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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.

Paul Ruddy, csa

Casting Director

PAUL RUDDY, CSA: For two decades, Paul has cast numerous, wide ranging feature films, series and movies for Lifetime, Hallmark, Syfy, Netflix, Disney, Dreamworks, NBC/Universal and Tubi. Recent film credits include “Kill Chain” starring Nicolas Cage. He is currently casting the anthology series “Creepshow”, which is beginning its fourth season on AMC/Shudder as well as a theatrical production of the classic “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” for The Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. He is a 2020 Daytime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Casting of a Drama Series (“The Eastsiders”/Netflix).

Angela Mickey

Casting Director; Managing Director of Casting at Liz Lewis Casting Partners

Angela Mickey is the Managing Director of Casting for Liz Lewis Casting Partners and has been at this powerhouse office for 21 years, casting on-camera commercials, V/O’s, animation, TV, Film, and theater. Recent commercial projects include Comcast, Redemption Whiskey, AT&T, and iHop.. Recent film/tv projects include The Girl Who Left Home, The Clearing, DOE, ReRUN,  A Year In Change, and the animated shows Get Rolling With Otis and Superkitties.

Michael Sanford

Casting Director

Since opening Sanford Casting in the spring of 2000 Michael has worked with many top directors, production companies, and advertising agencies to create an actor and client friendly office bringing 1000’s of  commercial campaigns to life. In 2009 he expanded into a full service company to include feature films, television, music videos, digital content and more. In 2018 he partnered with Jillian Johnston who is based in Atlanta to open a southeast office, Sanford Johnston Casting. He has been awarded a CSA Artios Award for his work on the Oscar winning film “The Artist” alongside his friend and mentor Heidi Levitt, a TMA Heller Award for Commercial Casting Director of Year and a the Media Access Award for his work on the CSA Equity in Entertainment Committee.

Zora DeHorter, csa

Casting Director

Zora is a Nigerian born, British raised, Los Angeles independent/freelance film, television, and commercial casting director. She is on the Board of Directors of the “Casting Society of America.”

Zora was a casting director for MGM Television, casting series such as  “She Spies,” “Dead Like Me,” and “Jeremiah.”

Zora is currently working on 13 projects in development and has recently cast 3 films and 1 TV show, which are now in production.  She has 65 credits to her name to date.

She was also a casting consultant on the MGM feature film entitled “Max.”

Her depth of film casting is numerous. See IMDB for a list of all her film casting credits.

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, csa

Casting Director, Teacher

Mark has been the Head of Casting for a major Network TV Series for over 32 years, during which time he has also taught at TVI Actors Studio. He is the recipient of 10x 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 Goggin has cast thousands of national as well as digital, regional and foreign commercials over the past  30 years. She started as the in-house commercial casting director for two of New York’s largest ad agencies  before staking her claim on Los Angeles as Vicki Goggin & Associates Casting..She works consistently with  top directors, production companies, ad agencies and brands. She has cast films and TV for FOX, MSN, ABC,  Lifetime, NBC, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon; but her passion is casting the actors in commercials and other  campaigns for high profile award-winning clients including McDonalds, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Walmart, BMW,  Facebook, Gillette, American Airlines, Sketchers, Bayer, Microsoft, Frito-Lay, Allstate, Lipton, GMC and so  many more.

Commercial Audition Technique

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