BRAND NEW!! Work with CBS' "The World's Best" Judge & Top Casting Director - Zora DeHorter! Zora currently has 13 projects in development and 4 projects in post production. You will be working on scene study, cold-reading and audition techniques. This will be a live, interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Zora. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only. You will also be able to send us your headshot, resume, acting reel and anything else you would want Zora to see. This class will be held online via Zoom.
Zora is a Nigerian born, British raised, Hollywood independent/freelance film, television and commercial CASTING DIRECTOR as well as a CBS TV Judge. Zora is on the Board of Directors for the prestigious “Casting Society of America”.
She has cast such films as Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Ali G InDa House” (2002), “Species III” (2004), “Loving Annabelle” (2006) which won 10 awards including L.A. Outfest, Atlanta Film Festival, Paris Film Festival, Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival; “Half-Life” won emerging director award (Jennifer Phang) at the Asian American Film Festival in 2008 as well as best feature Gen Art Film Festival in 2008, then in 2009 won jury award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. She followed that with “Sushi Girl” (2012) in which she cast Danny Trejo, Mark Hamill, Michael Biehn, Tony Todd, Jeff Fahey.
From 2002-2004 Zora worked in-house for MGM Television casting TV series “She Spies”, “Dead Like Me” and “Jeremiah”. She got to work with MGM again at the end of 2014 as a casting consultant on an MGM feature film entitled “Max”.
Other credits include: "Cops and Robbers" with Michael Jai White and Tom Berenger, "The Heavy" with Vinnie Jones, Christopher Lee, Shannyn Sossamon, Stephen Rea and Sadie Frost, "Black Widow" with Krista Allen, Christopher McDonald and Jennifer O'Dell, Award Winning "Loving Annabelle" and Award Winning "The Amati Girls" among many others.
In front of the camera, Zora was the protagonist in the 2005 award-winning documentary by director Veit Helmer entitled “Behind the Couch: Casting in Hollywood”. 2006, Zora portrayed herself as "the Casting Director" for the long running reality TV series about rock star and the front man for the rock band "Kiss" called "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels". In 2019, Zora was again on-camera as an ‘EXPERT JUDGE in Casting’ for CBS TV series “The World’s Best” with host James Cordon and American judges Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill and RuPaul.
Zora has also made a name for herself as an ACTING/AUDITION COACH. She coaches actors as they prepare for auditions. Her clients have included Wale [rapper], Neil Dickson, Bert Belasco, Hannah Cowley, Oliver Trevena, Darren Darnborough, Terence Beesley, Laura Vandervoort, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Rodney Charles, Tony Okungbowa, to name a few! Even taught actors and directors in the Cinema program for a semester at LACC (‘Los Angeles City College’). Before that Zora was a resident acting teacher at Talent Ventures Inc. (TVI Actors Studios) for eight years teaching “cold reading mastery”. Zora has done public speaking events all over the world (Columbia, Australia, Germany, UK, throughout the United States).
This online intensive will meet via Zoom on Saturdays, October 3rd & 10th 6-8PM EST / 3-5PM 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.