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Casting Director Howard Meltzer 3 Hour Class

  • Talent House Academy (map)

Syllabus for this Class:

(Afternoon Class, Ages: 13-22)

Understanding the differences of a single-cam comedy, multi-cam comedy, drama, or film audition.

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Howard Meltzer, CSA

Exclusive Instructor with Talent House Academy

Having a better understanding of the

audition process and what is expected:

  • Pre-reads

  • Producer sessions

  • Self-tapes

  • Network tests

Analyzing a role:

  • Breakdown analysis

  • Sides analysis

  • Script analysis  

What it is the definition of “self-direct”?

Techniques in preparing for a Guest Star, Co-Star, and Series Regular audition.

Discussion of industry trends, and understanding the Los Angeles market. 


Actors will be working on sides from previous projects Howard has cast.

(Sides will be sent out a few days before class)

GOAL:

Howard’s goal of this class is to educate the talent and teach them the best practices to have a great audition. Howard feels it’s primarily about preparation. Don’t try to “get the role” – just do good work.

Being an actor (& parent of an actor) working professionally in this industry takes work, passion and dedication.

There are many areas of the business you must not only equip yourself with tips, tool, and techniques to master your craft, but educate yourself from professionals ready to lead you down the right path!