​​Comedy and Drama Audition Intensive: “Unlocking the Power of Performance” with Casting Directors Geralyn Flood and Mark Teschner

​​Comedy and Drama Audition Intensive: “Unlocking the Power of Performance” with Casting Directors Geralyn Flood and Mark Teschner


​​Comedy and Drama Audition Intensive: 
Unlocking the Power of Performance with Geralyn Flood and Mark Teschner.

Get ready for an exhilarating opportunity! Geralyn Flood, esteemed partner at the Casting Office of Hirschfeld/Flood Casting, and the renowned Marc Hirschfeld have been the driving force behind the casting of numerous iconic Sitcoms and Dramatic TV series over the years.

In addition, brace yourself for the dynamic presence of Mark Teschner, an 11-time EMMY Award-winning casting director recognized for his exceptional work casting one of America’s longest broadcast series, bringing unparalleled expertise.

Together, Mark Teschner and Geralyn Flood are gearing up to lead an Audition Intensive Weekend Workshop in February, an event you won’t want to miss.

Expect Ms. Flood to dive into the world of Comedic Auditions, sharing insights on how to stand out from the competition. Meanwhile, Mr. Teschner will spend the day delving into dramatic scenes, reading opposite each participating actor. Get ready to elevate your audition game to new heights!

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2 Day Session: In-Person

Session 1 with Geralyn Flood

DATE: Saturday, March 23, 2024
TIME: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PST)

Session 2 with Mark Teschner, CSA

DATE: Sunday, March 24, 2024
TIME: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PST)

Please note: Actors must be at least 18 to enroll in this class.
Previous acting training is also required.
Please contact us at la.admissions@tvistudios.com if you have any questions.

Session 1 Description:
Geralyn Flood, CSA,
partner at Hirschfeld/ Flood Casting

Saturday, 03/23/24 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to engage in a candid Q&A session with Geralyn Flood, providing insights into the inner workings of the Hirschfeld/Flood Casting office.

Actors will explore the unique challenges and nuances in selecting actors who can bring depth, humor, and chemistry to the screen, fostering an engaging and authentic on-screen dynamic essential to the success of multi-camera productions.

In today’s digital age, self-tape auditions have become a fundamental aspect of the casting process. Geralyn will provide valuable insights into crafting effective self-tape auditions, covering essential technical aspects such as lighting, sound, framing, and guidance on delivering captivating performances that resonate with casting directors. Learn how to make your self-tape auditions stand out amidst the competitive industry.

Under the expert guidance of Geralyn Flood, participating actors will have the opportunity to perform selected audition scenes, receiving personalized feedback and constructive criticism tailored to their individual performances. Benefit from Ms Flood’s expertise as she provides actionable advice to refine and elevate your audition techniques, empowering you to make impactful and memorable impressions in future casting opportunities.

Session 2 Description:

Mark Teschner, CSA, 11x EMMY® winner for Casting

Head of Casting at Network TV Series

Sunday, 03/24/24 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This session is not just about Daytime TV. It’s about ANYtime.

The workshop session offers a comprehensive approach to acting beyond Daytime TV, emphasizing the significance of versatility and adaptability in the industry’s competitive landscape. With a focus on honing your craft, this session empowers actors to excel in various mediums, including daytime television, primetime shows, and films.

Under the guidance of  EMMY® winner Mark Teschner, actors can perform scenes, transcending the limitations of any specific genre or format. Mark’s role as a reader will facilitate the scene work and encourage actors to delve deeper into their characters, fostering a profound understanding of the material and its emotional nuances.

Furthermore, the feedback provided by Mark Teschner will catalyze growth, allowing actors to identify areas of improvement and implement necessary adjustments to elevate their performances. This iterative process of scene work, feedback, and refinement aims to cultivate a heightened sense of authenticity, emotional depth, and a profound connection to the characters and narratives.

Throughout the workshop, sides will be thoughtfully provided, ensuring that actors can access diverse material that challenges them to explore different facets of their acting abilities. By engaging in this holistic approach to scene work, actors will enhance their audition techniques and develop the skills necessary to create compelling and memorable performances across various mediums, transcending the boundaries of time and genre.


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.


Geralyn Flood, csa


Geralyn Flood is an accomplished Casting Director renowned for her exceptional contributions to numerous iconic television series and films. With an extensive background in the industry, she has made significant strides in shaping the casting choices for prominent networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, The CW, and Disney, among others.

Her journey in the industry began as a Casting Assistant to Jeff Greenberg, where she played an instrumental role in the success of notable series like “Frasier,” “According to Jim,” and “Baby Bob.” Her tenure at Zane/Pillsbury Casting further solidified her expertise, with key contributions to the Disney pilot “Good Luck Charlie” and the USA Network pilots “White Collar” and “Gary Unmarried.”

In collaboration with her partner Marc Hirschfeld, Geralyn has made substantial contributions to projects, including “Kevin Can Wait,” “Stan Against Evil,” and “The Shannara Chronicles” for MTV, among others. Her work extends to the film industry, where she played a crucial role in the casting of significant films such as “Just Like Heaven,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”

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