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Actors: Learn How To Audition For Film And Television

Veteran Casting Director MARCI LIROFF tells you what you need to book the job in your audition. This is a MUST HAVE!
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Are you a really well trained actor, but you seem to stumble when it comes to auditioning?!

Or, are you just starting out and need a road map to navigate the slippery slopes in Hollywood?

How would you like a VIP pass to learn casting secrets on booking more acting jobs from one of the top Casting Directors?

Based on my top-selling DVD, Marci Liroff’s Audition Bootcamp, I created a one-of-a-kind online class to help actors learn exactly what it takes to win the role in a film and television audition. I’ll take you step by step on the audition process.

This is a must have for any actor! The online course is designed to provide a clear perspective of acting and auditioning from the business end to the creative side. From my over 35 years as a casting director and producer, I will give you insider secrets such as:
Audition techniques that will make them remember you Re-framing your perspective to book more jobs On-camera technique to show that you’re a pro Essential knowledge into the competitive world of auditioning from the point of view of directors, producers, studio executives and casting directors. Easy-to-follow video clips take you through the process from preparation, what you should be doing in the audition room (and what not to do!), and your all-important mindset before, during and after the audition. As an added bonus, several of my blog articles are included throughout to highlight the course. Competition is huge in this business – this course will give you the edge over other actors.

I know you’re all being sold gimmicks and tools and shortcuts to “Get on the red carpet” and “Get on the A-List”…frankly I don’t think that should be your goal. If all you’re seeking is fame, then you’re probably in it for the wrong reasons.

I believe, and I think you do too, that you’re an artist – a storyteller. You want to be on stage and on screen because you have a story to share and characters to embody.
“Your audition should not feel like a visit to the doctor! It is your time to show us what you’ve got. I will help you feel more in your body than you’ve ever felt before.” – Marci Liroff

