3-Weeks w/ MATTHEW MAISTO, a Leading BI-COASTAL CD: Busy on Both Coasts!
Dates: Sat 6/22 @ 11am
Meets 3 times: 6/22 6/29 7/13
Work with Leading LA CD Matthew Maisto from VICKIE THOMAS CASTING!
Matthew's credits include:
TV: STARZ' POWER, MODERN FAMILY, HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE & INSECURE + more!
FILM: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE HOBBIT franchise, BONE TOMAHAWK with Kurt Russell, FOXCATCHER with Channing Tatum, THE WALK with Channing Tatum, ST. VINCENTwith Melissa McCarthy + more!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS IN NEW YORK AND MEETS ON SATURDAYS AT 11:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 29 & SATURDAY, JULY 13
You will work ON-CAMERA with Matthew using specific sides he has chosen and assigns to you the morning of each class based upon viewing your Next Level/One on One actor webpage. In class, Matthew generously works with you, giving you feedback and adjustments to your scene.
1st Class: Drama Sides assigned in advance
2nd Class: Comedy Sides assigned in advance
3rd Class: Industry Discussion + Co-Star Sides handed out in class (Cold Reading)
Matthew's class will include:
Industry Q&A Assigned Scenes On-Camera
Please go to MY ACCOUNT to create your One on One Webpage. It's especially important so that the casting director for this class can view your webpage! The area to build your webpage is located under "My Account."
Look out for your side assignments to be posted approximately THE MORNING OF CLASS under "Classes". Please note that Matthew likes to assign sides closer to the class to mimic a professional scenario and to see how quick your preparation skills are.
Make sure to bring 2 COPIES OF YOUR SIDES (one for the reader). WE WILL PROVIDE A READER.
ALWAYS BRING A HARD COPY OF YOUR HEADSHOT/RESUME TO CLASS FOR FEEDBACK PURPOSES. When the class is over, the guest teaching this class will not be taking nor given access to your headshot, resume, or any other of your promotional materials per CSA guidelines.
*** 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).