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Faculty

The casting directors, agents, directors and producers selected to teach for TVI Actors Studio are working industry professionals from major TV networks, film studios and prestigious talent agencies. Also included are working actors in film, television and Broadway, who are experts in their fields and provide a direct link to the realities of the industry.

Alan Nusbaum

Career Coach, CEO TVI Studios & former NY Talent Agent

Alan Nusbaum, Former NY talent agent. Founded TVI Actors Studio, innovative acting schools in NY & LA. Merging entrepreneurial methods & core acting principles.

Career Coaching

Mark Teschner

Casting Director, Teacher

Mark has been the Head of Casting for a major Network TV Series for over 30 years, during which time he has also taught at TVI Actors Studio. He is the recipient of 9 EMMY® Awards for Casting. Mark has a unique ability to communicate with actors which encourages them to deliver their best performance.

Command Your Audition

Vicki Goggin

Casting Director, Commercial Audition Technique

Vicki is from the ultimate American television family. Dad was a pioneer in educational broadcasting, ABC’s Director of Programming and Chairman of NYU’s School of Film and Television. Goggin family dinners were hushed as he, Vicki and brother Richard, himself now a fifty-fold Emmy, Effie and Addy award winner, stared intently at the dining room TV …

Commercial Audition Technique

M’saada Nia

Casting Director

With over 10 years of experience as a casting professional who has worked in the casting department for “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Selma,” “Queen Sugar: Season 1,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and on numerous blockbuster video games like “Battlefield 1,” “God of War,” “Star Wars: Battlefront II,” and “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, M’saada brings unique expertise to the process of helping actors discover their ability to audition better and more confidently.

Film Audition Domination

Angela Terry

TV & FILM CASTING DIRECTOR

Angela Terry has been a working Casting Director in Los Angeles for over twenty years. Born and raised in sunny California, she raced to New York City to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School. Upon graduation, she returned to Los Angeles deeply enamored with the craft but quickly fatigued of waitressing, and began answering phones at the prestigious offices of Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting.

There she had the honor of working alongside brilliant casting directors on projects such as “Anne Frank: The Whole Story” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers” where she received an Emmy nomination for Anne Frank and won the Emmy for Outstanding Casting for Band of Brothers. Angela successfully partnered with Barbara Stordahl in 2002 casting a multitude of Network and Cable Television Pilots & Series, adding New Media projects when Lisa Bourne joined the team in 2016. Their digital series have since premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest and Tribeca Film Festival. In 2019, the team was nominated for a Casting Society of America Artios Award for the New Media series, “I Love Bekka & Lucy”.

Audition For Primetime

Sean Burgos

BILINGUAL ACTOR AND VOICE-OVER ARTIST (English / Spanish)

Sean has been acting since his youth. Though his trademark is in playing character roles, he also has a wide range to his acting, be it a comedic or dramatic piece, he is able to add his own unique take on it.

His multi-ethnic look allows him to perform in various amount of roles, as does his ability to speak in a variety of dialects and accents. He is also fluent in both Spanish and German.

Beginning his training in the theatre, Sean has also been able to utilize those skills into film. Ever passionate about theatre, he is also a recent graduate of Chapman University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. He is also a founding member of his theatre company, the Actors Circle Ensemble, in which he debuted as the Indian from Israel Horovitz’s “The Indian Wants the Bronx”.

As of now, he concurrently performs in theatre, film, television and voice over.

Addison Witt

Talent Manager

In 1998 Addison Witt founded Witt Management and became a personal talent manager. He ran a talent management and recruitment company, giving thousands of young actors an opportunity to grow in the entertainment industry. In 2002 his young client, Leah Pipes, best known from the vampire series, “The Originals,” booked Witt Management’s first TV series, “Lost at Home” on ABC. That was the beginning of a steady stream of TV series, actor discoveries, and a cadre of young committed talent who are recognized by their peers as industry stars. And for 20 years he has spent his life representing actors in episodic television, feature films, new media, and stage productions around the world. His own work as an actor and businessman, has also taken him around the world with reality series in the US, the UK, and Canada.

His management style has been reminiscent of Hollywood’s former studio system. He developed actors through Studio 1, an acting studio he created, placed them with respected talent agencies, and set specific goals for accomplishing series’ stars, leads in film, and preparation for handling press and interviews. Former clients of Studio 1, and later, Witt Entertainment Management, Inc., have been nominated for, and winners of numerous awards including, SAG, Emmy, Golden Globe, TV critics, Family Television, People’s Choice, and a Peabody. In 2007 Addison organized a traveling panel of actors that he called, Beyond Diversity; the time is now. The group of young and diverse actors talked about their own diversity in Hollywood and how they believed they were making an impact. Two of the venue’s where the actors spoke are The SAG Foundation and the American Film Institute. The panel included clients, (RJ Mitte from “Breaking Bad,” Nikki SooHoo from “Stick It,” Sierra McCormick from “Ant Farm,” and the late, Nick Fowler from “Confession.”

Headshot Evaluation Panel

Alan Coto

Talent Agent

There is only one thing he lives by: Be true to your roots and never sacrifice your personality.  Everyone signed to 90210 commercials is a leader and takes ownership of the rules. His zenith is to be empowerment for his actors. The new exemplar is a meticulous roster.  One that Nick Saban would nod at in respect. This means a desire to win. He has 100 percent dedication and his vast knowledge of the industry creates no limit for greatness. He is a warrior for his clients and expects nothing less from his actors.  The vision is to create a lasting impression in the industry for 90210 Talent. His database is limited to adults with elite training or children with these enduring qualities. Talent that understands that the audition is special. Performers joining the new age of 90210 commercials are dominant and have already packaged themselves to be in demand. If you are truly ready then 90210 has the gateway to ascendance.

Headshot Evaluation Panel

Innis Casey

Headshot Photographer

I was born and raised here in Los Angeles, CA.  The entertainment industry has always been a part of who I am.  Spending the earlier part of my career as an actor and singer has allowed me to bring a different sensibility to every one of my photoshoots over the last 15years.  That experience helps devise a unique space for my clients to bring out their best in every session. Whether capturing that special moment with the bride & groom, or helping a fellow actor get the shots they need to take their career to the next level, I know that I am blessed to be able to create every day.  I love what I do and I hope you do too.

Headshot Evaluation Panel

Robert Olin

Headshot Photographer

Robert Olin is a premier LA Headshot Photographer. The actors, models, and talent he has photographed have seen everywhere; from national magazines and publications, print and editorial modeling, tv shows, movies, and news programs. Robert Olin also has designed, art directed and photographed movie posters for his clients and production studios.

Headshot Evaluations

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