MAJOR BI-COASTAL CD Matthew Maisto


Dates: Thu 1/23 @ 7pm

Meets 2 times: 1/23 1/30


Leading Casting Director Matthew Maisto: BUSY ON BOTH COASTS!

Matthew is currently ACTIVE on a very popular HBO series starring Issa Rae now in its Fourth Season. He has called in over 65+ One on One actors and has cast 5 in 2019 alone!
Matthew also frequently works on 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

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS IN NEW YORK


Format

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS IN NEW YORK

FORMAT
You will work ON-CAMERA with Matthew using specific sides he has chosen and assigns to you the evening before 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.

Matthew's class will include:

                                                                                           
Industry Q&A              Assigned Scenes                On-Camera               Videos Sent

WEEK ONE: Drama Sides Assigned 1 Day in Advance

WEEK TWO: Comedy Sides Assigned 1 Day in Advance

*PREPARATION**

  • Account - Please go to My Account to create your webpage. Casting Directors will assign material based on a fully completed webpage. 
     
  • Sides - Scene assignments will be posted 1 day in advance.

 

  • Headshot/Resume - ALWAYS BRING A HARD COPY 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. ***

Please understand that our workshops and classes are not job interviews or auditions. The presence of an industry guest is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment, and such contact as you may have with a guest in a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that person. All workshop companies are prohibited by law from offering or attempting to obtain auditions or employment for you. ** It is the law for all talent training services, of which workshops are a part, to be bonded with the Labor Commissioner of the City of Los Angeles. This seminar or class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent. Next Level Studios/One on One is bonded in the State of California: #70978001


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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