This class will include a Q&A and a cold reading session with an experienced casting professional.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Rick Messina currently works at McCarty/Abellera Casting as a Casting Director on the STARZ series "Blunt Talk" starring Patrick Stewart and as an Associate Casting Director on the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" and the Sony feature "Jumanji" staring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Jack Black, premiering on December 22nd 2017. 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 recently served as casting director on the independent movie "After The Reality" starring Matthew Morrison & Sarah Chalke. He also worked on 3 seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, "Workaholics" starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. Rick has also helped to cast 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. Rick has worked on two Amazon pilots, "Betas" and "Bowsers" and the WB/CW pilot “The Carrie Diaries” produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The OC, Gossip Girl). Prior to that, Rick served as a casting associate for the number one rated soap, “The Young and the Restless.” Rick has worked on such projects as “Parenthood,” “United States of Tara,” “Enlightened,” “Terra Nova,” “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes, and “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey. While working in New York, Rick helped to cast several Broadway shows, including “Nine to Five,” “Wicked,” “Cry Baby,” and “Legally Blonde” with the renowned casting director, Bernie Telsey.
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.