Sep
25
to Oct 9

ACTING FOR FILM & TV: 3 Week On-Camera Class

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In this 3 Week on-camera class, you'll work with with Maria on fine tuning your on-camera technique for television series and pilots. As a sought after acting coach and guest lecturer at undergrad and MFA programs across the country, Maria now brings her unique point of view to this 3 Week Class!

For all three classes, you'll be working on camera with extensive feedback. The 1st week, you will start off with a Q&A. Next, Maria will have a "mock" general meeting with each actor at which time you will showcase a scene of choice to assist Maria in selecting appropriate material directly for you. Throughout the course, Maria will be giving you all of the behind-the-scenes info on what you can do in the room to feel confident about your on-camera/taped auditions. She'll spend time discussing what you can and can't control during your audition, the studio and network structure, what the casting director is looking for and any and all business questions you might have.

New sides will be assigned weeks #2-3 with adjustments and "surprises" to best emulate the various auditions you will be going out on.

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Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA

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In this class, Maria covers the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization), headshots and resumes, and the difference between an Under 5, Co-Star, Guest Star, or a Series Regular audition.

This is a non-performance class. No sides need to be prepared for this class.

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May
16
11:00 AM11:00

The Business of Acting

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What is the role of the Casting Director, Producer, Director, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Studio or Network? Who are the major studios and networks, and how should you tailor your audition based on who your audition is for? What trades are valuable tools and how do you spot a scam? Do you need an Agent or a Manager, will you be better served at a large bicoastal agency or a smaller boutique, and what can you do without representation?

Maria will explain each step of the casting process while offering advice on what you can to grow your career.

This is a non-performance class. No sides need to be prepared for this class.

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

All Day Beginner On Camera Intensive

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!

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Jan
18
to Feb 1

Pilot Season ACTING FOR FILM & TV: 3 Week On-Camera Class

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In this 3 Week on-camera class, you'll work with with Maria on fine tuning your on-camera technique for Pilot Season. As a sought after acting coach and guest lecturer at undergrad and MFA programs across the country, Maria now brings her unique point of view to this 3 Week Class!

For all three classes, you'll be working on camera with extensive feedback. The 1st week, you will start off with a Q&A. Next, Maria will have a "mock" general meeting with each actor at which time you will showcase a scene of choice to assist Maria in selecting appropriate material directly for you. Throughout the course, Maria will be giving you all of the behind-the-scenes info on what you can do in the room to feel confident about your on-camera/taped auditions. She'll spend time discussing what you can and can't control during your audition, the studio and network structure, what the casting director is looking for and any and all business questions you might have.
New sides will be assigned weeks #2-3 with adjustments and "surprises" to best emulate the various auditions you will be going out on.
 

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

ALL DAY Intro to On-Camera Television Audition Technique

This ALL DAY On Camera intensive is a MUST if you are looking for an "intro" into the world of working on camera.

After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class. 

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

FINDING YOUR TYPE

Work with the former Casting Coordinator for Fox on finding your type.

Maria Hubbard helped to cast many of the prime time shows for FOX and every actor needs to meet and learn from her.

In this class, Maria will work with students to find their type, so they know what they should and should not be submitting for.

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Aug
23
to Sep 13

ADVANCED ACTING FOR FILM & TV: 4 Week On-Camera Class

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In this 4 Week on-camera class, you'll work with with Maria (former Casting Coordinator at Fox) on fine tuning your on-camera technique. After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this 4 Week Class!

For all four classes, you'll be working on camera with extensive feedback. The 1st week, you will start off with a Q&A. Next, Maria will have a "mock" general meeting with each actor at which time you will showcase a scene of choice to assist Maria in selecting appropriate material directly for you. Throughout the course, Maria will be giving you all of the behind-the-scenes info on what you can do in the room to feel confident about your on-camera/taped auditions. She'll spend time discussing what you can and can't control during your audition, the studio and network structure, what the studio is looking for in an audition and any and all business questions you might have.

New sides will be assigned weeks #2-4 with adjustments and "surprises" to best emulate the various auditions you will be going out on.

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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

ALL DAY Intro to On-Camera Television Audition Technique

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This ALL DAY On Camera intensive is a MUST if you are looking for an "intro" into the world of working on camera.

After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class. 

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!
 

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Pilot Season ALL DAY On-Camera Television Audition Technique

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This ALL DAY On Camera intensive is a MUST if you are looking for an "intro" into the world of working on camera.

After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class. 

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!

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Mar
1
to Mar 22

Pilot Season ACTING FOR FILM & TV: 4 Week On-Camera Class - Actors Connection

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In this 4 Week on-camera class, you'll work with with Maria (former Casting Coordinator at Fox) on fine tuning your on-camera technique for Pilot Season. After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this 4 Week Class!

For all four classes, you'll be working on camera with extensive feedback. The 1st week, you will start off with a Q&A. Next, Maria will have a "mock" general meeting with each actor at which time you will showcase a scene of choice to assist Maria in selecting appropriate material directly for you. Throughout the course, Maria will be giving you all of the behind-the-scenes info on what you can do in the room to feel confident about your on-camera/taped auditions. She'll spend time discussing what you can and can't control during your audition, the studio and network structure, what the studio is looking for in an audition and any and all business questions you might have.

New sides will be assigned weeks #2-4 with adjustments and "surprises" to best emulate the various auditions you will be going out on.

