TV & Film Audition Domination with EMMY-winning Casting Directors Mark Teschner & Paul Ruddy

TV & Film Audition Domination with EMMY-winning Casting Directors Mark Teschner & Paul Ruddy


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 in one incredible weekend.

Casting Directors Mark Teschner & Paul Ruddy will teach you how to ace your self-tapes, make lasting impressions with auditions that make you stand out, and much more.

You’ll spend 2 days learning top techniques for film and television auditions.

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: In stock (can be backordered)

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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: 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).

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