Monday, June 18, 2012

Coming up acting classes, workshops and intensive sessions

Hey Girls,

Often I get messages from aspiring models curious about acting and getting into it. Here are some upcoming classes, podcasts and events you should consider attending in NYC area.
Coming up very soon, tomorrow, TUESDAY JUNE 19th, you can sign up to meet casting director Allison Shomer.
ALLISON SHOMER (ABC/KEVIN KUFFA/A&E - CASTING ASSOCIATE). Allison is currently assisting Julie Schubert in casting the new series "House of Cards" starring Kevin spacey and produced my David Fincher and casting an independent film with Stephanie Holbrook.
Allison Shomer is a casting associate in NY who just wrapped at ABC for pilot season where she was assisting Marci Phillips and John Ort. She is currently assisting Kevin Kuffa with a series for A&E and working on an indie film with casting director Stephanie Holbrook. Past credits include: Fox 2011 pilot season, Lifetime pilot "The Kids", films "Imogene" and "Backwards."
Actors will select contemporary sides or a monologue prior to night from either Film or Television, no more than 3 pages. Please pick something age/type appropriate - Comedy or Drama.
Date: 06/19/12
Time: 6.30pm
Fee for Showcase: $50
To Register Via Paypal:
(Only) If you don't have sides you can email:


Don't live in NYC?  It's ok there are other options. Like a podcast class.
Coming up is an Audition Opportunity workshop session podcast [Time Sensitive] This is an online workshop coming up on June 30. It's called "Audition Secrets: The Best Way to Prepare, Audition and Book the Job." Taught by Aaron Marcus. Aaron just posted a free audio recording that you can listen to below:
 And, Aaron has a special guest, John Strawbridge, a casting director and director with over twenty years’ experience in Film, Television and Theatre. He's going to be alongside Aaron giving you the scoop on what casting directors are really looking for during an audition.


1 Night Intensive with Kate Geller, Casting Associate, Chrystie Street Casting

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10th 2012 from 7PM-830PM or 830PM-10PM

Location: The Actor's Green Room, 13-15 28th Street (between 5/6), 9th Floor, NYC

Cost: $109
Tonight is the night to meet and work with casting associate, Kate Geller, from one of the busiest casting casting offices in NYC! The evening will begin with a Q/A with Kate followed by each actor getting a chance to work on camera with Kate on a pre-selected scene. Actors will be supported by an outstanding reader and get to watch one another on a television monitor which maximizes learning. Each actor's work will be emailed to them in the form of a High Definition Quicktime Movie after the class to review as they wish. Sides for this class will be emailed one week before the intensive.

Kate Geller is a Casting Associate at Chyrstie Street Casting. Kate is currently working on THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE (a kind of Slumdog Millionaire story about two young boys in New York), NOAH (Darren Aronofsky's film about Noah's Ark), LABOR DAY (Jason Reitman's new film), MOLLY (a story about a young girl and her single mom figuring it out), THE NEW YORKER (an indie about early-20 somethings in NY), and an UNTITLED FOX FEATURE, directed by James Mangold.



1 Night FOX Intensive with Maria Higgins-Hubbard, Casting Associate

Come spend the evening with Maria Higgins-Hubbard, the casting associate at FOX Television, and learn what it takes to book roles in series television.

FOX casts pilots all year round and Maria continues to work on all series regular roles for FOX's television shows.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12th 2012 from 7PM-830PM or 830PM-10PM
*Only 8 students per session

Location (OUR NEW OFFICE SPACE!): The Actor's Green Room, 13-15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC.


Tonight is the night to meet and work with one of NYC's busiest, casting directors: Maria Higgins-Hubbard. The evening will begin with a Q/A with Maria. Next, each actor will get to experience a simulated audition but with feedback! Each actor, one at a time, will go into our studio to work on camera with Maria on pre-selected sides from a recent/current FOX project and be supported by one of our outstanding readers. The rest of the class will get to watch and listen on a television monitor in the main room. Each actor's work will be emailed to them in the form of a High Definition Quicktime Movie after the class to review as they wish. Sides will be emailed for this class after registration. This class is 16 and up.


Seek out your opportunity, the more you know the better, and for more on-camera classes check out: Brooke Thomas and Mary Egan Callahan, casting directors at HOUSE Casting in New York City, have been teaching an on-camera commercial intensive class since 2001 under the name "Brooke and Mary."  At each class we work on-camera with cue cards and commercial copy. Class size is limited ot 15 students. At the final class we invite 2 commercial talent agents to watch you work, answer questions and give some feedback. Brooke and Mary also offer some tips on marketing yourself as a commercial actor.  Classes get sold out fast.

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