Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Greg Salmon Soap Opera Workshop

Greg Salmon is an associate for top daytime soap opera and has been in casting since 2010. Greg started his soap opera casting career in New York working on a now off the air soap. Feel free to look Greg up on IMDB or Casting About.

7:30p Open to students 18 and above. $39.00 See More

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Andy Henry Workshop full CD & Creative Director

Andy Henry has been in casting for close to 2 decades. Beginning hiscareer in 1998 on the hit series 'The X-Files', Andy has tallied over 450episodes of television, ranging from Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" to thecult-hit 'Eureka' and the #1 show in the world, 'CSI: Crime SceneInvestigation'. Transitioning to feature films 8 years ago, Andy hasworked on over 60 pictures, from big-budget hits such as 'The Descendants','Elysium' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' to Indie-darlings like 'Rubber' and 'TheWaiting'.

2:30p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Brian A. Hill Workshop w/ Zane/Pilsbury Casting

Brian has been in casting since 2014. Currently an associate at Zane/Pilsbury Casting, Brian has worked in casting for over two years and has offered his skill and talents to three networks – including the Criminal Minds spin-off, “Beyond Borders” – the USA show, “Complications;” and Freeform, just to name a few.

Brian Alan Hill started out acting in college while attending Rice University.  Brian enrolled in the University of Houston Theatre Program, where he had the opportunity to learn from Jose Quintero of Circle in the Square fame. Over a career spanning nearly twenty years, Mr. Hill has performed in Houston, Denver, San Antonio, and Chicago.

While in Denver, Brian was cast in the N.B.C. mini-series, Asteroid, playing Annabella Sciorra’s assistant, Dr. Max Jensen. Stops in Los Angeles and San Antonio eventually paved the way for his time in Chicago, IL.

During his seven years in Chicago, Brian worked with several companies as a performer and technician. He is most proud of the company he founded in 2001, Visions & Voices Theatre Co. In three years, V &V produced six shows; 4 of which were Jeff Recommended by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee and two of the shows received awards for Best New Work.

After Visions & Voices went on extended hiatus, Brian returned to his home state of Texas where he received his BA in Theatre from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, Brian performed in three main stage shows: The Misanthrope (Alceste), The Little Foxes (Horace Giddens), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George). Mr. Hill was also awarded a UNT Undergraduate Fellowship to work with Dr. Andrew Harris on a one-man show based on the life and work of Shakespeare scholar, Dr. A.L. Rowse.

For more on Brian's casting projects (current and past) please look him up on Casting About.

7:30p Open to students 18 and above. $39.00 See More

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Aaron Sacks Workshop w/ Bohemia Group

Aaron Sacks is a Manager w/ Bohemia Group. Aaron grew up in San Diego, CA. He attended college at California State Northridge (CSUN) and graduated with a degree in Cinema and Television Arts. Right out of school Aaron worked at the Artistry Agency which was a below the line agency. He then worked at ICM Partners for a year in the literary department. Aaron then made the move into talent management and worked at Omnipop Talent Group for 7 years. He has now been at Bohemia Group for over 2 years and represents young adult, and adult actors and actresses for TV and Film. Bohemia Group is an international Management and Production company with the main office based in Los Angels and satellite offices in New York, NY - New Orleans, LA - London, England - and Auckland, New Zealand. Bohemia Group has the ability to sponsor 01-Visa’s for our out of country actors that move to the US.

7:30p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Arlie Day Workshop w/ FULL CD

Arlie Day is an Independent Casting Director. She started working in casting in 2005 with Damona Resnick at NBC.  She then became the associate to Bacharach/O’Neill Casting from 2006-2011 working on over a dozen network pilots and television shows including ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”, NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?”, "Bunheads" for ABC Family and “Alphas” for SyFy. She later worked with Jennifer Cooper on several series and pilots including "The Mob Doctor", "Intelligence", and "CSI Cyber". Arlie has cast several independent features and is currently casting six films (both comedy and drama) and a television pilot.

7:30p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lisa Pantone Workshop w/ Commercial Casting Director

Lisa Pantone is an Award Winning Casting Director and Acting Coach.

Lisa has been casting award winning projects for over 20 years and just recently formed Pantone Casting LLC along with her daughter Gigi Berry who brings a fresh and modern view to the business.They work closely with all of the Top Agencies and Management Firmsall over the world to provide the best casting and Talent possible for eachproject that they are involved in.

As a result of Lisa and Gigi's instinct for the understanding ofCommercial, TV, Films, Theater, storytelling, and their ability to identifythe vision of their< directors, many of their projects have gone on to be recognized, nominated,and have garnished numerous awards and honorable mentions.

Together they have been honored to have worked with some of themost notable Commercial, Film, TV and Theater Directors, Writers andExec Producers in the business. Lisa is an "in demand" acting coach whichallows her to practice her second love of nurturing, guiding and developingthe actor's craft.

She has developed a well-earned reputation within the actingcommunity throughout the United States as an extraordinary privatecoach, teacher, and mentor – keeping her very much in demand all over theUnited States. Lisa also makes contact through her Master Workshop allowingher a "first look" at fresh, undiscovered talent that she is able to bringto the attention of her Directors, Producers, Writers and Ad Agencies.

