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Casting Director for over twenty-five years (The Mask, Babylon 5, Beverly Hills, 90210), SAG/AFTRA member and screen acting/auditioning teacher for over twelve years who studied with Uta Hagen & revol

I have taught Uta Hagen's approach to MFA actors as well as undergraduate actors. I've coached auditioning both face-to-face and via Skype. I've also viewed taped auditions and provided feedback. My approach is primarily Stanislavsky-based, but I've integrated a variety of techniques including Michael Chekhov, Maria Ouspenskaya, Practical Aesthetics, commercial acting, improvisation, and sketch comedy.

Travel rate may vary if customer is within 5km. Credit toward future coaching applied to cancelled coaching sessions.

I teach acting. For the following level(s): beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional, kids.
I give lessons in person, at my home or the student's home.
I give lessons by Webcam.

Mark's Experience

I've been a full-time graduate acting teacher for over twelve years, although I've been teaching auditioning for over twenty years. I've coached hundreds of professional actors, graduate students, undergraduate students and professional child actors. I'm best known for being the first person to audition Cameron Diaz, an untrained actress, for The Mask, and identifying her potential, guiding her through the audition process and hiring her. Other actors I've coached have booked series regular roles, guest roles, lead roles in plays, admission into college theatre programs and have received graduate degrees. I've directed plays and musicals, and my expertise includes coaching how to act a song. I studied with Uta Hagen in New York from 1984-86, and I'm a member of CSA, SAG/AFTRA, AEA and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I was a keynote speaker for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (Arlington) in 2003. I studied commercial acting with the late Joan See, and I've directed hundreds of New York and Los Angeles actors in commercial auditions.

Mark's CV

MARK PALADINI
CSA, AEA, SAG/AFTRA, ATAS


EDUCATION
California State University, Northridge, California Michael Eisner School of Education
2003 – 2004 12 grad semester units - Education Department

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Bachelor of Arts - Drama
1980 - 1982 Cum Laude

California State University, Sacramento, California Dean's Honor List
1978 - 1980

Los Angeles Teaching Fellows Program Program completed
2003

Blackboard Certification (online teaching) Course completed
2005 Regent University, CTL

Beginning & Intermediate Photoshop Course completed
2008, 2010 Regent University, CTL

HB Studios, New York City, New York

Uta Hagen 1984 – 1986 Advanced Scene Study & Technique
Rochelle Oliver Advanced Scene Study & Technique
Hal Holden Advanced Scene Study & Technique
Hal Holden with David Brunetti Acting for Musical Theatre

Actors in Advertising (The School for Film and Television), New York City, New York

Joan See Commercial Technique
Caryn West Audition Technique
Staff Voice and Diction

Master Classes/Coaching
Tony Barr Acting for the Camera
Nancy Donohue Scene Study/Technique
Tony Soper Stage Combat – Broadsword/Unarmed
Lee Jorgensen Vocal Technique
Wayne Lamb Dance (Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Ballet)
David Brunetti Song Interpretation
Gary Austin Improvisation
Rob Watzke (Gary Austin Workshops) Improv Games
Mala Powers/Wil Kilroy Michael Chekhov (ATHE/Chicago)


AWARDS AND HONORS
• Two Distinctive Service Awards – Regent University, 2015, 2010
• Best of 2009 – Veer Magazine The Boys Next Door – Director
• Keynote Speaker – Southeaster Theatre Conference – Arlington, 2003
• Artios Award Nomination, Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film Casting – Comedy 1994-1995 (The Mask- New Line Cinema)
• Artios Award Nomination, Outstanding Achievement in MOW Casting - 2005
(Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution- CBS)
• Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude – University of Washington, Seattle
• Dean’s Honor List – California State University, Sacramento 1978 - 1980

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2005-Present Regent University – Head of MA Theatre Program, 2013-Present
Head of Undergraduate Theatre Program, 2007-11
Responsibilities include curriculum design, collaborated on the design of new BA & BFA Programs, Head of BA Theatre Program, Head of MA Theatre Program, analyzing transcripts, creating ADPs for BA and MA students, Advising BA, MA & MFA students, MA & MFA thesis committee chair/member, school committee member, faculty senate representative, chair of faculty search committee, recruiting BA/BFA/MA/MFA students, and teaching/directing BA/BFA/MA/MFA students.

