New York TV, Film & Theatre Casting Director Coming to Toronto -- Pat McCorkle and TVI Actors Studios Train Canadian Actors for New York City Market

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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, America's premier acting school and resource center for actors, on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

- Should Canadian actors make the move to New York? Are auditions the same in Canada and the States? Pat McCorkle, acclaimed NY Television, Film and Theatre Casting Director, covers these issues as she teaches an Auditioning for TV and Film Intensive Weekend with TVI Actors Studios, America's largest acting school and resource center for actors, on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 in Toronto at Central Studios, 680 Yonge Street.

"Canadian actors are an integral part of the film, television and theatre scene," states Pat McCorkle, member of the Casting Society of America. "An increasing number of films and television series are being shot in Canada. It is vital that we are aware of quality Canadian talent."

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, http://www.tvistudios.com, 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, http://www.actor-preneur.com.

Class Schedule:

TV Film Audition Technique Workshop

Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23

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

Location: Central Studios, 680 Yonge Street, 2nd floor Toronto, ON M4Y 2A6

For more information or to register for classes please visit http://www.tvistudios.com/canada.

Interview and photos available upon request.

Contact:

Susan Sleeper

TVI Actors Studio

212-302-1900

susans@tvistudios.com

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