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Make a commitment to yourself and take advantage of a rare opportunity to sharpen your audition skills under the guidance of one of the most respected and successful casting directors in Hollywood.
About your instructor MARCI LIROFF:
Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director and producer span more than 50 films.
While working at the renowned casting office of Fenton-Feinberg Casting she, along with Mike Fenton, cast such films as Bob Clark’s “A Christmas Story” and “Porky’s”; the Academy Award-nominated “Poltergeist”; Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, and Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”.
After establishing her own casting company in 1983, MARCI LIROFF CASTING, Liroff cast “Footloose”, “St. Elmo’s Fire”, “Pretty in Pink”, “The Iron Giant”, “The Spitfire Grill”, “Untamed Heart”, “Freaky Friday”, “Mean Girls”, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” along with the upcoming “Vampire Academy” and “The Sublime and Beautiful”.
Whether it’s an indie or big blockbuster movie, Liroff makes a good film great and a great film a classic.
In addition to casting film and television, Liroff is an acting coach working with actors in person and worldwide thru Skype.
Learn from the best!
“It is most important to be prepared and feel confident when you walk into the room. I felt very comfortable working with Marci. Her approach was perfect for me, as if we were in rehearsals for a stage play—breaking down each beat—details, details, details. The hours flew by and it was even fun. She gave me honest feedback and more importantly, an insider’s look as to what other casting directors look for and expect. That helped put me at ease which added an extra confidence when I walked into the room—very important.”
Rosie Perez
Pineapple Express, Fearless, Untamed Heart, White Men Can’t Jump, and The Counselor
“What I like about Marci is that she does not try to mold you into something that is outside of yourself. She recognizes your strengths and creates a comfortable environment where you can really allow yourself to be free and find some interesting moments.”
Dave Franco
21 Jump Street, Warm Bodies, Now You See Me
Marci’s coaching helps me approach audition scenes in the most creative way possible. With her patient & kind guidance, she encourages me to take risks. I truly enjoy collaborating with her!”
Lacey Chabert
Mean Girls, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Whether you’re sitting behind the casting table with Marci (as I have), soaking up the invaluable lessons she’s sharing in this course or lucky enough to enroll in one of her classes, what’s always true is that Marci is passionate about empowering every actor to do his or her best work. Ever!
Dean Pitchford – Songwriter, Director, Screenwriter, Author
Marci Liroff’s course is a must for every actor. I have been an Agent for over 12 years and the information on this course is a great resource. If you are a new to the business or a long time veteran, this course is a must have.
Chaim Magnum – Lemonlime Agency
I firmly believe that this is a MUST have for all actors. Marci was able to do something that no institution was able to do. She effectively constructed a blue print on how to successfully brand your product, packaged it in an easy to follow format, and made it available for every…one in all demographics.
Wesley Saintlouis
Marci’s course was not only incredibly informative, but she presents very complicated information in an organized, very well designed, and easy to follow format. It is a must for everyone already involved with, or wanting to begin their venture into, the entertainment industry. This is the best investment anyone can make–it certainly was for me.
Dr. Brian Gedeon
For anyone who is acting – Marci’s course is an absolute must have! One thing you do or don’t do in an audition – that they learn from Marci’s course – could make or break your career!
Elaine Wilkes, Actress
I always wanted to know what casting directors look for, and now I know. The course is the ultimate audition guide. There’s an abundance of valuable advice and tips for anyone serious about acting. I think those who take this course will definitely have an advantage by knowing what to do to prepare and knowing all the do’s and don’ts. It has helped demystify the audition process for me. The information presented in the course is very straight forward and easy to understand. I know I will definitely watch this again and put into practice all that I learn from it. Thank you Marci for putting together such a valuable resource!
Rob Novakov
“Marci’s course was exactly what I needed to better understand the anatomy of the audition. Her experience as a casting director and her wealth in character as a person make the class a delight and leavse you with more than your money’s worth. This is not a class where you are simply being preached at, rather, it is a forum for actors to share their experiences under the guidance of an industry veteran. I left the class feeling prepared to tackle auditions with a confident perspective and an appreciation for the good souls still thriving in this business.”
Angelique Robinson
“Marci Liroff and her course are a must if you want to act in Hollyweird. Marci is one of the rare people in this business who has a huge heart and cares about the project and the actors. She is an actor’s casting director for sure and it is a pleasure to work with her as a filmmaker as well. She has a great eye for talent, she is honest, intuitive and supportive. I not only want to audition for her on any project she’s doing, but I will be hiring her to cast my films as well. Bonus!”
Angela Shelton
“Marci is so much more than a Casting Director. After being cast in a project by her, working with her privately and in class, Marci has become a much needed teacher and mentor in a difficult business that can leave an actor feeling frustrated and confused. She truly wants us to succeed, and I am forever grateful to her for sharing her vast knowledge with me.”
Shanda Lee Munson
Marci, I love your course! This is like an entire season of crucial info packed into one package. You have a comfortable presentation style, your style is a pleasure to listen to and you often present a fresh perspective on the solid basics as well as bringing fresh insights to the actor. I highly recommend that actors add this to their arsenal of study materials! I will watch this again and again. Thank you!
Ray Remillard
A must have for actors. It’s part of that set of tools in your tool bag or those arrows in your quiver that you need to get a better understanding about the business we’re in. This is the next best thing to being in her studio and her immediate presence!”
Kim Estes
Wow! Marci really helps to demystify the casting process. The principles that she talks about in her course are universally true whether you are auditioning in LA, New York or here in Toronto. I especially loved the section on self-taping. We have the technology today to show filmmakers all over the world what we can do but we have to use the technology properly to present ourselves in the best possible light. Marci shows us how. I have been to casting director workshops in the past and always got the impression that the workshop was mainly a device to generate revenue during slow periods in the industry. But with Marci you know you are being taught by someone who truly likes and respects actors and wants them to be at their best. I loved the videos and I will be sure to recommend it to my Canadian actor friends. Thanks Marci.
Neil Whitley
“I have taken a lot of classes and even produced a few and I have to say that Marci Liroff’s course is among the best of the best. Her feedback is honest and constructive, focusing on how the actor can best bring what is unique about themselves to the part, making your performance stand out from the others. She stresses the dual focus of the industry: Craft & Business and how the successful actor works on both sets of skills.”
Richard Sabine
“Breaking walls is key to acting and Marci demolishes the fears and misconceptions of auditioning. She is the actors casting director and wants you to shine as bright as you can. Professionalism is important in the industry but having character and exuding personality is what will make your performance memorable. Marci guides you into the reality of the script and helps you become a better messenger.”
Anthony Ecclissi