2009, 2011, The Hagen Approach (grad & undergrad)
2015 Designed and taught twice-weekly classes for third-year MFA students on the exercises from Uta Hagen’s A Challenge for the Actor and Respect for Acting. The class culminated in scenework supported by selected technical challenges addressed by the exercises.

2010, 2015 Screen Acting 1 (undergrad)
Designed and taught traditional sixteen week course (2015) and intensive five week course (2010) for undergraduate students on the technique and performance of screen acting. Utilizing material from different genres (e.g., night time soap, mockumentary, sitcom, science fiction, et al.) and techniques from Stanislavski, Hagen, Tony Barr and Michael Caine, students perform material written for the screen on-camera. Students learn about adjusting performance for the camera based on framing and genre. Student actors review taped work and participate in critique of work.

2005-2017 Screen Acting 1 & 2 (grad)
Designed and taught twice-weekly classes for second and third-year MFA students on the technique and performance of screen acting. Utilizing material from different genres (e.g., sitcom, science fiction, period drama, et al.) and techniques from Stanislavski, Hagen, Tony Barr and Michael Caine, students perform material written for the screen on-camera. Students learn about adjusting performance for the camera based on framing and genre. Student actors review taped work and participate in critique of work. Screen Acting 2 also addresses advanced acting problems including Hagen’s conditioning forces, green screen acting and Period Drama on film. In both classes, students apply script analysis techniques from Robert McKee, as well as commercial script analysis techniques from Joan See. Students perform on-camera commercials in different styles (e.g., film, sitcom, sketch comedy) and forms (e.g., slice-of-life, character spokesperson). Class taught with the support of a professional film crew.

2006-2017 Text Analysis (grad & undergrad)
Designed and implemented fifteen week course teaching undergrad and grad students analysis tools for theatre literature. Also, team taught a version of this course in conjunction with scenic/light designer David Shuhy, PhD. Students gain in their understanding of text analysis tools through practical weekly application to reading assignments from plays with supplemental reading in television and film scripts. Developed and taught online version in addition to face to face.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (continued)

2011 Intro to Theatre (undergrad)
Designed and implemented fifteen week course teaching Introduction to Theatre entailing an examination of the history of the theatre, its literature, and various genres and styles of performance, as well as the artists who collaborate in realizing it for the stage. Students gain an appreciation and understanding of the theatre as an entertainment medium, a commercial entity, and an art form.

2010 Fundamentals of Directing (undergrad)
Designed and implemented fifteen week undergraduate directing course focusing on the practical components of the director as artist, leader, and collaborator; helped undergrads develop the various skills necessary to analyze a piece of drama and lead a group of collaborative artists in realizing drama on the stage, focusing on modern realistic dramatic literature through text analysis, communication of concepts, coaching and stylistic techniques.


2009-2016 Scene Study (grad)
Designed and taught twice-weekly classes for second year MFA students on the technique and performance of acting for the stage. Utilizing contemporary material, Tennessee Williams and the technique developed by the Atlantic Theatre Company, students rehearse and perform material written for the stage. A process oriented class, emphasis is on scene analysis based upon the methodology from The Practical Handbook for the Actor. Additional exercises from Uta Hagen’s A Challenge for the Actor are integrated to support the process.

2007-2017 Auditioning and the Business of Acting (grad)
Designed and taught Auditioning and the Business of Acting with the objective to prepare students for videotaped auditions and job interviews in the professional theatre and film/television world. Students discuss advanced video concepts as well as apply acting technique to the audition. Utilizing Shurtleff’s guide posts, students are assigned and choose material in many different genres and present it in a mock video.


2017 Video Auditioning for Actors (grad)
Designed and team taught online course with the objective to prepare students for job interviews/auditions in the professional world. Students discuss advanced business concepts as well as apply acting technique to the audition. Utilizing Shurtleff’s guide posts, students are assigned cold reading material in many different genres and present it in a mock audition in both office rooms and in a theatre. Finally, students create a five-year business plan that may be revised and enhanced once they graduate. Class includes a lab to prepare a culminating showcase.

