for a great seminar.
We’re calling in seven
of the actors…"
- Agency Owner
Judy Boals, Inc.
"I love your classes
- Agency Owner
"Paul Russell's constructive criticism,
and reality of the acting profession is uniquely detailed
and incredibly truthful."
BERNARD TELSEY - Casting Director
(NBC's Sound of Music - Live!, Smash,
Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked)
Four Week Acting Career Advancement Intensive
How to Agent Yourself · Improve AUDITIONS · EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES
November 2013 Adviser Panel
(Owner / Legit Talent Agent - The Roster)
(Senior Legit Agent - The Krasny Office)
(Senior Legit Agent - Judy Boals, Inc., Talent & Literary)
(Paul Russell Casting, Director, Author)
Improve, strengthen and expand how casting and talent representation respond to you. Plus broaden audition / acting skills. Guidance and career coaching casting director, director, and best-selling author Paul Russell shares in acting master classes at universities including NYU and Elon.
You'll also receive supportive career improvement input from the talent agent adviser panel whose combined entertainment career expertise is more than forty years.
All advising agents cover TV, film and theater with clients as principals in major-studio projects and on Broadway. Each agent is franchised by Screen Actors' Guild-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association to represent talent.
Class Overview (4 week workshop culminating with the agent advisors):
- Modern Actor Marketing Make-over (digital & hardcopy upgrades)
- Strengthen Acting & Audition Skills with Scene Work Study
- Receive Constructive Written Feedback on Audition Skills and Marketing Materials from the Guest Agent Advisers. Class Scenes are from TV and Film Audition Sides from Paul Russell Casting's Scene Library or from your Resources
- Develop an Interview Strategy for when meeting Casting & Agents
- Leverage Your Type and Get Style Tips Tailored to You on How To Dress For Success for when Meeting Agents and Casting
- Engage in a Direct Q & A Interaction Between You and the Invited Agent Advisers
Open To Only 10 Actors per Series
DATES & Registration Below
Agent Bios & About Paul Russell:
- Michael Rodriguez
- Lynne Jebens
- Ann Kelly
- Paul Russell
MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ - (Agency Owner & Legit Agent; The Roster) began almost a decade ago at Hartig/Hilepo and continued at DGRW. He represents a well-respected list of actors for Television, Film and Theatre. Michael's clients can be seen on numerous on screen including but not limited to: Orange Is The New Black, Person of Interest, Law & Orders, Elementary, The Americans, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods and White Collar. Clients also succeed on Broadway in current and forthcoming Broadway companies of: Aladdin, Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Bridges of Madison County, After Midnight, Machincal, and the world premiere of the new musical Love In The Middle Ages. Ever expanding, Michael has achieved phenomenal success in the cultivation of Broadway’s up and coming stars. The Roster and Michael are also well-established in the TV/Film world on both coasts.
Success Stories: Michael Rodriguez has called back and signed actors from Paul Russell's Access to Agents.
LYNNE JEBENS - (Senior Legit Agent; The Krasny Office) an agent for over 25 years who was a former actor and director, Lynne is one of NYC's most respected agents who gives truly usable, incisive critiques. Though she has a real affinity for film and TV, she works in all Legit areas (film, TV and theater) as well as commercials. Her clients appear in the television shows: Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Fringer, Ugly Betty, Blue Bloods, The Unit, Rescue Me, Law & Order (all franchises), Gossip Girl, Smash, Unforgettable, 30 Rock and many more popular titles. In film she's represents clients in: Men In Black 3, Everybody's Fine, Fair Game, Silver Tongues, Ghost Town, The Messenger, Notorious, Nanny Diaries and more... On Broadway Lynne's clients are highly visible in: Book of Mormon, Cinderella, Wicked, Phantom of The Opera, Chicago, The Lion King, Annie and she's booked many clients in first-class national tours and Off-Broadway hits. Lynne and her office book clients in every regional theatre in the country, including The Huntington, The Guthrie, St. Louis Rep., Alabama Shakespeare, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Barter, and Baltimore Center Stage. A truly caring agent who loves her actors.
Success Stories: Lynne Jebens has called back and signed actors from Paul Russell's Access to Agents.
ANN KELLY (Senior Legit Agent - Judy Boals, Inc. A Talent & Literary Agency) brings her experience as an actress, casting director and talent manger to the role of Agent. When not seeing clients on stage in NY she travels to see them in regional theatres all over the country. Ann has always been Good Wife, White Collar, Royal Pains, 30 Rock, Elementary, Michael J Fox, Person of Interest, SVU, The Americans, Raising Hope, Hell On Wheels and Orange Is The New Black. The new season will have clients on the big screen in Non-Stop and Can A Song Save Your Life. Ann holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University, is Meisner teacher trained and is on honorable withdrawal from AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
Success Stories: Ann Kelly and Judy Boals, Inc have called back and signed actors from Paul Russell's Access to Agents.
Paul Russell; casting director, director, and author of ACTING: Make It Your Business – How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor (Random House/Back Stage Books) has 30 years experience in entertainment that includes film, TV and Broadway. He began his career journey as a successful working actor.
As an independent casting director, he has cast for major studios including Twentieth Century Fox, HBO, Warner Brothers plus casting for New York and regional theater.
As an SDC director Russell has directed at Tony award-winning L.O.R.T. theaters and Off-Broadway productions.
He has taught master classes on acting and the entertainment business on the campuses of America’s finest performing arts schools including: NYU, Yale, Elon, Temple University, The University of The Arts, James Madison University, and Northeastern University.