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INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS


Casting Seminars


The casting series involves top TV and FILM casting directors and associates who attend workshops at the studio to observe actors and meet new talent with whom they are not yet familiar. The workshops are set up one of two ways: either the actors do prepared scenes for the casting directors, in which the director sometimes gives adjustments, or the director brings in material with which the actors participate in cold readings. Generally, the director will bring sides from the TV show or film he or she is currently casting or has cast in the past, to see how effectively actors can pick up the script and bring their own sense of self to the role. Many actors have booked jobs or been brought in to read for projects by being seen by these casting directors at the studio.


Agent and Manager Series/Seminars and Showcases


The agent/manager workshops are designed as mini-showcases. Generally 9 scenes(consisting of around 18 actors) are put up in front of these industry guests who may be looking to represent new talent. Generally, the evening is about an hour long and after the work is completed the representatives from certain agencies/management companies then lead a Q&A about the business, what they might be looking for, information about their companies, etc. It's a great opportunity to network, meet new people, and have your work seen by top industry representatives. Many actors have been signed by talent firms by participating in these workshops or have made contacts that they would otherwise not have had access to or opportunity to create.


Directing Series

The directing series is an intense 3-hour hands-on session where working film/tv directors come to the studio and watch the actors do prepared scenes. Generally in half-hour segments, the director then works with the actors as he or she would work with actors on set. Some directors work on specific technical aspects, others work with actors in exploring the scene in different ways, still others work on isolated moments in the script or work more specifically with the actor's definition of the role. It is a very exciting, collaborative process where visionary directors experiment with passionate actors to discover greater truths in the work and the possibilities created therein.

As everything at the studio is created in the effort to explore deeper truth in one's work and life, and generate one's life and work from an authentic place of empowerment, no workshops are ever designed just to showcase actors for the mere sake of showcasing. The actors who participate are schooled in the philosophy of the studio that, first and foremost, holds consistent and authentic commitment to the work as the foundation on which everything else is built. The actor's focus is always to be on the work FIRST. When the actors surrender to the work, then the opportunity to share that work with others is earned.

While we’re thrilled that our workshops have contributed to many students’ independent success, we do not agent, manage, commission, procure or attempt to procure work for actors. In keeping with state codes, ANTHONY MEINDL'S ACTORS WORKSHOP conducts entirely optional workshops with solely educational intent. Our workshops are not job interviews or auditions, and the presence of an industry professional, including but not limited to: a producer, a director, or a casting director, an associate, or representative, is neither a promise or guarantee of employment or an audition. Contact with an Industry professional solely through a workshop in and of itself does not result in a contract with the guest or the production company they represent. Workshops/Showcases are not auditions for employment or for obtaining a talent agent or talent manager. Labor code 1703.1(b)

 

 

