Verve Studios

On-Camera Commercial Intensive Boot Camp
Taught by LA Casting Director Karen Maseng of Pogo Casting,

Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 am - 6 pm

10 Actors · 8 Hours.
What sets this class apart from the rest?
This is a four-week class condensed into a one-day Intensive Workshop! Students work on camera at least 5 times! *Personality questions* *Reaction auditions* *Action choices* *Improv auditions* *Multiple person scenes (What do you do in a scene when you have no lines?)* *One line auditions* *Cue card auditions* Includes a short lunch break; participants should bring a bag lunch. (Verve has a microwave and small fridge as well as snacks for purchase.) $175 |  REGISTER

*on a wait list; register to secure your spot on the list.

YOUTH Workshops are on Sunday, November 6, 2016

POGO Casting was founded by Karen Maseng, who began her career in Los Angeles as an actress. She met Melissa Martin on the set of a commercial they were both cast in. Neither one realized that this was the beginning of a very fruitful collaboration that would last for many wonderful years. Melissa went on to become one of LA's top commercial casting directors (Martin Casting), while Karen's love of the acting process led her to running camera and directing the casting sessions. They soon discovered that they shared an affinity for interesting faces, strong actors and a very warped sense of humor. This helped them as they worked on such projects as Macy Gray ’s music videos directed by Dayton/Faris ('Little Miss Sunshine'), the intense Montana Meth PSA's directed by Alejandro Inarritu ('The Revenant') and Michel Gondry's ever inventive commercials to name just a few.

Following Melissa's untimely passing in 2008, Karen took the helm at Martin Casting & Associates with a passionate commitment to every aspect of the casting process. Among the many commercials she's cast you'll find the visually breathtaking Canon 'Journey', Assassin's Creed 2, the Sprint Now campaign, Buick, Marshalls and Coors Light, as well as Comedy Central’s wonderfully twisted promos (Charlie Sheen's Roast, Tosh.0, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, David Hasselhoff's Roast…).