2006, 2008 Actor Coaching (grad)
Designed and implemented a weekly course for cinema and television directors, graduate level actors and undergrads to learn practical tools for coaching actors on the stage and screen using the tools of Clurman and Ball.
Introduced and explained Stanislavski-based acting technique with special attention to distinguishing the difference between process and product oriented direction. Students analyze text and direct actors based on text analysis in conjunction with a personal vision. Students direct in class and outside of class with in-class coaching taped with the support of a professional film crew and reviewed in class. Students participate in critique as well as Discussion Board reflection afterward. Class includes an online discussion board.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE (continued)

2007 Advanced Directing 2 (grad)
Team taught MFA Actors and MFA Actor/Directors with Gillette Elvgren, PhD. My units in this course focused on actor coaching/evaluation during the different steps of the audition process, utilizing improvisation in the audition and rehearsal process, coaching actors in rehearsal, solving problems posed by original material based on biblical stories, and communicating the purpose/general beauty of a piece to potential backers. Additionally, I provided tools for evaluating direction.

2007 Theories and Concepts of Directing (grad)
Designed and team taught MA and MFA students with Gillette Elvgren PhD. The course is intended to provide Theatre students at the graduate level with practical tools for directing actors on a proscenium stage, arena stage and/or other venues. Working with literature from Shaw, O’Neil, Strindberg, and Lorca, students devise a central image concept, audition actors, create floorplans, block scenes, and explore the use of props to reveal character. Additionally, this class utilizes acting technique for realistic acting and improvisation to help coach actors at varying levels of development during the audition or rehearsal process with emphasis on William Ball’s tools for directing. Finally, class provides opportunities for directors to guide actors while developing sketches based on proverbs.


2006, 2008 Theories and Concepts of Acting (grad)
Designed and implemented a twice-weekly course for MA students utilizing Uta Hagens exercises, terminology from “A Practical Handbook for the Actor” and Viola Spolin’s Improvisation techniques. Emphasis is placed on Stanislavski’s system and the application of his theories and principles in exercises and performance presentations. The course consists of lectures, exercises, improvisation, scene work and sketch work. Students discuss advanced foundational concepts regarding acting technique and apply this technique in a process oriented environment.

2007 Musical Theatre Workshop (undergrad & grad)
Designed and team-taught Musical Theatre Workshop with a choreographer and Music Director. Students utilize Uta Hagen’s acting tools to analyze a song and create a character analysis that aids in interpreting a song as a monologue or duologue. Students use these tools for an up-tempo song, a ballad, two audition pieces, a small group number (duet/trio) and a large group number. Students ultimately use one audition piece for the Spring musical audition and they perform the group number in costume for the public at the end of the semester.

2006 Improvisation (grad)
Designed syllabus, team taught and participated in class & public performances with Derek Leonidoff. Through participating in class, I was able to model improv foundational elements found in Viola Spolin’s work as well as Second City, Improv Olympics and the Groundlings. Additionally, I taught improv as it is used in auditions.

UCLA Extension
2003-2005 Casting for Film and Television
Created and implemented a weekly class for directors, producers and actors emphasizing strategies for directing actors in different genres using the techniques of Stanislavski, Hagen and Robert Lewis; vocabulary for directing actors; lectures on creative, administrative and political aspects of the casting process; vocabulary specific to casting directors; administrative duties of the casting office; and script analysis based on Robert McKee’s Story.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE (continued)

2003-2004 The Working Actor: Get the Audition, Book the Job
Team taught in conjunction with career coach David Ackert; created and implemented a weekly class emphasizing strategies for actors to learn more about themselves, to set goals, and to incorporate who they are and what they want into their business plan as well as their craft. Acting technique emphasizing scene analysis and utilizing that which is unique and special to each actor using the tools of Stanislavski and Hagen with concepts from Robert McKee’s book Story and Michael Shurtleff’s Audition.

