NEW ONLINE CLASS with TOP CASTING DIRECTOR, TODD THALER! This class is for actors 16+ and you will be working on scene study, cold-reading and audition techniques. This will be a live, interactive class where you will have a Q&A and be able to perform and get feedback from Todd. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only.
Todd's recent credits include the indie feature STANO, starring Joe Manganiello and Sophia Vergara, and the soon to be released GOING PLACES, written, directed by, and starring John Turturro. His recent film casting credits include: FADING GIGOLO directed by and starring John Turturro, with Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Liev Schreiber, and Sharon Stone, and CLUTTER starring Natasha Lyonne, Kathy Najimy and Carol Kane. Todd has cast numerous feature films including: Sidney Lumet's RUNNING ON EMPTY with River Phoenix, Luc Besson's THE PROFESSIONAL with Natalie Portman, LITTLE CHILDREN with Kate Winslett, and POLLOCK with Ed Harris and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.
Other credits include: Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces, James Foley's Perfect Stranger, both Stacy Cochran's My New Gun and Boys, Irwin Winkler's Night and the City, John McNaughton's Mad Dog & Glory, Gavin O'Connor's Tumbleweeds, John Turturro's Mac, Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes, both James Mangold's Heavy and Cop Land, and both Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie and Maid in Manhattan. For television, Are We There Yet?, Peter Berg's short-lived Wonderland, and the NBC comedy, Ed, for which he was nominated for the Emmy Award.
He is currently adjunct faculty teaching on-camera acting and auditioning at NYU's New Studio on Broadway, Atlantic Theater School, Stella Adler School of Acting, and Brooklyn College.
Class 1: Please film a self-tape with a brief 2 Min TV & Film Scene (if you don't have a reader in-person feel free to have someone do it with you over the phone or facetime). You will be reviewing the self-tape with Todd during the class and he will provide feedback.
Class 2: Please prepare another self-tape with another 2-Min TV & Film scene. You will review the new self-tape and Todd and will provide feedback.
This intensive will meet online via Zoom on: Tuesdays, January 26th & February 2nd from 6:30PM-8:30PM EST / 3:30-5:30PM PST.
*PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.
*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director. The agent or casting director will NOT be taking nor given access to your headshot, resume, or any other of your promotional materials. Your headshot/resume and any other promotional materials will be returned to you.