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Hosting Workshop with Abel Intermedia

Have you been wondering about hosting? Thinking it might right for you? Meet and work with seasoned professional Barbara Barna Abel of Abel Intermedia.

During the course of the 2.5 hour workshop Barbara will work with you on-camera covering the basics along with tips on how to market yourself, current trends and getting started in the world of hosting.  This is the perfect workshop for you if you are new to the world of hosting and need some guidance or if you are a seasoned pro and are feeling a little bit rusty.  Of course Brooke and Mary will be there too!

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Envision Studio, 60 Madison Avenue, Suite 601, NYC
  • Cost: $180.00
  • Limited enrollment

What Brooke and Mary say: "OMG, we are beyond thrilled to be hosting Barbara.  She is a true professional who we have both known for years.  Her fresh prospective and intuitive approach are exactly why she is the only person we have considered asking to do a hosting workshop.  We can't wait."

Please bring a headshot and resume.

This is not a pay to play workshop.  No guarantee of work or auditions what-so-ever.  This is an opportunity to gain insight and education on the world of TV hosting.

About Your Instructors

Barbara Barna Abel

Casting Director, Abel Intermedia

Barbara has an eye for talent whether she’s casting or bringing out someone’s best as an on-camera coach and media trainer. Barbara believes passionately that everyone has a story to tell and is committed to helping clients find their authentic voice. Her clients include television networks, PR firms, athletes, models, celebrity chefs, business executives and young creatives. As a casting director, Barbara has worked on over 100 unscripted/alternative projects since launching her business in 2001 and among the talent she discovered or gave early breaks to: Adam Richman, Amy Schumer, Bert Kreischer, Carson Kressley, Chrissie Teigen, Clinton Kelly, Jake Tapper, Jeff Probst, Ted Allen, Thom Felicia, Wayne Brady… Barbara started in entertainment as music director of her college radio station (KSPC, Claremont, CA) and making tea for powerhouse ‘80s musical acts like Culture Club and Human League as the first college intern for Virgin Records UK. After stints in music management, Barbara gained her comedy chops at APA in Los Angeles working the phones for the legendary and visionary Marty Klein before merging her backgrounds in music and talent at VH1 where she ran the Talent Development department in New York for several years. Outside of the office, Barbara has raised funds to start five banks through FINCA’s Village Banking program and is a New York City High School mentor with iMentor.

Mary Egan Callahan (Host)

Casting Director, House Casting

Brooke Thomas (Host)

Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting

Frequently Asked Questions

From real people to real actors, Casting Loop instructional offerings are for people who are looking to book television commercials and TV programming. Our classes, workshops and events fill up with everyone from curious, unsigned, non-union aspirers looking to get into the business to established actors looking to improve and hone their performance techniques for commercial and TV auditions. While actors, comedians, and improv artists consistently sign up to our classes, we have many, many people from all walks of life, like doctors, lawyers, assistants, housewives, athletes, business professionals, art dealers, etc., etc., etc.

Thousand of our students have taken classes and we see them appearing on ad spots, television shows and film everyday. Some who went on to train for commercials (usually before they got popular) via our class and then rose up the entertainment ladder include: Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show, The League), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Required), Bayne Gibby and Jason Mantzoukas (Enlightened), Ed Helms (Daily Show, The Office,The Hangover), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Jessica St. Clair (Best Friends Forever, Bridesmaids), Rob Huebel (Human Giant, Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital) Michael Nathanson (Side Effects), Kate McKinnon (SNL), Pete Holmes (voice of the E-Trade baby and soon to be host of The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes). ...This is a very small partial list! ...And maybe you’ve seen people in ads that you didn’t know were past students such as comedian Coleman Green (Cablevision pink pixel), actress/songstress Nadia Quinn (Yoplait yogurt), Sara Megan Thomas (wrote and starred in the movie Backwards), Jim Connelly (Amtrak and many other ads). This list goes on and on...

Plans change, we get it. If you book a job or something else comes up we'll try to resell your seat if you notify us 7 or more days prior to the start of the class or workshop. (Go to "Contact Us" to let us know.) But if it's a 7 day or less notice and we can't fill your seat, we won't be able to refund.

Workshop$180

Jun
15
Sold Out

from 6:30pm until 9:00pm

Location


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010

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