Screen Actors Guild Foundation (Jesse Bush, Rufino Kabang, Rochelle Rose – Casting Access Project)
2007-2015 Auditioning Workshops – SAG members only
Devised and implemented a class for scene analysis and performance with material from different genres. This acting for the audition class emphasizes strategies for actors to utilize unique aspects of themselves when creating the character, to adjust acting choices based upon the type of television role available (e.g., series regular, guest star, day player), offered adjustments to performances based on the theories of Stanislavski and Hagen with concepts from Robert McKee’s Story and Michael Shurtleff’s Audition.

2005-2006 Photo and Resume Workshop – SAG members only
Team taught with two additional industry professionals; conducted a workshop for professional actors to guide them through the process of choosing photos and resumes.

Screen Actors Guild Foundation (Jesse Bush, Rufino Kabang – Casting Access Project)

2004-2005 Auditioning for Child Actors & Their Parents – SAG members only
Monthly class taught to young Screen Actors Guild members and their parents and guardians. Devised and implemented a monthly class for parents to learn coaching strategies to prepare their children for auditions. Scene analysis, rehearsal strategies, scene work and directing children and youth are the main focus of this class for young professionals of varying ages and experience.

Bret Harte Middle School (LAUSD)
2003-2004 University Intern 7th Grade English
Devised and implemented standards-based units and lesson plans for high-risk students in South Los Angeles.

Actors 2000
2001-2005 Acting Technique/Scene Analysis/Scene Study
Devised and implemented weekly class for beginning and intermediate professional actors, conducted scene analysis discussions, led exercises that apply scene analysis to material, critiqued scene work, directed actors and evaluated progress. Emphasis is on special needs of each individual depending upon their experience level. Follow-up classes continued on a monthly basis.

Tracy Roberts Acting Studio
2001-2002 Acting Technique
Conducted technical exercises devised by Hagen with beginning and intermediate actors.
Audition Technique
Devised and implemented weekly classes for beginning and intermediate actors, conducted scene analysis discussions, led exercises that apply scene analysis to material, assigned scene work, critiqued scene work, directed actors and evaluated their ability to incorporate direction into their work.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (continued)

John Kirby Acting Studio (substitute teacher)
Scene Study
Critiqued scene work, provided feedback based upon the level of each individual depending and the needs of the material using techniques from Stanislavski and Hagen.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

College/Professional Theatre Workshops
Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention (Betsey Baun, Executive Director)
2017 “Professional to Professor – Navigating the Transition”
2016 “Quo Vadis: Educating the Christian Actor in the 21st Century”
2015 “Trends in Video Auditioning”
2015 “Soaps to Sitcoms – Genre Differences”
2014 “Casting for Film and Television – An Overview for the Actor”
“Ethics and Actor Training”
2013 “Auditioning Fun – As if!”
2011 “Auditioning Workshop”
2010 “Physical Comedy Without Fear: Brainstorming Tools for Exploring Physical Comedy for Sitcoms and Stage”
2009 “The One-Line Audition”
2008 “Lights, Camera, Education!”
2007 “Auditioning for Television”
“A Picture Tells a Thousand Lies”
2006 “Cold Readings Served Hot”
“Making it in the Biz” - Moderator

2003 Keynote speaker

Virginia Theatre Association
2016 “Auditioning for Supporting Roles – Film & TV”
2015 “Small Roles Count”
2014 “Audition Workshop”
2013 “Casting Director Workshop”
2012 “The Mobile Form Warm-up – TV Audition Prep Tips”
2011 “Auditioning: Turning Fear into Fun”
2010 “TV Auditioning 101”
2009 “What’s the Difference? Audition Specifics for Single Projects (Film/TV/Theatre) and Combined Regional Auditions”
2008 “Auditioning for Commercials”
Commercial auditioning workshop for one-line auditions and the bite-n-smile.
2007 “Lights, Camera, Education!”
Presentation of an innovative educational tool encouraging the utilization of video for theatre outreach to promote elementary, middle school and high school research prior to attending theatre events.

