You'll leave this class with a clear, specific understanding of how episodic season works, and a game plan to get in on the action based on your specific situation.
Date: Tuesday, July 25th 2017 NEW SPOTS ADDED
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Capacity: 40 students total
Ages: 16 and up
We all hear it over and over: NYC is crazy busy during episodic season, more shows (both cable and network) are shooting in the city than ever before, and all those shows need guest stars and co-stars every single week. But if you're not already "in the mix," how do you get in on the action? Who casts all those shows, and how do you get on their radar if they don't already know you? Can you get in the room if you don't have an agent or manager? If you do have rep, how do you ensure they're pitching you to episodic CD's you don't already know? How can you better communicate with your representatives to ensure that they're pitching you effectively---and that you are doing everything you can do to help support their efforts? How do you get seen if you don't have any episodic credits? How do you stay in touch with CDs you've met at workshops during episodic season, and make sure they remember you? What if you don't have the budget to do workshops with all the episodic CDs---how do you strategize to maximize the budget you have to work with? In an ideal world, how many times a week should you be going out? And when those episodic auditions do come along---how do you prepare to ensure you book the room and turn that first audition into more for the same CD this season?
Jessica and Jen will co-teach this class, so there'll be lots of real talk--and between us, we've been involved in episodic season from all angles, including actor, producer, and CD. You'll leave this class with a clear, specific understanding of how episodic season works, and a game plan to get in on the action based on your specific situation.
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Jessica Blank is an actor, writer, director and producer. With her husband Erik Jensen, she is author of THE EXONERATED, a play based on interviews they conducted with over 40 wrongfully convicted death row inmates across the United States. THE EXONERATED won Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Ovation, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards; it has also received awards from Amnesty International, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Death Penalty Focus, and Court TV, and was listed by the New York Times as "the number 1 play of the year." It was made into an award-winning movie adapted by Jessica and Erik, starring Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn and Delroy Lindo. Their documentary play AFTERMATH, directed by Jessica, opened New York Theater Workshop’s 2009-10 Off-Broadway season to rave reviews, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, toured internationally for two years and was nominated for two Drama League Awards. Their new play, HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC (based on the writings of Lester Bangs), under commission at CTG, was workshopped at the Public Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse and recently completed a sold-out run at the Kirk Douglas Theater and South Coast Rep, with Erik starring and Jessica directing.
Jessica and Erik are currently writing the pilot THE NEGOTIATOR for Gaumont TV (exec producer Tom Fontana); they have developed for television with Fox TV Studios, 20th Century TV, Avenue Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment, Virgin Produced, and Radical Media. They currently have a feature in development with Cary Brokaw/Avenue Pictures. Jessica's first novel, Almost Home, (Hyperion, 2007) was optioned for feature film with Jessica and Erik adapting and co-directing; the film is slated for production in 2016. Her second novel, Karma for Beginners (Hyperion, 2009) is in development for television with Avenue Pictures, with Jessica and Erik adapting. Her third novel is forthcoming from Penguin in 2016. LIBERTY CITY, a play co-written by Jessica and April Yvette Thompson, was produced Off-Broadway by New York Theater Workshop in 2008 (with Jessica directing), has toured to Miami and elsewhere, and was nominated for Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards.
As an actor, Jessica appeared regularly as the lead's loudmouthed big sister in CBS' MADE IN JERSEY. Additional TV credits include BLUE BLOODS, ELEMENTARY, THE FOLLOWING, THE MENTALIST, BORED TO DEATH, RESCUE ME, LAW AND ORDER: CI, THE BRONX IS BURNING, HIGH MAINTENANCE and several more. Film acting credits include THE NAMESAKE (dir. Mira Nair), YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU (prod. Spike Lee), THE EXONERATED, and several indies including CREATIVE CONTROL (Grand Jury Prize, SXSW 2015) and ON THE ROAD WITH JUDAS (Sundance). She has acted in theaters throughout New York City and has five new films coming out in 2015-16, including #HORROR with Timothy Hutton and Chloe Sevigny.
Jen Rudolph, AGR Founder
Jen has always had a passion for helping actors succeed. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a casting director under the tutelage of Jeff Mitchell and eventually became a partner at Mitchell/Rudolph Casting. Jen has cast over 40 films and television shows and has helped start the careers of such actors as Michelle Monaghan, Kate Bosworth and Ian Somerhalder. While a casting director, Jennifer began teaching audition technique classes and from there created The Actor's Green Room. She believes that every actor has an organic spark that if nurtured properly can become something amazing. To quote FIELD OF DREAMS, "If you build it, they will come.”
For more information on career consultations with Jen, click here.