Special Guest /masterclass-

Casting Director, Rick Messina

 

RICK MESSINA - CASTING DIRECTOR/MASTER CLASS

Rick Messina currently works at McCarty/Abellera Casting as a Casting Director on the STARZ series "Blunt Talk" starring Patrick Stewart and as an Associate Casting Director on the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" and the Sony feature "Jumanji" staring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Jack Black, premiering on December 22nd 2017. Rick is the Casting Director on the upcoming Netflix special "Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentines Day Special" due out February 7th 2017. He is also casting season 3 & 4 of the Seeso/Comedy Bang! Bang! series "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$". Past projects include: The TBS pilot "World's End" written by Jonathan Ames, the FOX Series "The Grinder"  starring Robe Lowe and Fred Savage, The New Line Cinema feature "Keanu" and CBS films' "Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life".  He recently served as casting director on the independent movie "After The Reality" starring Matthew Morrison & Sarah Chalke. He also worked on 3 seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, "Workaholics" starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson.   Rick has also helped to cast the Disney feature "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney, and two pilots for ABC, "The Pro" starring Rob Lowe and "An American Education" starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez.  Rick has worked on two Amazon pilots, "Betas" and "Bowsers" and the WB/CW pilot “The Carrie Diaries” produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The OC, Gossip Girl).  Prior to that, Rick served as a casting associate for the number one rated soap, “The Young and the Restless.”   Rick has worked on such projects as “Parenthood,” “United States of Tara,” “Enlightened,” “Terra Nova,” “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes, and “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey. While working in New York, Rick helped to cast several Broadway shows, including “Nine to Five,” “Wicked,” “Cry Baby,” and “Legally Blonde” with the renowned casting director, Bernie Telsey. Rick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor of arts in theatre arts/film with a minor in business.  Rick is also an alumnus from the Orange County School of the Arts (Musical Theatre, Class of 1995).

 

Teen On-camera class

with Katy Jacoby

8 Week Workshop - Sundays 3hr/day

Ages 13 - 17

All levels welcome!


Featuring special guest, Casting Director,

Rick Messina. 

Rick will be teaching one Master Class within the 8 week intensive offering one on one coaching and constructive feedback on audition sides.


Cost per student: $500

Non refundable deposit of $100 due upon booking to reserve a spot

Small class size, Space is limited!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TRUTHFUL AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS AN ARTIST?  BY TAKING this WORKSHOP YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR AUDITION TECHNIQUe, SCENE WORK, AND COLD READINGS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • Make your work unique.

  • Break down your scripts/scenes with deeper comprehension.

  • Learn to trust your instincts.

  • Find the emotional truth in your work.

  • Learn how to connect with the material, the reader, the camera, the scene partner and peers

  • Improve your ability to act moment to moment.

  • Identify and break old habits

  • Being able to take risks in a safe envoronment

  • Learn to receive and interpret direction

  • Interactive instruction in voice, movement, improv and character development

  • Audition technique and instructional mock auditions

  • Find your confidence, overcoming fear and doubt.

  • Empower yourself by approaching your career from a business prospective.

  • Pop in coaching from various industry professionals throughout the 8 week workshop

  • Learn the importance of professionalism and responsibility

  • Limited space available, small class size, everyone works every class.

Space is limited!

 
 
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KATY JACOBY - INSTRUCTOR

Katy has performed in a number of theatre productions around LA and NYC, performing in original and published work, musicals and festivals (including the 6 month run of the first ever “13 by Shanley” Festival in LA).  She workshopped  a new musical written by Fat Mike (NOFX) and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q) for 2 years in LA and NY.  TV Credits include, "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", "Blunt Talk", "The Mindy Project", "Young and the Restless", and "The League".  Katy currently teaches at the Orange County School of the Arts.

 

Special Guest - Casting Director, Rick Messina

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Rick Messina - Casting Director/Master Class

Rick Messina currently works at McCarty/Abellera Casting as a Casting Director on the STARZ series "Blunt Talk" starring Patrick Stewart and as an Associate Casting Director on the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" and the Sony feature "Jumanji" staring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Jack Black, premiering on December 22nd 2017. Rick is the Casting Director on the upcoming Netflix special "Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentines Day Special" due out February 7th 2017. He is also casting season 3 & 4 of the Seeso/Comedy Bang! Bang! series "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$". Past projects include: The TBS pilot "World's End" written by Jonathan Ames, the FOX Series "The Grinder"  starring Robe Lowe and Fred Savage, The New Line Cinema feature "Keanu" and CBS films' "Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life".  He recently served as casting director on the independent movie "After The Reality" starring Matthew Morrison & Sarah Chalke. He also worked on 3 seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, "Workaholics" starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson.   Rick has also helped to cast the Disney feature "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney, and two pilots for ABC, "The Pro" starring Rob Lowe and "An American Education" starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez.  Rick has worked on two Amazon pilots, "Betas" and "Bowsers" and the WB/CW pilot “The Carrie Diaries” produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The OC, Gossip Girl).  Prior to that, Rick served as a casting associate for the number one rated soap, “The Young and the Restless.”   Rick has worked on such projects as “Parenthood,” “United States of Tara,” “Enlightened,” “Terra Nova,” “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes, and “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey. While working in New York, Rick helped to cast several Broadway shows, including “Nine to Five,” “Wicked,” “Cry Baby,” and “Legally Blonde” with the renowned casting director, Bernie Telsey. Rick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor of arts in theatre arts/film with a minor in business.  Rick is also an alumnus from the Orange County School of the Arts (Musical Theatre, Class of 1995).