TV Comedy: Booking the Job with Michael D. Cohen

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TV Comedy: Booking the Job with Michael D. Cohen
Start: 08/08/2017 - 7:00pm
End: 08/08/2017 - 9:00pm

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 8

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Do you want to add more television comedy credits to your resume? Instructor Michael D. Cohen applies his unique holistic approach to comedy to help you bring your unique truth, aliveness and playfulness to your work. Learn specific techniques for analyzing a scene for comedy, nailing the jokes, tone and pacing, and make acting choices that respect the writers yet make you stand out in the casting session. This is a hands-on workshop in which a few members will be asked from the audience to work at the front of the room. You may bring a comedic monologue or a prepared scene if you wish to volunteer.

About Michael D. Cohen:
Michael D. Cohen is an actor and acting teacher. He can be seen regularly as the character "Schwoz" on TV's #1 kids' show Henry Danger and has appeared on shows such as Modern Family, The Real O'Neals, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, Angie Tribeca, Backstrom, Eagleheart and many others. His film credits include the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, as well as the Canadian Screen Award-nominated film It Was You Charlie, for which he was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead Performance. He recently was directed by George Clooney in the latest Coen Bros. film Suburbicon which will be released in November. He also just completed filming An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn starring Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson and Aubrey Plaza. Michael has served as the Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory at the American Film Institute and is a member of the National SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee. He is a faculty member for the University of Texas at Austin in Los Angeles, and holds a Masters degree in Adult Education focusing on transformative education for performers. He offers acting workshops and private audition coaching for actors in L.A. and around the world.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. RSVP is requested for attendance. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card from the app (Paid-up through October 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop. 

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Questions? (323) 634-8277.