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via phone: (323) 962-7560 or at 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
A portion of all workshop revenue will be donated to The Chris Farley House.
Sunday, Feb 23rd
As a casting director, Dorian Frankel’s credits include Parks and Recreation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Chris Elliott series Eagleheart.
She started in Casting as an assistant to Allison Jones and has worked as an associate for Eyde Belasco, Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer, and Bialy/Thomas, on features includingTalladega Nights, Knocked Up,Superbad, and Semi-Pro.
In addition, she’s worked on notable TV shows such as The Office,Arrested Development, Eli Stone, and The Unit.
Auditioning for Co-Stars (2 hours) – $25
Sunday‚ 02/23/14 – 10:00 AM – Mainstage
This workshop is an opportunity to learn from one of comedy’s biggest casting directors what to do to book on sit-com series.
Carla Cackowski has written and performed four solo shows that toured L.A.’s theater circuit. Her most recent work, Sweatlodged, had a sold-out run in Los Angeles at Vs. Theater, was a selection of the 2013 United Solo Fest in New York City, and plays on the Mainstage in the LA Scripted Comedy Festival on February 16th. Carla has directed solo shows that have played at iO West, Comedy Central Stage, Hollywood Fringe Festival, UCBLA, and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (2013). She has taught solo show workshops at The Brody in Portland, as well as Magnet Theater in NYC. Monologues from one of her solo shows will be published by Applause Books in a comedic anthology in September 2014. She currently teaches improvisation at The Second City Hollywood and is a member of The Solo Collective, a group of five unique solo performance artists based in Los Angeles. www.thesolocollective.com www.carlacackowski.com
Just Get It Done: A Solo Show Workshop (2hr) – $25
Sunday‚ 02/23/14 – 12:00 PM – DCT
Carla was the queen of procrastination. Four years ago she finally put her foot down and made a goal for herself: write and perform one solo show a year. Four years into this experiment, she has four solo shows under her belt. In this workshop, Carla will share her experiences from the beginning of the process through completed project, as well as reveal the most important thing she does to ensure the completion of her shows. Whether you have an idea for a show, are looking for an idea for a show, or are hoping to re-work a show you’ve already performed, this workshop will give you the tools to obtaining your goal. Time will be given to each student to discuss where you are in the process and what the next step will be to get your closer to the completion of your show. For years you’ve been talking about doing a solo show. What are you waiting for? Just get it done!
Melinda Hill is a comedian, writer and actress who performs all over the world. LA Weekly calls her “the female David Sedaris” and says her “bubbly, adorable persona belies outlandish funny” while Buzzine claims she puts “the fun back in funny and the smart back in smarty-pants.” She created, wrote, produced and starred in the web series Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill, which was selected to screen at LA Web Fest, was nominated for an LA Weekly Web Award for “best comedy series” and was an IndieWire Critic’s Pick for “best comedy web series. “ She also created the web series All Growz Up with Melinda Hill and is currently doing a series with Maria Bamford for Funny or Die. She plays multiple characters on Adventure Time and is the other half of the viral hit Confessions of a Tooth Fairy with Kristen Wiig.
Other TV/ film appearances include Comedy Central’s Pretend Time with Nick Swardson, Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Program, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Bill Maher’s Bright Day, The Winner, Frank TV, Glory Daze, and Chris Kattan’s Bollywood Hero. Her stand up has been featured on Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Bonnie Hunt Show, BBC’s World Stands Up, NESN’s Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, Who Wants To Date a Comedian, Stand Up In Stilettos ABC and when she hosted the series Comedy TV.
Her weekly live show “What’s Up, Tiger Lily” was named “best stand up show” in LA Weekly & LAist and her critically acclaimed CD “The Accidental Bisexual” is available on iTunes. She’s a regular contributor for Huffington Post Comedy, XOJane and Hellogiggles and her essays have also been featured in LA Innuendo & Opium Magazine. For more info & show updates go towww.melindahill.com & follow her on Twitter @melindahill.
Web Series 101 (2hr) – $25
Sunday‚ 02/23/14 – 2:00 PM – Mainstage
Learn how to make your web series idea a reality from award winning comedian Melinda Hill, creator, writer, producer & star of “Romantic Encounters,” and “All Growz Up with Melinda Hill.”
Scripted web series Romantic Encounters
Interview series: All Growz Up with Wayne Federman
All Growz Up with Maria Bamford
web series info & press HERE
Maggie Rowe has produced “sitnspin” (created by Jill Soloway) for the last twelve years and edited a book of personal essays for Phoenix Books titled “Dirty Laundry.” She has written pilots for HBO, Disney, and Nickelodeon – and several features with her writing partner Andersen Gabrych, including “Bright Day: An Expose’ of Hollywood’s Fastest New Religion” (ITN Film) and “Bite Me“ (Revolution) and “OutWest” (Here Media – coming out this spring.)
Writing the Personal Essay (2hr) – $25
Sunday‚ 02/23/14 – 2:00 PM – Loft
The word “essay” sounds extraordinarily boring. Find out why it’s not. How to tell personal, revealing, funny stories where you are the butt of the joke.
Alison Flierl is the host and co-producer of the podcast “2 Degrees of Alie,” where she interviews people working in Hollywood about their stories of breaking in. The podcast has been downloaded in 82 countries and has featured interviews with established writers, comedians, directors and performers. Alison is also the co-star and co-creator of the hit comedy web series TV GUIDE LETTER THEATER, the #1 web series about letters to “TV Guide.” Alison also worked as a writers’ coordinator and contributing writer on “Conan” on TBS. Alison is currently working on BOJACK HORSEMAN, a new animated comedy series for Netflix.
Stories of Breaking into Hollywood (2hr) – $25
Sunday‚ 02/23/14 – 4:00 PM – Loft
Alison shares some of the advice she has gleaned interviewing people in Hollywood (guests like Dana Gould, Jane Espenson, Mircea Monroe, Matt Besser, Daniel Petrie Jr.) about how to break in. AND she also talks about some of the super cheap methods she employed in creating her own podcast and web series and explains how even a monkey could do that. Please note there will not be a monkey for the demonstration.