American College Theatre Festival – Region 1 (Wil Kilroy, Regional Chair)
2001 Taught acting workshop, judged Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition

Additional Classes/Workshops Taught - Guest Instructor
University of Washington, Seattle (BFA & MFA students); University of California, Davis (graduate students); University of Southern California; State University of West Georgia(undergraduate students); Vincent Chase Acting Studio; Piero Dusa Acting Studio; Anthony Meindl Acting Studio; School for Film and Television (Actors in Advertising).

Devised and implemented an auditioning workshop for on-camera auditioning using techniques from Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and Tony Barr.




College/Professional Theatre Workshops (continued)

School For Film & Television New York City, New York
1998 Acting/Audition Technique
Devised and implemented an auditioning workshop for film and television auditioning using techniques from Stanislavski, Hagen, and Tony Barr.

Guest Speaker/Guest Panelist
Regent University (Ethics Panel), SAG Conservatory, Syracuse Industry Network, Syracuse University, Howard Fine Acting Studio, AFTRA, Actors Network, University of Washington, Seattle

Adjudicator/Judging Panels

KCACTF Adjudicator
2015 The Brothers Size NSU
2006 Arcadia CNU
2005 The Importance of Being Earnest CNU
2001 Cabaret Region 1 – Semi-Finals
2001 Berlin to Broadway Region 1 – Semi-Finals

Peer Review
2011 On Acting – Acting Text Proposal by Steven Breese Focus Publishing
2009 Sweet Charity CNU
2008 Little Shop of Horrors CNU

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Nominating Committee (Blue Ribbon Panels)
2011-14 Evaluated five different categories to establish which would receive the Emmy Award

2010 Evaluated five top comedies to establish which would receive the Emmy Award; evaluated five top mini-series and MOW’s to establish which would win the Emmy Award for best casting; evaluated five top musical, comedy or special to establish which would win the Emmy Award

2007 Evaluated ten top comedies receiving Emmy nominations to narrow the nominee field to five in conjunction with a blue ribbon panel invited from the acting, directing and casting director wing of the ATAS

2006 Evaluated fifteen top actors receiving Emmy nominations to narrow the nominee field to five in conjunction with a blue ribbon panel invited from the acting, directing and casting director wing of the ATAS

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Student Internship Program
2005 Evaluated applications for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship Program. A national competition, the Princeton Review has selected this program as one of the top ten internship programs of any kind in the U.S. for the past ten years.

Co-Executive Producer- Feature Film

"The Bet" (Douglas Hodge, Colin Salmon, Natasha Little) Independent
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

"Love of My Life" (Anna Chancellor, John Hannah, James Fleet) Independent
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Co-Executive Producer- Feature Film (continued)

"Happily Ever After" (Janet Montgomery, Alex Kingston, Peter Firth) Independent
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

"If I Were You" (Marcia Gay Harden, Aidan Quinn) Independent
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

"A Previous Engagement" (Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Stern) Independent
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

"My First Wedding" Independent
Producers: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Laurent Firode

Director - Theatre (some full length video available upon request)
Graduate Showcase
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2005-2017

Oklahoma!
Regent University Main Theatre, 2017

The Man Who Came to Dinner
Regent University Main Theatre, 2015

Ah, Wilderness!
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2014

Steel Magnolias
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2013

Fiddler on the Roof
Regent University Main Theatre, 2013

Doubt
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2012

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2010

The Boys Next Door (Veer Magazine – Best of 2009)
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2009

The Cherry Orchard
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2008

The Foreigner
Artistic Dir: Steven Breese, Tidewater Regional Repertory Theatre

Into the Woods
Regent University Main Theatre

The Diary of Ann Frank
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2006

Our Stories
The Pavilion, Jerusalem, 2006

The Foreigner
Regent University Studio Theatre, 2005

Director – Theatre (continued)
Leslie Corne - Cabaret Show (Calgary)
Musical Director: Steven D. Bowen, 2002

The Rental
Producers: Dan Studney, Gary Blumsack Hudson Backstage, Los Angeles, California 2001

