Film & TV Acting: Introductory Workshop

This information-packed, two-day workshop serves as a starting point for actors of all experience levels interested in pursuing roles in television and film.

We will explore the core skills that lead to exceptional TV and film performances, including how to adjust your performance for the camera, how to hit your mark, and how to navigate the hierarchy of a professional set. We will also cover the audition process, film and TV jargon, and much more.

This workshop is open to adults 18 and older.

To help you absorb as much meaningful experience from this workshop, we offfer it as a weekend session that takes place on two consecutive days. After day one, you’ll review the information and techniques you’ve learned, then the next day, you’ll be prepared to incorporate what you’ve learned into your performance.

Dates: Saturday, May 11 + Sunday May 12
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Cost: $190 for this two-day workshop.
Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201




For more than 30 years, Randy Kovitz [IMDB] has worked both sides of the camera in New York, L.A., and many places in between.

His televisions credits—too numerous to list here—include the classic crime drama Hill Street Blues, Amy Poehler’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation, the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the CBS mystery-thriller One Dollar and NBC’s The Blacklist.

Randy’s film career began with a small part in the original Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he’s had roles in Will Smith’s Concussion, the box office smash The Fault in Our Stars, and numerous other films.

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.

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“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