BRAND NEW! Join us for our Online 2-Week Comedy & Drama Intensive with Legendary Casting Director, Lisa Beach!
This class is for actors 16+. This class will be held online via Zoom. This will be a live, interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Lisa. 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 Lisa to see.
Back in 1973, Lisa went to see SLEEPER, and as Lynn Stalmaster’s name came
up in the credits, her mother turned and whispered to her, “Now wouldn’t that be
a fun job! You should write to her!”. Some 30 years later, as Lisa received the
Artios Award for best comedy feature casting for Wedding Crashers, she was
able to tell Lynn Stalmaster that very story and thank HIM for influencing a young
girl in Pittsburgh all those years ago.
It was a circuitous route to get into casting, as it wasn’t offered as a major at
Harvard, where she went to find a husband after seeing Love Story 13 times -- but
that’s another story altogether. Failing in her life’s dream to find Mr. Right, she
headed to TinselTown in 1984, found a job as a Director’s assistant, and was then
fortuitously espied by David Rubin when he was casting a movie for said
Director. On October 20, 1986, Lisa started working with David as his Assistant,
and her career was finally born.
After a few years of an invaluable learning experience with David, she spread her
wings to go off on her own, and over the next decade established herself as both
an independent Casting Director, and as a Casting executive at both Hollywood
Pictures and HBO.
She began working with such directors as Alexander Payne, Wes Craven, David
Dobkin, and James Mangold, and has in the ensuing decades established herself
as an independent Casting Director with an eye for both comedy and drama, and
a work ethic that leaves no stone unturned in finding the perfect fit for each role.
She has been partnered with Sarah Katzman since 2001, and together they have
cast such features as Scream 1-3, Election, Wedding Crashers, Horrible Bosses,
We’re The Millers, Wolverine, and Logan. Branching out into television, Lisa and
Sarah have successfully worked in both network and cable on numerous shows
including Hawaii 5-0, The Detour, Hung, and Impulse.
Creative and collaborative, Casting has been a dream career. Almost 35 years on,
Lisa still has the same love for the job as she did when she started. Long may
|Saturday, April 13th
|11AM - 1PM EST
|8 - 10AM PST
|Saturday, April 20th
|11AM - 1PM EST
|8 - 10AM PST
Class 1: Please prepare a 2-page comedy scene from TV or film to perform live in class. Instructions on where to upload your scene for our reader will be sent upon registration.
Class 2: Please prepare a 2-page drama scene from TV or film to perform live in class. Instructions on where to upload your scene for our reader will be sent upon registration.
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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 an opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.
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