“The title of Casting Director/Producer is obviously EARNED when you study her background. Before you journey into ANY casting office…learn what the BEST casting office would want to experience from you in the audition process. Start your adventure in front of Marci Liroff because of the multifaceted way she looks at each and every one us actors, how she holistically informs us to bring the choices we individually want to bring to the material. Whatever mistakes you make auditioning, you’ll never make them again after Marci Liroff’s class.”
Jennifer Rubin
“Marci helped me understand that casting directors are on our side and WANT us to succeed. She boosts your confidence while also being honest and straightforward. (That’s a neat trick, by the way, Marci.) Her class is a helpful, entertaining mix of hands-on experience, industry insight, and personal career guidance. Not bad when you usually pay twice as much for half the information and opportunity!”
Allen C. Gardner
“I highly recommend Marci Liroff’s class for actors at any level of experience. She has a genuine love for actors and a great respect for the craft. Her insights are clear and direct and I truly felt as though I was able to stretch with the material that I was given. I am a better actor for having gone through this, and more empowered with knowledge on the audition and on the perspective from a top notch casting professional.
Pablo Lyonne
I’m an actor (SAG since 1976) and also worked for ten years as an asst./associate casting director in N.Y. and L.A. This is a terrific course. The wealth of experience and information is invaluable. She gives it to you straight. It helped me personally with an acting audition I had last week. I also lead an audition workshop here in Honolulu and have recommended it to my students. If you’re an actor just starting out or whether you’ve been around the block a few times, you need this course…and I ain’t blowin’ smoke.”
Ned Van Zandt
Taking Marci’s course is like having a friend pull you aside after they’ve auditioned and fill you in on what the casting director was looking for. She gives you all the information you need to prepare to do your personal best! Although it would be great to take a class with Marci in person, the beauty of the online course is that you can pause it or go back over something if you missed a point while taking notes, without feeling like an idiot by saying, “I’m sorry, could you repeat that?” (I took twelve pages of notes!) Marci has the experience to back up what she teaches, plus you can tell she truly cares about actors and wants them to do their best. Thanks Marci!”
Casey Robinson
“Marci’s course was an outstanding experience. She created a comfortable, inviting environment within which to work, and we had many helpful, insightful guests. Marci also gave us some great tips, strategies, and ways of preparing that I hadn’t considered before, but will use from this day forward before entering an audition. It’s the best class I’ve taken in years, and has had a direct result on helping my confidence in the audition room.”
Norma Maldonado
“If you’ve ever stood in an audition room and wondered, “What are the casting people thinking?”… Guess no more. Marci’s course not only tells you how casting directors think, but tells you exactly what to do to make them think of you as a true professional. No more hoping you’re doing the right thing. Here are step by step instructions on how to handle most any audition situation. Marci tells you how to take care of all the “business” stuff and leaves you free to hone your skill and talent. This course will save you years of trial and error. I wish I had this when I first started out.”
Larry F. Scott
“Marci’s course is a must-have in any actor’s arsenal. No matter what level you are at, Marci breaks down all the myths and facts about casting and what you need to do as an actor to get the job. It’s like you have a private one on one coaching session with her! Thank you so much Marci, for not only sharing your wealth of knowledge but for being a fan of the actor.”
Stacy Citron
“Marci Liroff’s course is a must for beginning as well as experienced actors. It breaks down not only what you do to sabotage yourself at auditions, but it also shows you what to can do at auditions to make a good impression. I love how the course is organized. This is an investment that will pay big dividends!!”
Susan Elise Duris
Thank you for being such a bright shining force in the industry. Your class was enlightening and motivating. Your words of advice were invaluable and the guests you invited truly helped humanize the business. Thank you for sharing your vast experience with us and for introducing us to other kind, humble, talented individuals in the industry.
Laura C. Spencer
I have never walked away from an audition class feeling so informed, confident, and knowledgeable than I have from Marci Liroff’s course. Marci has such deep and rich experience in the business, she can connect with any actor on any level. If you are a serious actor and want the knowledge of how you can make or break your next audition, you need to attend a class with Marci Liroff.
Duncan Calladine
Taking Marci’s class was one of the smartest moves I’ve made since moving to LA. She truly cares about actors and wants to help in every way possible. I have a new outlook on auditions after seeing how much Marci, as a casting director, wants actors to succeed in the audition room. She gives guidance from her vast experience with actors, directors, producers, and other casting directors. She creates a safe space to take risks, ask questions, and learn. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve found a mentor in Marci and that I now have new tools to confidently tackle any audition that comes my way!
Ali Hill
Working with Marci was an invaluable experience. In a unique format of classes, Marci has created a positive and encouraging learning environment which fosters creativity and growth. Marci truly wants her actors to work hard and be the best they can be. By participating in the ‘Audition Bootcamp’ and having Marci – a nurturing and generous mentor, guiding you along the way – I know I am well on the path of doing just that.
Jennie Tkaz
I took Marci Liroff’s course and I cannot be happier that I did! She had an incredible amount of advice and information about the audition room that I had never heard before. After taking her class, I applied some of the things I learned to a few auditions and I felt that my performance and comfort level had both increased. I felt a confidence that I haven’t felt in a while and I credit it to her class.
Rachel C. Verret
It’s the unknown that makes this business scary and Marci not only demystified the process, but also gave one a sense of empowerment; giving me permission to do what I love, which is help filmmakers bring characters to life they have created on the page.
Virginia Reece
Marci’s Casting Director Credits: Vampire Academy (2014)
The Sublime and Beautiful (2013)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2010)
The Paul Reiser Show (2010)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Atlanta (2007)
Full of It (2007)
Just Like Heaven (2005)
Land of the Dead (2005)
New York Minute (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)
View from the Top (2003)
Gothika (2003)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Insomnia (2002)
Hard Ball (2001)
Summer Catch (2001)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Ready to Rumble (2000)
“The Strip” (1999)
The Iron Giant (1999)
Jack Frost (1998)
“Dellaventura” (1997)
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
The Tie That Binds (1995)
It Runs in the Family (1994)
The Crush (1993)
Untamed Heart (1993)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Eve of Destruction (1991)
The Washing Machine Man (1991)
Sibling Rivalry (1990)
Men at Work (1990)
Coupe de Ville (1990)
Cousins (1989)
The Experts (1989)
Homesick (1988)
Hearts of Fire (1987)
You Ruined My Life (1987)
Siesta (1987)
Mannequin (1987)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Legend (1985)
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Return to Oz (1985)
Mischief (1985)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
The Ratings Game (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Footloose (1984)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Running Brave (1983)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)
Best Friends (1982)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Endangered Species (1982)
Best Friends (1982)
Six Weeks (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Producer Credits: The Sublime and Beautiful (2012) (producer)
The Spitfire Grill (1996) (co-producer)
The Crush (1993) (associate producer)
Untamed Heart (1993) (associate producer)

