Film and TV Acting, with Randy Kovitz

This workshop uses real TV and film scripts to help you do your best-possible work in front of the camera. You will learn to quickly analyze a script, produce a spontaneous, truthful performance, and develop a deep, honest emotional connection to the work.

We will use scenes that complement your strengths, while still challenging you to improve in other areas.

The learning doesn’t stop when class ends, though. All students get online access to their performances so they can continue to review their work and improve.

Classes are limited in size to ensure that all students get plenty of camera time.

Note:  To maximize this workshop’s impact, it takes place in blocks of two sessions.

On Day 1, you will receive, read through and discuss your scene, then work on the scene. Each student will get direction according to their needs and level of experience. You will take the scene home to work and memorize for the next session.

On Day 2—the following week—you will perform your scene for the camera, using in the standard Hollywood shooting protocol. Students will receive a critique and discuss what they accomplished need to do to improve. Students will have online access to their scenes so they can continue to review their work and improve. Students experience the rhythm, demands and structure of a professional set in a workshop environment

Block 1: Wednesday, Jan 15 & Wednesday, Jan 22
Block 2: Wednesday, Jan. 29 & Wednesday, Feb. 5

7 pm – 10 pm

$130 for each block.
$250 for any two blocks (email Randy for the discount code)

Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Maximum 10 students — This course fills up quickly, so sign up now!


Attention New Students: This workshop is designed for actors with some experience. Before you sign up, let’s determine if this workshop is right for you. Send a resume or bio to [email protected]. Then, after you get approval from Randy, you can register at the link below.


kovitz_9704If you own a TV, you’re probably seen Randy Kovitz [IMDB] on your favorite show.

He beat up Balki on Perfect Strangers and helped save a patient on ER. He certified Amy Poehler’s election on Parks and Recreation, and was assassinated on The Blacklist. Randy has also appeared on Hill Street Blues, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and films including Dawn of the Dead, Will Smith’s ConcussionThe Fault in Our Stars, and more.

As a stunt co-ordinator, Randy has staged fights with Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live, performed elegant fencing routines while doubling Raul Julia in The Addams Family, and staged hillbilly violence on WGN’s The Outsiders.

In addition to directing award-winning short films, Randy teaches Acting for the Camera at Carnegie Mellon University.

Learn more about Randy at


“I just finished the Intro to Camera Acting with Randy Kovitz.  It was absolutely fantastic!  I have done a couple of commercials, and numerous auditions, and I know I will be much more confident and successful after this workshop.  I’m looking forward to studying more with Randy.”

—Ramona Cain, student

“Wanted to share with you that I just landed a supporting role in a feature film. I could not have done it without your help and guidance so I really owe it to you. Thank you for everything. And thanks to Nancy for having your classes!”

—John Furman, former student