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Faculty and Industry Guests

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.

Sueanne Edan

Talent Agent

For over 15 years Sueanne has worked in the entertainment industry.

Sueanne started out in theater working both behind and in front of the curtain.

After moving to LA for her children who started acting, Sueanne wanted to learn all she could to help them by learning the TV and Film side of the business hands-on. She started auditioning and acting, also working in casting and production which lead to her launching a magazine to help actors who were new to the business, after learning about show business, Sueanne was offered a job as a Talent Agent due to her knowledge of the inner workings of the industry. It was working in the many facets of the business that has taught her how to be an efficient and very hands-on agent.

With clients that have worked on network shows as Guest Stars and Series Regulars, feature films and national commercials, Sueanne has the connections needed to help get her clients out on auditions.

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

David LaPorte

Headshot Photographer

David LaPorte Studio is located in West Los Angeles, conveniently located next to freeways. We can also talk on the phone to answer any of your questions. The most important thing is to be comfortable with your West LA photographer. It’s important to decide if the vision you have is being carried out.

I have listened to many stories where clients feel that their requests were not heard or ignored altogether. My mission is to get you the best product that will enable you to compete in the business at the highest levels. For that to happen there must be trust and communication. My work is always unconditionally guaranteed.

In all my years of work as a West LA photographer and many thousands of actors I can honestly say that not one single client can say that I haven’t had their best interest at heart. My joy is helping you succeed to take your career to the next level.

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

Mark Measures

Talent Agent, President of KMR

Mark is a true Hollywood original, born right in the heart of Tinsel Town and growing up at the corner of Sunset and Gardner. After a stellar school career in which he didn’t finish high school or college, Mark hit the road as a Stage Manager, a vagabond existence which took him around the world (well, Canada and the Caribbean). Mark ultimately ran smack into the arena of large scale theatrical magic shows and ended up working with almost every major magician out there. While doing a two week run with a magician opening for The Judds in Reno, Mark got a call from a friend who told him  that RichFields/Freed, an up and coming commercial agency, was looking for an assistant. He jumped in the car, drove all night, and started a twenty seven year career in artist representation. RichFields/Freed soon merged with Talent Group Inc. and Mark worked as an on camera commercial agent for the next five years with a brief stint in the voice over department. He was also a liaison between TGI and Elite Model Management. In 1994 he left to work in the commercial department of Special Artists Agency and brought the Elite account with him. Here he learned the celebrity commercial business as SAA served the clients of CAA in the endorsement world.  Six years later, Abrams Artists Agency came calling. Mark took over as Director of On Camera and Voice Over Commercials, with 10 agents working under him in one of the country’s busiest bi-coastal commercial departments. He was asked to develop talent for the theatrical department and soon oversaw the new media division and the alternative programming department. When Abrams decided to add a dancer and choreographer branch, Mark spearheaded the effort. He was instrumental in getting Abrams into the celebrity endorsement area by representing a lengthy roster of A-List clients. At this point in his career, there are very few areas of the business that Mark is not familiar with. In 2013 Mark joined Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates as President and upon Cindy Kazarian’s retirement in 2018 took over as agency owner.

Lisa Pantone

Casting Director

Lisa Pantone has been casting award winning projects for over 20 years and formed Pantone Casting LLC along with her daughter, Gigi Berry, who brings a fresh and modern view to the business. They work closely with all of the top agencies and management firms all over the world to provide the best casting and talent possible for each project that they are involved in.

Chris Roe

Talent Manager

Manager, writer, producer, director, Chris Roe entered the entertainment business in
1996, after starting his own talent management agency, Chris Roe Management.  Since
then, his company has become well respected in the entertainment industry, managing
such clients as directors George A. Romero (until his passing) and Clive Barker, and
actors like Bruce Davison, Meg Foster, Monte Markham, Mariette Hartley, Courtney
Gains and the legendary Malcolm McDowell, to name a few.

In 2007, he wrote, produced and directed the award winning documentary feature, “One
for the Fire,” released in May of 2008 by The Weinstein Company. He also produced and
co-directed a pilot for television called, “Soul of the City,” and has acted as producer or
executive producer on such films as “Suing the Devil,” “The Employer,” and most
recently, “Bereave,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.
Roe continues to manage and produce.  In 2018 he launched his production company,
Tea Time Productions, Inc.  Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, has been the
company’s first production.  A Tale of Two Sisters has already won almost a dozen
awards, and has had another dozen nominations at festivals all around the world. He
currently has multiple projects in development, as well as several properties optioned.
All projects are designed on a multi-platform structure.

Roe is a proud member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Producers
Guild of America, and a board member of the George A. Romero Foundation (better
known as GARF). He resides with his family in Los Angeles, CA.

Dean Fronk

Casting Director

In 1996, Dean Fronk joined Donald Pemrick to form Ataraxia Entertainment Inc. dba Pemrick/Fronk Casting (PFC). Pemrick/Fronk Casting has been in business for fifteen years and in that time has completed over 250 projects ranging from feature films, MOW’s, television series and CD-Roms.

Joe Spence

Improv

Joe Spence is a graduate and former/current house team member and has teaching and coaching experience through the Second City LA, iO West, Nerdist School, and LA Connection, and has also studied at UCB and with Groundlings founder Gary Austin. Joe is also a member of the teaching staff at Gary Spatz’s The Playground, the only bonded young actor’s conservatory in Los Angeles. Joe has been teaching improvisers from age four to sixty-four for several years and enjoys the ability of the art form to take an artist places they never knew they could go.

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