This class will include a Q&A and a cold reading session with an experienced casting professional.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Rick Messina recently cast the first Viceland series “What Would Diplo Do?” Starring James Van Der Beek, The Audience Network/DirecTV pilot “Hit The Road” starring Jason Alexander and the upcoming Netflix Documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville. Other casting credits include: the STARZ series "Blunt Talk" starring Patrick Stewart, the Netflix Special "Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentines Day Special”, season 4 of the Seeso/Comedy Bang! Bang! series "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” produced by Scott Aukerman & Thomas Lennon and the independent movie "After The Reality" starring Matthew Morrison & Sarah Chalke. Rick is currently working as the Associate Casting Director on the Paramount series "Magic Hour” and the MGM/Epix series “Our Lady, LTD” starring Ben Kingsley. He also helped to cast the upcoming HULU series “Catch 22” directed by and starring George Clooney. Other associate casting director credits include: “Blockers” starring John Cena, Leslie Mann & Ike Barinholtz for Universal, the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" and the Sony feature "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" staring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Jack Black. Other past projects include: The TBS pilot "World's End" written by Jonathan Ames, the FOX Series "The Grinder" starring Robe Lowe and Fred Savage, The New Line Cinema feature "Keanu" and CBS films' "Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life". He also worked on 3 seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, "Workaholics" starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. Rick was also the Associate Casting Director on the Disney feature "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney, and two pilots for ABC, "The Pro" starring Rob Lowe and "An American Education" starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez.
You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.
Please note that the 90-day frequency restriction applies to this class. Your last frequency-restricted class must have taken place no less than 90 (ninety) days prior to this event to be eligible to register.
NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS 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.