Comedy Scenes with Howard Meltzer

Casting Access


Comedy Scenes with Howard Meltzer

Monday, March 4, 2024

Begins at 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM EST
Check-in begins at: 5:55 PM PST | 8:55 PM EST

3 Hours

Sunday, March 03, 2024


This class will include a Q&A with LA based Casting Director Howard Meltzer, followed by a prepared work session. 

Participating actors will choose, prepare and perform comedy sides from film or television.  Additional preparation details will be sent via email with your RSVP confirmation.


Howard Meltzer has been casting in Los Angeles since 2003. Originally from New York City, he was a staff Casting Director at Stuart Howard Associates casting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater.

Whether it’s casting for renowned playwrights like Gore Vidal and Elaine May, or casting for a network television series, Howard’s directive is to find the talent that brings the writers’ vision to life with authenticity, honesty, and humor.

He has cast for CBS, Disney Channel, Fox, HBO Max, NBC, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Peacock, Sony Pictures Television Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers Television.

Howard’s passion is in identifying new undiscovered talent, and he has become the go-to casting director for projects for kids and young adults.

He has been nominated for 2 Emmys for Outstanding Casting and has also been nominated for 25 Artios Awards for excellence in casting, winning the honor three times. He has served as the Vice President of the Casting Society of America and as a Governor for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.

NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.

Cancellations are required by midnight the night before a class. Cancellation can only be made via the website. You cannot cancel your RSVP via email or phone.  Those who have been seated by the start date are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before the start date if you cannot comply, or you will face a six month ineligibility period.  DO NOT BE LATE.  Check-in begins 15 minutes to the class start time.  If you arrive after the start time, you will not be admitted and it will be counted as a no-show.

Please note that the 30-day frequency restriction applies to this workshop. Your last frequency-restricted workshop must have taken place no less than 30 (thirty) days prior to this event to be eligible to register.

Attendance for the entirety of the class is required or it will be counted as a no-show.

This program is for educational purposes only.