Date(s) - 10/14/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taught by Denise Simon and Matthew Maisto (CSA)
Saturday, October 14th 2017
2:00PM – 5:00PM
• How to make interesting acting choices
• Taking risks the right way
• Material: How to approach it
• Preparation without over-thinking
• Receive performance video & evaluation
Denise Simon, acting coach and career consultant for children, teens, and young adults, is a veteran of the industry as an actress, teacher, director and personal talent manager. Her clients appear on Broadway, TV and film and have included Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, and Judy Reyes (NBC’s Scrubs), among others. She also coaches college bound students to prepare them for theatre and musical theatre auditions. Denise’s on-set coaching credits include Fox’s,“The Following” as well as the award winning TV show, “Teen Kids News”. She is the author of Parenting in the Spotlight and an expert contributor to Backstage Magazine.
Matthew Maisto, CSA is devoted to modern and provocative storytelling and has assembled casts for recent films: Nina Letji & James Franco’s BLOOD SURF; S. Craig Zahler’s BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Zahler’s BONE TOMAHAWK (Spirit Awards nominee: Best Supporting Actor, Richard Jenkins); Jennifer Fox’s THE TALE starring Laura Dern; Camille Thoman’s YOU WERE NEVER HERE with Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard; Theresa Bennett’s F*CKING PEOPLE with Noel Wells and Josh Radnor; Jason Lester’s TAIPEI starring Justin Chon and Ellie Bamber; Michael Doneger’s THE ESCORT; Jon Abraham’s TWO FOR ONE; Eli Morgan Gesner’s CONDEMNED; Eduardo Rodriguez’s UNWANTED; DIAMOND SOLES and LILY & KAT both by Micael Preysler. Theatre: off–Broadway original play STRAIGHT ( NY Times Critic’s Pick). Televsion: Nicki Minaj’s NICKI (ABC Freeform); FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV). Regional casting includes films: THE WALK; ST. VINCENT. Additional credit includes award winning short films: THE FIRST MEN (SxSW ’16); A MIGHTY NICE MAN (TriBeCa ’15) and Tarik Karam’s ZZZZZZZ (TriBeCa ’13). Casting Associate credits: INSECURE (HBO), POWER (Starz); TOP FIVE; FOXCATCHER; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; THE HOBBIT; HYDE PARK ON HUDSON; EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE and numerous TV pilots. Two time associate Artios Award nominee. Member: Teamsters (local 817) and Casting Society of America (CSA)
Bookings are closed for this event.