ages 10-16 yrs, 11AM TO 1PM

5 weeks to focus on preparation for set and audition for film and television. We encourage actors innate sense of PLAY creating truthful performances through improvisation, cold reading, and character work. We’ll explore analysis and technique for scene work through creative writing, objectives, mock auditions and cold reading. We’ll harness the power of imagination through improvisation and build strong, specific and meaningful characters. Learning within a safe, spirited and supportive network of their peers, ensuring confident, secure, relaxed and prepared actors for their auditions in any room and their professional work on any set.

Click here to find out more about what class includes and how to sign up.