Home
Producer: Adam Hill, Adam Hill Actors Studio, Los Angeles, California 1992

Everyone Will Be a Talk Show Host for Fifteen Minutes
Producer: D.C. Capps, Pelican Theatre, New York City, New York 1988

Shake, Rattle and Kill
Producer: Trevor Hasslefree, Various Locations, New York City, New York 1987

Artistic Director

The As of Yet Unnamed Players New York City, New York 1987-1988
Co-founder and artistic director of acting and improvisation troupe in New York City. Selected company members, led improvisation exercises based on the work of Viola Spolin, solicited material from playwrights, secured rights to one-act plays, wrote interstitial scenes, established Actors Equity Association showcase status, directed productions.

Casting Director - Feature Film
(in conjunction with Stephanie Gorin-Canada & Simone Reynolds-UK)
The Bet Paragraph Pictures
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Love of My Life Paragraph Pictures
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

In-Lawfully Yours Virginia Beach, VA (Additional Casting) Home Theatre Films
Producer: Chris Aronoff, Corbin Bernsen
Director: Robert Kirbyson

Happily Ever After
(in conjunction with Stephanie Gorin-Canada & Simone Reynolds-UK) Paragraph Pictures
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

(in conjunction with John Buchan/Jason Knight-Canada & Simone Reynolds-UK)
If I Were You Paragraph Pictures
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

(in conjunction with Simone Reynolds-UK)
A Previous Engagement Buccaneer Films
Producer: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

(in conjunction with Rosina Bucci-Canada)
My First Wedding Buccaneer Films
Producers: David Gordian, Joan Carr-Wiggin
Director: Laurent Firode

(in conjunction with John Buchan/Jason Knight-Canada & Maureen Duff-UK)
Closing the Ring The Weinstein Company
Producers: Richard Attenborough, Jo Gilbert
Director: Richard Attenborough

Casting Director - Feature Film (continued)
(In conjunction with former partner, Fern Champion)
Keys to Tulsa ITC
Producers: Michael Birnbaum, Peter Isacksen, Leslie Greif & Harley Peyton
Director: Leslie Greif

Mortal Kombat Annihilation New Line Cinema
Producer: Larry Kasanoff
Director: John Leonetti

Eraser Los Angeles, CA (Additional Casting) Warner Bros.
Producer: Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson, Michael Tadross, Frank Capra III
Director: Chuck Russell

Mortal Kombat New Line Cinema
Producer: Larry Kasanoff
Director: Paul Anderson

The Mask (Artios Award Nomination) New Line Cinema
Producer: Bob Engelman
Director: Chuck Russell

Spy Hard Hollywood Pictures
Producers: Doug Draizin, Jeffrey Konvitz, Leslie Nielson & Robert L. Rosen
Director: Rick Friedberg

Meet Wally Sparks Trimark
Producer: Leslie Greif, Rodney Dangerfield
Director: Peter Baldwin

Mr. Nanny New Line Cinema
Producer: Bob Engelman
Director: Michael Gottlieb

Casting Director – MOW/Cable Premiere Movies

Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution (Artios Award Nomination) MOW/CBS
Producers: Zev Braun, Philip Krupp, Peter Werner
In conjunction with Maureen Arata & Sue Brouse-Canada

(In conjunction with former partner, Fern Champion)
Code Hunter Cine Tel
Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa Hansen
Director: Terry Cunningham

Scorcher Cine Tel
Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa Hansen
Director: James Seale

Con Express Cine Tel
Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa Hansen
Director: Terry Cunningham

Malevolent Cine Tel
Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa Hansen
Director: John Terlesky

Time to Say Goodbye MOW/Lifetime
Producer: Jinny Schreckinger
Director: David Jones

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. MOW/FOX
Producer: David Roessell
Director: Rod Hardy

Babylon 5 MOWs
Producers: Douglas Netter, J. Michael Straczynski & John Copeland

In the Beginning Warner Bros/TNT
Director: Michael Vejar

River of Souls Warner Bros/TNT
Director: Janet Greek

Thirdspace Warner Bros/TNT
Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño

A Call to Arms Warner Bros/TNT
Director: Michael Vejar

Casting Director – Episodic Television Credits

(In conjunction with former partner, Fern Champion)
Titans Series/NBC
Producers: Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Charles Pratt, Jr.

