An exclusive opportunity for the serious actor to experience casting sessions with a professional Feature Film and Television Casting Director, Todd’s class sharpens and improves an actor’s on-camera acting skills, starting with demystifying the audition process. Todd’s extensive and impressive credits as a casting director in addition to his years teaching and coaching actors makes this class a must. Todd will coach you on the skills necessary to quickly and easily gather the information needed to give your best performance and prevent self-sabotage. This workshop is perfect for all actors looking to make the most out of every on-camera audition and pilot season by immediately applying Todd’s tips and techniques. Covered in this workshop: audition sides (assigned and self-selected), delivering cold readings, general auditions and interviews, scene coaching and video playback. This class will fill quickly so book your spot ASAP.
Todd Thaler, is a prolific Feature Film and TV Casting Director, teacher (NYU/Tisch, Atlantic Acting School) and acting coach. Among others, he served as the casting director on Sidney Lumet’s RUNNING ON EMPTY, Luc Besson’s THE PROFESSIONAL, Wayne Wang’s MAID IN MANHATTAN, Todd Field’s LITTLE CHILDREN, Ed Harris’ directorial debut, POLLOCK, BarbAra Streisand’s THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, James Foley’s PERFECT STRANGERS, Stacy Cochran’s MY NEW GUN, Irwin Winkler’s NIGHT AND THE CITY, John McNaughton’s MAD DOG & GLORY, Gavin O’Connor’s TUMBLEWEEDS, James Mangold’s HEAVY and COPLAND, and Wayne Wang’s BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE and MAID IN MANHATTAN. and all of the films written and directed by John Turturro including MAC, ILLUMINATA and ROMANCE & CIGARETTES and most recently his upcoming FADING GIGOLO Television projects include: TBS’ Are We There Yet?, Peter Berg’s Wonderland, and NBC’s, Ed, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.