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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.

Deborah Barylski

Casting Director

Deborah Barylski is an Emmy Award-winning casting director. In a 35-year career, some of her most recent credits include THE MIDDLE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (for which she won the Emmy), LIFE WITH BONNIE, STILL STANDING, HOME IMPROVEMENT and JUST SHOOT ME, as well as past favorites FRANK’S PLACE, THE FAMOUS TEDDY Z and DOCTOR, DOCTOR. She also cast the feature, PASTIME, which won the Audience Award at Sundance in 1990. She was nominated for the Artios Award for excellence in casting seven times, and won the Artios in 2003 for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

Her first love, however, is the theatre and she has directed in theaters in Michigan, Illinois, California, and Alaska. She was the assistant director and contributing editor to the world premier of TRACERS, a play which ran two years at the Odyssey Theatre in LA, with further productions in New York, Chicago, and an international tour. Her most recent full-length Los Angeles directorial outing, the world premier of SOLACE by Jake Jay Clark, garnered three L.A. Weekly Award nominations, including “Best Direction,” “Best Original Play,” and “Best Ensemble.  She was selected to direct in the auspicious Ojai original Christmas play series in 2010.

Parallel to her casting career, she has held acting for the camera, cold reading, and audition classes in professional and academic venues in California, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Canada. She holds professional memberships in the Casting Society of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the American Theatre Association for twenty-five years. She holds a B.A. in theatre from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a Master’s in directing and theatre management from Illinois State University at Normal. She has been inducted to the “Hall of Fame” at both Alma Maters. She resides in Santa Monica, California, and St. Louis, Missouri.

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

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 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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