INDUSTRY GUESTS

Casting Directors

Allen Hooper Jeff Greenberg Casting Ugly Betty; Eli Stone; Stacked
Amber Horn FMW Casting Factory Girl; Bobby; The Shield
Arlie Day Bacharach O'Neil Casting Brothers & Sisters; Family Practice
Brett Benner Brett Benner Casting Psych; Notes from the Underbelly; One Tree Hill; Scrubs
Corbin Bronson CFB Casting Monk; Boston Public; Battle Star Galactica
Eddie Jaszek Pemrick Fronk Casting Stiletto; 80 Minutes; The Boxer
Erica Berger Liberman/Patton Casting United States of Tara; Swingtown; Vanished; Medium
Eve Streger Kim Coleman Casting Everybody Hates Chris; Shark; According to Jim; First Sunday; Akeelah and the Bee
Farrah West April Webster Casting What About Brian; Deep Winter
Fern Orenstein VP, CBS Casting Joan of Arc; Thrill Seekers; The Truth About Jane
Geralyn Flood Zane Pillsbury Just Like Heaven; The Spiderwick Chronicles
Ivy Isenberg Ivy Isenberg Casting Robot Chicken; Stargate: Atlantis; Stargate, SG-1- Species III; Dead Like Me
Janelle Scuderi Amy Lippens Casting House M.D.; Keeping Up With the Steins; Saw II
Jason Kennedy Susan Bluestein Casting House of Saddam; The Dresden Files; Reba; A Little Thing Called Murder
Jeffrey Drew Patrick Rush Casting Chuck; Privileged; The O.C.
Jennifer Lare Liberman/Patton Casting Pushing Daisies; Knight Rider; Las Vegas; Vanished; King of Queens
Jennifer Lurey Paul Weber Casting (MGM) Picture This; Stargate: Universe
Joanne Bloom Jeanne McCarthy Casting Appaloosa; Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Be Kind, Rewind; The Sarah Silverman Program; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; Punk'd
Julie Ashton Julie Ashton Casting Reno 911!; The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; The Getaway
Julie Swistak Kroger/ Rapaport 90210; Heartland; Righteous Kill
Kari Kurto Kari Kurto Casting My Name is Earl; Weeds; Yes Dear
Kendra Castleberry Donna Rosenstein Casting Life on Mars; October Road; Fantastic Four; The O.C.
Kim Hardin Kim Hardin Casting Cadillac Records; First Sunday; Black Snake Moan; Hustle & Flow
Michele Berumen Juel Bestrop & Seth Yanklewitz Casting Fool's Gold; 88 Minutes; X-Men: The Last Stand
Michael Nicolo CFB Casting Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story; Pride; The Riches; Weeds
Nick Anderson Nick Anderson Casting True Blood; Dirty Sexy Money; Big Love; In Treatment
Paul Ruddy Fern Champion Casting Trial By Fire; Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict; Making Mr. Right
Russell Boast Pagano Manweiller Casting Bottle Shock; Beyond Borders; Spoken Word; Che Guevara; In My Country
Sherie Hernandez Greenstein/Daniels Casting Rita Rocks; Kath & Kim
Sunny Boling Mormon Boling Casting The Hottie & The Nottie; Waitress
Tara Treacy Valko Miller Casting Two and a Half Men; The Twilight Zone; Traveler; Unhitched
Tawny Gurrola Leslie Litt Casting Rules of Engagement; Cavemen; Mind of Mencia; The Last Mimzy
Tineka Becker Burrows Boland Casting The Lovely Bones (dir. Peter Jackson); A Christmas Carol (dir. Robert Zemeckis);
Todd Sherry Patrick Rush Casting Men in Trees; Everwood; Jack & Bobby; The O.C.
Will Stewart Linda Lowy Casting Grey's Anatomy; Private Practice; Happy Endings

Directors / Writers / Producers / Editors

Barry O'Brien Producer/Writer Hannah Montana; CSI: Miami; Judging Amy
Bryan Burk Producer Star Trek; Cloverfield; Fringe; Lost; Six Degrees; Alias
Clare Kilner Director The Wedding Date; Virgin on Bourbon Street; How to Deal
David Garrett Writer/Producer Deuce Bigalow: American Gigolo
Duane Clark Director CSI: NY; CSI: Miami; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Medium; One Tree Hill
Harris Goldberg Director Numb; Deuce Bigalow: American Gigolo
James Duff Writer/Producer The Closer; The War at Home
Jamie Babbit Director Dirty Sexy Money; Swingtown; The L Word; Gilmore Girls
Josh Berman Producer/Writer Bones; Vanished; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Josh Bycel Writer/Producer Psych; Father of the Bride (TV); American Dad; Andy Barker, P.I.
Kiwi Smith Writer/Director The House Bunny, Legally Blonde; 10 Things I Hate About You; The Ugly Truth
Maryann Brandon Editor Star Trek; Mission: Impossible III; Grumpier Old Men
Michael Sucsy Writer/Director HBO's Grey Gardens
Nadine Bass Director Mixed Blessings
Nandi Bourne Assistant Director The Assassination of Richard Nixon; Boys on the Side
Paris Barclay Director/Producer In Treatment; Cold Case; Monk; Dirt
Terry Cunningham Writer/Director Wicked Wicked Games; Y2K; The Chaos Factor

Agents & Managers

  ACME Talent
  Anonymous Content
Brendon Olech Bobby Ball Talent Agency
  Bicoastal Talent Agency
Shawn Brogan Brogan Agency
  Buchwald Talent Group
  Clear Talent Group
Michael Dragomir Cohen Entertainment
  Conan Carroll & Associates
  CED Talent Agency
Rob D'Avola Rob D'Avola & Associates
  Endeavor Agency
Michael Foreman Michael Foreman Management
Michael Greene Michael Greene & Associates
  Handprint Entertainment
  Peter Strain & Associates
Jackie Stander Scott Stander & Associates
Brandon Ross Temptation Management
Devon Jackson Trademark Talent
  Trilogy Talent
Carlos Carreras UTA Theatrical
  Valeo Entertainment