All Souls Pilot/UPN
Producers: Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Mark Frost, Stu Gillard, Stephen Tolkin

Forbidden Island Pilot/UPN
Producers: Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Mark Frost & Rand Ravich

Beverly Hills, 90210 Seasons 9 & 10/FOX
Producers: Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, John Eisendrath & Paul Waigner

Rescue 77 Pilot/Series/WB
Producers: Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Greg Widen & Kevin Arkadie

Crusade MOW/Series/TNT
Producers: Douglas Netter, J. Michael Straczynski & John Copeland

The Simple Life Pilot/Series/CBS
Producers: Robert Sternin, Prudance Fraser & Pam Norris

Kelly, Kelly Recast Pilot/Series/WB
Producers: David Kendall, David Kaplan & Brian Lapan

Knight Life Pilot/FOX
Producers: Robert Sternin & Prudance Fraser

Highlander Seasons 5 & 6/Syn
Producers: Peter Davis & William Panzer

Hypernauts Series Regulars/Series/ABC
Producers: Douglas Netter, John Copeland, Ron Thornton & Kevin Cremin

Babylon 5 Seasons 3,4 & 5 /Syn
Producers: Douglas Netter, J. Michael Straczynski & John Copeland

Legend MOW/Series/UPN
Producers: Richard Dean Anderson, Bill Dial, Mike Greenberg & Michael Piller

Daddy Dearest Pilot/Series/FOX
Producers: Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore & Howard Klein

CCPD Pilot/FOX
Producers: Dan Aykroyd, Robert Collector & Peter Marc Jacobson

Casting Director – Episodic Television Credits (continued)

The New WKRP in Cincinnati Series/Syndicated
Producer: Bill Dial

Big Brother Jake (L.A. Casting) Series/Family Channel
Producers: Chris Auer, Stephen Wells

Miscellaneous Casting Credits
Superbook (Script Development Table Reading Casting) CBN
Producers: Sean Roche, John J. Schafer

The Gong Show (Talent Coordinator & Casting) Columbia/Tri-star
Producer: Michael Bloom

First Landing (Voice-over Casting) Fox Family Channel/CBN
Producers: Michael Little, Lorene Wales

Wild West Tech (Host) History Channel/Greystone
Producer: Louis Tarantino

Casting Director - Theatre
The Property Known as Garland Off-Broadway
Producer: Billy Van Zandt
Director: Glenn Casale

Co-Producer/Co-Creator- Documentary

"Casting Call" (Postproduction) Independent
Co-Producer/Co-Creator: Kevin Morrison

Director - Commercial Auditions
Directed over one hundred on camera and voice-over sessions in NYC 1986 - 1988

Publications
2016 Video Auditioning - Get a Callback, Get a Role Southern Theatre Magazine
2015 Technical Editor - A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation by Herbert Parker Focal Press

Representative Acting Credits AEA, SAG/AFTRA

Television/Film
The New WKRP in Cincinnati Multiple episodes
Wake, Rattle & Roll Guest Star
As the World Turns Multiple episodes

Off Broadway/Off Off Broadway
Naked Woman & Clothed Man EST
The Unnamed Talk Show Pelican Theatre End Over End (Ain Gordon-dir) DTW-World Premiere
Shake, Rattle & Kill Hasslefree Prods
Surrogate Lives (Bruce Dorminey-dir) Sanford Meisner Theatre

Educational Theatre Guest Artist Regent University
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Chairman/Sapsea Michael Kirkland, Director

Tour
Much Ado About Nothing CTC, Seattle-Denise Ford

Dinner Theatre Prather Productions
Carousel Jack Mezzano



Representative Acting Credits (contined)

Summer Stock The Barn Theatre, Augusta, Michigan
Amadeus Jack Ragotzy
Our Town
Best-Little-Whorehouse Becky-Ann-Baker
Annie Wayne-Lamb
Ballroom Wayne-Lamb
Music-Man Wayne-Lamb
Camelot Dusty-Reeds
Chicago Wayne-Lamb
Sugar Wayne-Lamb