You will learn

✓ In this course, you will learn:
✓ In this course, you will gain the tools needed to shine bright on auditions, which can land you an acting job in film or television.
✓ What you should be doing before (prep), during, and after your audition
✓ How to re-frame your perspective of how you view the process
✓ Tips that can make you stand out in an audition
✓ What you SHOULD do in your audition
✓ About the various types of auditions
✓ What not to do in an audition
✓ What can sabotage your audition
✓ What to wear to an audition
✓ What to do if you make a mistake during the reading
✓ Acting tips
✓ Camera technique


• None.

This course is for

• This would greatly benefit actors or anyone interested in the audition process
Casting Director/Acting Coach
Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director span more than 50 films.
While working at the renowned casting office of Fenton-Feinberg Casting she, along with Mike Fenton, cast such films as Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story and Porky’s; the Academy Award-nominated Poltergeist; Steven Spielberg’s E.T.- The Extra Terrestrial and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
After establishing her own casting company in 1983, MARCI LIROFF CASTING, Liroff cast several successful films including Footloose, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, The Iron Giant, The Spitfire Grill, Untamed Heart, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the upcoming Vampire Academy and The Sublime and Beautiful which she also produced.
Whether it’s an indie or big blockbuster movie, Liroff makes a good film great and a great film a classic.
In addition to casting, Liroff works with actors as a private coach (in person and via Skype or FaceTime). Check out the site for more details and testimonials.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 34m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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