Upcoming Events › Masterclasses
No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) | Saturday, October 22 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00
Work via Zoom, with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!
Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series. Some of Robyn’s most recent projects include an upcoming feature film starring Academy Award Winner Viola Davis, THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), A TRUE CRIME (Film Short), NAOMI* (WB/CW) starring ACANY alum, Kaci Walfall as Naomi, DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) and MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring ACANY alum, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba.
* These projects star ACANY alum who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall stars as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!
Robyn was also recognized for her work on SELMA with a Casting Society of America nomination for Associate Casting Director.
Focus of Class:
• Perform dramatic film & TV sides for casting director, Robyn Owen
• Learn proper on-camera acting and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and parents of minor children
TV / Film Casting Director and Owner of DPD Casting, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick’s Virtual On-Camera Masterclass
No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20s (scenes split by age) | Saturday, November 5 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00
Work via Zoom, with Top Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick of DPD Casting, an 18-year veteran of the casting industry!
Danielle worked as a Casting Director at NICKELODEON for over 14 years, where she tapped into her love of developing young talent.
Some highlights from her Nickelodeon years include BLUES CLUES, THE ASTRONAUTS, THE BARBARIAN AND THE TROLL, BUBBLE GUPPIES, DRAMA CLUB, DORA THE EXPLORER, WELCOME TO THE WAYNE and more!
Since her departure from Nickelodeon to open her own casting office in April 2022, she has cast AMERICAN GIRL: CORINNE TAN, the first American Girl of the Year film, which tells the story of the first Chinese American Girl, for HBOMax and Marvista Entertainment, LAST WEEK TONIGHT with John Oliver and worked as the kids casting director/consultant on several films including YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH. She is currently casting an unscripted girl group for Republic Records and JYP Entertainment and continues to cast Viacom Kids & Family content, including a collaboration with Alvin Ailey!
Danielle also serves as the Co-VP of Advocacy for the Casting Society of America.
Focus of Class:
• Perform Film & TV Sides for Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick
• Learn Proper On-Camera Acting and Audition Technique with a special focus on how to have an awesome Zoom Audition
• Learn how to give a nuanced and authentic performance for the Camera
• Receive Feedback and Coaching from Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick
• Informative Q&A for Students and Parents of Minors
Take this amazing opportunity to study on-camera acting and audition technique with one of the industry’s most acclaimed Casting Professionals!