Post Production Relooping - Feature Films
Lori Cobe Looping Group

Internet Webisodes (Voiceovers)
(concealed information) (Nominated – Best Web Series: Producers Guild of America) Robert Watzke
(concealed information) Robert Watzke

Improvisation (Short Form/Long Form)
Varsity Improv Players (The VIPs) 2006-Present Derek Leonidoff


School Committees
Regent University
2015-Present Faculty Senator – School of Communication & the Arts
2010-2017 Faculty Search Committee (Chair & Committee Member)

2008-2009 Chair - Undergraduate Advising Subcommittee

2006—2015 Season Selection Committee

2008 New Faculty Evaluation Committee

2005-2015 MFA Acting Thesis Chair & Committee Member (List Available)

2006-2008 MFA Cinema/Television Committee Member (List Available)

2005-2007 One-Act Play Judging Committee

School Service
Regent University
2006-2107 Varsity Improv Players – Faculty Mentor/Performer
2012-2017 Head of MA Theatre Program
2015-2017 MA Theatre Faculty Mentor
2012-2015 MA Theatre Advisor
2007-2011 Head of Undergraduate Theatre Program
2007-2011 Undergraduate Theatre Advisor
2005-2008 Advisor - MFA Acting

Hosting/Emcee for Regent University Special Events
2008 An Evening with Victoria Jackson
2008 Reel Dreams Film Competition Finale - Live Webcast
2007 An Evening with David Kirkpatrick
2007 An Afternoon with Tim Conway
2007 An Afternoon with Eduardo Verastegui
2006 An Evening with Ralph Singleton



Related Community Service
Chair – Religion & Theatre Committee (2014-2017) Southeastern Theatre Conference

Casting Advisory Group (CAG) AFTRA Casting Access Program
Reviewed pictures and resumes of actors for the purpose of increasing the level of diversity among actors on television programs covered under AFTRA contracts.

Interviewer AFTRA Senior Career Day
Interviewed AFTRA members who qualified as senior citizens in order to increase the number of under-used seniors in programs covered under AFTRA contracts.

Forensics Coach Virginia Beach Friends School
Coached grades 4-6 for Hampton Roads Independent Schools Forensics competition. Coached prose, poetry, storytelling and original oratory.

Optical Allusions Creator
Video integration for theatre outreach which called for contacting local teachers (elementary, middle-school, high school), assigning research for appropriate plays, filming student presentations of their research, editing the presentations and screening them in the lobby of the theatre for the general public. Younger students were assigned research on Hanukah for The Diary of Anne Frank while older students researched concentration camps and WWII history. High school students researched mythological allusions from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Drama Club Director Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented
Led dramatic club after school for second through fifth grades.

The Ann Flagg Project Creator
Video project inspired by the accomplishments of African-American playwright Ann Flagg. Devised and implemented classroom video project with 7th grade ESL, 6th and 7th grade high-need, and 5th grade gifted students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Video project using student scripting, improvisation and creative drama inspired by Dorothy Heathcote to adapt a March 1964 Jet Magazine article about the 1964 television airing of Ann Flagg’s award-winning one-act play Great Getting’ Up Mornin’.

Mentor CATCH Program - LAUSD
Mentored gifted first grade student through Caring Adults Teaching Children How.

Grant Writing Committee Community Magnet - LAUSD
Successfully applied for two grants for totem pole project, researched totem poles, wrote lesson plans for after school program to explore cultural roots of diverse student body of Community Magnet School, a K-5 California Blue Ribbon School.

Related Teaching Experience
1981-1982 Day Camp Counselor – Movement Teacher Wallingford Boys and Girls Club-Seattle

Professional Memberships
• Casting Society of America (CSA)
• Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS)
• Actors Equity Association (AEA)
• SAG/AFTRA
• Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

Links- Video Portfolio
Scenes from a variety of plays and musicals directed in both a reconfigured black box and traditional proscenium.

Overview of professional casting experience in film and television.


References
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