We are so happy to offer our students a chance to meet, learn from and showcase for a top Commercial Agent from the bi-coastal agency Don Buchwald and Associates!!!
MANAGER WORKSHOP- At Our School in NJ!
Saturday, January 28th at 12 Noon!
With the owner/head manager of VSEG Management, Michael Bloom!
This is a fantastic opportunity for actors to meet with Michael – and they are currently looking to expand their roster!!
Looking for ALL types!!!! Including CHARACTER ACTORS!
They rep actors for Film, TV, Theatre!
After an intro and Q&A he will watch you perform a scene or Monologue, Actors choice!!!
ONLY $35! Limited to 12 Actors!! SOLD OUT!!!!
In the past few months, LaGuardia Acting Students have had guest star roles on GOTHAM, HBO’s VINYL and 2 have starred in a new Chucky Cheese Commercial!!!!
Special Casting Director Workshop IN NEW JERSEY!!! Saturday, Feb 6th at 12:30pm
(It’s Rare that we have one in NJ- SO don’t miss out)
With Casting Director Steve Stancato
– Paladino Casting is one of the fastest growing and well respected casting houses in New York City. Established by Casting Director Kristen Paladino in 2002, the company started out casting music videos as well as national commercials and quickly evolved into full service casting for film, television, web, print, and new media platforms worldwide.
As a Director of Casting Operations, Steve joined this office in 2003 and has been hands on with finding and booking both union and non-union talent for a variety of platforms worldwide, excluding theater. Steve plays an important role in dealing with clients, agents, managers and talent. He’s involved with creative process of prepping and booking jobs while managing a team of talented Casting Directors and Associates.
Some of their commercial clients include: Pepsi, AT&T, Best Buy, Burger King, Gap, Coca-Cola, Geico, Hasbro, Kraft, Nissan, Reebok, and Sony.
TV clients/credits include: A&E, MTV, Storm Chasers – Discovery, Enter The Wild, Nickelodeon, Taxi Brooklyn, FOX, Noggin, Team Umizoomi, History Channel, Paris Hilton New BFF, Vibe and Hip Hop On Demand, Miami Ink – TLC Sesame Street, and Viva Hollywood VH1.
Film credits include: Funny Games, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, State Property 2, Yellow, The Hebrew Hammer, In Stereo, Out of my Hand, Glinda, Devoured and many more.
Workshop will take place at our school in Parsippany!!!
Sign up early- Only 12 Actors MAX!! Once we hit 12 people it will be sold out.
You have the choice of performing a Scene, Monologue or Commercial for him!!!
All Sign up info right here:
Although our school is based in NJ, we do offer classes in New York City. We offer an 8 week 101 Class and a 1 day Monologue Bootcamp! E-mail us for more info.
Agent Workshop at our school in NJ!!!
Saturday, September 19th- Meet the head of Metropolis Artists Agency (http://www.metropolisagency.com)
They rep actors for film, theatre and TV.
And they have signed actors from our workshops in the past!
You can perform a scene or monologue- Actors choice!!!
Saturday, Sept 19th- 12 Noon only $30!!
Ages 18 and up only.
Limited Space Available- Sign up Early!!!!
Office Confessions (A film starring only LAS actors) win the award for Best Comedy Ensemble at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival!!!
The LAS film CANNIBALS OF CLINTON ROAD will screen at the TromaDance Film Festival on Friday, July 24th at 7pm!!!
Admission is FREE!!!! The entire festival is one big party so if you’re free, come down to Brooklyn and have some fun!!! www.tromadance.com
We are SO proud of our actors! 2 Actors came to us for coaching to get into the drama program of their first choice colleges and BOTH got in! Congratulations!!! We are happy to offer coaching for ALL auditions!
10 Audition Tips they don’t teach you in acting school!!!
1) DON’T BE LATE! Seriously…the first thing I teach my students; getting there early is on time. Getting there on time is late! Try to never be late to an audition…it sets a bad tone and a casting director will then wonder if you’re going to be late on set…you don’t need them worrying about things like that. ALWAYS be early…You much always leave extra time- Assume there will be traffic; assume there will be train delays…remember, when auditioning, excuses are never welcome. Even legitimate ones.
2) BRING YOUR HEADSHOT & RESUME. Because almost all submissions are done online, actors tend to forget their headshots/resumes at auditions. ALWAYS have one with you…you might not need it but when a casting director or a producer ask for it, and you don’t have it…it makes you look unprofessional…it makes you look bad. Just keep one with you for all auditions. I have seen the look casting associates give to actors who say they don’t have their photo…you don’t want to see that look. And heaven help you if the resume isn’t stapled to the back….please don’t be that person.
3) BE NICE! I shouldn’t have to say this but I must…actors are nice IN the audition room but some have attitudes and can be nasty to people running the auditions, monitors, etc…don’t you realize they are going to tell the people running the audition about your attitude? If you’re running late, ask nicely if there is anything that can be done…just be nice in general. There are a lot of talented people out there but no one wants to work with someone obnoxious.
4) RESPOND ASAP- When you get a call or an e-mail for an audition, please respond to it IMMEDIATELY. Especially if an agent or manager is getting you this audition…casting offices like/need to know who is coming as quickly as possible so they know how to finish their schedule…the longer you take to respond, the worse your agent or manager looks. People carry their phones on them EVERYWHERE…and phones get e-mail…there is no longer any excuse for a 4 hour delay in letting your agent know you’re available.
5) MEMORIZE- There are some different opinions on this but I think to really nail an audition you need to go in memorized. Still hold your sides, just in case…but you should really know then backwards and forwards…especially if you have them for a few days…being lost in the script is just unacceptable.
6) LISTEN!!!!- Actors never listen to the reader, they just worry about their lines…Acting is reacting…how can you react if you’re not totally present, in the moment and listening to the other actors. MANY casting directors that I know will specifically watch for this in an audition.
7) DON’T BLAME THE READER! There have been so many times that I have seen actors pissed off after an audition because of the reader. I have heard “That reader sucked”, “They gave me nothing”, “They messed me up”…more often than not, the reader is NOT an actor…they are not there to feed your emotion needs…they a re there to feed you lines…and it’s your responsibility to be 100% on point regardless of how bad or nonchalant the reader is.
LEAVE THE REAL WORLD OUTSIDE- Auditions don’t always come when life is wonderful…sometimes you’re going through things…a break up, family problems, etc…you cannot bring any of that into the room…what’s happening in your life is NOT what’s happening in the characters life…and once that audition starts, it’s the characters who is speaking/living in that moment…not you…
9) SHOW UP!- You would think this is so stupid for me to have to tell you but guess what? When they say showing up is half the battle, it IS! Actors notoriously don’t show up for auditions…even when agents send them! But when you self submit for indie films/plays, etc…I can personally guarantee that MANY actors will not come…So show up…it makes your odds better.
10) BELIEVE- I’m not saying be arrogant…I’m not saying to belittle the other actors…even in your mind…I am saying, going in knowing the role is going to be yours. BELIEVE that this role is you and no one else auditioning is going to bring the character to life like you are. Don’t just say, really believe it. It’s a subtle confidence that will go a long way. And trust me, if you walk thinking, “I’m never gonna get this”….you’re right.