New York TV, Film & Theatre Casting Director Coming to Philadelphia -- Pat McCorkle & TVI Actors Studio Teach Philadelphia Actors

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Prominent NY Casting Director, Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting Ltd, will teach a TV/Film Audition Technique Weekend Intensive Class with TVI Actors Studio, AmericaÂ?s premier acting school and resource center for actors, on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 in Philadelphia.

- TVI Actors Studio, America's largest acting school and actors' resource center, brings Pat McCorkle, acclaimed NY Television, Film and Theatre Casting Director, to Philadelphia to teach a TV and Film Audition Technique Intensive Class. This weekend event will be held on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, at Diane Heery Casting Studios at 230 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

"Awareness of the Philadelphia talent pool is very important to the New York industry," states Ms. McCorkle, member of the Casting Society of America. "In fact, shows such as CBS-TV's HACK, have actually shot in Philadelphia."

During the Intensive Weekend, experienced actors will be guided through the audition process from the casting director perspective, while working on actual film and television scripts. Ms McCorkle, a sought after teacher who conducts Master Classes and seminars at universities and prominent theatre schools, will communicate her approach to perfecting the audition.

Pat McCorkle is a veteran of the New York industry and one of the most respected casting directors in the U. S. She has amassed an impressive list of credits in all genres. Her expertise ranges from feature film to primetime television to the Broadway Stage and Regional Theatre. Her numerous TV credits include: Comedy Central's CHAPELLE'S SHOW, CBS-TV's HACK and THE EDUCATION OF MAX BICKFORD, Showtime Pilots BARBERSHOP and THE "L" WORD, Showtime's RUBY'S BUCKET OF BLOOD starring Angela Bassett, TNT's MONDAY NIGHT MAYHEM, AMC's REMEMBER WHEN and OUR FATHERS; Feature films: FUNNY MONEY with Chevy Chase, SECRET WINDOW with Johnny Depp, BASIC starring John Travolta, ROLLERBALL, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR with Pierce Brosnan, BEREFT, DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE, SCHOOL TIES, MADELEINE and TONY & TINA'S WEDDING; Broadway credits: THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Jessica Lange, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST with Gary Sinise, BOBBI BOLAND with Farrah Fawcett, THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE WIDOW TELLS ALL with Ellen Burstyn, AMADEUS, A DOLL'S HOUSE, SHE LOVES ME, BLOOD BROTHERS and A FEW GOOD MEN. She also casts seasons for the Arena Stage, the George Street Playhouse, the Guthrie Theatre and other regional theatres across the United States.

About TVI: Founded in 1986 in New York City by Alan S. Nusbaum, TVI Actors Studios,, opened its Los Angeles studios in 1988, and its Chicago studios in 2003. These innovative studios set the industry standard for merging traditional actor training with the realities of the business. Dedicated to enhancing actors' opportunities, TVI conducts year-round programs and lectures internationally throughout the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. TVI is an educational partner of the American Theatre College Festival and the Kennedy Center in New York. For additional information visit Nusbaum's web log,

Class Schedule:

TV Film Audition Technique Workshop

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16

Two Sessions: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm or 2:00 – 6:00 pm


Diane Heery Casting Studios, 230 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

For more information or to register for classes please visit

Interview and photos available upon request.


Susan Sleeper

TVI Actors Studio


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