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Feb
10
to Feb 13

The Business of Acting/Showcase Prep - NYU

What is the role of the Casting Director, Producer, Director, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Studio or Network? Who are the major studios and networks, and how should you tailor your audition based on who your audition is for? What trades are valuable tools and how do you spot a scam? Do you need an Agent or a Manager, will you be better served at a large bicoastal agency or a smaller boutique, and what can you do without representation?

In this class Maria will also explain the process after the final callback – screen tests and contract points (holds, billing, trailers, travel or relocation stipend and social media obligations), table reads and upfronts.

Two days: February 10, 2017 at 3pm and February, 13, 2017 at 10:30pm. Open to New York University students.

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Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

The Business of Acting - DeSales University

What is the role of the Casting Director, Producer, Director, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Studio or Network? Who are the major studios and networks, and how should you tailor your audition based on who your audition is for? What trades are valuable tools and how do you spot a scam? Do you need an Agent or a Manager, will you be better served at a large bicoastal agency or a smaller boutique, and what can you do without representation?

In this class Maria will also explain the process after the final callback – screen tests and contract points (holds, billing, trailers, travel or relocation stipend and social media obligations), table reads and upfronts.

Open to Desales University students.

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Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Casting Access - SAG-AFTRA

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The SAG-AFTRA Foundation Casting Access program provides free audition preparation classes with prominent casting professionals in Los Angeles and New York every week and in cities nationwide. Casting Access also provides an online class experience for performers living outside of the Los Angeles and New York area.

Casting directors and associates from the Casting Society of America (CSA) and representatives from the independent casting community lead Casting Access classes, offering actors a wide range of educational and professional insights, from approaching the text to the auditioning process to casting etiquette.

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Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

On-Camera Television Audition Technique - Actors Connection

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10:00 am - 4pm. This ALL DAY On Camera intensive is a MUST if you are looking for an "intro" into the world of working on camera.

After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class. 

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!


While at FOX, Maria has also worked on hit series Empire, The Last Man on Earth, Wayward Pines, 24: Live Another Day, and Brooklyn 99, among others. Prior to joining the FOX network Maria was an independent casting director on numerous projects with the Columbia University MFA program, and was Casting Associate at Tucker/Meyerson casting where she worked on such projects as Rescue Me, Damages, Fringe, and Nurse Jackie. Before her work in casting Maria started as an agent's assistant at The Gersh Agency.

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

ACTING FOR FILM & TV: 4 Week On-Camera Class - Actors Connection

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In this 4 Week on-camera class, you'll work with with Maria (former Casting Coordinator at Fox) on fine tuning your on-camera technique. After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class

For all four classes, you'll be working on camera with extensive feedback. Throughout the course, Maria will be giving you all of the behind-the-scenes info on what you can do in the room to feel confident about your on-camera/taped auditions. She'll spend time discussing what you can and can't control during your audition, the studio and network structure, what the studio is looking for in an audition and any and all business questions you might have.

New sides will be assigned every week with adjustments and "surprises" to best emulate the various auditions you will be going out on.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

"PILOT PREP" MASTERCLASS - Matt Newton Acting Studio

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Nov. 7, 14, 28 (skips Nov. 21)

For professional actors who want to work with a former major casting director on challenging audition scripts to prepare them for pilot season. Audition, industry referral or invite only.   There are 76 TV shows now filming in New York.  Are you ready to book work? This is an ongoing "real world" audition gym for professional actors who want to work on scripts outside their comfort zone in an honest, safe environment.   Maria will assign challenging TV scripts each week (tailored to each actor's individual strengths and weaknesses), with a focus on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Maria will offer her unique casting perspective (from 10 years of casting at Fox) to coach each actor on bringing the script to life, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time (sides are sent 1-2 days before each class).   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 actors.    *AUDITION REQUIRED

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Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

On-Camera Television Audition Technique - Actors Connection

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10:00 am - 4pm. This ALL DAY On Camera intensive is a MUST if you are looking for an "intro" into the world of working on camera.

After nearly 12 years of auditions in all aspects of Television casting - from independent, to episodic, to network casting, as well as experience at a top-tier talent agency - Maria now brings her unique point of view to this all-day class. 

The morning session will commence with an in-depth Q&A and cover the fundamentals of auditioning for TV: where to find auditions and how to best present yourself in the audition room, on-camera technique (including eye lines, props, how to connect with your reader, wardrobe, and memorization). After Q&A Maria will review each student's headshots and resumes and discuss types, and how to know what roles to be targeting for yourself. We'll finish the morning working as a group on material for Under 5, Co-Star, and Guest Star auditions.

After lunch, Maria will work with each student individually on Series Regular sides (assigned in advance). You'll again work ON-CAMERA as she gives honest adjustments and feedback that directly emulate the audition experience. Throughout the day, Maria will address ALL of your business related questions about the casting process, pet-peeves, how to be your own advocate, and more!


While at FOX, Maria has also worked on hit series Empire, The Last Man on Earth, Wayward Pines, 24: Live Another Day, and Brooklyn 99, among others. Prior to joining the FOX network Maria was an independent casting director on numerous projects with the Columbia University MFA program, and was Casting Associate at Tucker/Meyerson casting where she worked on such projects as Rescue Me, Damages, Fringe, and Nurse Jackie. Before her work in casting Maria started as an agent's assistant at The Gersh Agency.

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