Audition Domination for Film and Television – Taught by two EMMY® Award-winning Casting Directors

Audition Domination for Film and Television – Taught by two EMMY® Award-winning Casting Directors


Mark Teschner, CSA & Paul Ruddy, CSA, are teaming up to teach a weekend audition technique intensive.

Learn how to dominate the audition process with two Emmy-winning Los Angeles casting directors on one incredible Saturday.

You’ll immerse yourself in the weekend learning top techniques for film and television auditions from Casting Directors Mark Teschner & Paul Ruddy. They will teach you how to ace your self-tapes, make lasting impressions with auditions that truly stand out, and much more!

See the course descriptions below for a detailed look at what this course covers.

*Please note: All TVI Actors Studio classes are offered via Zoom.

Tuition: $295

  • Saturday, December 10th, 2022:
    The Paul Ruddy session

    9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PDT) – Session 1 with Paul Ruddy, CSA

    Sunday, December 11th, 2022:
    The Mark Teschner session

    9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PDT) – Session 2 with Mark Teschner, CSA

Availability: Available on backorder

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Session Description for Mark Teschner, CSA:

This session is not just about Daytime TV. It’s about ANYtime. The work you do in class is about challenging you as an actor and creating compelling, memorable auditions for daytime, primetime, and films.

Actors will perform scenes with Mark as their reader, receive valuable feedback and perform the scene again implementing any adjustments to enhance the scene & deepen their connection to the material.
(Sides will be provided.)

Session Description for Paul Ruddy, CSA:

The class will include a brief intro and q&a and cover the following topics:

1) Self-tapes and virtual auditions:

  • The do’s and don’ts of self-tape auditions in this new and constantly changing environment
  • How to maximize your audition when you are not in the room with the CD
  • The changing landscape of the industry since the pandemic.

2) Doing your homework on the CDs, producers, and directors so you can tailor your audition more effectively

3) Plus: Pairing up actors to perform scenes followed by brief individual critiques.

(Sides will be provided.)


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.


Paul Ruddy, csa

Casting Director

PAUL RUDDY, CSA: Paul has cast over 200 films and television series for Netflix, Tubi, Lifetime, Hallmark, Disney, Dreamworks, Syfy, Fox, and NBC/Universal, with A-List talent including Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Constance Wu, Rita Moreno, Vivica A. Fox and Jack Black. An Emmy-Winner for the Netflix series “Eastsiders,” Paul’s recent television credits include the AMC horror anthology series “Creepshow.” Other notable talents Paul has cast include Sydney Sweeney, Peter Bogdanovich, Justin Long, Mena Suvari, Fran Drescher, Harvey Guillen, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Kwanten, Lou Diamond Philips, Brandon Routh, Gena Rowlands, Cameron Monaghan, Chad Michael Murray, Jackie Weaver, Vinnie Jones, Steve Guttenberg, Patrick Swayze, Keith David, Kelly Hu, Tanner Buchanan, Darren Barnett, and Cole and Dylan Sprouse.

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