MAJOR Bi-Coastal CD Matthew Maisto


Dates: Wed 12/12 @ 7pm

Meets 2 times: 12/12 12/19


Leading Casting Director Matthew Maisto

He is frequently working on several independent
and blockbuster films with major celebrities.
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Credits:

ON THE BASIS OF SEX with Felicity Jones & Justin Theroux
TRIAL BY FIRE with Laura Dern
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with Vince Vaughn
ABC's MODERN FAMILY
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
THE HOBBIT film franchise
BLOOD SURF with James Franco
BONE TOMAHAWK with Kurt Russell
FOXCATCHER with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum
THE WALK with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
HBO's INSECURE
ST. VINCENT with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy
WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL with Jim Caviezel
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
THE TALE with Laura Dern and Common


Format

Please note: The Emergency Hold Date for this class is scheduled for Thursday, January 3rd. 

FORMAT
You will work ON-CAMERA with Matthew using specific sides he has chosen and assigns to you the morning of the first class based upon viewing your One on One actor webpage. The first class will focus on Drama and the second class will focus on Comedy. In class, Matthew generously works with you, giving you feedback and adjustments to your scene.

 

   **Your scene is video taped & made into a movie clip!
      After this class, you will receive an email with a link so
      you can watch your own video clip from this class.

 


PREPARATION
Please go to MY ACCOUNT to create your One on One Webpage. Be sure to upload your headshot and enter in your credits. It's especially important so that the casting director for this workshop can view your online resume ahead of time.
BRING A HARD COPY OF YOUR HEADSHOT/RESUME TO THE INTENSIVE!

SIDES PREPARATION

You will work ON-CAMERA with Matthew using specific sides he has chosen and assigns to you the morning of the first class based upon viewing your One on One actor webpage.

***Class Structure is subject to change.


About Matthew Maisto

Matthew Maisto, CSA is an independent casting director in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently Matthew’s work is represented on the groundbreaking HBO series INSECURE (pilot, seasons 1 & 2). Devoted to modern and provocative independent film Matthew has assembled casts for recent films: Nina Letji & James Franco’s BLOOD SURF; S. Craig Zahler’s BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 starring Vince Vaughn and BONE TOMAHAWK (Spirit Awards nominee); Jennifer Fox’s THE TALE starring Laura Dern; Camille Thoman’s NEVER HERE with Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard; Theresa Bennett’s F*CKING PEOPLE with Noel Wells and Josh Radnor; Jason Lester’s TAIPEI starring Justin Chon and Ellie Bamber; Michael Doneger’s THE ESCORT; Jon Abraham’s TWO FOR ONE; Eli Morgan Gesner’s CONDEMNED; Eduardo Rodriguez’s UNWANTED; Michael Preysler’s DIAMOND SOLES  and LILY & KAT. Theatre: off–Broadway original playSTRAIGHT ( NY Times Critic’s Pick). Televsion:  Nicki Minaj’s NICKI (ABC Freeform); FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV). Regional casting includes films: TRIAL BY FIRE (Ed Zwick, dir.); THE WALK (Robert Zemekis, dir.) and ST. VINCENT (Theodore Melfi, dir.)  Additional credit includes award winning short films: THE FIRST MEN (SxSW ’16); A MIGHTY NICE MAN (TriBeCa ’15) and Tarik Karam’s ZZZZZZZ (TriBeCa ’13). Casting Associate credits: POWER (season 1; STARZ);TOP FIVE; FOXCATCHER; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; THE HOBBIT; HYDE PARK ON HUDSON; EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE and numerous TV pilots. Two time associate Artios Award nominee. Member: Teamsters (local 817) and Casting Society of America (CSA).

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