*Lisa has recently been named as "HEAD OF CASTING" for theprestigious INKWELL THEATER for the Emmy Award winner and ExecutiveDirector, Elliot Shoenman and his son, Artistic Director, Daniel Shoenman "

11:00a Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nic de Armendi Workshop w/ JLA Talent Agent

Nic de Armendi has proven in a short time his ability to identify and groom talent.With over five years spent as one of LA's most promising young talent managers (Anonymous Content, Polaris Entertainment), Nic brings his passion for discovering and developing actors to JLA Talent, where he heads the theatrical department. A graduate of Duke University, Nic continued his education at the University of Southern California where he received a Masters of Fine Arts in film production and direction. Now at JLA Talent, Nic continues to represent actors of all ages for film and television.

7:00p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Allen Hooper Workshop w/ Casting Associate

Allen is an associate that has been casting since 2002. He has primarily worked on 1/2 hour TV comedies, both single and 4-camera.  In 2015, Allen received the Casting Society of America's Associate Spotlight Award Los Angeles. Check him out on IMDB or Casting About to know more!

2:30p Open to students 13 and above. $55.00 See More

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Craig Holzberg Workshop w/ President Avalon Artists Group

Craig Holzberg is the President of Avalon Artists Group, a boutique agency representing actors of all ages and backgrounds with offices in both LA and NYC.

Avalon Artists Group is a bi-coastal, full-service agency founded by Craig Holzberg. A former actor/model who started his career over 25 years ago in Los Angeles. Craig switched gears to work behind the scenes. During a storied career in New York's fashion industry, Craig has also held senior management positions for top design houses including Calvin Klein and Diesel Jeans. At Avalon Artists Group, Craig prides himself in being directly involved in all aspects of his clients' careers. Avalon Artists Group is a full service talent agency representing actors and models of all ages for FILM, TV , THEATER , COMMERCIALS, VOICE-OVER, and PRINT. Avalon Artists Group is an AFTRA AND AEA franchised agency as well as a proud member of ATA and NATR.

7:30p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mimi Mayer Workshop w/ Angel City Talent Agency

Mimi has been talent agent for over 30 years, and an agency owner since 1989. Prior to becoming a talent agent she worked in a variety of areas of the entertainment industry, including on-camera and voiceover production, copywriting, nightclub booker, publicist, advertising, and fundraiser. Mimi also plays mean blues harmonica.

6:30p Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mindful Acting: from Auditions to Set w/ Stephanie Nash

Stephanie Nash has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and for over 15 years has been an Associate Professor Adjunct and a respected Mindfulness Meditation Coach. Teaching credits include:

  • 15 years as an Associate Professor Adjunct at the Art Center College of Design teaching Graduate Film Directors (with emphasis on how to get great performances from actors.)
  • Currently on the faculty at UCLA's Acting for the Camera Professional Program, and teaches Body Language and Presentation Skills at UCLArts & Healing.
  • Taught Acting & Comedy at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Acting & "Expressive Movement" at USC, On-Camera Commercial classes at many studios in LA and she also does a lot of private coaching for actors and directors.
  • Designed and taught a mindfulness program for a Harvard Medical School brain study, and she also recorded 3 meditation apps for a Carnegie Mellon Mindfulness Stress Reduction Study last fall. Her non-profit, Mindfulness Arts, is committed to bringing mindfulness into the performing process to help foster more creativity, ease, and efficacy.

As an actor, Stephanie has performed on stage at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Off-Broadway and was in the original Broadway Tour of *Barnum*. In Los Angeles, Stephanie has had several critically acclaimed leading performances at the Odyssey Theatre – in addition to her solo show, *A White Woman on the Red Road* (about her vision quest – 4 days with no food or water), which will soon be published in book form and has been optioned for a film. Credits include:

  • Recurring on Fresh Off the Boat
  • recent Guest Stars on Heartbeat, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Castle, and Criminal Minds
  • other TV credits: Parenthood, Intelligence, Ghost Whisperer, The Closer, and Weeds
  • dozens of national commercials – and usually has 2-3 running at any given time


10:00a Open to students 18 and above. $150.00 See More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bryan J. Dietzman Workshop w/ Casting Associate

Bryan J. Dietzman has been in casting since 2015. He started casting with casting director G. Webb, and now have worked withScotty Mullen for over 2 years as the in-house casting associate at TheAsylum, where they cast over 20 film and TV projects a year. Bryan is also a CDfor independent film, TV, and web projects and work regularly with severalYoutube stars, casting both union and non-union projects.

7:00p Open to students 18 and above. $39.00 See More

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Danielle Eskinazi Workshop Commercial Casting Director

After several years of casting films, Danielle dove into the fast paced world of commercials. Today Danielle Eskinazi Casting has cast over 3,000 national and regional spots and is known for finding edgy, interesting, and talented actors to suit her directors¹ and clients’ needs. There are just too many clients to list, but just to name a few: Best Buy, Burger King, Chevy, Doritos, JC Penny, KFC, L'Oreal, McDonalds, Mervyns, Nike, Nintendo, Pilsbury, Pruis, T Moble, Walmart, and Xbox.

Danielle has been nominated for the Talent Managers Association prestigious Seymour Heller Award for Best Commercial Casting Director of 2009, and was a runner up twice for Favorite Commercial Casting Director in Back Stage West.

11:00a Open to students 18 and above. $45.00 See More

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