Miss being in the room??
Miss re-directs??
Miss connecting with the industry??

 

On Camera Class Syllabus

Week 1 - Cold Reading, Short Scenes Practice

Week 2 - Large Medical/Law Enforcement/Legal Scenes

Week 3 - Large Emotional/Victim/Survivor Scenes

Week 4 – Headshot and Reel review, Self Tape playback, “mock audition”


Starts Tuesday October 11th (7pm - 9pm) 
This is a four week in-person class! In Santa Monica!

Limited seating, intimate setting in our brand new spacious open floor studio in Santa Monica!

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GUEST STAR BOOT CAMP!

CASTING DIRECTOR

Lisa Zambetti

In-Person Class. . .Starts October 11th!

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Lisa Zambetti has cast 138 episodes of Criminal Minds and is one of the most prominent casting directors in the industry. In this class, Lisa systematically breaks down exactly what actors need to bring to the audition room to be a working actor, especially in PROCEDURALS!!

Lisa Zambetti, CSA is an Artios nominated casting director for tv, film, commercials, and video games. She cast the long running CBS series "Criminal Minds" as well as the spin off "Beyond Borders", and was also co casting director on the pilot of FX' "Reservation Dogs".    She has just been nominated as "Casting Director of the Year" for her work in the Video Game genre. She's cast many award winning independent films and is currently casting a project for Audible and Skydance Media. Lisa is an active member of the Casting Society's Equity in Entertainment branch, serving on committees dedicated to the inclusion of actors who identify as LGBTQ+, BIPOC, physically or developmentally disabled. She is also on the advisory board for Hire Survivors Hollywood. Lastly as an acting teacher, Lisa is proud to be newly appointed to the faculty of UCLA and has also taught for USC, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State East Bay, Wright State, Whitman College, Pace University and The Actors Studio MFA program in New York City. 

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“ Felt so good to share a safe space with actors and to play. I found the joy in my work again. My biggest take away out of many was the things that stand out on a self-tape and how important it is to know my lines and the tone of the scene. Profession forward or emotion forward and why the writer wrote it . “ 

- Natalie Lymor

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When you take Lisa’s class, you will get honest feedback, scenes that will mentally and physically challenge you, but most of all, a fresh take on the other side of the camera. She pushes you during her 3 week class and you finish the class stronger than you started. Lisa’s class will be a staple in my training knowing she understands actors and how to pull different jewels out of each performance that brings individually to every scene. I 100% recommend taking one of her classes - your auditions/scenes will thank you!

- Jency Allison Weeks

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Lisa's class was 100%  no BS and packed full of incredibly useful information. She brought her years of experience as an actress and Casting Director, providing a unique perspective that I've found very rewarding. She really breaks down the specific differences between emotion-forward and profession-forward scenes showing us what does and doesn't work for those types of roles. She also gave us a list of "10 Really Good Things" based on an in-depth analysis of all the auditions she's watched over the years that was an eye-opener and will prove to be a game-changer!!!

- Matt Cannon

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"Lisa, your breakdown of co-star vs guest star roles for network procedurals was so incredibly helpful and eye opening.  It really hammered home what casting is expecting from the actor and how to knock an audition out of the park.  Definitely recommending your workshop to my actor friends."

- Clark Moore

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"I found Lisa's class exactly what I hoped and needed...a quick but focused workshop on various roles, from one liners to guest stars. The material was tailored to each of us, and Lisa herself meets you where you are at. She's the correct amount of kind and critical, and Lisa challenges you to push further and deeper in your technique. If you see it offered...take this class!"

- Chris Bashen

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“ Lisa’s classes are perfect for the actor at any place in their career. Her experience as both a performer and a casting director helps establish a tailored program for each actors needs”

- Lauren Mccann

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"Lisa has a great balance between being real and direct while also building scene WITH her students. She is a great director!"
- Aver Hamilton